Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Golf Stars Light up Emirates Tee Party at Dubai Ladies’ Masters

 Dubai, U.A.E., 8th December 2010 - Lucky golf fans who won competitions in publications in Dubai were today toasting the star players who helped get the Emirates Airline Tee Party swinging.  For the second year, the Tee Party took place in the Emirates Chalet at the Omega Dubai Ladies' Masters, running from 6th to 12th December at the Emirates Golf Club.
Major winner Laura Davies conducted a golf clinic for Emirates' guests, shared technical tips and fielded questions on her life as one of the most accomplished players of her generation.  Davies, who has been instrumental in the growth of women's golf over the past quarter century, was delighted to get involved.  She said:  "It is great to meet ladies who are keen to develop their skills and I am always happy to share my enthusiasm for the game.  The Omega Dubai Ladies' Masters is a fantastic event and the Emirates Tee Party sounds like a lot of fun.”

The 30 ladies got a close-up look at Laura Davies’ skills, and had a day to remember at the Emirates Golf Club, starting in style with a chauffeur drive to the course.  They were treated to a welcome beverage on arrival before heading to the driving range to watch Davies warm up for her first round of the Dhs 2.75million (500,000 Euros) tournament, which also features last year’s winner In-Kyung Kim (from South Korea), American sensation Michelle Wie and Australian pro Nikki Garrett, who is flying the flag for Emirates.

One of the participants in the Emirates Tee Party, Lisa Mackenzie said, “This morning’s golf clinic was a wonderful opportunity to pick up some useful tips from an experienced lady golfer.”   Each winner got a chance to hit a few golf balls, and get some personal instruction from Laura Davies.  After strolling around the magnificent Majlis course to see the players in action - the ladies were treated to a Timeless Spa treatment.  And to round off the day, one lucky guest won Emirates hospitality passes to 2011 sports events, including Dubai Desert Classic (golf), Dubai World Cup (horse racing), Dubai World Championship (golf) and Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens (rugby).

About Emirates’ Commitment to Golf

As a leading supporter of golf tournaments across the globe, Emirates is the Official Airline of 18 events, including the Ryder Cup, while in 2012 it is the Official Partner of the European Team. Ten of the 17 other tournaments it sponsors are on the European Tour International Schedule - including the flagship event of the Race to Dubai, the Dubai World Championship – the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, Alstom Open de France, Avantha Masters (India), Malaysian Open, Austrian Golf Open, BMW International Open (Germany), WGC – HSBC Champions (China), Barclays Singapore Open and the UBS Hong Kong Open, while it also supports the Dubai Ladies’ Masters, Australian PGA Championship, Australian Open Championship and the Thailand Open, as well as the Japan Open Golf Championship (Men’s, Ladies and Seniors).
The airline also extends its support of golf to passengers by allowing them to check in a set of golf clubs free of charge - in addition to their normal checked baggage allowance - in any class of service on all Emirates flights.

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