The third qualifying round of the 2011 Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge ‘Tees up’ at the Els Club in Dubai

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Published December 7th, 2011 - 08:06 GMT

Xerox, the leading enterprise for business process and document management launches the third qualifying round of the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge at the Els Golf Club in Dubai on Thursday 8th December 2011. The third 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 Els Club in Dubai hosts one of the most enthralling courses giving golfers the opportunity to play in the desert, making the game all the more desirable. The interest received in this qualifying round has increased significant from the last round and we are looking forward to interacting with golfers from all over the UAE and enjoying yet another challenging round.”  said Andrew Hurt, General Manager, Xerox Emirates. 

The 14th Annual Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge this year is hosting teams throughout the Middle East ranging from those in Aramco, Saudi Arabia, to Beirut Lebanon, proving to be the most diverse tournament to date. With the number of participants increasing every round, this year is highlighting the popularity of the tournament. Furthermore, Xerox Emirates 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 raffle victor, Raja Flora as the proud winner of a weekend stay for 2 at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, with details of the second round winner to be published shortly. Fans and golfers alike have the opportunity to win 1 of 10 prizes every raffle round. 

In order to be one of those lucky winners, keep an eye out for the the third raffle question which will be posted on Thursday 8th December,.

Background Information


Xerox Corporation is a leading global enterprise for business process and document management. Through its broad portfolio of technology and services, Xerox provides the essential back-office support that clears the way for clients to focus on what they do best: their real business.

Headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, Xerox provides leading-edge document technology, services, software and genuine Xerox supplies for graphic communication and office printing environments of any size. 

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