In celebration of the launch of the 15th anniversary of the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge, key sponsors and regional media today descended upon the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai for a sponsors and media briefing, followed by a nine-hole round of golf and lunch.
The Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge (XCGC) was first launched in 1997 in the UAE with the key objectives of providing corporations with a platform for business networking in a leisurely environment and enable like-minded individuals to forge new business relationships. The tournament is an 18-hole two person best ball medal event open to all male and female golfers who hold an official handicap.It has proven to be a success for Xerox since its inception and has twice won the esteemed title of ‘Best Corporate Golf Event in the Middle East’, due to its unique mix of business and pleasure.
The tournament is supported by main sponsors Avis Rent a Car and ABB, who have been associated with XCGC for two years. Co-sponsors also supporting the tournament include ECCO, the ‘nearest the pin’ and ‘longest drive’ sponsor, Crystal Gallery, the trophy sponsor, and Khaleej Times as media sponsor, who have been associated with the tournament for more than 10 years.
The Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge is also supported by Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas as Hotel Sponsor and Golf Digest, the Official Magazine Sponsor for two years.
New additions to this year’s competition are Dubai Golf as event organisers and VPAR, who is providing the UAE qualifying rounds and grand final with live golf scoring technology.
Abeer Safa, Marketing Manager, Xerox Emirates, said: “We’re looking forward to hosting another successful year of the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge, and we would like to thank our sponsors for making this all possible.”
The Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge, which is a sporting event held in all GCC countries and this year includes South Africa, consists of 11 qualifying rounds. The first qualifying round will take place on February 22 in Bahrain. Winners of all qualifying rounds will participate in the grand finals which will be held in its new location, the Emirates Golf Club, on October 23. Winners of the grand final will get the chance to play in the PRO AM category of the 2013 DP World Tour Dubai Championship.