Amir Al Barki Wins December National Monthly Medal at Trump International Golf Club – Dubai

UAE young resident Anca Mateiu Shoots 72 for Best Gross

EGF Acknowledges 2021-2022 Order of Merit Winners

(Dubai, UAE) – On December 17, 2022, at Trump International Golf Club, the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) hosted the December United Arab Emirates (UAE) National Monthly Medal sponsored by eGolf Megastore. For the first time this season, in addition to the 43 nationals, the EGF invited eight resident golfers to compete in a new Elite Division.

2022 December UAE National Monthly Medal and 2021-2022 EGF Order of Merit Winners

During this prize-giving ceremony, we also invited the winners of the 2021-2022 season of the Order of Merit Competition.

Located in the heart of DAMAC Hills, Trump International Golf Club, Dubai exceeds all expectations. This stunning property features an exquisite championship links-style golf course designed by world-renowned course architect, Gil Hanse.

Winning the December National Monthly Medal was Al Ain Equestrian Shooting & Golf Club member Amir Al Barki with 35 points. Finishing as the Runner-Up for the event was Mohammed Darwish who collected 33 points.

Anca Mateiu

The newly created Elite Male and Female Divisions saw the top National and Resident golfers compete head-to-head. Using the Strokeplay Format this division was added to provide an extra level of competition while allowing the best amateur golfers in the UAE to connect. Tee marker yardages and playing conditions were considerably adjusted as the EGF wanted to create playing conditions similar to World Amateur Golf Ranking international competitions.

12 golfers competed in the Elite Female Division. Anca Mateiu won the division shooting an impressive 72 even par. In Elite Men’s Division, eight players participated. Ahmed Rayan had the best score with a 77, 5-over-par.

In the Senior Division, for those who are 50 years of age or older, Sultan Al Ali collected 35 points to win the division.

Awards were also given based on handicap with an A-Division (0-8 handicap) and B-Division (9-18 handicap) winners. Winning the A-Division Prize was Khalid Al Qubaisi with 30 Stableford Points. Ahmed Al Blooshi won the Division-B prize with 32 Stableford Points.

Dr. Rabab Al Haj won the Ladies’ Division with 25 points and junior Ahmed Al Awais won his division with 35 points.

The event also had “On Course Challenges” up for grabs. Winning the Men’s Longest Drive Award was Ahmed Al Blooshi and Rashid Al Hafeti won the Nearest to the Pin Award. For the ladies, Sara Engsig won the Longest Drive Award and Intissar Rich won the Nearest to the Pin Award.

Next month the EGF will head to Dubai Hills Golf Club on January 21st. To follow the EGF and check up on the latest UAE golf news revert to the EGF website at



  • Abu Dhabi Challenge to take place at Abu Dhabi Golf Club from April 27-30
  • Another UAE event, yet to be announced, will take place the week after
  • 20 players will earn DP World Tour cards for the 2024 season

The UAE will play host to two events on the 2023 Challenge Tour schedule, which features a record overall prize fund and a minimum of 29 tournaments, staged across three continents in 18 different countries.


As part of the European Tour group’s long-term partnership with the Emirates Golf Federation, back-to-back events will be held in the country with April’s Abu Dhabi Challenge preceding another UAE event that is confirmed but yet to be announced.

It will be the first time the Challenge Tour has played in the UAE since the 2018 Ras Al Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final, which was won by now DP World Tour star Adri Arnaus.

Players will compete for total prize money of €8,200,000 on the 2023 Road to Mallorca, which will begin with the Bain’s Whisky Cape Town Open in February, the first of four co-sanctioned events with the Sunshine Tour in South Africa.

India returns as a host country for the first time since 2013 with two events in March, the Duncan Taylor Black Bull Challenge followed by The Challenge presented by KGA.

The Challenge Tour will head to Spain in May for the Challenge de España, which will kick-start a run of 20 tournaments in 22 weeks and see the Road to Mallorca travel through 15 countries in Europe, including Italy for the Italian Challenge at Golf Nazionale, the venue which will then host the first two days of the 2023 Junior Ryder Cup in September.

The 2023 season will conclude with the Rolex Challenge Tour Grand Final supported by The R&A, at Club de Golf Alcanada from November 2-5, as the top 45 players on the Rankings battle it out for one of the life changing 20 DP World Tour cards.

