Dubai Duty Free marks 10 year anniversary of Memorial Golf Tournament

By Charlotte Turner |

The annual Mark Fahy Memorial Golf Tournament, sponsored by Dubai Duty Free (DDF) marked its tenth year, on Saturday, 26th April at the Arabian Ranches Golf Club in memory of Mark Fahy, a prominent figure in the Irish community. Over seventy Dubai Irish Golf Society (DIGS) members turned up to support the event.


The days’ champion was Conor Lawler (25) who posted a brilliant 40 Stableford points to win by count back in the Individual Stableford format.


Each competitor used their handicap index as the Tournament handicap allowance which was taken at the appropriate stroke index holes. This allowance was used to calculate the net score in points, a net score of par for 2 points, net birdie 3 points, net eagle 4 points and a net bogey 1 point. Men played from the DDF tees measuring approximately 6, 615 yards, Ladies played from the red tees measuring approximately 5, 513 yards.


In the Ladies division, Carmel King posted 39 points to claim the title by seven points from Loraine Cunningham.. However, Carmel took control on their final nine with a brilliant score of 19 points to secure the title.


Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman of Dubai Duty Free said: “This year marked the 10th year of the annual golf event which honours Mark Fahy, a good friend of Dubai Duty Free and of the Irish community.


|The tournament is as popular as ever and we continue to see new members playing every year. Thanks to the DIGS Captain Paul Murnaghan, my team at Dubai Duty Free and to the Arabian Ranches Golf Club for making this year’s event so enjoyable. I am glad the competition was so closely contested and that a great was had by all.”


The event also raised funds on the night and proceeds will be given to the Marie Curie Cancer charity which is the chosen charity by the family of the late Mark Fahy.


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