Al Habtoor Motors Launches Its First Golf Classic 2013

27February 2013

With a shotgun start, Al Habtoor Motors Golf Classic 2013 made big

waves at the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club that played host to more than 100 keen golfers. Al Habtoor Motors, one of the leading automobile distributors in the UAE, has launched the Golf Classic.

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event with a vision of making it a major annual event and fixture in the UAE golfing calendar. In celebration of this event, a serious air of competition was delivered as the golfers were given a chance to win at two Hole in One Prizes for a New Bentley GT and a Mitsubishi Pajero.

Speaking about the event, Karl Hamer, Managing Director of Al Habtoor Motors said: "Al Habtoor Motors Golf Classic 2013 is a new beginning for us in this sport. Bringing together our valued customers and members of the golf community to engage in a competitive day of Golf with fantastic prizes, supported by the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club golf professional team and with Golf Clinics to encourage the non-golfers, gives us the opportunity to say thank you for your business and loyal support. It also establishes our presence in this growing sporting industry.

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He continued: "Although we’ve sponsored many sports event in the past including polo, boxing, basketball and horse racing, this is the first sports event fully organized by us. Our entry into the golf world really gives us the opportunity to create a platform to engage with golf enthusiasts and our customers and develop the golf classic into an aspirational ‘must-attend’ event in the years to come.

During the tournament a set of exciting prizes were handed out to the top 9 winners. Additional prizes were distributed to the winners of the following competitions:

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• A Bentley GT hole-in-one prize
• A Mitsubishi (Pajero) hole-in-one prize
• Two nearest-the-pin events on the par-3 holes
• Longest drive hole
• Straightest drive
• Nearest-the-pin in two shots on the 18th hole
• Nearest-the-pin in three shots on one of the Par 5 holes

A number of Mitsubishi, Bentley and McLaren cars were also on display for the audience to enjoy, including:

Mitsubishi cars:

• Mirage
• Pajero SWB
• 2 Pajero LWB
• Lancer Fortis
• Outlander
• ASX
• L200

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Bentley cars:

• Mulsanne
• Flying Spur
• 2 Pajero LWB
• GT W12
• GT V8

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McLaren cars:

• MP4 12 C
• MP4 12C Spider

The UAE has recently witnessed an increasing regional interest in golf and has been awarded, for the third time in a decade, the ‘Golf Destination of the Year Award’ for Africa, the Gulf States and the Indian Ocean by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO). In the past year alone, 12 prestigious golfing events, including the recent Omega Dubai Desert Classics, have taken place in the UAE, attracting world-wide attention and highlighting the successful golf industry throughout the country.