Foundation formed to spread golf among UAE nationals

Foundation formed to spread golf among UAE nationals

Ahmed Al Musharrekh Foundation has the full blessings of the Emirates Golf Federation and aims to take the game of golf to school children.



Ahmed Al Musharrekh, Hassan Al Musharrekh, Khalil Al Kashwani and Maryam Al Marzouqi ready to promote golf . — Supplied photo

Dubai—A new foundation has been formed to take golf to the grass roots level among the UAE nationals and the country’s first and only professional golfer, Ahmed Al Musharrekh, has lent his name to the foundation. Ahmed Al Musharrekh Foundation has the full blessings of the Emirates Golf Federation and aims to take the game of golf to school children.

“As the first UAE National golfer to turn professional, it is an honour and a privilege to be able to give something back to the game I love through my own foundation,” said Al Musharrekh. “I hope to help as many people as possible in the region to have the opportunity to benefit from the life skills and values that are integral to this great game.”

He pointed out that the Foundation will aim to nurture, support and help develop local golfing talent with the best possible resources while the main objective will be to provide opportunity to all. “Youngsters — boys and girls — who have never considered golf will be given access to all that the game has to offer, from the physical to the mental, from rules to etiquette and the values that the sport can help instill,” he added.

The coaching systems developed by the Emirates Golf Federation form the basis of those implemented by the Foundation while the Foundation will also work closely with the EGF to identify and develop future talent in the region, according to a press release.

A key function of the Ahmed Al Musharrekh Foundation will be to visit schools in the UAE and introduce the game to as many children as possible, many of whom may never have had any contact with the sport. Al Musharrekh himself will take an active role in this regard as the figurehead of the Foundation, which is being supported by a highly exclusive Limited Edition Jaermann & Stübi timepiece.

“We want to contribute to the golfing community in the UAE. This means we have to be active with our golfing partners and the industry as well as the golf courses,” said Oliver Zuegel, managing partner Franck & Prime, Dubai, exclusive agent and distributor for Jaermann & Stübi in the region.

“We will spend money sponsoring tournaments and events, but in particular we’ll support local talent through grassroots initiatives with our main objective being to help encourage youngsters in the region to take up the game,” he assured.

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