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U.S. President to be represented by his sons at Trump International Golf Club Dubai opening

Donald Trump’s sons, Donald Trump Jnr. and Eric Trump, head the VIP list for the official opening of the U.S. President’s first Middle East golf course on Saturday. Trump’s son’s are ...
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Jordan Spieth’s victory lap
at Pebble Beach brings
the Masters into focus

By John Strege Jordan Spieth was not necessarily a forgotten man in recent months, but on a tour with a profusion of young winners the prevailing question they all face is this: ...
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European Tour announces
six-hole tournament

By Joel Beall From night events to first-tee entrance music, Keith Pelley has not been shy to shake things up as CEO of the European Tour. This innovative approach has bore its ...
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Top Trump – The U.S. President’s
latest contribution to golf

Gil Hanse’s latest creation is a contemporary take on ancient links lands shaped by sand and time – much like his acclaimed design philosophy Blind dates of the golfing kind are ...
Tiger Woods’ Omega Dubai Desert Classic comeback – all 77 forgettable first round strokes before his premature withdrawal – was an unmitigated fizzer.  Thankfully his new Dubai course is shaping up as something altogether more inspiring.  

The hobbled former world No.1 provided some “design direction” while touring the first “few holes” of Trump World Golf Club in the new 55 million sq ft Akoya Oxygen development in Al Qadra during his otherwise disappointing Dubai stopover.  

He met with Damac Properties’ chairman, Hussain Sajwani, and members of the TGR Design team working on the 7400 yard, par 72 course and clubhouse facility which follows Trump International GC Dubai, the soon-to-be-opened Gil Hanse design in the nearby Akoya by Damac development.  

“It is a pleasure to welcome Tiger Woods to see first-hand the progress on Trump World Golf Club, Dubai, which is progressing as planned and is set to open in 2018,” said Niall McLoughlin, Senior Vice President, DAMAC Properties.  

“Tiger Woods’ insights were invaluable in ensuring the golf course is truly world-class. He was delighted with the level of progress to date and looks forward to seeing the project advance further in the months ahead.”

UPDATED: News and results from around the Middle East club scene to February 12, 2017

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Nike announces Air Jordan I Golf Shoe, a retro high-top golf version of the iconic basketball shoe

Nike has announced a new iteration of the iconic Air Jordan shoe: the Air Jordan I Golf Shoe. With a tip of the hat back to the ‘80’s when the first ...
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Making golf great (fun) again

We wander Trump International Golf Club Dubai with delighted designer Gil Hanse You’ll struggle to find Gil Hanse happier than when he’s at the controls of an earthmover. “That’s my office,” ...
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First Golf Course Being
Built At Halong Bay

Halong Bay, north Vietnam’s dazzling tourism magnet, is about to present another reason to visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed region: a world-class golf course perched above the old town, overlooking the ...
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What’s Next For Tiger Woods? It’s Something Even
He Can’t Really Answer

By Brian Wacker Eye-popping length combined with incredible shot-making, a sizzling short game and an ability to seize the moment is how Tiger Woods dominated golf for nearly two decades. He was ...
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A Closer Look At Handicap Data Shows Just How Much Golfers Have Improved In Recent Years

Golfers are better than they were 25 years ago. It’s not just theory, it’s fact. Forgetting for a moment who among you is sandbagging and who’s toting around a vanity handicap, ...