Golden Ball Grand Final Beckons

The hotly anticipated Golden Ball Grand Final is almost upon us and with all of the qualifiers now complete, 20 of the top amateur golfers in the region will head off to Al Hamra Golf Club in Ras Al Khaimah on Thursday October 5, 2017 for the series-ending event in their bid to seal Golden Ball glory.


The series has certainly been one to remember with local amateurs going toe to toe in an attempt to book a Grand Final ticket where they will compete for the chance to return to Al Hamra on October 24 to rub shoulders with the stars of the European Challenge Tour in the Ras Al Khaimah 2017 Golf Challenge Pro-Am.

This year’s event has seen nearly 500 keen golfers participating, with clubs across the region holding qualifying tournaments for a ‘money can’t buy’ opportunity to compete in the Challenge Tour Pro-Am. With some great scores returned in qualifying rounds, the Grand Final looks set to be a thriller with the top three finishers guaranteed a spot in the Pro-Am.

Sunny Ramadas is one to look out for after a super round at Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club, scoring 42 Stableford points.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to represent Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club at the Golden Ball Grand Final and really looking forward to the challenge of playing Al Hamra,” said Ramadas. “Thanks to the sponsors for providing us amateurs with a great opportunity to tee it up alongside the next generation of golfing stars.”

Arjun Singh, JGE’s Golden Ball winner said: “I’m very happy with winning the qualifier and the opportunity to represent my club in the Grand Final.” Singh, who only took up golf last year, will now be competing for a chance to win a once in a lifetime opportunity to tee off with the stars.

Haitham Mattar, CEO Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development said: “It’s wonderful to see how many of the region’s clubs and golfers have got behind our Golden Ball Series. This initiative offers a unique prize that will prove an unforgettable experience for any golf lover. The Grand Finalists will be treated to playing on the beautiful Al Hamra Golf Club course which is in pristine condition ahead of our Ras Al Khaimah 2017 Golf Challenge.

“Our congratulations go out to all of the qualifiers and we wish them all the best in the Golden Ball Grand Final.”

The Golden Ball Grand Final will tee off with a 1.00pm shotgun at Al Hamra Golf Club on October 5th. The top three finishers will be awarded places in the Pro-Am ahead of the Ras Al Khaimah 2017 Golf Challenge.