QLD | September 2, 2018
GEC Open, in association with OMA Emirates global golf tour recently made its way to Down Under as the debut edition was held at the championship golf course at Noosa Springs together with annual Noosa Springs Open. The 18-hole, 6180m course designed by Graham Papworth played host to over 120 corporate bigwigs and industry leaders for the annual fixture on the Noosa Spring Calendar. Brought together by the mutual affection for golf in the company of like-minded friends, the participants vied for the podium finish and entry to the GEC Open World Final- Dubai Corporate Golf World Cup.
Competing in Stableford format, Oliver Steele from Peregian Springs returned the best score in Men’s category at 44 points. On the par 72 layout, He carded 41 strokes on the front nine and 48 on back nine. His 89 strokes and handicap of 29 earned him the winning points.
In women’s category, 11 handicapper Jo Cordner from Lonsdale club finished atop the leaderboard with 35 points. 45 strokes on front-nine and 39 on back-nine resulted in a total of 84 strokes.
The world finalists enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete under national colors and ply their craft at two world-class venues – Jumeirah Golf Estates and Emirates Golf Club. Besides this, the winner’s package includes return airfare, luxury accommodation, venue transfers, Gala dinners, etc. Dubai Corporate Golf World Cup provides amateur and club golfers with a unique opportunity to experience the thrill and excitement akin to a professional player.
GEC Open 2018 is poised to host 54 qualifying rounds in 34 countries making it one of the biggest corporate golf tournament all around the world. Engaging over 3700 corporate leaders and industry stakeholders, the GEC Open is a unique blend of sporting excellence and networking opportunities for partners and players alike.
A 36-hole tournament, DCGWC will be played over two days at Jumeirah Golf Estate and Emirates Golf Club in December later this year where national winners from 34 countries will compete to be crowned global champions. Dubai Corporate Golf World Cup provides amateur and club golfers with a unique opportunity to experience the thrill and excitement akin to a professional player.
Tushar Sahoo, MD & Founder, GEC Open commented: “We are thrilled to associate GEC Open with Noosa Springs Open. It is a much-awaited event in the region and an annual fixture on the amateur calendar. We sincerely hope that both tournaments will add a lot of value mutually and this arrangement will benefit the golfers as well. The maiden event was a grand success, and we look forward to hosting the winners in Dubai.”
About GEC Open:
GEC Open, in association with OMA Emirates 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 held 29 golf rounds in 18 countries reaching over 2400 corporate leaders under the aegis of 800+ global organizations!