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Golf: Nick Tarratt Appointed as EAGL Mini Series Director in Dubai

The golf industry veteran Nick Tarratt has been appointed tournament director for the Emirates Amateur Golf League (EAGL) Mini Series, which will be held on the June 20 fire at Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai. The EAGL Mini Series is a nine-hole initiative with eight teams of four amateurs. The vision of EAGL’s CEO and Founder Sudesh Aggarwal and his management team is to raise the profile of corporate golf to the next level and to give participants the experience to become a Tour Pro for the day in a team format. be. Networking among golfers and senior players in the UAE golf industry and within the UAE business community is also one of the key objectives of the EAGL concept. The EAGL Mini Series One Day Summer Event is a preview of the EAGL Series that will take place in the United Arab Emirates later this year. Tarratt, former director of the European Tour’s Middle East Division, will assist in all areas of planning, and also acts as the Rules Official and Senior Auditor of Disabilities for the tournament. Commenting on the appointment of Tarratt, Aggarwal said: “We are delighted that Nick will be able to contact us immediately for this exciting golf project. Nick has a vast and perhaps unique experience in organizing golf events around the world, especially in Dubai. ‘

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Tarratt began his career at The Belfry for the PGA in the early 1980s and was heavily involved in various capacities in organizing club pro events, global Ladies European Tour (then WPGA) events, as well as a key member of the organizing committee of 1985 Ryder Cup at The Belfry, an event where he also worked as an official referee. Later that decade, he hosted the hugely popular and successful Scottish Open in Gleneagles, the traditional forerunner of The Open Championship. Recently, the longtime resident of Dubai founded the UAE Golf Association (now the Emirates Golf Federation) in the mid-nineties and played a key role in organizing the Dubai Desert Classic and the DP World Tour Championship, the latter for its first 10 year exists. ‘We welcome Nick to the EAGL team and we are all excited about the dedication, passion and experience he will bring to our group. We wish Nick all the best, “said Aggarwal. Tarratt added: ‘It’s great to join the EAGL team and get back into mainstream golf. I have been taking a sabbatical for the past two years for personal reasons, and I am full of energy, batteries recharged and excited to get going for the summer project. Suddesh and the EAGL team have ambitious plans to raise the standard for corporate golf in Dubai and the UAE to be applauded. “There is great potential for the EAGL vision in the longer term, and I’m sure it will be well received by players, sponsors and the golf industry well in just one month in this pilot project.”