Top guns for Ladies Masters

A sizzling star-cast, spearheaded by world number seven In-Kyung Kim, will feature in the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters Challenge Match on Wednesday, December 8, at the Emirates Golf Club's Par-3 course, starting at 6.30pm.

Published: Mon 6 Dec 2010, 11:47 PM

Last updated: Wed 13 Oct 2021, 9:20 AM

The South Korean ace will be joined seasoned Laura Davies, Michelle Wie, Christina Kim, Melissa Reid and Carling Coffing in the six-player field that offers fans a rare opportunity to watch the marquee players up close and personal as they deliver a ‘clinic' in wedge play.

The Challenge Match, one of the highlights of the tournament week, will be followed an official dinner reception which golf in DUBAi is hosting for all players featuring the field.

The six players will be split into three teams, each comprising two stars. In this greensomes format, both players play their drives and then select the best-positioned ball. Thereafter, they hit alternate shots with the same ball until the hole is completed.

The par-27 course, measuring 1,239 yards from blue tees, has been designed such a way that it tests the skills of all. The longest hole on the course is the 194-yard third hole while the shortest hole (the fourth) measures 96 yards.

“The six players have been selected for the challenge match on the basis of their rankings and, of course, for their star value on the tour,” said Mohammed Juma Buamaim, vice-chairman and CEO of ‘golf in DUBAi,' the promoters and organisers of the event.

“We would like to encourage more and more golf fans to come to the Emirates Golf Club and cheer top professional lady golfers, some of them would be competing in this region for the first time.

“Entry to the tournament is free, but access to the clubhouse will be restricted to pass holders. The opening of the Nakheel metro station just across the road would make it much easier for them to commute to the venue without any traffic hassles.

“We have made elaborate arrangements to ensure the fans enjoy the proceedings on all four days of the tournament. A giant TV screen has been installed in the ‘public village' for them to catch up the live action,” he said.

“Different food and beverage outlets, charity putt competitions and free golf clinics will further add to the carnival-like atmosphere at the village,” Buamaim said.

The Challenge Match will be preceded by a pro am, the traditional curtain-raiser to the event, on Tuesday, starting at 7.30am. The second shot gun is at 12.45pm.

‘golf in DUBAi' is backed by Omega as the title sponsor and Dubal (Dubai Aluminium) as the sponsor. The co-sponsors are: CNN, Emirates NBD, Mercedes-Benz, Jumeirah and wasl while Dubai Duty Free, Carpetland and Motivate are the Patrons in golf in DUBAi's drive to showcase the emirate's vibrant golfing scene to a worldwide audience.

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