Ayla Golf Club has become the first venue in the Middle East to sign The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter.
It’s a big ask setting up a course fairly for the big-hitting whippersnappers on the European Challenge Tour, the over-50s from the Staysure Tour and the stars of the Ladies European Tour.
Normally a tournament would need to be quite novel for publicity cut-through but the team in Jordan have let the venue and nearby surrounds do all the heavy lifting.
How do you ease the heartache of losing your European Tour card while simultaneously breaking your freefall from golf’s big time? Matthew Baldwin seems to have cracked the code.
As if things weren’t bad enough for Matthew Baldwin’s rivals at the MENA Tour season opener in Jordan.
Baldwin opens MENA Tour season where he left off at Q-School, takes one shot lead into Sunday at Ayla G.C.
It's not how but how many. Just ask Matthew Baldwin who happily subscribed to another well-worn golf cliché after grabbing the early initiative at the MENA Tour’s season opener in Aqaba, Jordan, despite not having his best stuff on Saturday.
Hill eyes amateur OOM title and at least one top-5 finish in rookie MENA Tour season. Remember, he’s just 14
After becoming the youngest player to secure a MENA Tour card, Josh Hill is itching to start ticking off a list of lofty goals he’s set himself during the 10-event regional Pro-Am circuit.
Josh Hill’s MENA Tour dream was on the rocks after the 14-year-old signed for an 80 in the opening round of the regional Pro-Am circuit’s category B Q-School in Jordan on Sunday. Cue that timeless old cliché about form being temporary and class hard earned.
The MENA Tour’s principal mandate is to serve as a launch pad to bigger things for fledgling professionals and amateurs aspiring to the paid ranks. For Matthew Baldwin, it’s an alluring detour in a career seemingly at the crossroads.
Spaniard Lucas Vacarisas claimed medallist honours at the first of the MENA Tour’s two 2019 Q-Schools in Aqaba but left the real final round drama to those fighting for their cards near the foot of the leaderboard.
Englishman Tom Shadbolt is on course to claim medallist honours at the first of the MENA Tour’s two Q-Schools which serve as a prelude to the developmental circuit’s new ‘Journey to Jordan’.
The European Tour has the Race to Dubai, the Challenge Tour the Road to Ras Al Khaimah. Now the MENA Tour is on a “Journey to Jordan”.
The 54-hole, mixed gender strokeplay event at Ayla Golf Club next April is also, by its very nature, a head-scratcher for organisers.
Dubai Hills-Desert Classic prelude to new-look MENA Tour schedule; another European Tour opportunity for UAE PGA brethren
The MENA Tour’s bid to become the “best little mini tour in the world” is gathering considerable momentum.
Featuring 40 professionals from each of the men’s, ladies’ and senior’s tours, the Jordan Mixed Open presented by Ayla is a world-first event.
Tournament-starved Ladies European Tour players have led a chorus of approval as details of Jordan’s new mixed-gender professional event were released on Tuesday.
Battle of the Sexes: Jordan event set to pit LET women against Challenge Tour men and European Seniors stars
The European Tour has led the scramble to spice up professional golf’s staple diet of 72-hole strokeplay events with innovative formats and a new event planned for the Middle East might just be the most interesting yet.
Sitting at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe, Jordan is a country steeped in history and culture. Greg Norman’s new 18-holer adds an unforgettable, contemporary tourism lure