The 2016 – 2017 Golf Season Opens; EGF Order of Merit Schedule Set

September 29th, 2016

(Dubai, UAE) – As the summer is coming to an end and the weather cools down, golfers around the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are welcoming in the 2016 – 2017 golf season. With the new season coming the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) Order of Merit schedule is now set. Providing a tour like experience the EGF Order of Merit gives the UAE golfer an opportunity to play most UAE golf courses in a competitive atmosphere.

2015 – 2016 EGF Order of Merit Winners at Jumeriah Golf Estates

2015 – 2016 EGF Order of Merit Winners at Jumeriah Golf Estates

This eight-month long season will take place at 13 different golf clubs (in the Men’s Division) within the UAE. Each event, across the three divisions (Men’s, Ladies’ and Juniors’) will be played under the stroke-play format for at least 18-holes, with men’s events lasting 36-holes. In the Ladies’ and Juniors’ Divisions, there will be a Gross and Net Score winner. If you are looking to be the best amateur golfer in the UAE, have some competitive fun, or just improving your game, this season long experience is ideal for you.

The top 20 players in each event will receive Order of Merit points from 1st Place winners receiving 30 points, to 20th place receiving 4 points. The Order of Merit Leaderboard will be updated after each event and can be viewed on the EGF website.

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At the end of last season, the winners of their respected divisions represented the UAE at The 82th Singha Thailand Amateur Open. Big congratulations to Christofer Rahm, Tiago Lobo, Alison Muirhead, and Kim Chiang on their accomplishments from last season.

The Men’s Division starts the 2016 – 2017 season at The Montgomerie Golf Club on October 7th – 8th, 2016. The Ladies will open the season as well at The Montgomerie Golf Club on October 21st, 2016. The Junior Division will kick off the season in Abu Dhabi at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club on October 22nd, 2016. To see the full 2016 – 2017 EGF Order of Merit schedule go to www.egfgolf.com.

With almost a new event taking place weekly, golfers can see the latest updates, event news, and results by following the Emirates Golf Federation on Facebook, Twitter and EGF Website. By the continued support from the UAE golf clubs, the UAE golfing community, and EGF partners, the 2016 – 2017 golf season will be another season full great golf.