14-year old Dubai resident and Elite Junior Squad member at the European Tour Performance Institute, Zubair Firdaus, has landed a one-year residential scholarship at the Hills Academy in Queensland, Australia, following his victory at the AmBank International Junior Golf Championship in Malaysia.
Training daily on the award-winning golf courses at Jumeirah Golf Estates for the past 18-months, Firdaus’ golf talents saw him excel at the competition.
As well as topping the 13-14-year-old boys’ category, the young athlete achieved the best overall gross score in the under-18s category against 120 competitors, winning him the impressive scholarship worth over AED 120,000.
Commenting on Firdaus’ triumph, Director of Instruction at the European Tour Performance Institute and the champion’s golf coach, Mark Gregson-Walters commented: “At the European Tour Performance Institute, we are committed to developing and nurturing talent, particularly when it comes to the next generation of golfers. Zubair is a shining example of a local young athlete who is talented, hardworking and determined to improve his skills and compete at the highest level for his age group.
Mark continued: “With the support of our team at the world-class ETPI facility, Zubair has excelled. We are not only proud of his achievements to date but there is genuine excitement about watching him grow, and realizing his potential for future success.”
Recently voted as ‘Golf Academy of the Year’ at the 2016 Middle East Golf Awards, the European Tour Performance Institute is one of the finest golf instructional facilities offering an unrivalled teaching and practice experience, giving professional and amateur golfers alike, the opportunity to rub shoulders with the best players in the game.
The ETPI facility features state-of-the-art swing analysis studios, a full gym with the very best in fitness equipment and personal trainers, along with wellbeing services such as nutritional consultancy and sports massage.
Firdaus has taken home a total of four wins over the past two months including the Emirates Junior Open, the Abu Dhabi Golf Club Junior Open and the Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club Junior Open, which is an incredible feat for the teenager.
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