UAE golf round-up: Sensational Sykes gets his Kicks at the Creek

Joy Chakravarty 06:40 09/07/2014
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Big winner: Aaron Sykes (r) shot six-under par.

With the World Cup on, Dubai Creek got into the football mood again when they hosted the second edition of Creek Kicks recently at the golf academy.

Creek Kicks is essentially FootGolf – a blend of football and golf. It is a relatively new concept and this is the first event of its kind in the UAE. The difference being that instead of golf clubs and balls, players are kicking a size 5 football into a 22-inch hole.

Aaron Sykes was crowned champion after a superb score of six-under par 21. Three players were tied on two-under par 25, but a solid last six holes for Ally Hann saw him clinch runner up spot over Luke Tapp.

JGE signs reciprocal agreement with DLF in India

Members of Jumeirah Golf Estates will now be able to enjoy specially reduced rates at India’s premier golf club, the DLF Golf & Country Club, and vice versa after the two clubs signed a reciprocal agreement recently.

The 36-hole club in Gurgaon, adjacent to the national capital New Delhi, boasts of two stunning courses – the first designed by Arnold Palmer, and the recent addition of a Gary Player course.

The Palmer course has hosted several European Tour events, including the first one ever to be played on Indian soil in 2008.

Tan and Lee emerge triumphant in Cadillac medal

Kia Heng Tan and Steven Lee won their respective categories in the July edition of the popular Cadillac Monthly Medal at Yas Links.

Tan won the top prize on the basis of his last nine holes in Category A (Handicap 0-12) with a net 74, while Lee prevailed in the Category B (Handicap 13-28) with an impressive score of net 72.

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