Connecting Business Minds - The early vision of Xerox Emirates senior management was to utilise the platform of golf as a catalyst to bring the businesses community together to do business, and where better for business leaders to do business than on the golf course. Thus the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge was born. The popularity, and success of the tournament is indisputable with 2017 marking the tournament’s 19th successive year.
The Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge began in the UAE in 1997 and has grown to become one of the most prestigious sporting events in the region’s golf environment. Winning prizes have ranged from a place in the Kenya Open Pro-Am Tournament, a place in the Dubai Desert Classic Pro-Am, a place in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship Pro-Am, and a trip to the Open Championship 2012 at Royal Lytham and St Annes. In 2013, the Grand Prize was a Pro-Am Team in the European Tour’s season ending DP World Tour Championship.
The series was once again crowned #1 Corporate Tournament Series in MENA at the recent 2016 Middle East Golf Awards (MEGA's), which is testament to the quality of the events and the attention to detail that is placed on the customer experience - both trademark values that are synonymous of the Xerox brand.
The 2017 series, runs from April through to December, and consists of up to 16 Qualifying Rounds across the MEA region. The UAE will host 5 Qualifying Rounds - Ajman (1), Abu Dhabi (1) & Dubai (3), Saudi Arabia will host 2 events, and other rounds are being planned for Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Jordan, Seychelles & Kenya with 2 more rounds in South Africa (Cape Town and Johannesburg).
Corporate Teams of 2 players will be competing for a place in the Grand Final weekend (16th & 17th December). The Grand Final venue will be annouced before the players tee off at the 1st Qualifying Round and one thing is for sure - this year's Grand Final will provide the finalists with an unparalled experience and level of competiton.