Following the Al Hamra Golf Club 24 hour challenge, a huge fundraising event for the RAK Centre for People of Determination which raised over AED 50,000, which took place at the end of the 2020/2021 season, the Emirates Golf Federation launched their Determined Golfer’s Programme. Marc Arnold, Head Teaching Professional at Al Hamra Golf Club lead the RAK-based initiative helping introduce golfers to the game, which has been received fantastically leading to between 14-18 students each week. The Emirates Golf Federation have since become officially affiliated with the EDGA (European Disabled Golf Association)
The Academy by Troon Golf at Al Hamra Golf Club provides weekly group tuition to the students and the progress in the first month has been outstanding! The sessions began by introducing the students to the basics of the golf swing and the rules and etiquette of the game. In 2022, the team is looking to introduce the group to the Academy Course (9 hole par 3 course) and get them practicing at the golf club on a more frequent basis.
This #growthegame initiative has been backed by the Emirates Golf Federation and their continued support in providing the People of Determination this great opportunity to learn the game of golf is fantastic. Al Hamra Golf Club and Troon are looking forward to continuing the partnership and providing opportunities with more great initiatives and growing the game of golf in the United Arab Emirates.