Those 20 players who benefit from this formal pathway to the DP World Tour will then be eligible for the DP World Tour’s Earnings Assurance Programme, guaranteeing them minimum earnings of $150,000 for the 2024 season if they play in 15 or more events.

The top five graduates will also benefit from the John Jacobs Bursary, similarly designed to provide security and a strong platform for their first season on the European Tour group’s top tier.

Jamie Hodges, Head of Challenge Tour, said: “Our expansive global schedule gives our members the opportunity to play for a record total prize fund and benefit from our formal pathway to the DP World Tour, as we continue to provide an incredible platform for the next generation of golf’s superstars.

“I would like to thank the integral support of our promoters, national federations, and tournament sponsors, who have helped make this possible. The fact that 20 of our current national federations and promoters have extended their support through to next year is testament to their commitment and the strength of our Tour heading into 2023.

“We are also very grateful for the commitment of Rolex, The R&A, and DP World through their title partnership of the DP World Tour, all of whom have helped us to provide this comprehensive global schedule for some of the brightest talents in world golf.”

In 2022, 25 former Challenge Tour players won on the DP World Tour – including 2021 graduates Ewen Ferguson and Yannik Paul, while five finished inside the top ten on the DP World Tour Rankings in Partnership with Rolex. Sean Crocker became the 200th former Challenge Tour player to win on the DP World Tour when he secured a wire-to-wire victory at the Hero Open, while the total number of wins by Challenge Tour alumni is now 544.

Click here to see the full schedule of the Challenge Tour

Special Olympics UAE signs an MoU with the Emirates Golf Federation

UAE SO & EGF Host Golf Festival at Yas Acres Golf & Country Club

Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates, December 12th, 2022: Special Olympics UAE signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Emirates Golf Federation yesterday, during the first Special Olympics National Unified Golf Festival at Yas Acres Golf and Country Club in Abu Dhabi. The MoU will promote golf within the Special Olympics UAE community to enhance the skills of Athletes and People of Determination with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and increase their readiness for international tournaments and competitions.

On this occasion, His Excellency Talal Al Hashemi, National Director of Special Olympics UAE, said: “We take this opportunity to extend our sincere appreciation to the Emirates Golf Federation for this valuable partnership. Through this MoU, workshops for coaches, referees, organizers, and volunteers will be arranged to promote and develop golf as an important sport for Special Olympics UAE. We are also pleased with the success of the first Special Olympics UAE National Unified Golf Festival, which was organized in cooperation with the Emirates Golf Association. The wonderful performance of our Athletes, their enthusiasm and great chemistry with their peers and unified partners created the perfect atmosphere for them to explore golf and enjoy it together in an inclusive environment.”

His Excellency added: “Special Olympics UAE organizes Unified Sports events to develop the skill sets of our Athletes across various sports, which empowers and integrates them in society. These events are also a key component of our preparation strategy for the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023.

Commenting on the event, General Abdullah AlHashmi, Vice President of the Emirates Golf Federation said: “Hosting the Special Olympics UAE National Unified Golf Festival at Yas Acres is a true collaboration within UAE golf. The Emirates Golf Federation is committed to providing the opportunity and the platform for every person to have the chance to play and compete. We are all brothers and sisters in this country no matter the age, gender, or disability. We are all one.”

He added: “Special Olympics UAE and Emirates Golf Federation’s partnership will bring everyone together under the same vision and goal. This festival is one of many initiatives that we look to continue to carry out in order to push the UAE Determined Golfers Program.”

The first Special Olympics UAE National Unified Golf Festival witnessed a collaborative competition between the Special Olympics UAE Athletes and unified partners and was organized to prepare the Special Olympics UAE Athletes for their participation in the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023.

Golf’s Governing Bodies Host Course Rating Seminar in the United Arab Emirates

(Dubai, UAE) – On December 5-6, 2022, The R&A and the United States Golf Association (USGA) in conjunction with the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) hosted a World Handicap System (WHS) Course Rating Seminar at The Els Club, Dubai. The WHS began its launch in January 2020 with the union of The R&A and USGA in order to provide a uniform level of play for all golfers and a World System of course ratings.

The 2022 UAE Course Rating Seminar Students and Officials

The R&A is a leading body within the world of golf and engages and supports activities to ensure it is a thriving sport for all on a global scale. The USGA is the United States national association of golf courses, clubs, and facilities and the governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico. Together with The R&A, the USGA produces and interprets the rules of golf.

