Abu Dhabi, UAE; 10th May 2022: Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, the Arabian Gulf’s first beachfront course, has today announced Gary Hurley as their new Club Ambassador. Gary Hurley will proudly display the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club logo on his golf bag, as he competes around the world this year, looking to continue his rise up the ranks.
Hurley, who enjoyed a stellar 2021 season has continued strongly this year, finishing a solo 4th at April’s Abruzzo Alps Open. This followed his T4 finish at the New Giza Open in March and his T7 result at the Ein Bay Open. Through this partnership, Hurley has high hopes for golf in the Middle East and he wants to work closely with Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in order to boost and showcase the course and its facilities to those living in the UAE, as well as to potential tourists in the region.
Commenting on the partnership, Hurley’s excitement to be working with the club was evident as he thoroughly enjoys spending time at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club practicing and preparing for upcoming tournaments:
“I am really excited to be coming onboard as an Ambassador for Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. I’d like to thank them for placing their trust in me and I look forward to showcasing the great course and amazing facilities the club has to offer.
Hurley continued: “The place has everything, phenomenal practice facilities, a sensational Championship golf course, beautiful food, stunning views and above all else, the most welcoming staff. I’m extremely excited to start working together.”
Hurley secured a full Alps Tour card for 2022, thanks to some impressive displays of golf throughout the 2021 season, most notably finishing tied 3rd at the Roma Alps Open and tied 10th at the Antognolla Alps Open.
In regard to 2022 ambitions, Hurley’s priority is to keep on progressing through the golfing ranks and on to the main tours in European golf.
Commenting on Hurley’s appointment, Matthew Waters, Group Director of Golf, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Yas Links Abu Dhabi said: “We are delighted to have Gary Hurley represent us as an official Saadiyat Beach Golf Club ambassador. Gary is someone we’ve all had our eye on recently and is no doubt an up-and-coming talent, a player we’ve all sat up and taken notice of. I am sure Gary will be a long-term supporter of our goals and we will take a keen interest in his progress. We are lucky to have him onboard to support our ongoing development. I hope we can continue to develop a strong working partnership with Gary and be able to use his expertise to attract more residents and international visitors to the club.”
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club won the “Best Golf Course in Abu Dhabi” award in both 2021 and 2019, cementin its reputation as a globally recognised golfing destination. The breath-taking Par 72 course was designed by golfing legend, Gary Player and not only is it a stunning ocean course, but it also boasts top of the range practice facilities, creating an unparalleled golfing experience for those who visit.
Known as a meandering and eco-conscious course, the three saltwater lakes, a restored beach and sand dunes provide tricky on-course hazards, while more than 60 bunkers force even the best of players to think about their next shot.
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About Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
The Troon-managed Saadiyat Beach Golf Club was designed with both amateurs and professionals in mind, the course starts at 5,290 yards and can be extended to an impressive 7,784 yards for those in the paid ranks. The clubhouse is known as a real dining treat and its beautiful terrace is ideal for prize-giving ceremonies and outdoor socialising, giving a real club atmosphere. It was the Host venue for the first Ladies European Tour event in Abu Dhabi and has won numerous awards, really putting the Troon destination on the map.
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