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Mike Tracey Captain, 2009 - 2010 : Emirates Golf Club Dubai : A Year In Review

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S: Mike Tracey : Emirates Golf Club Captain : 2009 - 2010

BC: MIKE TRACEY EGC CAPTAIN 2009 - 2010 'A YEAR IN REVEW' by Jacqui Barry

FC: Mike Tracey Captain Emirates Golf Club Dubai 2009 - 2010


6: Yousuf in Birdie Blitz Khalid Yousuf triumphed in the September BMW Monthly Medal over the Majlis course after firing a 68 that included seven birdies. An inspired display by Yousuf saw him claim best gross of the day and the nett title in Division A (handicap 0-10). He picked up shots on the 3rd, 6th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 14th and 18th holes with dropped shots on the 1st, 9th and 16th. Khalid, a crucial member of the UAE National team, has lowered his handicap to plus two after this display. Manoj Kapur took runners-up place in Division A with a nett 70. Ed Hesson matched his tally but had to settle for third place after a card count back. David Green continued his form from last season with a splendid nett 69 in Division B (handicap 11-19) to take top honors from Drummond Welsh (70) and Gordon Wingate (72). Sam Tarassoli signed for a nett 71 in Division C (handicap 20-28) to take the title from Brian King (73) and Brian Kenny (73). | BMW SEPTEMBER MEDAL 4th September 2009

7: Ayres and Jones Excel in BMW Foursomes Jenny Ayres and Caroline Jones produced a magnificent performance to clinch the BMW Foursomes Championship with a 69.5 total. The pair, both from host venue Emirates Golf Club, fired a gross 80 over the Faldo course. In the alternate shot format, arguably the most difficult in golf, the nine and twelve handicappers signed for a gross 80 that also equaled the best gross tally of the day. Commencing their round from the back nine they got off to a poor start dropping shots on the 11th, 12th, 15th, 16th and 17th to see them out in six-over par. Considering they only had a 10 and a half shots to play with, they were along way from the winners rostrum at the turn. However a one-over par inward nine including a birdie at the 409-yard par five saw them post a victory tally of 69.5. Bill Buchanan and Ramsey Yassin from Sharjah Golf and Shooting club matched the champions gross 80 and took the prize due to their superior 41-shots on the back nine. | BMW FOURSOMES 11th September 2009

8: EID MIXED SCRAMBLE 18th September 2009

9: Aldridge Blazes Black Tees Johnny Aldridge fired 38 points from the Championship Tees of the Majlis course to clinch the Engineer’s Cup by a 3-point margin. Starting from the first tee, paired with Club Captain Mike Tracey, he went out in 39 shots, 4-over par. He recorded no points on the 180-yard par three fourth and followed it with another dropped shot on the fifth. He showed his power on the inward nine with birdies on the 10th and 13th holes. His level par back nine resulted in a winning tally of 38 points. The chasing pack was led by Tom Green who signed for 35 points including 20 on the back nine; good enough to edge Tarun Khanna in to third who also posted a 1-over par tally of 35. Sun Jin Hwang and Joung Do Park both scored 34 points to take the top two places in Division A (handicap 0-12) respectively. Rajesh Verma topped division B (handicap 13-24) with 34 points, one clear from Oliver Browning. | ENGINEERS' CUP 2009 | 25th September 2009

11: The Mixed Season Opener

12: Dickinson’s and King’s Rule in Mixed Opener David Dickinson, Lynne Dickinson, Carmel King and Brian King produced a fantastic performance in the Mixed Season Opener over the Majlis course to take top place by six shots.The format, a Mixed Shamble, was obviously to their liking as they posted a score of 122 and 20-under par. The shamble format required the team of four to drive off and then having picked the best tee shot to play their own ball out from that position. With the handicap allowance set at a allowance and a mixture of tee and pin positions set by captains, Mike Tracey and Martha Wong, it was a superb effort. It was a team effort with the star performer Brian King who contributed to the best two from four scores to count on 13 occasions including birdies on the 16th and 18th holes. David Dickinson picked up the other gross birdies on the card coming at the 1st and 18th holes, but all four members contributed at least seven times to the card. The quartet of Vivek Prakash, Somita Prakash, Suresh Shewakramani and David Watt claimed runners-up prize with a tally of 128. Two shots further back in third were Helen Srivastava, Aditya Srivastava, Tarun Khanna and Vipen Sethi. Earlier in the day the captains performed the traditional drive in to celebrate the start of the season. Mike Tracey launched his tee shot 260 yards, splitting the fairway. Lynn Rowley collected the champagne on offer for guessing the correct distance, and those members who asked if they could guess ‘out of bounds’ or the ‘ninth fairway’ were put in their place. Previous Captain Rai Legnar and Steinar Bratland guessed correctly on Martha’s drive to claim their champagne. Also in the prizes on the day were Nancy Wingate, Jacqui Barry, Vipen Sethi and Bill Wong for their efforts on the nearest the pin holes.