The R&A and USGA Officials

The Course Rating is designed to assign a numerical value to represent the difficulty of the course for a scratch golfer and bogey golfer. This number is calculated by measuring the fairways, inspecting the bunkers, measuring the size and contours of the greens, determining the distance to hazards and out-of-bounds locations, and many more golf course characteristics. After rating the obstacles, and rating the golf course the Slope and Index are downloaded on the World System of course ratings.

This past week at The Els Club, Dubai, The R&A and USGA provided a two-day Beginner Course Rating Training Seminar for over 15 delegates from Federations and Association from countries such as United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Egypt, Pakistan, Bahrain, and Mauritius.

Representing and attending the Course Rating Seminar on behalf of the Emirates Golf Federation were Operations and Marketing Manager, Robert Fiala, newly appointed EGF Operations Assistant, Cristina Petrovici, and Thomas Hall, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Assistant Golf Services Manager.

“It is important for us in the region to continue to push professional development”, said Robert Fiala. “This seminar was a great way to bring the region’s golf industry together while having the opportunity to learn a new skill. Due to the pandemic, many golf courses in the UAE and across the region have [provisional ratings]. The EGF will work with these golf courses in order to make sure the courses are rated properly and are included in the World System of course ratings. I feel that we have put together a team that will focus on accuracy and consistency in order to get the job done.”

The EGF will continue to work with The R&A and the USGA in order to provide golf professionals in the region the opportunities to further develop their careers within the industry. To learn more about The R&A and the USGA please follow this link –

UAE Men’s Golf Team Set for the 41st Pan Arab Men Golf Championship in Tunisia

(Tabarka, Tunisia) – On December 1st – 5th, 2022 the Arab Golf Federation is hosting the 41st Pan Arab Men Golf Championship in Tabarka, Tunisia at Golf la Cigale in Tabarka. Representing the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) are Hassan Al Musharrekh, Rashid Al Emadi, Rashed Al Jassmy, and Mohammed Skaik.

The UAE Men’s Team with Tunisian Golf Federation Delegation at the Opening Ceremony of the 2022 Pan-Arab Championship

Tunisia will host the 41st edition of the Arab Golf Championships from Thursday, December 1 to Sunday, December 4, 2022, organized by the Tunisian Golf Federation, under the leadership of the Arab Golf Federation. The competitions will take place at Golf la Cigale in Tabarka.

48 golfers representing 13 Arab countries will take part in this 41st edition, namely, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Palestine, and the host country Tunisia.

This is the fourth time that Tunisia has hosted these championships since the creation of the Tunisian Golf Federation in 1992. After Citrus Hammamet in 2010, El Kantaoui Hammam Sousse in 2015, and The Residence Gammarth in 2018, it will therefore be the turn of la Cigale Tabarka to welcome the best Arab golfers in an edition that promises to be both promising and unprecedented.

The Championship is run over four rounds, the best three scores in a team of four are counted toward each round. Individual scores of players from each country are also recognized for individual Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals.

Inaugurated in 1992, La Cigale Tabarka Golf was designed by the Californian architect Ronald Fream. This 18-hole course, both hilly, in the forest, and on the beach, will impress you with the richness of the landscapes. The designs of the holes change very frequently and which makes the golfer have several strategies of play. Developed on an area of 110 hectares of eucalyptus forest, pines, and oaks, the golf overlooks the sea with impressive views.

Akram Skaik and Coach Samir Wallani

Director General of the Emirates Golf Federation, Akram Skaik had this to say heading into the championship. “It has been an important year for the Emirates Golf Federation, and for the UAE National Golf Program. This championship will be a celebration of not only the UAE program but the work that the Arab Nations have put into the sport of golf over the past 12 months.

I’d like to congratulate the Tunisian Golf Federation on hosting this year’s championship, and we look forward to the future for many more successful events within the region.”

Team UAE started the first round today (December 1st). To follow the action and Team UAE follow the Emirates Golf Federation on social media.

UAE Junior Girls Represent at the Singapore Junior Masters

(Tampines, Singapore) – On November 28-30, 2022, the third edition of Singapore Junior Masters is taking place at Laguna National Golf Club Course. Representing the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) is Alia Alemadi, Sara Ali, and Faye Mohammed, together with their coach April Varney. UAE resident and EGF member Hannah Cheryl Alan will also be competing under the UAE flag.

