This coming weekend, October 18th – 21st 2018 the United Arab Emirates (UAE) National Golf Team will compete in the 38th Arab Golf Championship in La Marsa, Tunisia. Hosted by the Arab Golf Federation at The Residence Tunis, over 52 players from more than 12 different countries will compete at this four-day championship. Representing the UAE Team will Khalid Yousuf, Ahmed Skaik, Saif Thabet, and Mohamed Adel Al Hajeri.
Saif Thabet, National Team Coach Samir Wallain, and Khalid Yousuf look on as Ahmed Skaik hits an iron shot at The Residence Tunis Golf Course during the first practice round.
After two months of heavy tournament golf, the UAE National Golf Team will switch their focus to the highly anticipated Arab Golf Championship. All four players have had a busy schedule since the end of August playing in events such as the World Amateur Team Championship (Eisenhower Trophy) in Ireland, Asian Amateur Championship in Singapore, and the Junior Olympic Games in Argentina.
“The team and players are in full swing after two and half months of good golf. We feel that we have the ability to compete in both of the Team and Individual Categories”, said Emirates Golf Federation Secretary General, Khalid Mubarak Al Shamsi.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, the 18-hole Residence Tunis Golf Course has a challenging links feel that will test all players’ games this weekend.
“The course is not playing very long, but with the number of water hazards and winds expected to pick up during the weekend, the playing conditions will be a good test for all of the players. As a team, we are hitting the ball well and if we stick to our game plan we should have a good finish,” said National Team Captain Khalid Yousuf.
The UAE Team will be accompanied by, H.E. Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi (Emirates Golf Federation Chairman and Arab Golf Federation Chairman), Adel Zarouni (Emirates Golf Federation Vice Chairman and Arab Golf Federation Vice Chairman), and Khalid Mubarak Al Shamsi (Emirates Golf Federation Secretary General).
The Championship is run over four rounds, the best three scores in a team of four are counted toward each round. Individual scores of players from each country are also recognized for individual Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals.
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