Gary Hurley
Irish Pro Gary Hurley will be display the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club logo on his golf bag when he competes around the world this year. Image Credit: Supplied

Abu Dhabi: Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, on Tuesday, has announced that Irish professional Gary Hurley as their new Club Ambassador.

The Irish golfer will display the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club logo on his golf bag when he competes around the world this year, looking to continue his rise up the rankings.

The 29-year-old Hurley, who enjoyed a stellar 2021 season on the Alps Tour as well as competing in some events on the Challenge Tour, has continued strongly this year, finishing a solo fourth at April’s Abruzzo Alps Open. This followed his tied fourth finish at the New Giza Open in March and his tied seventh at the Ein Bay Open. Through this partnership, Hurley has high hopes for golf in the Middle East and he wants to work closely with Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in order to boost and showcase the course and its facilities to those living in the UAE, as well as to potential tourists in the region.

Amateur career

Hurley’s amateur career was highlighted by being a member of the victorious Great Britain & Ireland team versus the US in the 2015 Walker Cup at Royal Lytham & St Annes in England.

Matt Waters, Group Director of Golf, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Yas Links, Abu Dhabi, said of the announcement” “Hurley’s excitement to be working with the club was evident as he thoroughly enjoys spending time at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, practicing and preparing for upcoming tournaments.

Amazing facilities

“I am really excited to be coming on-board as an Ambassador for Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. I’d like to thank them for placing their trust in me and I look forward to showcasing the great course and amazing facilities the club has to offer,” said Hurley.

Hurley secured a full Alps Tour card for 2022, thanks to some impressive displays of golf throughout the 2021 season, most notably finishing tied 3rd at the Roma Alps Open and tied 10th at the Antognolla Alps Open.

In regard to 2022 ambitions, Hurley’s priority is to keep on progressing through the golfing ranks and on to the main tours in European golf.