The UAE 2022 Singapore Junior Masters: (Left to Right): Hannah Cheryl Alan (UAE resident), Sara Ali, Alia Alemadi, Faye Mohammed, and coach April Varney

Taking place in Laguna National Golf Club Course, the tournament is an important step for golfers from the Asia-Pacific region toward professional competitions. Laguna National Golf Resort Club has been commended for its continuing support of junior development. For the third year, the award-winning Singapore club’s Masters Course is hosting the region’s most promising young players. A prominent club in the local and regional golf scene since its inauguration in 1993, Laguna National is one of Singapore’s premier golf and country clubs. Laguna National boasts two 18-hole championship courses that have won prestigious accolades and hosted international championships, including the European Tour’s Singapore Masters, the Korean LPGA’s ADT Caps Tour Championship, and the European and Asian Tour co-sanctioned event, The Championship at Laguna National.

Having reached its third edition, The Singapore Junior Masters received a value boost with the addition of international sponsors. After successfully running two editions in challenging times during the Covid-19 pandemic, this year, the event has a new title sponsor, Trust Golf. Trust Golf has in recent years, taking an active role in growing the game of golf with its sponsorship of the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open, the Trust Golf Asian Mixed Series jointly held by the Asian Tour and Ladies European Tour (LET), the Trust Golf Links Series, which is part of the LET’s Access Series, and now it’s first foray into the international junior ranks with the Trust Golf Singapore Junior Masters Driven by CarTimes Group. Another boost for the tournament has also come in the form of Swiss-based global private banking giant, EFG Bank, signing on as the title sponsor of the Singapore Junior Masters till 2023. Players in this tournament are also collecting points in the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR).

“It is very important for us, as a Federation to see the level of our juniors and how our future golfers match up against the other players in the Asia-Pacific. Competing in the Singapore Junior Masters will give our players and coaches the feedback on the areas that we are doing well and on areas that we need to improve in our golf programs” said Vice Chairman of the EGF, General Abdullah Alhashmi about sending the girls to Singapore.

“We are keen to prepare our women’s program for the 2023 World Amateur Team Championship which the EGF is hosting in the UAE. I have great faith in the girls’ team that represents UAE in Singapore and I hope for the best possible results”, General Alhashmi added.

The tournament is structured into 3 divisions, for boys and girls (13&under; 16&under; 20&under), it’s open for all nationalities and is a 54 holes strokeplay championship, which gives the young players the opportunity to collect world ranking points.

 Sara Ali, overall winner of the 27th DDF UAE Nationals Cup

“Competing against some of the best junior golfers in the world, on a new golf course, and in a different country is amazing. I am excited about

this opportunity. Singapore is lovely and the course Laguna National is in great condition. I will stick to my training and try my best”, UAE junior golfer Sara Ali said before the first round of play.

Team UAE started the first round today (November 28th). To follow the action and Team UAE follow the Emirates Golf Federation on social media.

Arab alliance for the birth of a golfing force Signature of an agreement between the Royal Moroccan Golf Federation and the Emirates Golf Federation






Rabat, 24/11/2022: Under the presidency of His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, the Royal Moroccan Golf Federation is pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with the Emirati Golf Federation for the promotion and development of junior golf in the Arab world.

In the context of a booming Arab golf on an international market marked by the strong emergence of a new generation of players, the two federations have decided to combine their assets as well as their expertise in favor of their young talents to enable them to access the best international professional tours.

Morocco and the United Arab Emirates are two golfing nations with clubs that meet the best international standards and golfing infrastructures equipped with high-tech facilities. Both countries also have highly qualified human resources specialized in physical, mental and sports training.

Following various golfing meetings in the framework of coaching and training sessions, it was therefore natural that a strategic alliance was formed for the development of Arab golf.

“We are delighted to conclude this strategic partnership which brings hope to our two federations and to Arab golf. This agreement materializes a common will to see our youth blossom thanks to a supervision and expertise adapted to our revealed objective which is to see our talents break through at the highest world level. Our two federations have the means to achieve their ambitions. May this act be the birth of a new force, that of the Arab golfing world” declares Mr Mustapha Zine, 1st Vice-President of the Royal Moroccan Golf Federation

The agreement between the two nations consists of the development of a high-level sports program including training camps and a series of WAGR* competitions to be held alternately between the two countries.

