Oman Golf Committee ropes in Golf World as ‘preferred supplier’
March 22, 2017 | 2:06 PM
by Times News Service
The agreement between Oman Golf Committee and Golf World is aimed at further development of golf in the Sultanate. Photo - Supplied

Muscat: The Oman Golf Committee (OGC) have signed a ‘preferred supplier’ agreement with the local Omani sports retailer Golf World.

As per the agreement, Golf World will now become the Oman Golf Committee’s preferred supplier for golfing events and to equip the Oman National Team.

According to a press release received on Wednesday, the agreement comes as part of OGC’s drive to establish strongrelationships that support the growing popularity of the sport in the Sultanate.

Oman Golf Committee vice-chairman Ahmed Al Jhdhamy said: “2017 is an exciting year for golf in Oman and this is one of many partnerships we plan to enter into. With the support of Golf World and our recently appointed National Team Manager Steven Troupe, we can be assured that our National Team is fully equipped and prepared for upcoming regional and international tournaments.”

Commenting on the agreement, Golf World’s General Manager Leon Sassen, said: “We’re excited about this new relationship between Golf World and the Oman Golf Committee, as we both have the shared vision to grow the game of golf in Oman. I have been in the golf industry in Oman for almost nine years now and I feel this is a great move forward.

“I am very positive about the future ahead for Golf in Oman”.

First opened in 2011 in Shatti Qurum, Golf World is a local Omani owned company and the sultanate’s first dedicated retail outlet for golfing enthusiasts. Golf World has since moved to the Ghala Golf Club where it operates the Pro Shop.

The Oman Golf Committee’s mission, with the support of the Ministry of Sporting Affairs and corporate partner Oman LNG, is to raise awareness and participation levels for golf in Oman and to give golfers of all ages the opportunity to play the sport. The committee aims to create an environment that allows beginners to learn and serious golfers to strive to the top.

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