Irish professional Brendan Lawlor was given the honour of marking a month to go until the 11th DP World Tour Championship on Sunday, hitting a ceremonial tee shot off the 1st tee on Earth at Jumeirah Golf Estates to mark the occasion.

The UAE Scratch League has undergone the most significant makeover in the history of the country-wide interclub competition with the introduction of a record 17th club instigating a new two-division format with promotion-relegation.