UAE National Senior and Youth Team Ready for Qatar

February 29th, 2016

(Dubai, UAE) – On February 29th, 2016 the United Arab Emirates (UAE) National Senior and Youth (18 & Under) golf teams will travel to Qatar to compete in the 2016 GCC Golf Championship. Hosted at the Doha Golf Club by the Qatar Golf Association, the UAE teams are looking to make an impression after months of solid performances and a strong training schedule.

UAE Team Members (L-R - Khalid Yousuf, Ahmed Skaik, Coach Greg Holmes and Rashid Hamood)

UAE Team Members (L-R – Khalid Yousuf, Ahmed Skaik, Coach Greg Holmes and Rashid Hamood)

Doha Golf Club is an 18 hole Championship Course designed by Peter Harradine and is the home of the Qatar Masters. Tipping out at 7,374 yards the golf course will provide a tough challenge for both divisions.

Representing the Senior Team for the UAE will be Khalid Yousuf, Rashid Hamood, Ahmed Skaik, and Saeed Malik. This is the 20th Edition of the Senior GCC Golf Championship.

After winning the 2016 UAE Presidents Cup this month Rashid Hamood is looking to provide the Senior Team the extra boost in order to compete for a top seed.

For the Youth (18 & Under Team) Division, the UAE team will be composed of Mohamed Al Hajeri, Mohmood Skaik, and Rasid Al Emadi. This will be the 9th Edition of the Youth (18 & Under) GCC Golf Championship.

Rashid Al Emadi

Rashid Al Emadi

Mohamed Al Hajeri is a key player to watch out for this weekend in Qatar. A rising star for the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) and the UAE, look for Al Hajeri to be in contention on the Individual Leaderboard.

Both teams will be accompanied by, EGF Chairman H.E Shaikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Vice Chairman Adel Zarouni, Secretary General and Team Captain Khalid Mubarak Al Shamsi, National Team Coach Greg Holmes and Performance Coach David Condon.

National Team Coach, Greg Holmes has this to say heading into this week. “We have always had very good ball strikers on the team. This year we have worked very hard on our pre shot routines to help alleviate any outside obstacles. There have been some notable individual achievements during the year and we feel that we have a great chance in Qatar. Rashid Hamood played very well in the Presidents Cup we hope that this carries over for him at the GCC Championships”.

The tournament will officially start on Wednesday, March 2nd and end on Saturday, March 5th. The Youth Division will be three-rounds, ending on March 4th. Follow the EGF on social media and on the EGF website to receive daily updates and results from the event.