MENA Golf Tour cel­e­brates 50th event

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The MENA Golf Tour reaches a his­toric mile­stone when its 50th tour­na­ment gets un­der way to­day at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. The Dubai Creek Open brings up a half-cen­tury for the Tour, which started in 2011 and has gone on to host tour­na­ments across three con­ti­nents. “The stag­ing of the 50th tour­na­ment shows we have moved the nee­dle a lit­tle bit for­ward which gives us a tremen­dous sense of sat­is­fac­tion,” said Mo­hamed Juma Bua­maim, chair­man of the MENA Golf Tour. “We see it as our re­spon­si­bil­ity to cre­ate mean­ing­ful op­por­tu­ni­ties which can ben­e­fit our mem­bers and show­case years of in­vest­ments made in build­ing world-class fa­cil­i­ties in the re­gion. “The Of­fi­cial World Golf Rank­ing (OWGR) sta­tus for MENA Golf Tour mem­bers and a new tie-up with South Africa’s Sun­shine Tour have fur­ther re­in­forced the tour’s po­si­tion and im­por­tance in world golf. “With tour­na­ments in Morocco, South Africa, Spain, the GCC states and Thai­land, we have suc­ceeded in cre­at­ing a global plat­form for the re­gion’s ta­lent to step up to the plate and show what they can bring to the ta­ble.” Eng­land’s Zane Scot­land, the most pro­lific win­ner on the tour with 11 ti­tles, said: “It’s a great achieve­ment, one that res­onates be­yond the re­gion.”

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