Jumeirah Golf Estates by Nakheel Golf announces new sponsorship
Jumeirah Golf Estates by Nakheel Golf, the world's leading golf developers, has announced their sponsorship of the Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa Challenge Match and the hole-in-one contest.
The contest which has previously seen the likes of Nick Faldo, Seve Ballesteros, Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood, Jose Maria Olazabal, Ian Woosnam and Colin Montgomerie who play in support of local UAE charities, will mark the return of Greg Norman this year. The legendary golfer is also the lead golf course designer for Nakheel Golf.
Greg Norman has confirmed that he will provide his golf game as support for the annual Challenge Match, which is an integral part of The Dubai Desert Classic week.
Addressing the press conference, David Spencer, Director Golf Developments – Nakheel commented that the growth of the tournament was the best evidence that golf has become one of the leading sports in Dubai. “As leading golf developers for the region and in the world, we see the sponsorship of the Dubai Desert Classic and Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa Challenge Match as a stepping stone to draw the attention of the world of golf to Dubai and what we have to offer. We are enormously honoured that Greg Norman will be playing at the Dubai Desert Classic and the Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa Challenge Match on behalf of Nakheel”.
Nakheel Golf has confirmed their sponsorship of the 2005 Hole-in-One at the Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa Challenge Match. This annual ‘hole-in-one’ contest invariably adds to the electric atmosphere prior to the week long Dubai Desert Classic tournament, as players compete for this year’s record prize money and honour associated with winning this marquee tournament. The players will have two chances to win the Hole-in-One Challenge.
Further, Nakheel Golf has also announced charity-linked sponsorships for the Challenge Match, with US$ 2,700 for each Birdie, US$ 4,000 for each Eagle, and US$ 5,400 for each Albatross at the match. Nakheel Golf will also sponsor US$ 1,300 for each shot under par achieved by each competing team, with all proceeds donated to the local UAE charities.