Howdy Partner! Al Dhannah Golf Club last weekend hosted their Wild West Challenge, presented by Ola Brasil.
Located in Al Dhannah City, Western Region of Abu Dhabi, the 9-hole course which opened in November 2021 is in fact the newest addition to the UAE's growing golf course portfolio, and officially the first grass golf club in the western region.
Texas Scramble format
The format of the Wild West Challenge was a similar theme for the day, Texas Scramble! With 10% of each teams combined handicap being used for their shots. After all the team members had teed off, the team then decides which drive is the best. From there, all members of the team place their golf balls where the chosen drive ended up, with all members playing a second shot from this spot (4 drives were to be used from each team member).
From these second shots, one is chosen and all play a third shot from there - and so on until the ball is holed. Each team then returns one score for each hole and the team with the lowest score for the round wins!
Running into the sunset with an impressive score of net 57 after receiving four shots, was the team of Petrus Uys (Al Dhannah Mens Captain), Beyers Habig, Ian Semple (Al Dhannah Mens Vice Captain) and Gidion Janse Van Rensburg.
The winning round included eight pars, nine birdies and the highlight being an eagle two on their 14th hole. Eventually signing for a gross 61.
A six-shot victory from their closest competitors which was in fact a three-way team tie all having shot net 63’s.
After countback, the team who came in second spot was Joe Van Rooyen, Chantelle Van Rooyen (Al Dhannah Lady Captain), Johan Smith and Glodi Klopper (Al Dhannah Vice Lady Captain).
Third was awarded to the team of Carlos Calderon, Robert Palmieri, Riaan Jordaan and Louise Jordaan. While the fourth place team was Gerrit Van Wyk, Karen Van Wyk, Tarja Aalto and Juha Leinonen.