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Worldwide Golf Society Showdown II

A real hum-dinger!

The second instalment of the Worldwide Golf Society Showdown took place at sunny Al Hamra Golf Club last month with a bulging field of 96 golfers taking to the Peter Harradine designed course in Ras Al Khaimah in a bid to secure bragging rights as the nation’s No.1 society.

It was another hotly contested affair but coming out on top with a sensational combined Stableford score of 97 points was the Dingers team of Dan Crumplin, Tom Bright, Jack Ticehurst and George Agius.

“Thanks to Worldwide Golf and Al Hamra Golf Club for another great event,” said team captain Crumplin. “Slightly hot out there today but we had a feeling it was going to be our day when one of our team members (George Agius) chipped in on the second hole.


“The man continued to play well and ended up playing a blinder. His back was slightly sore from carrying the team on the front 9 but thankfully the three of us found some form on the final stretch. All in all, a fantastic day. Already looking forward to the next event and th defence of the title.”

The format for the day saw the best two scores from four on each hole counting towards the team total and in second place with a still very impressive 92 points was the local RAK team from the Al Puza Golf Society of Donovan Wood, Theuns Holtzhausen, Francois Du Toit and Jean Cilliers who, despite coming up just short of the top prize, definitely won the WWG vote for best golf society shirts!

“There just is no other event which so perfectly encompasses the sport of golf, its players and the experience on the day as the Worldwide Golf Society Showdown,” said Al Puza Captain Wood. “Al Puza Golf society look forward to the fun of participating in many more to come!”

Completing the podium places with a score of 88 was one of the four Abu Dhabi Golf Society teams which comprised Mark Field, Wayne Merrick, Ian Templeton and Chris Lawson. 

There were nearest the pin competitions on all four par 3s. Irem Aksay from The Ill-Eagles scooped the honours on hole 4 while Dingers lead man Dan Crumpin was again in the prizes on hole 7 with Fabian Baird of Al Puza going closest on 11 and Paul McNeil from The Lots on hole 15.

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The activation on the 11th was a particularly creative one, sponsored by Jondo sunglasses that feature AmplifEYE technology which enhances colour perception much more than polarised lenses (see pg 57). Players had to wear the sunglasses while taking their shot with Baird receiving a nice new pair of shades for his winning effort.

MyGolf, Dubai sponsored a longest drive on hole 17 which was won by the highly impressive 11 year old Sophia Zbiri from the Sport2Business society.

After the golf it was back to the clubhouse terrace where the drinks flowed and the friendly rivalry continued into the evening with a longest drive competition on a MyGolf Dubai simulator which proved very popular!

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“MyGolf was thrilled to be a part of the Worldwide Golf Society Showdown and sponsor the 17th hole as well as providing some entertainment in the evening on our mobile simulator,” said MyGolf Dubai Founder and CEO Michael Zhao. “The turnout was exhilarating. We thoroughly enjoyed the event with our team and are looking forward to being part of the latest initiatives to bring UAE golfers an all-new golfing experience in the summer with real course adventures as well as MyGolf’s simulators. Here’s to the positive disruption of the Dubai golf ecosystem in the coming months!”

The party continued back at the Official Hotel, the new Radisson Resort on Marjan Island, before the assembled throng finally retreated to their luxurious bedrooms in the wee small hours with the second Worldwide Golf Society Showdown well and truly completed in style.

“We were so honoured to be part of the Worldwide Golf Society Showdown 2022 and to have the chance of welcoming lots of golfers from Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other emirates to experience Radisson Resort our wonderful beachside property on the stunning Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah,” said Anees Awwad Hotel Manager.

If you’re interested in registering a 4-player team or society for the next instalment of the Worldwide Golf Society Showdown (details to come…), or would like to sponsor the event please email: events@worldwidegolfme.com