13: MIXED SEASON OPENER 2nd October 2009

14: Son and Watt Shine in Seniors Championship S.S Son recorded a gross 75 over the Majlis course to triumph in the Seniors Championship. A fantastic field of 78 seniors competed for the trophy and it was Son who came out on top by a winning margin of two shots from David Watt. The key to Son’s victory was his back nine and specifically the 16th and 17th holes. He managed to complete the two par fours in a total of 5 shots; a birdie on the 396-yard 16th hole was followed with a chip in and eagle two on the 332-yard 17th. This terrific run made up for drop shots on the 12th, 13th and 14th holes seeing him home in 38 strokes. His closest challenger, David Watt, produced a fantastic gross 77 and nett 65 to take runners-up prize. His card included a trio of birdies coming on the 3rd, 7th and 16th holes. Bob Knott and Jon Wright signed for a gross 79 but it was Knott who claimed third place following a card count back. The over sixty’s category was won by David Ashcroft following his 10-over par round of 82. The nett division saw Brian Kenny record a 69 to take first place form Sam Tarassoli (70) and Dong Chul Shin (71). | SENIORS' CHAMPIONSHIP 2009 16th October 2009

15: BMW OCTOBER MEDAL 30th October 2009

16: EMIRATES MIXED AMATEUR OPEN 2009 23rd & 24th October


18: BMW MEDAL NOVEMBER 2009 6th November 2009 | Hendry Finds Top Gear to Win BMW Medal Having clinched the Emirates Mixed Amateur Open a fortnight ago Daniel Henry continued his rich vein of form to fire a gross 70, nett 66 to triumph in the November edition of the BMW Monthly Medal. Starting from the first hole of the Faldo course he got off to a shocking start by dropping two shots but consolidated by completing the remainder of the front nine in level par seeing him out in 38 shots, 2-over par. He then went on to tear the difficult back nine apart by recording an eagle three on the 489-yard 10th and picked up birdies on the 12th, 13th and 17th holes. His inward half of 32 gave him a 3-under gross tally of 70 and nett 66. Hendry completed his round in the morning and must have thought the gross medal was his however Joel Neale matched his tally of 70 in the afternoon and his back nine of 32, 5-under par. However Hendry’s better back 6 holes gifted him the honor of best gross and best nett of a 94-strong field. Tony White produced one of his best performances at Emirates Golf Club with a nett 67 to take runners-up place in Division A (handicap 0-10). Andrew Robinson, another player in fine form, signed for a 70 to take third place. Vijay Devnani clinched a 3-stroke victory in Division B (handicap 11-19) following his nett 69, with A.E Ravi and Alan Salem taking second and third place respectively after returning rounds of 1-under par 72. John Phillips also fired a 72 to claim top prize in Division C (handicap 20-28) with Hal Hemmerich second (74) and Yeo Bong Yoon (78) third.

19: CLUBHOUSE TROPHY NOVEMBER 2009 20th November 2009 | Yanchus Lands Clubhouse TrophyMark Yanchus recorded 40 points over the Majlis course to triumph in the Clubhouse Trophy. In a hugely competitive championship, with a field of 88, it was a blistering back nine from Yanchus that stole the show. The 18-handicapper only recorded 15 points over the more difficult outward nine of the Majlis course. However a two over par gross 37 granted him 25 points on the back nine including birdies on the 13th and 15th holes. Chasing him all the way to the title was Paul Turner who recorded 39 points, one of his best rounds of the season, the highlight being a birdie on the 396-yard 16th hole. Bryan Wilson was a shot further back on 38 points resulting in a third place finish in the overall championship. Tarek Zacharia and Kouroche Achtari both signed for 37 points to take winners and runner-up position in Division A (handicap 0-14). Alistair McMillan recorded 35 points to clinch the Division B (handicap 15-24) title with Ishu Rupani second on 33 points.


