Al Mouj to host Europcar Open Golf Challenge
November 26, 2018 | 3:51 PM
by Times News Service
Team captains and managers pose for a group picture along with official from Al Mouj and OGC. Supplied photo

MUSCAT: After the tremendous success of the last five editions of the Europcar Open, Al Mouj Golf course is once again ready to host the sixth edition which promises to be even more enthralling on December 7, 2018.

This year, the anticipation for the exclusive event seems to have hit a new high as the limited spots got filled just a few hours after the registration opened. As is every year, the Europcar Open Golf event will see the best golfers in the country competing for the Men’s Division 1, Men’s Division 2, Ladies and the Inter-Club Challenge trophies.

Europcar hosted a launch dinner for the GM’s and captains of the four clubs from Oman. Mundhir Al Barwani, Chairman and Ahmed Al Jidhamy, Vice Chairman were present from OGC, while the clubs were represented by Sabri Al Mandhari, Men’s Captain and Yvonne Middleton, Ladies Captain Al Mouj Golf, Steve Blee Men’s Captain and S. J. Prakash, Men’s Vice Captain Ghala Valley Golf Club, Paul Wilcox, Men’s Captain and Brett Merrell, GM Ras Al Hamra, Henry Huneberg, Captain and Mike Rennardson, GM Muscat Hills.

This year the Europcar Open will have two new clubs participating in the Inter-Club Challenge – Dubai Creek Golf Club and the Qatar Education City Club.

The title sponsor for this prime corporate golfing event is Europcar Oman and will be partnered by Mistal Watches. The event is also jointly powered by Mitsubishi Motors and Al Ahlia Insurance. Travelex is the foreign exchange partner, Srilankan Airlines is the airline partner, Kempinski is the hotel partner, Al Seeb Technical Est. (SARCO) is the electronics partner, WH Smith is the retail partner, and African & Eastern is the beverage partner. The tournament will also be supported by Mumtaz Mahal and Woodlands restaurant.

“It is almost overwhelming to see how far we have come. This is our sixth year hosting the Europcar Open Golf Challenge but we are as excited as we were when we did our first. This year we are delighted to welcome two club teams from Dubai and Qatar and consider this is a matter of great pride. The Europcar Open Golf Challenge effortless blends the elements of business with pleasure, bringing to the golfers an experience to remember. The event serves as a great networking platform between fellow golf enthusiasts,” said Nitin Sapre, GM, Europcar Oman. “The Europcar Open Golf Challenge is a very special event for us as it mirrors our values and standards and is also in line with our 'Passion for Golf' strategy. We extend our sincere gratitude to all our esteemed sponsors who have supported us through the years always and play an instrumental role in making this prestigious event possible year after year.”

The tournament will have a two shotgun starts 7am and 12pm. The event will climax in a pleasurable gala dinner, prize distribution and light entertainment. A total of 150 golfers have registered for the latest edition.

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