Following the recent results of the two nations’ sporting elites, this alliance reinforces a desire to invest in a young audience to create a true Arab golfing force.

” Golf is a sport that takes time and dedication to master. The partnership between the Emirates Golf Federation and the Royal Moroccan Golf Federation will be no different. We look forward to a sustainable and devoted partnership with Morocco in order to develop youth golf with in the Arab World. We understand the strength of talent that both nations have and as golf continues to evolve globally, we want to provide the platform for these young talents to flourish.” said General Abdullah Hachimi, Vice President of the UAE Golf Federation.

Within the framework of this partnership, actions will be carried out in common agreement between the technical directions of the 2 federations for:

– The creation of the first Moroccan – UAE junior tour

– The implementation of a high-level training program to develop junior golf

– The reinforcement of technical skills by experts

– The development of a specific preparation program for the WATC World Championships to be held in Dubai in 2023

– Sharing expertise in high level coaching

UAE Senior National Team Travels to Malaysia for the Asia–Pacific Senior Amateur Championship

(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – On November 21-24, 2022, the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC) is hosting the Asia–Pacific Senior Amateur Championship at the Kota Permai Golf & Country Club, Malaysia. Representing the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) Vice-Chairman General Abdullah Alhashmi, Mohammed Darwish, Saeed AlMalik, Omar Thabet, and Mohammed Al Musharrekh.

The UAE 2022 Asia–Pacific Senior Amateur Championship Team and Delegates: (Left to Right), Mohammed Darwish, Abdullah Al Musharrekh, Saeed Malik, General Abdullah Alhashmi


Representing the UAE team are General Abdullah Alhashmi, Mohammed Darwish, Saeed AlMalik, and Omar Thabet, while Mohamed Al Musharrekh is representing the country in the individual competition.

The APGC Senior Amateur Championship is the Asia-Pacific’s team and individual championship for senior male and female golfers. The winner receives an exemption into The R&A Senior Amateur Championship. Eligible players are male amateurs who have reached their 55th birthday by November 1 in the year of the tournament and whose handicap does not exceed the handicap limit for their age category at the time of entry, or who are exempt players or women amateurs who have reached their 50th birthday. There will also be team elements to both the men’s and women’s championships, where each country may nominate one men’s team and one women’s team. Men’s teams will comprise a maximum of four players per team and women’s teams comprise of a maximum three players, all of whom must be citizens or nationals of the country they represent. The winning teams will be determined by the lowest aggregate of the three best gross scores for men and two best scores for women from each round.

A total of 92 players from 16 countries registered to play in the Championship. Malaysian Golf Association fielded a men’s and women’s team in this Championship. This year, a lady division was included. The Championship is organized by MGA under the purview of the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC).

Kota Permai Golf & Country Club is situated in Kota Kemuning, an up-market suburb of Shah Alam ideally located along the Kesas highway linking easily the city of Kuala Lumpur. Kota Permai Golf & Country Club is hosting this year’s Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC) Senior Amateur Championships, which include a women’s competition for the first time. Hosted by the Malaysian Golf Association, the event takes place on November 21-24 at the award-winning venue, which is a Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

General Alhashmi


“It is important for us to represent our country and show the world that we have representation at all levels and ages, said Vice Chairman of the EGF, General Abdullah Alhashmi.

“Exactly one week after the UAE’s youngest team represented the country at the Nomura Cup in the Philippines, the senior team is making its first appearance at an APGC championship.  We look forward to continuing to support and participate in many more events showing our commitment to the development of the sport within our country”, General Alhashmi added.

Team UAE started the first round on Tuesday and will play the final round Thursday, November 24th. To follow the action and Team UAE follow the Emirates Golf Federation on social media.


General Abdullah Alhashmi Appointed as Board Member for the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation

(Abu Dhabi, UAE) – At the 2022 Nomura Cup in the Philippians the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC) announced that Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) Vice Chairman, General Abdallah Alhashmi has been appointed as a new member on the Board of Directors of the APGC.

Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation, Mr. Taimur Hassan Amin, and Vice Chairman of the Emirates Golf Federation, General Abdullah Alhashmi at the 2022 Nomura Cup

With over 45 countries affiliated with the APGC including the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the mission of the APGC is to further the bonds of friendship among member associations as well as other representative organizations in golf throughout the world through friendly competition in golf. As well as to assist member associations in the development of golf within their respective countries and to ensure that member associations adhere to the Rules of Golf and Rules of Amateur Status as approved by The R&A.

