Xerox, the leading enterprise for business process and document management launches the second qualifying round of the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge at the Royal Golf Club in The Kingdom of Bahrain on Friday 18th November 2011. The second qualifying round will host 50 teams and 100 players where the winners of the qualifying rounds will participate in the Grand Finale with the opportunity to attend the 2012 British Open Championship taking place in Royal Lytham & St Annes on the 19th – 22nd of July 2012.
The Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge, managed by Troon Golf has received an increase in the number of supports/sponsors this year. Avis Rent a Car and ABB are the main sponsors of the event and have been strong supporters since 2010. The Golf Challenge is also co-sponsored by Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, this year’s main hotel sponsors as well as ECCO who also co-sponsor in addition to supporting the tournament in the past with events including ‘The Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin’; Crystal Gallery will be the Official Trophy Sponsor of the tournament, with media sponsors being Khaleej Times with the new addition of Golf Digest.
“The first qualifying round was a strong start to the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge. We are looking forward to “teeing off” the second qualifying round with as much enthusiasm and sportsmanship. The Royal Golf Club in Bahrain has two golf courses which offer something for golfers of all abilities. The Montgomerie-designed Championship course is a challenging option for even the most seasoned golfer and at the same time can appeal to the less experienced as there are plenty of holes giving risk/reward opportunities for those willing enough to “putt” their balls.” said Dan Smith, Head of Integrated Marketing for the Middle East and Africa region of Xerox’s Developing Markets Operations.
With teams collaborating from all over the Middle East for the 14th Annual Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge this year is promising to be the largest and most diverse tournament as of yet. Additional rounds are being held in Oman as well as Saudi Arabia and the number of participants showing interest is ever increasing, highlighting the popularity of the tournament. Moreover, the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge is active on social media forums such as Facebook as well as on LinkedIn. Xerox Emirates has launched a competition for fans that is live on the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge Facebook Fan page.
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villa has sponsored a weekend stay for 2 at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, to Mr. Raja Flora, the winner of the first raffle prize. Fans and golfers alike have the opportunity to win 1 of 11 prizes ever raffle round!