Over 60 players between the age of 12 and 21, representing 23 different nationalities, will compete in five different categories this week as the Faldo Series Middle East Championship makes a welcome return to Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club.
Fourteen of those golfers playing in the event come from the UAE National Golf Team Program in the form of Reema Al Heloo, Alia Al Emadi, Sara Ali, Faye Alblooshi, Shahad Al Suwaidi, Reem Al Hosani, Rashed Al Emadi, Obaid Al Heloo, Mohammad Skaik, Rashid Al Jassmy, Abdalla Al Suwaidi, Humaid Al Suwaidi, Abdalla Kalbat, and Abdulla Darwish.
Sanctioned by the EGF and sponsored by The R&A, DP World Tour, LET, ASM Scholarships, AESGC the leading gross scores in each of the five categories will be invited back to the Faldo Series 2022 Grand Final. The final will also take place in Al Ain in November 2022.
“After missing out on the last two and a half in Al Ain it’s great to be back once more, for the start of our 26th year of the Faldo Series European season,” said Mattew Faldo, Director of the Faldo Series.
“It is also great to have signed an agreement with the Al Ain Equestrian Shooting & Golf Club to continue our partnership for a further five years for both the Middle East Qualifier and the Faldo Series Grand Final up until 2026, which will be our 30 th anniversary.
“It’s excellent that we have another strong field of over 60 players, representing 23 different nationalities, including the highest number of Emiratis we have ever had competing with 15 in total, which is a testament to the hard work of the Emirates Golf Federation.”
“Keith Wood, Sir Nick’s coach is also returning with me this week, will be available for any of the players looking for some, one-to-one time over at the academy.
“The golf course looks in superb condition and I am sure we will see some great golf and great scores over the next 3 days, we are looking forward to inviting back to Al Ain the 5 categories winners to the Grand Final later in the year, where my father will be on hand to meet and interact with the players, host clinics and pass on his golfing knowledge”