Dubai: Welsh rugby legend Mike Phillips has led the European Sevens, one of eight teams taking part in the groundbreaking Emirates Amateur Golf League (EAGL) mini-series, which takes place at the back nine at the Fire Course, Jumeirah Golf Estates. , on Sunday, June 20th. Phillips, who was the most popular scrumhalf in Wales ‘history, said:’ I’m excited to be part of a fantastic event. The EAGL is going to give a big boost to amateur golf in the region. ‘ The EAGL, which is the brainchild of businessman Sudesh Aggarwal, himself an avid golfer, has been conceptualized as the first multi-team golf league in the world to be owned by franchisees. “The vision is to take the profile of corporate golf to the next level and to give the amateur players the experience of being a Tour Pro for the day in a team format,” Aggarwal said on Tuesday in Dubai during the formal launch said. 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, which will take place in the United Arab Emirates later this year. ” Golf industry veteran Nick Tarratt, who has been appointed tournament director and senior auditor of Handicaps, said: “It’s great to join the EAGL team,” said Tarratt, a longtime Dubai resident who helped said with the establishment of the UAE Gulf. Association (now the Emirates Golf Federation). ‘Sudesh and the EAGL team have ambitious plans to raise the standard for corporate golf in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates to be applauded. There is great potential for the EAGL vision in the long run and I am sure it will be well received by players, sponsors and the golf industry in this pilot project in just one month. ” Sripriyaa Kumaria, league administrator, said the sky is the limit for the EAGL. “Once the inauguration event has been delivered, we are definitely planning to take the league to other countries, and we have already received interests for that,” she said.
The evening program after the game on June 20 also includes a special UAE golf industry forum that will bring together some of the top decision makers of the game to discuss the current state of affairs in the UAE. So far, the panel that has been confirmed for the forum is Chris May, CEO of Dubai Golf, Mark Chapleski, President Troon International, Simon Corkill, executive tournament director Falcon & Associates, and Khalfan Al Kaabi, owner of Abu Dhabi Golf Club, and Tarratt himself.
There will be 8 teams in the EAGL Mini Series, each with 4 players in the team. The format is individual matches against another team with players paired between handicap brackets. The winner of each individual match receives 2 points. If the match does not go to the 18th green, the loser has the opportunity to score, and if the loser wins the Press match, he earns 1 point. If the winner of the original match wins the press match, he can not win more than the original 2 points. This format ensures that the matches all end on the 18th green, and it creates a unique tournament around the home court.
EAGL Mini Series Draw
Indian Lions (Khaleej Times) vs Emirates Golf Federation Dubai Tigers (Dubai Sports Channel) vs. English Rose (Gulf News) MENA Golfers (Global Golf) vs. Asian Jumbos (ARN) European Seves (Dubai Sports TV) vs Abu Dhabi Roars (Abu Dhabi Golf Club)