22: J O Y | Christmas Gourmet Brunch: : Le Classique

24: Christmas Scramble 2009 | Mick Brett, Lee Brett, Dave Dubois and Ian Browning triumphed in the Christmas Scramble with a fantastic score of 60.1. Their winning round included nine birdies in total with no dropped shots resulting in a gross 64, nett 60.1. It turned out to be an extremely close contest, the Wilson quartet signed for a tally of 60.2 just 0.1 adrift of the leaders. They managed 5 birdies in total and regretted missing a birdie chance from within 8 feet on their final hole, the 150-yard 12th hole. The longest drive prizes went to Val Pullan and Stephen Jones. Riitta Saarinen picked up the nearest the pin award for the ladies with Paul Turner claiming the men’s prize.


28: EGC MEMBERS' TOUR TO INDIA January 2010 | ASIA v. REST OF THE WORLD January 2010

29: TEAM STABLEFORD 22nd January 2010 Wilson, Brett, Toki & Watt win Gents 4 Man Team Stableford Sponsored by Pink This years Gents 4 Man Team Stableford held on the Emirates Golf Club, Faldo Course sponsored by Pink was won by the team of Bryan Wilson, Mick Brett, Mo Toki and David Watt, with a total score of 86 points. Just loosing out, but finishing runners up spot with 84 points was the team of Bob Knott, Stathis Stathis, Nick Evangelopoulos and Rai Legnar. Third position went to Kevin Roy, Patrick Mulligan, Moshe Kohli and Ramesh Prabakar with 81 points. Other prizes offered on that day was nearest the pin on hole 8, which was won by a great shot from Roy Patterson, and longest drive on hole 16, claimed with a lengthy drive from Veneet Mohan. | Harradine Impresses in BMW Medal Michael Harradine impressed in the January edition of the BMW Monthly Medal over the Faldo course. He claimed best gross of the day with a one-under par tally of 72 and clinched top place in Division A (handicap 0-10) with a nett 69. His outward nine included a brace of birdies on the 4th and 9th but he gave the shots back on the 7th and 8th holes. His inward half included further birdies on the 10th and 13th but slipped up on the last of the par fives with a bogey 6. His closest rivals in Division A were Jignesh Sangani and Johnny Aldridge who both signed for nett 71 with Sangani claiming runners-up place due to a superior back nine holes. Prabhakar Bandi Rao triumphed in Division B (handicap 11-19) with a nett 75, also on that mark in runners-up place was Paul Mercer. Bhupesh Sharma took third with a 76. Frank Duggan took top place in Division C (handicap 20-28) with a nett 78. | BMW JANUARY MEDAL 15th January 2010


34: Mubarak Afnan Clinches Third Emirates Amateur Open | Hamed Mubarak Afnan from the Bahrain Golf Association triumphed in the 21st Emirates Amateur Open over the fabulous Majlis course. Having won the title in 1996 and 2001 he was red-hot favorite going into the final round as joint leader. Ahmed Al Musharrekh (Dubai Creek) and 2007 Champion Scott Nightingale (Worthing Golf Club, UK) matched his opening round of one-under par 71, but struggled to cope with his consistency in the final round resulting in a three shot victory for Afnan. His closing 73 and 144, level par total was a fantastic effort over the Dubai Desert Classic course with accurate driving the order of the weekend due to the championship rough. The champion’s final round included a birdie on the 5th and a drop shot on the 6th to see him out in 35 strokes resulting in a 3-shot cushion over his rivals. Further consistent golf followed on the inward half with birdies coming on the 10th and 16th holes. He gave them back on the 12th, 15th and 18th. The 2007 Champion Scott Nightingale found the Majlis course to his liking once more with rounds of 71 and 76 gifting him runners-up place on a total of 147, 3-over par. The round of the weekend was produced by Dubai Creek’s Dino Varkey, his final round 70 earned him a third place finish following an opening 79. Miki Mirza benefited from his Dubai Desert Classic experience and matched Dino’s 149 total taking fourth place after a count back. Nick Brewaeys (Emirates GC) secured fifth place with rounds of 72 and 78 with local favourite Ahmed Al Musharrekh sixth after rounds of 71 and 79. Abdulla Al Musharrekh triumphed in the nett category after signing for rounds of 77 and 72 for a 149 total. Erwan Testard (Dubai Creek) came second with Michael Harradine (Emirates EGC) third, both with a 150 total. | EMIRATES AMATEUR OPEN Friday, 12th & Saturday 13th February

