By Kent Gray
How do you make the launch of the 20th anniversary of a beloved Middle East amateur golf series even bigger than it already is? You draw the curtain on the eve of the Ryder Cup, that’s how.
Registrations for the opening round of the 20th Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge, proudly supported by Lincoln/Al Tayer Motors, are now open.
The September 27 qualifier on the Fire course at Jumeirah Golf Estates falls on the Thursday before Thomas Bjorn’s Europeans square off against Jim Furyk’s visiting Americans near Paris. As such, the popular pairs betterball strokeplay event will open with a Ryder Cup twist.
As well as playing for first, second and third place qualifying glory and a total of five places in the 20th XCGC Grand Final in December, each pair entered will be drawn to represent either “Europe” or “Team USA” at Fire.
The pair in each fourball that records the lowest combined net score over 18 holes will contribute a point towards their designated team – halves will count as such – with additional prizes on the line for the winners of the XCGC’s inaugural Ryder Cup.
For full entry details including special Xerox Emirates customer discounts and JGE club member and Emirates Golf Federation rates, click here.
Stay tuned to Golf Digest Middle East – the official media partner of the XCGC – for all the news and results from the 20th edition of the region’s best corporate golf series.