In the 2010/11 season Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club launched a truly innovative and unique concept, the first UAE Golf Society League. The event pooled 24 UAE Golf Societies into 4 separate leagues. Each league played 1 fixture a month from January until May 4 Societies then qualified for the semi final and the final that were held throughout June. The success of the event resulted in year the number of teams qualifying to the quarter finals from each league being increased to 2. This also meant that the league ran for longer from October, culminating in the final, the third and fourth place play off and the Captains’ and Sponsors’ day on April.
Each society submits 2 teams of 2 players to each fixture who play their opponents in a Betterball Matchplay format.
Martin Duff, SGSC Director of Golf commented, “We have been truly overwhelmed by the interest. The concept was born on the back of the success of the 1st KLM Golf Society Cup held back in October and society committees are delighted to have the opportunity to compete more regularly against other guilds and at reduced rates”.
SGSC Golf Business Development and Sales Manager added “It’s a truly unique and exciting concept that has grasped the interest of the UAE’s golfing community. It has enticed golfers who are not actually members of either golf clubs in the UAE or even the EGF. Corporate interest has also been positive due to the networking opportunities and brand exposure”.
For more information on joining the SGSC Golf Society League or other society related events please contact SGSC’s Golf Business & Development & Sales Manager on 06 548 7777 / [email protected]