A new edition gets under way at Al Zorah Golf Club on March 3, with qualifiers in Egypt and Kenya added to the international schedule
he UAE’s newest golf course will host its oldest corporate golf series when Xerox Emirates brings its popular corporate tournament to Ajman for the two-day grand final at the end of 2016. As the host for the first qualifier (on March 3) as well as the now traditional 36-hole final, Al Zorah Golf Club, managed by Troon Golf, will play a pivotal role in promoting Ajman as a growing tourism destination through its partnership with a tournament that attracted over 1,300 golfers in 2015.
Entering its 18th year, the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge has become a much-anticipated and highly popular addition to the GCC’s golfing calendar, also receiving great interest and support from its two South African qualifiers; played last year in Johannesburg and Stellenbosch. “We are encouraged with the positive feedback from the series last year, as well as bringing the series to Ajman and Al Zorah Golf Club. Building on the popularity of the Challenge, we look forward to expanding into newer countries across the GCC and MENA regions,” said Andrew Horne, the general manager of Xerox Emirates.
Ajman Tourism Development Department sees the partnership as a strong platform to promote sports tourism. “We are proud to be the Grand Final Host City sponsor of the 2016 Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge. This is a major amateur golf series across the GCC and South Africa, and we are confident that it will attract a large number of golfing enthusiasts to both the series and to the emirate of Ajman,” commented H.E. Faisal Al Nuaimi, general manager of Ajman Tourism Development Department.
For Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge 2016 qualifier dates, locations and more information, visit www.xeroxcgc.com
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