11 August 2012
DUBAI, Aug 11 -- Tracy Carter shot a sizzling net 60 to win the GOLF CITIZEN Open tournament, organised by golf in DUBAi, at Thailand’s premier Banyan Golf Club in Hua Hin.
Playing off a 21 handicap, Carter did well to keep the ball in play at the demanding course to take top honours, five shots ahead of Sam Sheriff.
The fully-subscribed tournament was part of golf in DUBAi’s drive to increase golf’s popularity and accessibility all around the world through GOLF CITIZEN, a new golf reservation website.
The winner of the event won an all-expenses-paid two-day stay at Banyan Resort with two complimentary golf rounds over the weekend while the first runner-up was awarded a Banyan Pro Shop voucher worth THB10,000 (Dh 1,170) and the second runner-up THB5,000 (Dh 585).
Launched by golf in DUBAi last year, the website (www.golfcitizen.com) aims at promoting golf courses on its fast-expanding network.
Mohamed Juma Buamaim, Vice Chairman and CEO of golf in DUBAi, said: "We are encouraging golf enthusiasts to book rounds through the GOLF CITIZEN network as part of our drive to collectively promote all the clubs.
"They can sign up to become ‘GOLF CITIZEN’ for free and book rounds at courses of their choice. They can easily browse the site and all the options available are easily found with a mouse click or two."
The GOLF CITIZEN network includes all major courses in the UAE and an increasing number from Thailand and Vietnam.
"Our aim is to have every single golf course in the UAE, Thailand and across the region join the GOLF CITIZEN booking engine where one can book multiple tee times in one go," he said.
Stacey Walton, Banyan Golf Club’s General Manager, thanked golf in DUBAi and GOLF CITIZEN for their support in what will be one of Hua Hin’s most popular annual golf tournaments.
"All participants in the event registered online as GOLF CITIZEN members through the website (golfcitizen.com). This is definitely a great way to secure pre-paid golf reservations and has created a new booking channel to increase our golf rounds.
"The flexibility and control we have over the booking system and revenue management is what I like most from a club manager’s perspective and the convenience to view and book a tee time instantly is a great advantage for our members and visitors."