36: Members'Annual Party 2010

38: Club Championship March 2010

39: Pontus Fredriksson defended his Club championship with an impressive 144 tally, one under par, over the Faldo and Majlis courses. Fredriksson signed for a gross 71 in round one over the Faldo course including an opening burst that signaled his intent to the rest of the 70 strong field. He reeled off a trio of threes; a birdie, par, and eagle start to his title defence. He dropped shots on the 4th and 9th but a further birdie on the 5th saw him out in 35. His back nine continued in the same vane, birdies on the 11th and 13th helped him complete the back nine in 36 strokes to result in his 2-under par tally of 71. Earlier in round one Dan Hendry posted a level par 73 in the first match of the day, the highlight of his round being an eagle 3 on the par five 10th hole. Joel Neale joined Dan and Pontus in the final pairing following his opening 75. Pontus started the final round strongly with birdies on the 3rd and 4th seeing him out in 36 shots. He closed the door on the rest of the field with birdies on the 10th and 13th to get to 3-under par for the championship. A disappointing bogey, bogey finish resulted in a 73 and 144 winning tally. His closest challenge came from Dan Hendry and Tom Green but both fell 4-shots shy of the victory mark. Hendry followed his opening 73 with a 75 and Tom Green produced an inspired 71 to beat his opening round by 6 shots and claim runners-up position. Other Prizes Nett Division A (0-12 handicap) Winner Darren Cole 69 & 67 136Runner-up Jeff Ogden 68 & 71 139 Division B (13-24 handicap) Winner Sek Wai Wong 69 & 72 141Runner-up Paul Mercer 77 & 67 144 Best Gross Day 1 Joel Neale 75 Best Nett Day 1 Robert Curtis 68 Best Gross Day 2 Nick Brewaeys 75 Best Nett Day 2 Paul Turner 68 | CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2010 5th & 6th March | Fredriksson Clinches Club Championship Double

