Dubai Festival City Challenge Tour Grand Final tees off at Al Badia Golf Club

Sport360 staff 09:19 08/11/2014
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Stunning setting: Burj Khalifa forms a stunning backdrop to all the action unfolding at Al Badia Golf Club.

At the Dubai Festival City Challenge Tour Grand Final, the spectators not only get a chance to gaze into the crystal ball and follow some of the brightest future stars of European golf, they also have the chance to make it a fun-filled family outing day at the Al Badia Golf Club.

Firstly, all spectators are entitled to a free burger and beverage in Spikes bar at Al Badia Golf Club and the complimentary goodness doesn’t stop there.

Provision Events, a fan-based sporting events service based in the UK, have laid out golf mats and nets where visitors can sign up for free golf lessons taught by one of Al Badia’s golf professionals. Those who sign up for the lessons are given an in-depth video analysis of their swing and are also emailed visual feedback of it.

In addition to the free golf lessons, Provision have also set-up a nearest-to-the-pin competition using a golf simulator. So far the closest competitor has landed her ball two feet away from the target, which lies 125 yards away.

Andy Gealy, event manager at Provision Events, said: “It’s a great way to get people involved in the sport. Especially with the golf simulator, everyone seems to really like that competition.”

Provision Events provide their services at European Tour, Challenge Tour, and PGA Tour events all over the world and will also be at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai which will be held at Jumeirah Golf Estates from November 20-23.

There is a relaxing lounging area opposite to the driving range where patrons can enjoy the comfort of bean bags while watching the bestof the Challenge Tour warming up.

Tournament sponsors Al-Futtaim Automotive Group even has a range of classic cars, sports cars and motorcycles on display for motoring enthusiasts to enjoy.

James Shippey, Golf Club Manager, Al Badia Golf Club by Inter- Continental, said: “We have always wanted the event to be about more than just golf. We wanted to embrace the UAE community to ensure they feel welcome to come along to the club and enjoy our InterContinental hospitality in relaxed surroundings and watch the future golf stars play our magnificent golf course.” 

Fans will also get a chance to watch local golf artist Mark Robinson, who has been invited for the second time to capture the action on canvas.

What: Final round of Challenge Tour Grand Final

Where: Al Badia Golf Club in Dubai Festival City

When: Saturday, tee times starting 09:00


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