Nann & Grosskopf Victorious at EGF Summer Swing

(Ajman, UAE) – On July 16, 2016 the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) hosted the EGF Summer Swing at Al Zorah Golf Club. With the temperatures reaching 44 degrees Celsius, 66 EGF Members battled the heat to produce some amazing scores. Sponsored by Fairmount Ajman and GolfLan, the event showcased valuable prizes for the golfers to compete for. Coming out on top where male and female duo Keith Nann and Madeleen Grosskopf with an impressive 45 Stableford Points.

Winners of the EGF Summer Swing at Al Zorah Golf Club

Winners of the EGF Summer Swing at Al Zorah Golf Club

Located along the coast of Ajman, the newly opened Al Zorah Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course designed by Nicklaus Design. The course is arranged with flowing dunes and spectacular mangroves to give the golfers a unique experience. With many EGF Members making this event their first round at Al Zorah, the course was in perfect condition. Fast greens and lush fairways left the golfers with an experience that will make them come back for more.

Putting together a fantastic round under the Paris Better Ball Stableford format, Keith Nann and playing partner Madeleen Grosskopf claimed the first place prize. The two players combined for an impressive 45 points, two points better then the second place team.

After a back nine count back, John Geddes and Oliver Fawcett finished in Second Place. Their 21 points on the back nine, combined with a 22 on the front nine gave the pair a total of 43 Stableford Points.

Finishing in Third Place with 43 points was Bob Comb and Anthony Johnson.

There were also “On Course Competitions” that were up for grabs during the event. Madeleen Grosskopf won the Ladies’ Longest Drive Competition on Hole 14. Mark Tupling won the Men’s Longest Drive Competition on Hole 17. Stephen Barker won the Nearest to the Pin Competition on Hole 6.

The EGF would like to send a special thank you to the Sponsors of the EGF Summer Swing, Fairmont Ajman and GolfLan. Also, The EGF would like to thank Al Zorah Golf Club for running this event at a top level.

The EGF will be back in action on September 9th at Jumierah Golf Estates for the third and final EGF Summer Swing event of 2016.

To see all of the pictures from this event visit the EGF Facebook page.

UAE National Junior and Lady Squads Set for Germany Summer Camp

(Dubai, UAE) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) National Junior and Lady Golf Squads are set to travel back to Fleesensee, Germany for a 14 day Summer Camp. With the UAE golf season in transition and the warm weather minimizing practice time, the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) is taking this opportunity to travel and train with the National Junior and Lady Squads to prepare for upcoming events.

The UAE National Junior and Ladies Teams at the 2015 Arab Golf Championship in Al Ain

The UAE National Junior and Ladies Teams at the 2015 Arab Golf Championship in Al Ain

6 Ladies and 8 boys will be training at the Golf & Country Club Fleesensse in Germany. This will be the second year that the squads have traveled to this facility. With a more elite level of training schedule this year, the EGF Coaches and Team Manger are looking forward to a dynamic and productive camp. The facility has four golf courses, one of Europe’s largest practice facilities, a “Golf Arena”, and a PGA Premium Golf School.

The Squads will be working on fine-tuning their technical skills in all aspects of the game to improve their tournament play. The teams will play over 10 rounds of golf while working on course management and tournament preparation. The camp will also include fitness training at the facilities Tennis Club that will help develop the players’ balance, agility, speed, and hand-eye coordination. The Junior and Ladies teams will be training for the upcoming Arab Golf Championships and GGC Golf Championships that will start in October

Traveling with the squads are National Team Head Coach Greg Holmes, Performance Coach David Condon, and EGF Secretary General and Team Manager Khalid Mubarak Al Shamsi. Al Shamsi had this to say in regards to the camp, “ we really enjoyed the facility last year and we are excited to go back this year. The teams will be looking to build on last season’s success, especially the ladies who had a strong 2015 – 2016 season. Our focus will be on-course fundamentals and training in order to create competitive teams for future events”.

To find more information regarding the National Squads visit the EGF Website at www.egfgolf.com or email the EGF at info@egfgolf.com.

You can also keep up to date with the Summer Camp on social media, as there will be daily posts of the squads’ time in Germany. Like, Share, or Comment on the Federation Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn pages.