The Dubai Golf Trophy, one of the most prestigious events in the UAE golfing calendar, returns on the 8th & 9th of May at the Dubai Creek Golf Club, and the Majlis course at Emirates Golf Club.
The Ryder Cup-style tournament, now in its 23rd year, pits the UAE’s top 16 professional players against the top 16 amateurs in the region and was originally launched by Dubai Golf – owner and operator of some the nation’s most esteemed golf clubs. Each team consists of 12 automatic qualifiers from the season-long UAE PGA tournaments and qualifying Emirates Golf Federation events across the UAE. Both team captains have an additional four
‘wildcard’ picks, and two ladies are selected to compete in the Dubai Golf Trophy Ladies Challenge Match to complete both sides.
This year, the amateur team is gunning for seven victories in a row, having claimed another convincing victory last year at Jumeirah Golf Estates. Khalid Yousuf will captain this year’s amateur team, whilst Michael Major from Dubai Creek Golf Club will lead the professionals in a non-playing capacity.
Professional team captain Michael Major said, “I am delighted to be the Captain for the Professional team, it’s a proud moment. We have a strong team this year, but of course we continue to be underdogs until we manage to regain the trophy back from the amateur side!”. Major is this year’s non-playing Captain having been sidelined for most of the season with injury.
Amateur team captain Khalid Yousef said, “It’s a great honour to captain the Amateur team this year as I have been involved in the Dubai Golf Trophy for over 15 years. The team is looking very strong this year and we are hoping to continue the Amateur run. The Professional team is also looking very good this year and we are all looking forward to some tight games over the weekend”.
Christopher May, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Golf said, “The Dubai Golf Trophy was founded on the principle of raising the profile of golf in the region and bringing both amateur and professional golfers from clubs all over the UAE together in a competitive and enjoyable format. The tournament provides a focus for players to aim for throughout the qualifying events counting towards EGF and UAE PGA Order of Merits during the season, and culminating in a season-ending spectacle on two of the finest courses in the region. Best of luck to both teams!”. The 23rd Dubai Golf Trophy will be played on the Championship course at Dubai Creek Golf Club on Sunday 8th May for the morning foursomes and afternoon four-ball matches, and will conclude with the singles matches on Monday 9th May on the Majlis course at Emirates Golf Club.
Official Schedule Sunday 8th May 2022 – Championship course, Dubai Creek Golf Club
– 07:00 – 08:20 – Foursomes Matches
– 12:30 – 13:50 – Fourballs Matches
Monday 9th May 2022 – Majlis course, Emirates Golf Club
– 11:00 – 13:30 – Singles Matches