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18th XCGC set to swing into action Ajman Tourism - at Al Zorah Golf Club.

Thursday 11th February 2016

Ajman, UAE, February 11, 2016 – The 18th Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge swings into action early March (2016) and has today announced Ajman Tourism as Grand Final Host City sponsor for the 2016 series.

The first qualifier for 2016 will be played at the recently opened Nicklaus Design Al Zorah Golf Club’s golf course in Ajman. The 7,169 yard course is set in a natural, wetlands environment, with flowing dunes and an in-land Mangrove area. Considered a highly desirable location, the Al Zorah course provides golfers with a unique golf experience with water levels shifting with the tides throughout the day, which creates a mental challenge for the player.

As well as playing hosts to the March opening qualifier, Ajman Tourism and Al Zorah Golf Club will be the hosts and venue for the 2016 two-day Grand Final, scheduled for December.

Entering its 18th year, the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge has, since its first of 3 qualifiers played in 1997, become a much-anticipated and highly popular addition to the GCC’s golfing calendar, also receiving great interest and support from its two South African qualifiers; played last year in Johannesburg and Stellenbosch. During 2015 the Challenge welcomed over 1,300 golfers and is expected to grow with up to 16 qualifiers being scheduled for the 2016 series, and where new destinations are in planning.

Andrew Horne, General Manager, Xerox Emirates, said: “We, at Xerox, are delighted to announce the latest season for the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge for the GCC and South Africa’s golfers, and we are very pleased to welcome Ajman Tourism as the Host City Sponsor for 2016’s Grand Final. An important aspect of the Challenge is the association of Xerox with business professionals to create an enjoyable, hospitable experience and we believe this association (with Ajman Tourism) provides a good platform to meet & engage with our clients.” “We also welcome Devere Acuma and Chrysler as new sponsors, who join valued sponsor Callaway Golf.”

“We are encouraged with the positive feedback from the last year series, and, as well as bringing the series to Ajman and Al Zorah Golf Club. Building on the popularity of the Challenge, we look forward to expanding into newer countries across the GCC and MENA regions” added Horne.

Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) sees aligning with 2016’s Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge as a strong platform to promote sports tourism, in connection with Ajman Vision 2021, and to the profile of the Emirate’s new golf course.

H.E. Faisal Al Nuaimi, General Manager of Ajman Tourism Development Department said: “We are proud to be the Grand Final Host City sponsor of the 2016 Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge. This is a major amateur golf series across the GCC and South Africa, and we are confident that it will attract a large number of golfing enthusiasts to both the series and to the Emirate of Ajman.”

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