40: BMW MARCH MEDAL 12th March 2010

42: INDIAN INVITATIONAL 26th February 2010

44: CAPTAIN'S DAY 2010

45: (Your Text Here) | CAPTAIN'S DAY 2010

52: Kohlman Cup March 2010 | Yousuf, Neale, Turlik and Kelly Triumph in Kohlman Nations Cup In one of the most popular events of the year at Emirates Golf Club, 132 players competed for the prestigious Kohlman Nations Cup title. The quartet, representing England, of Steve Kelly, Chris Turlik, Joel Neale and Khalid Yousuf recorded a winning tally of 91 stableford points. The Yousuf/Neale combination signed for 48 points a staggering effort that included two eagles and nine birdies over the fabulous Majlis course. This was also good enough to earn them the prize for best pair. The other half of the 4-ball, Turlik and Kelly played some fantastic golf contributing 43 points to the Nation’s team that included four birdies and eagle two from Turlik on the 346-yard par 4 second hole. Five points behind top place were the teams from Canada and Greece. Canada clinched runners-up place captained by club captain Mike Tracey along with Brian Wilson, Pentti Tahvanainen and Rod Smith. Also on the 86-point mark and taking third place after a count back was the team from Greece; Mick Brett, Stathis Stathis, Nick Evangelopoulous and Gurbax Singh. Cliff Caley, Ian MacDonald, Jim Carrigy and Mike Craig played some consistent golf to take Ireland to fourth place on 84 points with India 3 taking second represented by Amit Radia, Rohit Gupta, Anand Lakhiani and Lionel Smith. Australia took the last team prize on offer in sixth place with Paul Turner, Dean Rolfe, Tony White and Rory Macdonald signing for 81 points. Joel Neale, Naeema Maya, Nick Brewaeys and Dash Dhawan won the Long Drive prizes. The highlight of the nearest the pin awards came on the 166-yard 4th hole where Sanjay Israni, playing in the last group of the day recorded a hole in one. Sanjay was delighted with his achievement and commented ‘as expected the (bar) bill was as I expected with a full club house’. Maurice Boyle, Anand Kapoor and Mike Craig collected the remaining nearest the pin prizes. The Kohlman Nations Cup proved once more to be a fantastic event with the Kohlman group sponsoring refreshments on the course, a dinner buffet and evening entertainment. The ‘Kohlman Invitees’ event was won by the quartet of Nick Tarratt, Bob Driver, Pali Kohli and Chris May with a score of 78 points. In runners-up position with 75 points was the team captained by the Secretary General of the Emirates Golf Federation Adel Zarouni, Naeema Maya, Satnam Kaur and Sandeep Singh. Other prizes: Best attired team: Pakistan – Burhan Khan, Imran Siddiqi, Kevin Roy and Zoff Khan

54: On-course activities at Kohlman Cup

58: Easter Mixed Scramble | 2nd April 2010

59: EASTER | happy | Third place went to the team of Chris & Rosemary Turlik, Keith Parry and Steve Kelly scoring 59.6. Rosemary also claimed the ladies prizes for longest drive on hole 7 and nearest the pin on hole 12. Craig Lightbody took the longest drive for the men on hole 16 and Drummond Welsh nearest the pin on hole 2. | Carrigy’s and Caley’s Triumph in this years Easter Mixed Scramble Jim Carrigy, Maria Carrigy, Viv Caley and Cliff Caley won this years Easter Mixed Scramble on count back over Paul Turner and Trevour Varri with a score of 58.8.

60: TALKER CUP 2010


68: STAFF PARTY 2010


70: This years Emirates Golf Club Junior Club Championship held on the Majlis course last Saturday 3rd April was won by Tom Green and Viet Nga Luu Petersen. Tom won the boys competition with a gross 77, birding 2nd, 5th and 9th, he went out in a fantastic two under par 33. Struggling to keep up the pace of his front nine Tom came in with a seven over par 44, but his great start was enough to claim the trophy by five shots over runner up Sohail Al Marzouqi. Viet produced consistent play to triumph in the girl’s championship, shooting front and back nine scores of 42, giving her the winning total gross 84. Finishing strongly Viet showed little signs of nerves heading down the home stretch to claim her victory, birding 16 and paring 17 & 18. Best nett in the girl’s championship went to Iro Evangelopoulos’s 72. | JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2010 3rd April 2010

71: CHAIRMAN'S CUP 2010 : 9th April 2010 | Caley Clinches Chairman’s Cup Cliff Caley triumphed in the Chairman’s Cup with a superb tally of 42 points over the Majlis course. A crucial birdie on his penultimate hole the par 5 10th secured a one point victory over Sanjay Amarnani. Nelly Amarnani took third place with 40 points. Pentti Tahvanainen and Tej Chhabra both missed out on the prizes having failed to put their handicap on the scorecard. Iain Everingham clinched Division A (handicap 0-12) with 38 points following a card count back from David Ashcroft. Sudhir Vora topped Division B (handicap 13-24) with 39 points, one clear of Anand Lakhiani.

