Now in its fifth edition at Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club, the competition has proved to be a big hit with hundreds taking to the greens. And next month’s will be no different.
Beginning on the first day of Ramadan, which could begin on June 6 (and can change according to the moon sighting), the series will run for a month with daily and overall prizes to be won.
Open to players with a valid handicap, the format will see them play in a nine-hole stableford competition and they can play as many times as they want per day.
“We run the tournament each year and it’s something people can look forward to that they can play some competitive golf at Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club,” said Mark Ruddy, golf events manager at the venue.
“The previous editions have been a huge success. Last year, we had over 250 players play throughout Ramadan with over 800 entries so we were quite overwhelmed by the response. People were playing six or seven times an average and, besides the regulars, there were a lot of new faces which was great to see.”
With the Ramadan Stableford Series just one of many events on Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club’s calendar, Ruddy isn’t surprised by how highly it’s regarded and expects an even bigger turn-out this year.
“With the feedback we got from the players so far, I think we will have even bigger numbers. We expect more than 1,000 entries and that is quite impressive,” he said.
The series is open for juniors, visitors, Emirates Golf Club and Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club members, with entry fees priced at Dh10 per play plus the standard 9-holes green fee.
Golfers can play from 07:00 to 21:00 daily, while on Wednesdays, the course will be open until 01:00.
With not long to go until the series begins, Ruddy insists it’s a tournament not to be missed.
“The best thing about this tournament is that it’s really popular and it’s great value,” he said. “There are attractive prizes to win daily while there are accolades for the overall top-three. It’s ideal for those who want to keep playing the sport throughout the summer and get ready for the winter season when it begins.”
What: Golf World Ramadan 9-Hole Stableford Series
Where: Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club
When: From June 6 (dates could change according to moon sighting) until July 7/8 (when Eid Al Fatr begins)
Contact: For more information, visit www.golfandshootingshj.com
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