AN AMATEUR golfer from North Shields is on his way to the UAE for the experience of a lifetime after winning a place in the prestigious grand final of the 2012 League to Dubai (January 11 to 17).
The stunning, all-expenses-paid trip to the emirate is reward for Lee Myers’ efforts in battling his way through a local league and a regional final during 2012.
Myers – a 24-handicapper who plays his golf at Tynemouth GC – will enjoy return flights; six nights’ half-board accommodation at the five-star Grand Midwest Tower – Media City Hotel; a gala dinner and presentation; and a competitive round of golf on each of three championship courses: the Wadi by Faldo Course at the Emirates Golf Club, Dubai Creek Golf Club, and the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates.
Nine golfers from across the UK will compete in the singles’ competition with ten playing as five teams in the pairs’ event.
Jason Tabor, a director with organiser Open Event Management Ltd, believes competition will be tough.
He said: “Even to get to the final in Dubai these guys have illustrated huge determination and skill and the titles will be hard won without a doubt.
“Several have already told me, however, that merely getting to Dubai makes them feel like a winner – and while I’m sure they’ll enjoy the surroundings and socialising, you can guarantee the competition will be friendly but fierce.”
Inspired by the European Tour’s Race to Dubai, the League to Dubai – which is sanctioned by the R&A – pits amateur golfers against each other initially in a local league format, between April and August.
The league winners head to one of three regional finals from where the top three qualify for the grand final in Dubai – all for just a one-off £30 entry fee.
To enter the 2013 event, visit www.leaguetodubai.co.uk