Winner of the 2022 Race to Georgia Regional Final, Ralph Maenen, representing Montgomerie Golf Club, who also won the 2022 World Final in Georgia, US. Image Credit: Supplied

A new GCC golf initiative has been launched. The Race to Georgia, powered by REZA Hygiene, is a season long tournament involving the golf clubs and golfers of the GCC,

The Race To Georgia is an exciting unique series of Amateur Golf qualifying events to be held at golf clubs across the GCC in the UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, culminating with category winners playing in the Regional Final to be held at the Montgomerie Golf Club in Dubai, on Saturday 25th February, 2023.

The two winners from the Regional Final will each win a one-week all-inclusive trip to Georgia in the US, to play in the Race to Georgia World Final at a local Georgia course, competing against amateur golfers from the US and Europe, and the opportunity to attend the 2023 Masters as Patrons.

Best golfers

The Masters is one of the most exciting tournaments in golf, held at the stunning and iconic Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, USA, where patrons watch the world’s best golfers battle to win the coveted Green Jacket. Getting the opportunity to attend The Masters and the hallowed beauty of Augusta National Golf Club, is every golfer’s dream.

Each Club qualifying event will be an 18-hole individual Stableford with the following tournament conditions:

• Men’s Handicap limit 24

• Women’s Handicap limit 36

• 75% of Handicap (EGF Handicap)

The top two players from the Club qualifying events will go through to the Regional Final at the Montgomerie Golf Club on the 25th February 2023, a unique themed event that includes a prize giving dinner and raffle with exciting prizes and memorabilia.

Natural step

Keith Watson, Tournament Organiser and Division Manager, REZA Hygiene, said at the launch, “We are excited to be able to announce the Race to Georgia, culminating in a World Final during The Masters week. We started this initiative in Bahrain in 2019, and in March of this year held a highly successful limited club event in Dubai. It seems the natural next step is to enlarge the tournament to include clubs in Saudi Arabia, the UAE as well as Bahrain. We encourage all golf clubs and golfers to support these events. We are hoping it will continue to be a huge success as well as having a unique prize and experience for the two winners. It is an ideal platform for REZA Hygiene to gets its brand and products out there in the GCC market. We look forward to a new addition to the GCC golf scene.”

REZA Hygiene is a Saudi based company for the GCC region and is the largest hygiene solution provider of hygiene products and related services in the region, serving the food production chain, hospitality, healthcare, and general facility-care industries. They are one of the leading pioneers in the region in sustainable hygiene products. The Race to Georgia is title sponsored by REZA Hygiene and supported by partners and sponsors including; EMAAR Hospitality, Rezaroma, Papa Johns Pizza, Delta Fitness, Hako Floorcare Machinery, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Dyson, STAKE, Arabian Chemical Terminals and Asia Waterjet Equipment.