Two Golf Digest readers travelled to Abu Dhabi in November on a R50 000 golfing experience courtesy of Golf in Abu Dhabi, accompanied by editor Stuart McLean. Leonard Flaum from Knysna won the October issue competition, and John Lloyd of Plettenberg Bay travelled with him on Etihad Airways to Abu Dhabi for five days. They stayed at the 5-star Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, and played three rounds of golf at Yas Links, Saadiyat Beach and Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Among the attractions they visited during the stay were Ferrari World, Yas Water World, and the impressive Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the world’s top landmarks according to Trip Advisor. Ground transport was with Hala Abu Dhabi.
“John and I, together with other international prize winners, were treated like royalty by Golf in Abu Dhabi,” said Flaum. “On arrival we received a Titleist holdall and a box of 12 Pro V1s. At Saadiyat Beach we were treated to a golf clinic by Matteo Manassero, and after the round there was a barbecue. I would like to thank Golf Digest for making this wonderful experience possible.”
Len Flaum (le ) and
John Lloyd with Matteo Manassero.