2017 Abu Dhabi Matchplay Golf Championship
Abu Dhabi Matchplay Golf Championship
The Abu Dhabi Matchplay Championship is a season-long knockout competition open to all amateur club golfers across the England, Scotland and Wales.
The competition offers 2 formats, Individual and Pairs competitions offering entrants a fantastic opportunity to win through to The Grand Finals in Abu Dhabi where the overall winners will be crowned champions.
Open to men and woman the competition commences with a unique 36 hole home and away 1st round, before knockout rounds determine the qualifiers who will be invited to REGIONAL FINAL VENUE at Marriott Hotels FOREST OF ARDEN Golf Resort The national final winners will be invited to Abu Dhabi to compete in the Grand Finals.
Qualifying Rounds - July to March
Qualifying rounds will take place between July and March with the winners invited to national finals (Marriott Forest of Arden) With approximately four weeks to play each match. The first round takes place on a ‘home and away’ basis over 36 holes. A draw for home advantage takes place in subsequent rounds. Early rounds are regional to minimise travelling distances, however, the further you progress the further you may need to travel if drawn away.
National Final - Monday 16th April 2018
The pairs and individuals qualifying through to the national finals will
be invited to the magnificent Marriott Hotels venue Forest of Arden with the
winners of each match qualifying through to the International Grand Finals
In Abu Dhabi.
Forest of Arden is one of the flagship Marriott resorts and will provide an excellent challenge and true test of golf to determine who qualifies through to the Grand Finals.
The national finals will be spit into 2 regions, North & South with both finals taking place on the same day.
Each region will host its own semi finals matches with the winners of the semi finals booking their seat on the plane to the Grand Finals.
Grand Finals - 17th-23rd May 2018
The players winning through to the Grand Finals are in for a real treat.
The direct flight from the UK to the United Arab Emirates will see the finalists check in to the stunning 4* Rotana Yas Links Hotel, situated on Yas Island, just a sand wedge away from the impressive F1 circuit and Yas Links Golf Club, the hotel is perfectly situated to enjoy all things golf and Abu Dhabi.
The Grand Finals will take place in May 2018 and will be played on 3 of Abu Dhabi’s world renowned golf courses.
· Saadiyat Golf Club
· Yas Links
· Abu Dhabi National
The Finals format will see each of the finalists playing against each other in a mini league matchplay format over 3 separate days. The winners of each match will receive 2 points with 1 point being awarded if the match is all square after 18 holes. The pair / individual with the most points following the 3 matches will be crowned Abu Dhabi Matchplay Champions. Should points be tied after the 3 matches then winning margins will be used to determine final standings.
To kick things off following the briefing the finalists will be invited to take part in a welcome floodlit Par 3 challenge a Yas Links. This social evening will give an opportunity to perfect the iron play and get a feel for the greens in Abu Dhabi.
· Individual (Men, Women)
· Pairs (Men, Women, Mixed)
· Open to male and female golfers aged 16+ with an active CONGU handicap in England, Scotland and Wales.
· Approx. 4 weeks to complete each round, played July to March
· 36 hole 'Home & Away' first round
· National Final winners invited to the expenses paid 6 day International Grand Finals in Abu Dhabi
· A 5* golf experience at: Abu Dhabi National, Yas Links & Saadiyat Golf Club
Cost of entry
· £32.50 per person (Individual; men, women)
· £65.00 per pair (Betterball; men, women, mixed)
· Closing Date: 5th June 2017