Al Hamra raises $13,600 for cancer
Ras Al Khaimah, May 5, 2013
Al Hamra Golf Club recently hosted The 5TH Annual Greg Smith Macmillan Cup and the Dawn to Dusk Part 2 Challenge, raising over Dh50,000 ($13,609.1) for ‘We Are Macmillan Cancer Support’.
Founded in 1911 by Douglas Macmillan, We Are Macmillan Cancer Support has grown to become one of the largest cancer care and support charities.
The tournaments attracted more than 200 golf enthusiasts, double the number from last year, who gathered together to participate and show their support, a statement from the club said.
The Greg Smith Macmillan Cup saw the largest shotgun field to date with 112 golfers and 28 teams. The event took place at the 18 hole Al Hamra Golf Course. The top three teams fought a close match while spectators enjoyed the other fundraising initiatives including a raffle draw which took place throughout the night, the statement said.
The Dawn To Dusk Challenge was led by the club’s very own “Fantastic Four” comprising Simon Mees, general manager, and three of its PGA professionals - Andrew Pilfold, Ross McArthur and Karl Rowe.
They played for 12 hours to beat last year’s record, it said. At the end, the score stood at 159 holes completed, a score of 60 under par and 28 balls lost setting another record.
“The first Dawn to Dusk challenge left us wanting to set a new record and with this year’s performance we have done just that,” Mees said. “Team spirit, encouragement from our colleagues, residents and donors kept us going and we were exhilarated to have raised funds for ‘We are Macmillan Cancer Support’.”
The Al Hamra Golf Course provides a fun and enjoyable test of golf for the seasoned professional or fledgling enthusiast. There are a variety of programmes that cater to individuals, children, groups and learners in order to engage interest and practice of the sport. Various packages are offered extending over periods of four to 12 weeks. Each of these packages are designed for players who are seeking to learn or take their game to the next level.
The golf course has been home to many tournaments like The Harradine Cup and the RAK Men’s Open Golf Tournament in the past year. – TradeArabia News Service