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SGF in pact with Royal Greens to develop golf

KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, May 4, 2018

The Saudi Arabian Golf Federation (SGF) and Royal Greens Golf and Country Club at King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) recently signed an agreement designed to support and safeguard the game’s development in the kingdom.

SGF, the national governing body for golf, signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Royal Greens, Saudi Arabia’s first championship standard golf course, shortly after the opening of the club. Earlier on the same day, the SGF announced a partnership with the European Tour, which will bring tournament golf to Saudi Arabia for the first time in 2019.

The MoU will provide a framework for SGF, Royal Greens Golf and Emaar the Economic City, the master developer of KAEC, to work together on making the game of golf more accessible to more people as well as supporting the national team and offering insights into the development and delivery on new facilities.

Yasir Othman Al-Rumayyan, president of the Saudi Arabian Golf Federation, said: “The SGF has made sound progress in identifying its key pillars for the game’s development in the Kingdom. We welcome the support of Royal Greens and KAEC and will benefit from their commitment to helping the SGF to realize its vision.”

Fahd Al-Rasheed, Group CEO and managing director of KAEC, said: “This partnership is testament to the vision of the SGF to build a robust and comprehensive roadmap for the game’s evolution in Saudi Arabia. We look forward to supporting the Federation in all of its endeavours. Our new partnership will welcome players from the National team, providing access to our state-of-the-art performance academy and assist the SGF in developing growth strategies for both participation and the development of new courses.”

The Saudi Golf Federation is the governing body for golf in Saudi Arabia, responsible for handicapping, development of golf as a sport and for delivering national tournaments.

The Royal Greens Golf and Country Club features a beachside 18-hole championship golf course, designed by European Golf Design for an exclusive, first-class golfing experience set within King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia. – TradeArabia News Service




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