We are Troon International: Getting to grips with golf at Barasti

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In this episode, the team give golf a try with The Track, Meydan Golf at the first ever “Try Dubai” event at the world famous Barasti Beach.

From there, they take aim with Aim Point putting system at Arabian Ranches Golf Club and learn a thing or two about how to make that little white ball fly from the UAE PGA pros at Al Zorah Golf Club.

Next up, they check out the corporate golf experience at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club before sharing a glimpse into the ladies programme at The Address Montgomerie Dubai.

Finally, there is a recap of two of the UAE’s most popular golf courses – “The Home Of Champions,” Abu Dhabi Golf Club and “The House That Ernie Built,” The Els Club Dubai.










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UAE nationals prepare for the GCC Golf Championship

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UAE U15s and U18s will soon participate in a four-week training regime ahead of the 2017 GCC Golf Championship.

Hosted in Saudi Arabia, the tournament will take place from April 11-16.

Working alongside the Jumeirah Golf Estates, the European Tour Performance Institute and Emirates Golf Federation have devised this programme to help players mentally prepare and perform at their best in anticipation of the championship.

While official championship roster announcements are pending, nine young golfers will take part in this preparatory programme.

The Director of Instruction at the Jumeirah Golf Estates-European Tour Performance Institute, Mark Gregson-Walters said he is “excited to be part of the 18 & under and the 15 and under teams final preparation before the GCC Golf Championship.”

He continued: “We have witnessed the teams’ hard work and enthusiasm when it comes to practice over the past months.

“We have a vast amount of experience at the European Tour Performance Institute, which we can share with the team to refine their games and prepare for the upcoming event in Saudi Arabia.”

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WATCH: Highlights of Sharjah Senior Golf Masters

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The inaugural Sharjah Senior Golf Masters presented by Shurooq reached a thrilling conclusion as South Africa’s Chris Williams claimed his first title in six years at the first hole of a sudden-death play-off against Englishman Gary Marks.

“Words fail me. After being eight years on the Tour and finally getting my second win after all these years is just amazing,” said Williams, whose last win came at the Aberdeen Brunei Senior Masters.

“I’ve been playing well and scoring well in South Africa leading up to this event, playing in as many pro-ams as I could to keep my game sharp. So that gave me a lot of confidence before this week.”

Like all of the players this week, Williams was highly impressed by the Peter Harradine-designed course at Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club – the first time a Senior Tour event had been played on a nine-hole layout.


“The course was amazing, the fairways where very good and the greens were magnificent,” said the 57 year old.








“Everybody I’ve spoken to enjoyed playing this golf course. We didn’t know how a nine-hole course was going to work but it’s been tremendous and it really gives you food for thought.”


The event also marked the first time the European Senior Tour had ever visited the emirate of Sharjah and the organisers could scarcely have hoped for a more captivating final day.



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