Xerox, the leading enterprise for business process and document management launches the eight qualifying round of the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge at Dirab Golf Club in Saudi Arabia on Friday 16th March 2012. The eighth qualifying round will host over 100 players, where the top teams of each tournament will qualify for the Grand Final at Jumeirah Golf Estates in April. These finalists will have the opportunity to win a trip to 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.
Dirab Golf & Country Club is the only grassed 18-hole Par 72 Championship and 9-hole Par 27 Academy golf course in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Located 45 kilometers south west of Riyadh and nestled in the picturesque Tawfiq valley, the club features lush tree-lined fairways and perfectly manicured greens.
“With each tournament we get closer the Finale in April and the atmosphere is electric. We are all tremendously enthusiastic about the 8th Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge at Dirab Golf Club in Saudi Arabia. All participants have the opportunity to contend for the grand prize and are eager to compete for the coveted prize. We are excited about this exceptional experience and the interest received in this qualifying round has been astounding. We are looking forward to networking with golfers from all over KSA at yet another challenging tournament and we wish all the participants the best of luck,” said Dan Smith, Head of Integrated Marketing for the Middle East and Africa region of Xerox’s Developing Markets Operations.
The 14th Annual Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge has included teams from all over the Middle East region as well as the largest number of participants regionally. Additional rounds were held in Oman as well as Saudi Arabia and the number of participants showing interest is ever increasing with every round, 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 has launched a competition for fans that is live on the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge Facebook Fan page. The competition has already announced the first, second, third, fourth and fifth raffle winners. Prizes that have been won include a weekend stay for 2 at the Park Hyatt, a Xerox Phaser 3140 printer, a lunch for 2 at the Els Club, a Friday brunch for 2 at Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel and a Callaway Golf Club. Fans and golfers alike have the opportunity to win 1 of 4 prizes every raffle round.
In order to be one of those lucky winners, keep an eye out for the next raffle question which will be posted on Friday 15th March 2012