Yousuf Aims to Defend Title At Largest Presidents Cup

February 10th, 2016

(Abu Dhabi, UAE) – On February 12-13, 2016 the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) will host the 2016 United Arab Emirates (UAE) Presidents Cup sponsored by HSBC. With a field of 72 players this year’s championship will have the largest field in its four years of existence. The 2016 Presidents Cup will take place at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Looking to defend his title will be National Team player Khalid Yousuf.

H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan & Khalid Yousuf the 2015 Presidents Cup Champion

H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan & Khalid Yousuf the 2015 Presidents Cup Champion

Abu Dhabi Golf Club, the home of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship will provide players with a tough challenge this weekend. This “super course” just hosted six of the world’s top golfers at the HSBC Golf Championship less than a month ago. Playing this weekend will be a treat for the Presidents Cup’s participants as the course is surely to be in championship conditions.

Khalid Yousuf, UAE National Team player and winner of the 2015 Presidents Cup, had this to say about the upcoming event. “ The Presidents Cup is an important event on the EGF calendar and especially for the UAE Nationals. This event brings all of us together for a fun and competitive weekend. I am really looking forward to defending my title. It will be nice challenge for us as it is hosted at a different venue this year. Playing well is a goal of mine this weekend, it will be good preparation for the upcoming 2016 GCC Golf Championship in Qatar”.

The Presidents Cup is a 36-hole, Gross, Stroke-Play Championship split into 3 Division, a Men’s, Ladies, and Junior Division. The EGF will also award top Net Prizes for all divisions. This event is open to all Emirati Golfers with a valid handicap certificate.

The EGF will also be hosting a Junior Clinic and Skills Challenge during the final round. This clinic and skills challenge will include juniors that are currently in the National Junior Development Program (NJDP). If you are interesting in participating in the clinic please contact the EGF at info@egfgolf.com.

The 2015 Presidents Cup Par 3 Challenge Participants

The 2015 Presidents Cup Par 3 Challenge Participants

EGF is excited to have HSBC as a title sponsor. HSBC is a globally recognized organization in banking with an event management sector that has a purpose to be where the growth is. With impressive golf events like the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and worldwide influence on junior golf programs HSBC was an easy fit for the EGF.

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