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Duty Free Golf World Cup this week

Two-day event open to amateur players

Gulf News

Dubai: The Dubai Duty Free (DDF) Golf World tournament, scheduled to be held at the Montgomerie Dubai and Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club on November 28 to 29, will celebrate 20 years of the event.

The two-day tournament is open to amateur players with a maximum handicap of 28 for men and 36 for ladies. The 36 holes are played in accordance with Stableford rules, with players playing off full handicap. Commenting on the forthcoming tournament, Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice-Chairman of Dubai Duty Free, said: “The 20th running of this tournament represents a major milestone for Dubai Duty Free and we are looking forward to welcoming over 100 players this year. The players enjoy the atmosphere of friendly competition, and the social interaction makes it a good meeting place for those involved in the duty fee industry. Des Smyth, who has been our regular golf pro and guest on several occasions, is coming back to join us in our celebration.”

For two decades, the event has consistently attracted top executives from the Duty Free industry worldwide, with players coming from Great Britain, Germany, France, Ireland, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Netherlands, as well as from regional duty free operations in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Qatar and Bahrain.

The past champions of the DDF Golf World Cup include Steve Flanagan (1993/1996), Raimund Legnar (1994), Brendan O’Shea (1995), Noel Fox (1997- 2000), Jan Baljet (2001), Ulrik Moller (2002), Adel Zarooni (2003-2004), Art Miller (2005), John Kammerman (2006), Nayma Maya (2007), Mark Van Huesden (2008), James Kfouri (2009), Gurbax Singh (2010), and Clark Francis (2011).