72: Paul Thornberry's Farewell Golf Day April 2010


75: HANKOOK GREENSOMES CHAMPIONSHIP Simbo and Hanson Handle Pressure in Hankook Greensomes Mike Sim and Elise Hanson held their nerve on the 18th hole of the Majlis course to triumph in the Hankook Greensomes Championship. Following round one over the Faldo course the pair, from Emirates Golf Club, held a half shot lead over their closest rivals Daniel Van Dyk and Nicolette Van Dyk. The advantage remained that way on the famous 18th tee box of the Majlis course. In front of a large crowd Sim produced a spectacular approach from the trees on the left of the fairway leaving Elise a 6-foot birdie putt from below the hole. With their opponents in for par Elise missed the birdie putt leaving Sim the spotlight and he comfortably held the return putt for the coveted title. The victorious duo followed their opening 64.5 with a 66 for a 130.5 tally, 14.5 under par. Third place finish went to Jim Carrigy and Maria Carrigy after rounds of 68.5 and 64. David Gowans and Jocelyn Lirio representing Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club claimed fourth position with a 12.5 under par total. The Hankook Greensomes now in its 11th year drew a huge field of 208 players to compete over the two days at Emirates Golf Club. Also in the prizes were: Daniel Hendry & Nanna Nielsen – Best Gross – 142 (3-under par) Steve Kelly & Rosemary Turlik – Gross Runner Up – 153 (8 over par)

76: BMW APRIL MEDAL 30th April 2010

77: Hendry and Tufail Clinch Emirates Junior Open Titles Daniel Hendry and Sana Tufail clinched the boys’ and girls’ titles in the Emirates Junior Open over the Faldo course. Hendry from Emirates Golf Club signed for a 2-over par 75 that included 14 pars, 2 bogeys and one birdie on the 515-yard par 5 third. With it he clinched the Emirates Golf Federation Order of Merit from Tom Green who carded a 77 for third place finish.Young Jae Kim from Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht club also fired a 4-over par 77 for runners-up place. Tufail from Abu Dhabi Golf Club won the Ladies Open with a gross 82, the highlight of her round was a birdie four on the par 5 fifth. The nett section saw Katy Rutherford score a 75 for top prize. Aditya Judge scored a nett 75 in Division A (handicap 0-14) with Connor Keegan a 66 in Division B (handicap 15-28) to win their respective nett divisional titles. | EGC JUNIOR OPEN 1st May 2010

78: BMW MAY MEDAL 7th May 2010 | Ed Hesson recorded a gross 72, best gross in the BMW Medal over the Majlis course. It also earned him top place in Division A (handicap 0-12), as his nett 62 was 3-shots clear of his closest rival Manoj Kapur. Hesson compiled four birdies coming on the 8th, 10th, 13th, 15th, and 18th holes.Jignesh Sangani claimed third place in Division A with a nett 67. Carlos Sabugueiro came out on top in a competitive Division B (handicap 13-23) with a 3-under par 69. Edward Hesson and Brian Edwards carded 71’s with Hesson taking runners-up place following a card count back. Nigel Hopkins recorded the best score of the day and won Division C (handicap 24-34) with a 12-under par 60. Steinar Bratland recorded level par for second place and Suresh Shewakramani third on 74.

79: Neale Defends Black Tee Challenge Title Neale birdied the third play-off hole to clinch back-to-back titles in the Emirates Black Tee Challenge sponsored by Gulf News. The defending champion posted a level par 73 in round one over the Faldo course to take a two shot lead into the final round over his closest rivals Ed Hesson and Ahmed Al Musharrekh.Despite a level par outward nine, Neale was struggling to hold on to the lead as Nick Brewaeys posted four birdies in his opening 13 holes over the Majlis to get to level par for the championship. Unfortunately a lost ball on the par five 18th resulted in a bogey six and a final round 68 to post the clubhouse lead of 145, level par. Hesson’s challenge ended on the 3rd hole following a disastrous quadruple bogey on the 3rd. Neale and Ahmed Al Musharrrekh played some great golf on the back nine to force a 3-way play off with Brewaeys on a 145 tally. The trio recorded par fours on the 332-yard 17th hole taking them to the famous finishing hole, the par-5 18th. Brewaeys found tree trouble again on the left of the hole to suffer a bogey six, Neale and Musharrekh couldn’t be separated both paring the hole. The third extra hole, the 17th, produced a great drive from Neale finishing 20 yards short of the green. Musharrekh matched Neale’s approach shot but it was Neale who clinched the title with a birdie three. Gross 1st Joel Neale (EGC) 73 & 72 145 2nd Nick Brewaeys (EGC) 77 & 68 145 3rd Ahmed Al Musharrekh (Dubai Creek) 75 & 70 146 Nett 1st Greg Mann 70 & 72 142 2nd Ed Hesson (EGC) 69 & 73 142 3rd Ivan Lawson (Emirates Golf Federation) 76 & 69 145 Gross Daily Best Gross Day 1 Tom Green (EGC) 77 Best Gross Day 2 Mike Mirza (DCGYC) 72 Nett Daily Best Nett Day 1 Paul Woutersen (EGC) 72 Best Nett Day 2 Pentti Tahvanainen (EGC) 71 | BLACK TEE CHALLENGE 14th & 15th May 2009

