EGF Hosts First Future Falcons Par 3 Challenge of 2023

(Dubai, UAE) – On Saturday, January 14, 2023, the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) hosted the first Future Falcons Par 3 Challenge of the year at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Under the Future Falcons National Junior Development Program supported by HSBC, 33 National juniors participated in the Par 3 Challenge. The top players from this Par 3 Challenge will be invited to participate in the Future Falcon Skills Competition next Sunday at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship at Yas Links Abu Dhabi.

Participants of the Future Falcon Par 3 Challenge at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

As part of the Future Falcons program that aims to attract more UAE children to golf, the Par 3 Challenge at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club is one of many events that the Federation will host this year in order to bring the UAE National golfing community together. On Saturday 33 juniors from the ages of 4 and 16, competed in 3 categories, beginners, intermediate and advanced. Each category had a different level of difficulty by the number of holes they played.

“We want to host more events to bring our community together but more importantly we want to give junior golfers the opportunity to play on the golf course. Utilizing the Par 3 courses around the UAE will accomplish this goal” said Akram Skaik Director General of the Emirates Golf Federation

The Future Falcons program is a long-term commitment of co-title tournament partners HSBC, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, and Emirates Golf Federation to support the growth of golf in the UAE. The program was created in 2016 as a recreational and mass participation platform evolving to become a sustainable long-term structure and framework for the game.  The Future Falcons junior golf program aims to educate, engage, and inspire youngsters in a bid to unearth the next generation of golfing talent.

Winning the Beginner’s Girls Division was Aya Faghihi, followed by Ashba Alfalasi. The winner of the Beginner’s Boys Division was Mohammad Alhaddad and Arsen Sagatov came in second. Moving forward, in the Intermediate level, after 6 holes played, Zayed Almaazmi was the winner and Khaled Al Shaibah was the runner-up.

The Advanced Division winners after 9 holes were Salama Al Jassmy followed by Fatima Kalbat and the in the Boys division Ali Al Haj, was the winner followed by Abdullah Al Blooshi.

More details about the next Future Falcon Par 3 Challenge will be announced. To follow the EGF and check up on the latest UAE golf news revert to the EGF website at www.egfgolf.com.