I was fortunate to be invited to play in the Dubai Eye Executive Golf Day, held at the Tower Links Golf Club in Ras Al-Khaimah on 13 April 2016. The event started off with a night’s accommodation at the wonderful Hilton Double Tree in Ras Al-Khaimah, followed by the golf day on Wednesday. I drove from Abu Dhabi on Tuesday morning, spent the afternoon relaxing at the hotel, followed by dinner in Umm Al-Quwain.
The day was overcast to start, followed by glorious sunshine later in the day. Unfortunately one member of our four-ball did not arrive, ruling us out of the competition right away, since the competition was decided on a two-ball betterball stableford format (although the winners only had three players).
With the best two of three scores to count, as opposed to the best two of four, we stood little chance of making the prizes. This was not helped by the fact that the remaining three players, myself included, did not play particularly well. But as they say ‘A bad on the golf course is better than a good day at the office’. The course was in tremendous condition, proving a difficult challenge to most of the players.
All in all the event was a GREAT success, as is customary for the Dubai Eye Executive Golf Day – this was the second one that I have attended, following the event last year at Jumeirah Golf Estates’ Earth Course. A BIG thank you to all the sponsors for the wonderful gifts – the 12 Titleist golf balls will come in handy to replace the ones claimed by the bushes on Tower Links – and to Al-Tayer Motors, RAK Bank and Swiss Air for their sponsorship of the day, to name just three.
From me, a special word of thanks to Sue Parry who took the time to personally deliver the sponsored items to my hotel room, since I checked in early, as well as to Mathew Johnson for his personal e-mail to me inviting me to apply for the golf day.
I look forward to being invited to the Dubai Eye Executive Golf Day in 2017.
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