Tee off in pink for breast cancer awareness at Abu Dhabi Golf Club

Press release
Published October 3rd, 2011 - 08:50 GMT

In support of breast cancer awareness month this October, Abu Dhabi Golf Club is hosting Pink Lady Golf Day to raise funds for the Cancer Research UK charity. The tournament’s objective is to raise money for the battle against breast cancer while promoting women’s participation in the game of golf.  

Cancer Research UK is an organization that is dedicated to saving the lives of millions by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. The organization makes the most impact through its support of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses across the UK to research all aspects of cancer; by providing information for cancer patients, their families, health professionals and the general public; organizing fundraising events worldwide and by influencing public policy to keep cancer at the top of the health agenda. 

The fundraising effort, spearheaded by Michelle Larter, Event Organiser, has an imaginative Royal Wedding theme and the competition is open to women of all ages with encouragement that participants’ dress in pink. On October 23rd, contestants can combine their love of golf and creativity with a commitment to breast cancer research. Starting with a 12.30pm shotgun start, the event will be followed by a delicious buffet dinner at 6pm after which, there will be exciting prizes awarded to the best dressed team, best game of golf played and for the most amusing outfit worn. The theme will be an integral part of the dinner as the dessert will include a wedding cake, which will be cut by the winners. The format will be a team of 4 competition, and the entry fee for members is AED 150 and AED 395 for guests, inclusive of the 18 hole competition, cart hire, range balls, prize presentation and a satisfying evening meal in Qanas on the top floor of the Falcon Clubhouse. In addition, a raffle will be held with proceeds going to the charity. 

“The fight against breast cancer continues, not only within the community but with the emotional support of the women diagnosed with this devastating disease. Through this tournament, we endeavour to not only provide ladies with a fun game of golf but also help them, their family and friends by supporting this important cause, “says Michelle Larter. 

“Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity devoted to fighting cancer through research. It is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to get involved and help in any way they can, “states Phil Waine, Tournament Coordinator at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. 

Background Information

Abu Dhabi Golf Club

Abu Dhabi Golf Club offers one of the most luxurious golf resort experiences within the Middle East, in full management with the renowned worldwide golf resort management organizations of excellence, Troon Golf. Fifteen minutes from the city centre and just ten minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi Golf Club is perfectly located for domestic and international guests. 

An oasis of tranquility carved out of the desert, the Abu Dhabi Golf Club features 27 Championship Holes of golf, over 162 hectares of land. The course features an undulating terrain meandering through pockets of palms and ornamental trees, shrubs with seven spectacular saltwater lakes. 

Situated majestically overlooking the golf course is the iconic, newly refurbished Falcon Clubhouse, built in the shape of a falcon with its wings outstretched, peering over the 9th and 18th greens. As you look across the lakes from the far end of the course, the Clubhouse dominates the scene. It is a spectacular, superbly-designed building that creates an atmosphere of relaxed elegance.

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