THE International Golf Federation (IGF) has announced that the Emirates Golf Federation will host the 2023 World Amateur Team Championships.
The decision was taken at the IGF’s biennial meeting, which was held virtually.
This marks the first time the event, which dates back to 1958, will be held in the Middle East. The championships will be played on the Fire Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai.
The Emirates Golf Federation was selected over the Singapore Golf Association after the two were identified as the finalists by the IGF Bid Panel from an initial group of eight national federations that had expressed interest in hosting the biennial team event for men and women.
“Both candidates provided strong bid proposals, which was duly noted by both the IGF Administrative Committee and the IGF Bid Panel, ” said IGF executive director Antony Scanlon.
“The Emirates Golf Federation made a compelling case that resonated with our member organisations and we’re very excited to be holding our first World Amateur Team Championships in the Middle East region. We look forward to working with the Emirates Golf Federation to deliver a memorable event and experience for the athletes in 2023.”
“It is an honour for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Emirates Golf Federation to win the selection for the 2023 World Amateur Team Championships, ” said Emirates Golf Federation chairman Shaikh Fahim Sultan Al Qasimi.
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