(Dubai, UAE) – On November 25th, 2017 the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) hosted the first National Monthly Medal of the 2017-2018 golf seasons at The Track – Meydan. 34 United Arab Emirates (UAE) national golfers and 12 national junior golfers gathered for a full day of golf and fellowship. Winning the overall event was Saleh Al Ameri.
Saleh Al Ameri battled the windy conditions all day in order produce a fantastic score. Al Ameri collected a total of 38 stableford points while shooting an 83 gross score. By having the best stableford score at The Track – Meydan on the day, Saleh also qualified for a pro-am spot at the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic.
Finishing as the Runner-Up for the event was Esam Al Fahim, just one point back with a total of 37 stableford points. Coming in Third Place was Omar Thabit with a total of 35 stableford points.
National Team member, Khalid Yousuf collected the Best Gross prize by shooting a 75 gross score.
Awards were also given based on handicap with an A-Division (0-14 handicap) and B-Division (14-24 handicap) winners. Winning the A-Division Prize, on a countback, was Faisal Al Sayegh with 30 stableford points. Ihaab Tarmoom won the Division-B prize with 33 stableford points.
The event also had two “On Course Challenges” up for grabs. Taking home the Longest Drive Award was Sultan Al Ali. Winning the Nearest to the Pin Award was Mohamed Saeed Abdulla.
During the event, the EGF hosted 12 members of the National Junior Foundation Squad to play a few holes on the 9-hole course. The juniors also worked on their short game by playing the pitch and putt course on the driving range at The Track – Meydan.
“It was great to see the younger generation interacting with the older generation after the event at the award ceremony. One day the boys and girls that are apart of the Foundation Squad will be playing in the main event and this was a great way to show them how the National Community comes together to play this game we all love,” Khalid Mubarak Al Shamsi, EGF Secretary-General.
To see all photos of this event and prize presentation view the EGF Facebook page.
The next National Monthly Medal will be held at the Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club. The event will take place on December 23rd. To follow the EGF and check up on the latest UAE golf news revert to the EGF website at www.egfgolf.com.