Sport - Golf
Team winners Emirates Golf Club, with Mark Bull from 59club MEA and Simon Lupton from Luxury Carts Group Image Credit: Supplied

A golf industry gathering of over 100 personnel from The Middle East, Africa and Asia, all assembled at JA The Resort, Jebel Ali to celebrate the annual 59club’s Service Excellence Awards.

The ceremony was to acknowledge the outstanding teams at clubs within the golf industry who consistently deliver the finest customer experiences for members and guests, spanning all aspects of the golf and F&B operations.

Mark Bull, Director 59club MEA said, ‘It is fantastic to be hosting our fourth Service Excellence Awards and joining forces with the 59club Asia Team. We thank our title sponsor, Luxury Carts Group for their support.’

Araya Singhsuwan, Asia Director of Operations commented, ‘The excitement has been building over the past few months since we started the countdown to the event. It was a great evening for industry leaders to get together, network, share best practices and celebrate individual and collective successes.’

Nine holes of golf over the The Resort Golf Course was followed by the Awards Ceremony.

The overall top award, the ‘Ultimate Service Excellence Award’ was won by Emirates Golf Club.

The awards included the 59club Flag Awards as well as awards for the following categories: Membership Sales, Golf Retail, Golf Operations, F&B Team and Agronomy.

59club Awards

Ultimate Service Excellence Award - Emirates Golf Club
Golf Membership Sales Team of the Year - Abu Dhabi City Golf Club
Golf Retail Team of the Year MEA - Abu Dhabi City Golf Club
Golf Retail Team of the Year Asia - Aquella Golf & Country Club, Thailand
my59 Ultimate Service Excellence Award – Trump International Golf Club, Dubai
Golf Operations Team of the Year – MEA - Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
Golf Operations Team of the Year – ASIA - Vattanac Golf Resort, Cambodia
Food and Beverage Team of the Year – MEA - Emirates Golf Club
Food and Beverage Team of the Year – ASIA - Aquella Golf & Country Club
Agronomy Team of the Year – MEA – Yas Acres Golf & Country Club
Agronomy Team of the Year – ASIA - Vattanac Golf Resort

Gold Flag: Emirates Golf Club, Jumeirah Golf Club, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Yas Links, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi City Golf Club, Trump International Golf Club, The Els Club, Dubai, Yas Acres Golf & Country Club, Dubai Hills Golf Club, Al Hamra Golf Club, Saadiyat Golf Club.

Silver Flag: Bryanston Golf Club (South Africa), Montgomerie Golf Club, Arabian Ranches Golf Club, The Track, Meydan, Al Zorah Golf Club, Vattanac Golf Club.

Bronze Flag: Aquella Golf & Country Club, Thana City Country Club (Thailand), Riverdale Golf Club (Thailand).