GEC Open Oman attracts industry stalwarts

GEC Open, in association with OMA Emirates, recently hosted the national qualifying round in Oman amongst a select participation of top corporates and avid golfers of the region at the picturesque course of Al Mouj Golf in Muscat.

Played in individual Stableford format with full handicap allowance, the competition was divided into three handicap categories – 0-9, 10-18, 19-24.

The trio of Mark McCarthy, David Henderson and Alan McInnes played top golf to claim the world-final berths and will now compete against national winners from 17 other countries at the World Final.

The World Final – Dubai Corporate Golf World Cup 2017 is set to be played over two days at Jumeirah Golf Estates Earth Course and Emirates Golf Club Majlis Course on December 13-14 in Dubai.

Although golf is relatively new to the Sultanate of Oman, the country is fast becoming recognised as a leading golfing destination, hosting the grand finals two professional tours-  Challenge Tour and the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) tour.

Global Enterprise Connect (GEC) Open is an annual global corporate golf tournament held across several countries in eastern hemisphere amongst top corporates and industry stalwarts. GEC Open serves as a platform for Oman business community to align their interests with international corporations and vice versa bringing financial opportunities to the region and establishing camaraderie.

“The qualifying tournament in Oman was well attended with the players having a great time, forging new friendships and possibly fruitful business relationships. The course at Al Mouj was in top condition and hospitality exquisite. We are thankful to the club for organising such a seamless event. A big shout out to all our sponsors and partners who made this event possible. Congratulations to the winners and we look forward to seeing them compete at the world final.”, said Tushar Sahoo, MD, GEC Open.

GEC Open made its debut in 2014 with just one golf round in Dubai. In 2015 and 2016, the event grew in popularity and was played in six and eight countries respectively connecting over 1100 corporates in the GEC ecosystem. Since then, GEC Open has matured into a global platform for networking, forging everlasting friendships and business relations. The 2017 edition is scheduled to hold 29 golf rounds in 18 countries engaging over 2400 corporate leaders under the aegis of 800+ global organisations!

GEC Open, in association with OMA Emirates, breathed a new wave of change in which this elite sport was played. With a lot of downtime to talk and accessibility for all ages, it’s a unique blend of sports and networking. GEC brings together leading global organisations and executives on a common platform through golf. GEC works to improve the lives of others through charitable causes while growing the bond & strength of business between corporate leaders.

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