Race to Georgia regional golf tournament launched

by | Oct 21, 2022 | Golf Clubs

A new GCC golf initiative has been launched, called the Race to Georgia, powered by REZA Hygiene.

The season long tournament involving golf clubs and golfers from the GCC,will consist of an exciting unique series of amateur qualifying events held across the Middle East, includingSaudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain.

The series will culminate with category winners playing in the regional final, which will be held at the Montgomerie Golf Club, Dubai on Saturday 25thFebruary, 2023. The two winners from the regional final will each win a one-week all-inclusive trip to Georgia in the US, to play in the Race to Georgia World Final at a local Georgia course, competing against amateur golfers from the US and Europe, as well as securing the opportunity to attend the 2023 Masters as Patrons.

The Masters is one of the most exciting tournaments in golf, held at the stunning and iconic Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, USA, where patrons watch the world’s best golfers battle to win the coveted Green Jacket. Getting the opportunity to attend The Masters and having the chance to visit the hallowed beauty of Augusta National Golf Club, is every golfer’s dream.

Each club qualifying event will be an 18-hole individual Stable ford with the following tournament conditions:

  • Men’s Handicap limit 24

  • Women’s Handicap limit 36

  • 75% of Handicap WHS / SGF Handicap

The top two players from the Club qualifying events will go through to the regional final at The Montgomerie Golf Club on the 25th February 2023, where a unique themed event will be held that includes a prize giving dinner and raffle with exciting prizes and memorabilia.

Keith Watson, Tournament Organiser and Division Manager, REZA Hygiene, said at the launch, ‘We are excited to be able to announce the Race to Georgia, culminating in a World Final during The Masters week. We started this initiative in Bahrain in 2019, and in March of this year held a highly successful limited club event in Dubai. It seems the natural next step is to enlarge the tournament to include clubs in Saudi Arabia, the UAE as well as Bahrain. We encourage all golf clubs and golfers to support these events. We are hoping it will continue to be a huge success as well as having a unique prize and experience for the two winners. It is an ideal platform for REZA Hygiene to get its brand and products out there in the GCC market. We look forward to a new addition to the GCC golf scene.’

Haydar Alireza, Reza Group Managing Director added, “We launched this series first and foremost because we love golf, but most importantly of all because we truly believe in the huge potential that amateur sports tournaments carry in the region. We at Reza Hygiene believe in Healthy Active Living (HAL) and the Race2Georgia is our way of promoting that belief.By allowing amateur golfers to showcase their talent in a fun and engaging way we hope to encourage others to engage in a healthy and active lifestyle as well.”

REZA Hygiene is a Saudi based company for the GCC region and is the largest hygiene solution provider of hygiene products and related services in the region, serving the food production chain, hospitality, healthcare, and general facility-care industries.

Majed Al Sorour, Deputy Chairman and CEO of Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf Federation commented: “We are delighted that Saudi Arabia is now involved in this fantastic initiative and that not only our own clubs’ members can compete and take part but also those from other Saudi clubs. With the added incentive and possibility to go the distance and attend The Masters in Georgia will be strong incentive for Saudi golfers to partake in this year’s competition. I am sure Saudi golfers will sign-up in strong numbers and who knows go all the way!”

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