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Half of the winning team: Dmitriy Korshunov (left) with EGC Captain Campbell Steedman at the prize presentation of Captain's Day Image Credit: Supplied

Campbell Steedman, Emirates Golf Club Captain for 2022 – 2023 recently hosted his Captain’s Day at Emirates Golf Club.

A total of 178 players competed on the day, 150 men and 28 ladies, with the men playing a foursomes format with 50% of the combined handicap on the Majlis Course and the ladies playing a fourball betterball format with 85% handicap allowance on the Faldo Course.

The winning Men’s pair was Dmitriy Korshunov and Vikas Sachar with 38 Stableford Points, with a two point margin from Russell Curtis and Russell Yeomans with 36, who won on a countback from Thomas Pashley and Lucas Roberts.

The winning Ladies’ Pair was Anne Gely Bouigue and Nonita Chand with 41 Stableford Points.

At the start of the event there was a welcome breakfast with the Lady Captain Marivi Millership, Vice-Captains: Frank Duggan and Fiona Berry and the EGC Ladies’ Group.

Campbell said on conclusion of the event, ‘We had a fantastic day of golf and fun. I decided to play a format that is somewhat unknown in this part of the world - alternate shot foursomes - which made it both interesting and enabled us to maximise numbers. We also had a Scottish theme throughout the day, with a piper prior to play and my Captain’s Drive, a longest drive award on Hole 1 using a traditional hickory golf club, and an enjoyable prize presentation evening. Thanks to all for attending and to Emirates Golf Club for all their hard work in arranging such a memorable day.’

Special thanks were also given to the sponsors: DP World, HSBC, Emirates, TechAccess, Squire Patton Boggs, St Andrews Golf Company, Golf Kraft and Precision Golf.

Results (Stableford Points)

Dmitriy Korshunov & Vikas Sachar 38

Russell Curtis & Russell Yeomans 36

Thomas Pashley & Lucas Roberts 36

Ladies Section:

Anne Gely Bouigue & Nonita Chand 41

Ingrid Lind & Wonjeong Lee 40

Additional Prizes:

Nearest the Pin: Hole 7, Dave Moody

Longest Drive: Hole 1 (using hickory), Patrik Dainty

Longest Drive; Hole 1 (Left Handers): Darryl Cox

Nearest the Pin: Hole 11, Alex Rodriguez

Longest Drive: Hole 12, Tom Pashley

Nearest the Pin: Hole 8: Margaret Breen

Longest Drive (Using hickory): Hole 11, Anne Gely Bouigue