Has been writing about golf since 2004. Editor of Golf Digest Middle East since its launch in 2008

Race to Dubai goes to the wire

They may have surrendered their vice-like grip on the Ryder Cup, but 2016 has still been an incredible year for European golfers and the European Tour in general. After drawing a collective blank in the majors 12 months ago, Danny Willett and Henrik Stenson won the two most coveted prizes in ...Continue Reading

Stars unveil new Race to Dubai brand for 2017

Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson and Rafa Cabrera Bello joined European Tour officials and senior figures at Jumeirah Golf Estates today to unveil a new Race to Dubai brand that puts Dubai’s official logo at its heart, giving it a fresh new look for the new season. Speaking at the unveiling ...Continue Reading

Saadiyat Beach lights up social media with #WomenOnCourse

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, the host venue for this week’s historic Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open, got social media buzzing in the build-up to the tournament with their #WomenOnCourse campaign – asking Ladies European Tour stars, caddies and spectators alike to answer in one word – “what makes women great?” With ...Continue Reading

Golf legend Annika inspires next generation

Over 50 local school children attended special clinic at Abu Dhabi City Golf Club academy, ahead of this week’s Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open Free-to-attend tournament will host inspiring junior programmes, clinics and activities from Wednesday – Saturday Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam teamed up with Abu Dhabi-trained Sana Tufail ...Continue Reading
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Video: Challenge Tour players enjoy High Tee

RAS AL KHAIMAH 2016 GOLF CHALLENGE CONTENDERS TAKE ON EMIRATE’S TOWERING JEBEL JAIS MOUNTAIN Sweden’s Joel Sjöholm, Dutchman Jurrian Van der Vaart and Monaco’s Sandro Piaget master elevated mountain tee box A trio of contenders in this week’s inaugural Ras Al Khaimah 2016 Golf Challenge experienced ‘High Tee’ with a ...Continue Reading

Young Guns and Legends heading to Abu Dhabi for FBM Ladies Open

Abu Dhabi’s first women’s professional golf tournament lines up stellar field for Saadiyat Beach Golf Club debut from 2-5 November The stage is set for brilliance with golf’s young stars Melissa Reid, Carly Booth, Nanna Koerstz Madsen and Aditi Ashok confirming their place in next month’s inaugural Fatima Bint Mubarak ...Continue Reading
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Video: Meet Rayhan Thomas

Born and raised in Dubai, 16-year-old Rayhan Thomas made golfing history in the Middle East last month when he became the first amateur to win on the MENA Golf Tour. Thomas also won the Scottish Boys tournament in July and has climbed to an amateur world ranking of 135. He ...Continue Reading

Video: Dunhill champ Hatton’s chipping challenge

He tamed the Old Course at St Andrews to set a record Alfred Dunhill Links Championship winning score of 23-under par and win his first European Tour event yesterday, but how did Tyrrell Hatton fare in the Golf Digest Middle East Hilton Chipping Challenge at Emirates Golf Club? Watch the ...Continue Reading

Ladies European Tour set for Abu Dhabi debut

The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open will be the first annual women’s professional golf tournament staged in the UAE capital when it tees off at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club on November 2  ome of the world’s best women professional golfers will come to Abu Dhabi in November 2016 to compete ...Continue Reading