FALDO TO HEAD ALL-STAR
THE ABU DHABI DESERT!
Nick Faldo heads
foreign legion of Tour Pro's teeing off in the first ever high profile
tournament to be played on sand!
A ground breaking
new tournament is now unveiled with Nick Faldo heading an all-star
cast of 32 European Tour pro's, including fellow Major winner Ian
Woosnam, Ryder Cup players Padraig Harrington, Paul McGinley and
Jean Van de Velde and young English star Ian Poulter. The Abu Dhabi
World Sand Golf Championship is a brand new event, which will see
some of the world's leading golfers play the game like they have
never played it before
.entirely on sand!
This unique pro-am event will take place on March 8th 2004 at Abu
Dhabi's Al Ghazal Golf Course, one of the world's leading Desert
courses with fairways sculpted from sand and 'browns' as opposed
to 'greens'. The par 71, 6600 yard course will be a challenging
experience for Faldo et al, and they are sure to be tested by the
famous 'browns' characterised by their uniquely true and fast roll.
Faldo is already
excited about taking part in this innovative tournament. "Being
involved in course design, I have been able to play golf all over
the world and on various styles of course. However I have not yet
had the opportunity to play on sand, and am therefore really looking
forward to experiencing it first hand in Abu Dhabi" he commented.
The Abu Dhabi
World Sand Golf Championship is sure to capture the imagination
of the golfing fraternity worldwide. TV pictures and images of some
of the European Tours top professionals playing in conditions like
they have never played before will be sent around the globe. The
organisers are promising a few surprises too, but all will be revealed
at the official press conference at Al Ghazal golf club this weekend
hosted by his Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nayhan, Chairman
of the Department of Civil Aviation in Abu Dhabi.
is proud to support the World Sand Golf Championship. "We are
delighted to see this unique golf event being supported by several
of the greatest names in professional golf, and taking place in
Abu Dhabi. If you have never visited Abu Dhabi or played sand golf,
we hope that this new event will encourage you to try our hospitality
for the first time. Sand golf is a truly unique experience and the
facilities at Al Ghazal are second to none."
sponsors of the inaugural Abu Dhabi World Sand Golf Championship
are Abu Dhabi Duty Free, Adnoc, one of the world's leading oil companies
and Damas, a leading Jeweller in the UAE. The Abu Dhabi World Sand
Golf Championships is a joint venture between Abu Dhabi Duty Free
and Professional Sports Events Ltd.
information log on to the tournaments official website www.worldsandgolf.com.
If you would like to organise an interview contact Jamie Cunningham
Managing Director of Professional Sports Events Ltd on +44 1276
858930 or 07973 678436.
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