Spaces are filling fast in this Thursday’s J9SOX Golf Challenge, which will tee-off 3pm at Meydan Golf Club’s ‘The Track’, Dubai.
The annual J9SOX Challenge has been created to support the efforts of the internationally recognised J9 Foundation, which actively works toward raising both the profile and awareness of Motor Neuron Disease (MND).
Organiser of the J9SOX Challenge, Julek Szczawinski, said, “Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and ALS affects many people across the world, so, much like the awareness campaign of the recent ice bucket challenge, which focused on raising awareness about ALS, we created this tournament to raise awareness, and educate the public about MND and ALS”.
“We play the tournament under the maxim that ‘sometimes in life you don’t always have a choice’ so the players have no say in which team they play for and they have to walk the course in a pair of outrageously coloured socks” added Szczawinski.
— Julek Szczawinski (@Julek_Ski) June 21, 2014
Played in a Ryder Cup style-format, the Challenge features teams wearing custom, one-off, brightly coloured socks, and has the players paired with unknown partners and requires each team to follow a set of rules designed to put them well out of their comfort zone.
Founder of the J9 Foundation, legendary South African rugby scrum half, Joost van der Westhuizen, an MND sufferer himself, will be travelling to Dubai to host the event and will once again captain his team against this year’s local captain of Industry, Kez Taylor, Managing Director of ALEC Construction.
The final of the UAE Audi quattro Cup, amateur golf’s most renowned tournament, took place on Saturday 25 April at The Arabian Ranches Golf Club.
Craig Miller and Steven Pettigrew, the winners of the Audi quattro Cup Dubai at The Address Montgomerie Club in January 2015 managed to secure their ticket to the final.
The duo won against the close runners up Rolf Becker and Luca Martini the UAE final and will now represent the Emirates in the Audi quattro Cup World Final 2015 in Los Cabos, Mexico at the end of November.
Ali Al Nabooda, General Manager Audi, Al Nabooda Automobiles, said: “The Audi quattro Cup is a fantastic opportunity for golfers in the UAE and we wish Craig and Steven the best of luck for the world final in Los Cabos.
The Audi quattro Cup Golf Tournament Series, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, sees over 800 rounds played by more than 100,000 golfers in at least 50 countries throughout the year.
More than 1.4 million golfers have taken part in an Audi quattro Cup tournament during the last 25 years.
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