The 54-hole, mixed gender strokeplay event at Ayla Golf Club next April is also, by its very nature, a head-scratcher for organisers.
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.
The fabled 'Road Hole' at St Andrews is tough enough without outside interferences.
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.
Steven Kelbrick is living proof that life begins at 50 and has a golf magazine article to prove it. Now he also subscribes to the fabled adage that warns: “Beware the injured/sick golfer”.
Thaworn Wiratchant banked $63,750 but was much richer for the experience of surviving a four-hole playoff to win the Sharjah Senior Golf Masters.
Thaworn Wiratchant has survived four holes of sudden-death to win the 2nd Sharjah Senior Golf Masters in a playoff that lasted so long that floodlights were needed.
Clark Dennis has company atop the Sharjah Senior Golf Masters leaderboard in Thaworn Wiratchant while decorated Australian Peter Fowler went crazy low on Friday to cling onto their coattails heading into the final round of the Staysure Tour season-opener.
The European Senior Tour might have started the new season with a fresh name, but it’s clear Clark Dennis hasn’t changed one bit.
With nearly 58 years on the clock and a dodgy back reminding him of that recently, Barry Lane is not getting any younger. But don’t think for a minute that the former Ryder Cupper has lost any of his old competitive edge.