Joshua White named new ‘Golf in Dubai’ ambassador

Joy Chakravarty 01:03 22/04/2015
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In hallowed circle: Joshua White.

Joshua White was rewarded for his excellent season on the MENA Golf Tour last year when he was unveiled as a global brand ambassador of ‘golf in DUBAi’ in recognition of his unquestionable talent and bright future.

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An integral part of a growing army of English players who have lit up the MENA Tour events with their creditable performances, White won the Tour’s Order of Merit title in 2014 and kept up the good work with a creditable showing in the inaugural DUBAi Open where he finished tied for 24th.

The genial Englishman, who finished in a tie for ninth at the opening event of the new season in Rabat in March, joins a celebrated roster of golfers who have been representing ‘golf in DUBAi’ as their ambassadors.

Proven stars such as Thomas Bjorn, Jeev Milkha Singh, Stephen Gallacher, Laura Davies and renowned coach Peter Cowen are just some of the big names, while promising youngster Matt Fitzpatrick and MENA Tour stars Zane Scotland and Faycal Serghini are also part of GiD’s ambitious campaign to showcase the Emirate’s golfing attractions to the world.

White said: “It is indeed a great honour and privilege to be part of a team that enjoys impeccable credentials when it comes to organizing world-class events like the Omega Dubai Desert Class and the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters.

“What GiD is doing for the overall development of golf, especially in the MENA region, is even more impressive. It is a tribute to their ingenuity that the MENA Tour has grown exponentially, attracting players from across the world.

“It has happened because attractive prize funds, guaranteed spots in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and the DUBAi Open are some of the incentives compelling enough for players to join the Tour.”

White has one victory and three runner-up finishes since joining the MENA Golf Tour in 2013.

Welcoming White to the GiD family, Mohamed Juma Buamaim, vice chairman and CEO of the organisation, commented: “Joshua is a bright and rising star one who lets his golf to do the talking.

“We feel it is very important to support promising players as they are the ones who inspire more people to take up golf at the right age.

“Joshua has already shown his extraordinary talent and if he continues like he has been, he’ll have a tremendously bright future.”

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