Take advantage of a free offer and find a fairway to play at Abu Dhabi City Golf Club

Denzil Pinto 21/10/2017
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Pro-moting the game: The professionals will guide you through every stroke.

Act now to grab your chance of learning to play golf without having to part with a single dirham at Abu Dhabi City Golf Club (ADCGC) this week.

Starting from today and running daily right through until Saturday, October 28, you can take your first steps of getting into the swing of things as part of ADCGC’s vision in promoting the game to newcomers.

Open to all ages, you will learn different techniques and methods under the supervision of the club’s qualified PGA professionals.

The venue has regularly hosted free taster sessions to kids to much success and David Taylor, head teaching professional at ADCGC, says the club wants to replicate that again this week.

“The aim of the week is to showcase what we do at Abu Dhabi City Golf Academy and introduce as many new golfers to the game as possible,” he said.

“We aim to continue to be the leading academy in Abu Dhabi for developing golf, and providing an unparalleled experience and opportunity to play this great game.

“The lessons will be taken on our two-tiered driving range and will focus on the fundamentals of the swing. New golfers will learn the basic set-up, hold and swing movements, whilst golfers who have played before will be able to take advantage of our expert PGA qualified pros who will be on hand to get the best out of their game.

“We have had great success with a free golf week for juniors in the past so we thought we would extend this opportunity to learn golf in a fun and relaxed atmosphere to everyone in the UAE.

Bunker down: Enjoy the golf course and its beautiful backdrop in free taster sessions.

Bunker down: Enjoy the golf course and its beautiful backdrop in free taster sessions.

“We take great pride in being known as ‘The People’s Golf Club’ and we hope our friendly, positive and welcoming approach can help more and more people play the game. There is sometimes a stereotype in golf that golf clubs can be intimidating places, certainly not here at Abu Dhabi City Golf Club.”

The one-hour classes are available from 09:00 to 10:00 (today until Thursday) or 10:00 to 11:00 on Friday and Saturday, with all equipment provided. Limited places are available and Taylor says there is no reason to turn down the opportunity, especially with some fantastic prizes up for grabs.

“Very simply, this is a great opportunity to try golf here in Abu Dhabi and all for completely free,” he added. “

At Abu Dhabi City Golf Club we strive to provide an accessible, welcoming and fun learning environment for all golfers, their families and friends. We can’t wait to get started and see a week of smiles and happy golfers.”

WHAT: Free Golf Week

WHERE: Abu Dhabi City Golf Club

WHEN: Today until Saturday

CONTACT: Ring 02 444 9641 or email [email protected]

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New Balance have a new home at Dubai Mall so get familiar with one of the most fashion forward brands

Jay Asser 11/10/2017
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UAE residents now have another reason to frequent Dubai Mall, with a brand new New Balance store welcoming sport and lifestyle lovers to check out its range of footwear and apparel.

What’s so appealing about the new store? After all, there are countless shops in the sprawling Dubai Mall So what makes the New Balance space worth a visit?

For one, the brand has never been more popular or fashion forward. New Balance has come to encompass more than just its roots of running by now featuring heavily in lifestyle and performance in other sports, such as football and baseball.

The 574 Sport should be reason enough to make a trip though, considering its blend of modern aesthetics and comfort. Every sneakerhead should have a pair in their collection, with the shoes perfect for casual wear while keeping you light on your feet.

But there are several other styles or models that you can find at the New Balance store, depending of course on what you’re looking for. One of the walls of the space prominently features running footwear, while the opposite wall displays the lifestyle products.

And tying the entire store together is a unique, curved digital screen that extends from the back wall up to the ceiling, giving the space a sleek finish.

Check out the store for yourself and if you’re not already familiar with New Balance, it’s as good a time as any to get familiar, considering the brand is on the rise in the region.

The new store will feature NB apparel for lifestyle and sport

The new store will feature NB apparel for lifestyle and sport

“This is really a statement for the brand and its expansion,” said Stuart Henwood, country manager of New Balance Middle East and India. “We’ve now been in operation for around 18 months, building the brand in the GCC and opening up stores in various locations, but Dubai Mall is really the epicentre of where retail is in the GCC.

“Eighty-plus million people walked through that mall last year and really looking at the consumer mix in the region, with Saudi Arabia and consumers across the Gulf, it’s really a flagship location with where we’re positioned in the mall.

“We’re close to the entrance and that’s really a statement of intent of what the brand is doing from an investment standpoint in the
region. It’s to say ‘We are here, we’re a brand that’s been existing for a long, long time and we’re really here to build the brand in a really strong way in the Gulf.’”

What: New Balance store

Where: Dubai Mall, ground level

When: Dubai Mall open daily until 23:00 on weekdays and until midnight on weekends

Contact: Visit www.newbalance.com or call 056 526 8663 for more information

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Sport in the UAE - Register now for 2XU Triathlon Series opener at Mamzar Beach in Dubai

Denzil Pinto 10/10/2017
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In a spin: The races will take place in Mamzar throughout the day.

The opening race of the 2XU Triathlon Series gets under way later this month and you can see for yourself why it’s highly rated, with registration still open.

Up to 800 competitors are expected to flock to Mamzar, Dubai on Friday, October 20 for the multi-discipline event that will see you swim, cycle and run in fantastic conditions.

Even if you’ve never tried triathlon before, it’s an event that is open to all abilities from novices to the experienced, with various categories on the schedule.

Four race distances will be on offer, across different age categories. Junior Super Sprint (180m swim, 8km cycle and 1.25km run for those under 13), Super Sprint (375m swim, 8km cycle and 2.5km run, aimed between 13 to 18 and 19 years and over) and the Sprint (750m swim, 24km cycle, 5km run, aimed for 13-18 and adults).

Those who want to test themselves further can sign up for the Olympic class, which will see you swim 1.5km, cycle 40km and run 10km to the finish line.

With triathlon booming in the UAE and many community events held throughout the year, previous editions of the 2XU Triathlon Series’ have been a massive success.

And organisers Super Sports UAE believe this month’s, which is sanctioned by Dubai Sports Council, will be no different.

“Race 1 of the season has always been the most popular race with many using it as a benchmark for the rest of the season,” said Warren Van Der Merwe, race director of Super Sports UAE.

“The race offers athletes of all ages and abilities the opportunity to put their skills to test with a choice of four different distances on the day.

Make a splash: This is a multi-discipline event.

Make a splash: This is a multi-discipline event.

“The interest has been amazing and we have many corporate and social teams entering as individuals or relay teams. A big thank you to the RTA, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Traffic Police and Dubai Water Rescue Departments for their involvement in ensuring all will have a safe course to compete on,” he added.

As part of Super Sports UAE’s vision in promoting a healthy lifestyle, there will be a discount on family entries. Those who sign up will receive will receive a custom made 2XU medal and a downloadable certificate.

2XU marketing manager Anamaria Lascurain added: “The 5-year age groups for the Sprint and Olympic distances will remain in place as it gives so many other athletes the opportunity to shine. It was fantastic to see so many smiling new faces on the podium last season.

“This season we will be offering all athletes a 2XU technical training top valued at Dh180, which they can collect with their race pack from Sport In Life.”

WHAT: 2XU Triathlon Series Race One

WHERE: Mamzar, Dubai

WHEN: Friday, October 20 from 07:00

CONTACT: For more information, or to register, visit www.supersportsuae.com. Deadline is October 19.

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