“It is an honor to be appointed as a member of the Board of Directors for the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC)”, said General Abdallah Alhashmi.

General Alhashmi went on to say, “this nomination is a direct reflection of the UAE and Emirates Golf Federation’s relations with the APGC member countries and delegates. This is the first time a delegate from the EGF has been appointed to the Board of the APGC. One of my first duties assigned to me is to actively bring the Arab Nations into the fold for the promotion of amateur golf and use the Middle East as a platform to host more elite-level amateur championships. The UAE and the Middle East host several top professional events, we now need to host top amateur championships”.

The APGC in conjunction with The R&A, the International Golf Federation, and Augusta National Golf Club hosts a number of amateur championships including the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC), Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship (WAAP), Queen Sirikit Cup, Nomura Club and a handful of other elite amateur championships.

“Hosting these events will give our nations the opportunity to showcase our development programs while securing World Amateur Golf Ranking points for the Arab players in the APGC region. We have the complete infrastructure to host the highest level of Professional and Amateur events, it’s time we start using that for developing the future generation of golfers”, General Alhashmi added.

A good example of this will be when the UAE and Emirates Golf Federation play host to the World Amateur Team Championship (WATC) in October of 2023. The WATC is recognized as the most prestigious team amateur championship in the world where the top male and female amateur golfers and counties compete for the Eisenhower and Espirito Santo Trophies.

General Alhashmi concluded with, “The Chairman of APGC, Mr. Taimur Hassan Amin has assured me of initiating new regional events under the APGC and hosting rights to hold any major APGC events that we feel we would be ready for in our region. In congratulating me on my appointment to the APGC Board, His Excellency Sheikh Fahim President of EGF assured me of the full support and confidence of the EGF to bring golf in our country and region to an international level. I am very grateful to the President of EGF Sheikh Fahim and Chairman Taimur of the APGC to welcome me to the Board of Directors and reposing confidence in me to deliver the vision for development in our important region”.

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UAE Young Guns Selected for the 2022 Nomura Cup

(Manila, Philippines) – On November 15-18, 2022, the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC) is hosting the 29th Nomura Cup at the Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club, Philippines. Representing the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) is the youngest team ever assembled, Mohammad Skiak, Rashid Al Jassmy, and Abdalla Al Suwaidi.


UAE 2022 Nomura Cup Team and Delegates: (Left to Right) Rashid Al Jassmy, Samir Wallani, General Abdullah Alhashmi, Akram Skaik, Mohammad Skaik, Abdalla Al Suwaidi.

The Nomura Cup, also known as the APGC Team Championship, is a biennial amateur team golf championship for men. Starting in 1963, the 2022 edition of the APGC Team Championship will host 16 different countries. The tournament is held over four days with 18 holes of stroke play on each day, the best two daily rounds counting for the team score. The tournament has been dominated by Australia, who have won the Cup 10 times, and Japan, who are seven-time winners. This event also has an individual champion.

The 29th Nomura Cup will be played on the Manila Southwoods Golf & Country Club, Masters Course which is a Jack Nicklaus signature championship course. Arguably the premier championship course in the Philippines, it has been a design strategy punctuated by multiple creek crossings and lakes. The Club is located to the south of Manila, in the city of Carmona and the lush province of Cavite.

“It is important to give our young generation of golfers the opportunity and experience to play in these Championships, said Vice Chairman of the EGF, General Abdullah Alhashmi.

“These players are our future. With the continued support of the UAE Sport Authorities and Councils, the EGF will push our players to reach the next level of their golfing careers. This is not only a reflection of the development but also the vision of the Federation in supporting the youth in UAE golf”, General Alhashmi added.

Captained by UAE National Golf Coach, Samir Wallani, this is the first International Championship that 16-year-olds Mohammed, Rashid, and Abdalla will be competing in.  Accompanying the team will also be the Vice Chairman of the EGF, General Abdullah Alhashmi, and Director General, Akram Skaik.

Team UAE starts the first round tomorrow (November 15th) with A. Al Suwaidi teeing off at 9:19, M. Skaik will follow at 9:30, and R. Al Jassmy will anchor the team starting at 9:41. To follow the action and Team UAE follow the Emirates Golf Federation on social media.

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