80: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS 28th May 2010 | Nigel Hopkins recorded a nett 69 over the Majlis course to triumph in the season finale Tournament of Champions event. The 40 strong field had all won an event over the season earning their place in the closing event of the winter season. It was Hopkins and Paul Woutersen who starred both signing for a 3-under tally. However Hopkins took top honors following a superior back nine.Khalid Yousuf continued his excellent run of form, the previous week he helped the scratch league team to their third successive title by recording a birdie in the play off against Dubai Creek, and yesterday won best gross with a 73.Third in the nett category went to Tej Chhabra after a 2-under par 70.

81: Mike with Rory McIlroy's caddy. J.P | Roel & Eugene's wedding,August 2010 | Barney & Philippa's wedding, August 2010 | Mike with Faisal Hasnain | Craig & Aneisha with new baby Zahra

82: Ladies' Singles Matchplay winner | Ladies' Singles Runner-Up | Ladies' Pairs Matchplay Winners | Ladies' Pairs Runners-Up | Mixed Matchplay Winners | Mixed Matchplay Runners-Up | CLUB MATCHPLAYS : FINAL RESULTS

83: Lady Golfer of the Year | Singles Matchplay Winner & Runner-up | Men's Pairs Matchplay Winners | Men's Pairs Matchplay Runners=up






91: Neale too Hot to Handle in Summer Open Joel Neale produced a scintillating performance in the Emirates Summer Open supported by Titleist, Ping and Footjoy. Despite the extremely high humidity levels and soaring temperatures Neale finished his round like a true Champion. He started his round on the 2nd hole and a slow start saw him 2-over the card after his first 8 holes. He began the back nine with an eagle three on the 527-yard 10th, 4 straight pars followed and then a string of 5 birdies on holes 15, 16, 17, 18 and 1 saw him post a gross 67. With the rest of the field tiring in the closing stretch Neale produced a staggering run of birdies. His closest challenger was Miki Mirza from Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club who signed for a one-over par 73. Ian Scott claimed third with a gross 76. | Varri and Scott win Gents Betterball Two Man StablefordTrevor Varri and Ian Scott won the Gents Betterball Two Man Stableford held on Majlis Course, with 42 points. Just missing out on top spot was runners up Jim Carrigy and Andrew Robinson with 41 points. | EMIRATES SUMMER OPEN | 2-MAN BETTERBALL, STABLEFORD | 9th July 2010 | 16th July 2010 | Hesson’s have Convincing Win in Two Man Scramble The duo of Edward and Eric Hesson show great form in very humid conditions to win the Two Man Scramble held on the Faldo Course. Ed and Eric won with a Nett 59.8, just over four shots better then runners up Vikram Arora and Rohit Gupta who scored a Nett 64.5. | 2-MAN SCRAMBLE : 23rd July 2010



94: WHAT DO PAST CAPTAINS & MANAGEMENT DO ON 'RETIREMENT' ? | Joan Legnar | Colm McLoughlin | Chris May | Rekha | Ashok Bakshi | Surender

95: Jim Carrigy | Ed Bain | Andrew Whitelaw | Elise Hanson | Mick Brett | Rai Legnar

96: Chef Francois | Mike Gerbich | Mo Juma | Mickey Bamboat | Butch Kamps | Nancy Wingate

97: Mike, What a wonderful year we all had with you as Captain. On behalf of all the members, thank you so much for a fantastic, fun season 2009 - 2010 Jacqs | End of Season 2009 - 2010 | End of Season 2009-2010

98: Summer Time!

99: Family & Friends, Summer Time & End of Captaincy Enjoy!!

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