wasl Asset Management Group (‘wasl’), the largest asset management company in Dubai, today announced it has partnered with ‘golf in Dubai’, the city’s leading organiser and promoter of golfing events, to support and sponsor for the third year, the Dubai Ladies Masters. The tournament is held under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. This year’s 6th edition of the tournament will take place at wasl’s Emirates Golf Club between December 14th and 17th.
Organised by ‘golf in Dubai’, the tournament will host 108 professional players from over a dozen countries, including leading names from the Ladies European Tour and Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) including Michelle Wie, Laura Davies and Christina Kim.
“Leisure and hospitality are part of our extensive portfolio of assets at wasl and being a key sponsor at major international sporting events is an excellent opportunity to showcase these assets,” said H.E Hesham Abdullah Al Qassim, Chief Executive Officer of wasl. “We take pride in presenting Emirates Golf Club and its facilities to local and international players and visitors. We hope our association with ‘golf in Dubai’ will continue to grow over time as we share a common objective and vision of promoting Dubai as the ultimate destination”.
wasl is also participating in the Pro-Am, a pre-tournament event involving local golf players, celebrities and professional golfers. wasl is hosting three teams, one of which is made up exclusively of leading amateur lady players from the community. Those participating are: Ms Eida Al Muhairbi and Dr Rabab Al Haj, both Emirati and Ms Lindsey Brown.
“As a keen golfer, I am excited to have been invited by wasl to participate at such a prestigious event,” commented Ms Eida Al Muhairbi, participant at the Pro-Am. “They have squarely put the focus on giving local enthusiasts the opportunity to develop our game by playing alongside professionals and learning from them. wasl’s support for the game at a grass roots level is unsurpassed and it will certainly improve the quality of the game in the years to come.”
Dubai Golf, a subsidiary of wasl, manages both Emirates Golf Club and Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. It provides world-class golf courses and luxurious clubhouses, offering a selection of spectacular locations for golf, events and entertainment as well as related services including fine dining restaurants, golf academies, recreation facilities and residential developments.
The multi award-winning Majlis Course, part of Emirates Golf Club, is the Middle East’s first grass course and has hosted the famous Dubai Desert Classic tournament since 1989. The Majlis was ranked this year as one of the Top 100 Golf courses outside of the USA.