H.E. Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi and the EGF Look to the Future with New Leadership

January 7th, 2022

(Dubai, UAE) – To start the New Year the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) in conjunction with the new electoral cycle has announced a new formation of Board of Directors. Chaired by His Excellency Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi the new Board of Directors has received full confidence from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) General Sports Authority and Sports Councils.

His Excellency Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi & General Abdullah Alhashmi

“It is an exciting time for us at the EGF. With the number of participants and the number of events increasing in the sport at all levels and for both men and women the new delegates are eager to get to work. The EGF has a duty to discover new talents, especially among the youth, in order to continue to achieve UAE golf’s goals”, said Chairman His Excellency Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan.

His Excellency’s first major addition to the federation was appointing General Abdullah Alhashmi as the Vice-Chairman “The developments made in the sport of golf within the region over the past few years is motivation for our new Board of Directors. We have a strong team of leaders with an abundant amount of experience and accomplishments that will bring the EGF into the future. The EGF is looking forward to working with all governing bodies, tours, and enterprises in order to reach our goals”, said General Alhashmi.

The EGF has also appointed its first Female Board Member. Shamah Saeed Alfalasi will be taking the lead of the Women in Golf initiatives for the UAE. Over the past two years, the EGF’s National Ladies Program has attracted over 100 female players, particularly young women, from different emirates, as part of the game’s Women in Golf efforts.

In addition to a new Vice-Chairman and the first Female Board Member, the EGF has selected Khalid Mubarak Al Shamsi to remain as the Secretary-General, Mustafa Al-Sayed Muhammad Alhashemi as the new Financial Director, Akram Skaik as the General Director, and His Excellency Saif Sultan Alaryani, Khalfan Al Kabbi, Rashid Mohammed Alabbar, and Abdul Raouf bin Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Mubarak as Board Members.

The EGF was formed in 1995 and is the Governing Body of Golf in the UAE. The EGF is overseen by a Board of Directors under the General Sports Authority while being affiliated to the Royal & Ancient (R&A), International Golf Federation (IGF), United States Golf Association (USGA), Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC), GCC Golf Committee (GCC) and the Arab Golf Federation (AGF)

The EGF administrates and provides official handicaps to all EGF members and adapted World Handicap System in 2020. The EGF sanctions all professional and amateur golf events in the UAE.

Currently, the EGF represents over 6,500 members both directly through the EGF and also throughout the 21 golf clubs across the UAE.

The EGF is a non-profit organization with the goals and responsibility of increasing awareness and participation in golf. The EGF actively conducts an Order of Merit Season, Junior Development Programs, and Junior, Ladies, and Senior National Team Programs. The EGF and UAE golf clubs work closely together to help shape the future of golf in the UAE.