Xerox Corporate golf heads towards Capital

The second round of the 15th Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge (XCGC) heads towards Abu Dhabi this weekend when the second qualifying round takes place on March 7 at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club.

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Published: Fri 8 Mar 2013, 12:45 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 9:01 AM

Abu Dhabi Golf Club offers some of the most luxurious golf experiences in the region.

The course and clubhouse, which was officially opened in October 2000, hosts the European PGA Tour Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and some of the world’s best golfers.

It is also ranked among the World’s Top 100 courses by Golf World magazine. A total of 50 teams with 100 players will be partaking in the second round of the tournament, which has been twice named Best Corporate Golf Event in the Middle East.

The tournament is supported by main sponsors Avis Rent a Car and ABB, who have been associated with XCGC for two years. Co-sponsors also supporting the tournament include ECCO, the ‘nearest the pin’ and ‘longest drive’ sponsor, Crystal Gallery, the trophy sponsor, and Khaleej Times as the media sponsor, who have been associated with the tournament for more than 10 years. The Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge is also supported by Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas as the Hotel Sponsor and Golf Digest, the Official Magazine Sponsor for the past two years.

New additions to this year’s competition are Dubai Golf, who manage the tournament, Scorpio Golf as the Supplier Sponsor and VPAR, who is providing the UAE qualifying rounds and grand final with live golf scoring technology.

“There’s been significant interest from keen golfers in the region in participating in such a high profile tournament, and the opportunity to play at the prestigious Abu Dhabi Golf Club is an added bonus,making it even more appealing for them to enter,” said Abeer Safa, Marketing Manager, Xerox Emirates.

The Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge, which is a sporting event held in all GCC countries and this year includes South Africa, consists of 11 qualifying rounds. Winners of all qualifying rounds will participate in the grand finals which will be held in its new location, the Emirates Golf Club, on October 23. Winners of the grand final will get the chance to play in the PRO AM category of the 2013 DP World Tour Dubai Championship.

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