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Golf Saudi launches ‘Power Of The Game’ podcast

10.35am 2nd March 2021 - Media

Listeners interested in the development of golf in Saudi Arabia can now get the inside track on its plans via Golf Saudi’s brand-new podcast – Power of the Game. 

The series has been launched to explore the creation of new golf courses, efforts to bring new players into the game and shed light on Saudi Arabia’s sustainability in golf mission, and much more, as it seeks to establish the world’s most integrated golfing ecosystem.  

The podcast series is hosted by Dubai Eye radio’s sports presenter Robbie Greenfield, who will regularly invite guests to discuss their involvement in golf development in the Kingdom. The first five episodes have today been released as a ‘box set’ and include discussions with Ladies European Tour CEO Alex Armas, 2018 Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjorn, and an exclusive feature with Jack Nicklaus, who describes the designs for his new golf course at Qiddiya.  

The podcast series will emphasise Saudi Arabia’s role in establishing new global benchmarks across Access and Infrastructure, Events, National Team and Academies, Sustainability, Mass Participation and Tourism. These will deliver key metrics in the next decade for the country, including having 13,000-27,000 registered golfers in the Kingdom and ensuring over one million Saudi nationals have actively tried golf. 

Commenting on the new podcast, Majed Al Sorour, CEO of Golf Saudi and The Saudi Golf Federation, said: “At Golf Saudi, we have a number of over-arching aspirations for golf in the Kingdom and we wanted to give our new listeners the chance to hear more about these. We have laid out major plans for the socio-economic growth and development of the golf in the Kingdom, through tourism, commerce, investment and the entertainment sectors and are working with many amazing organisations and people to deliver these.  

“These are hugely exciting times and through the ‘Power of the Game’ podcast series we hope the stories of the work we are doing and the passion shown by these individuals shines through and gives our listeners a better view than ever of the scale of our ambition.” 

Listeners will be able to tune into each episode via the usual major podcast providers. The first five episodes are now also available to view as Vodcasts at GolfSaudi.com/podcast, kicking off with Ladies European Tour CEO Alex Armas, who discusses the newly-launched Aramco Team Series, the impact of the pandemic on women’s sport, and the Ladies European Tour’s work with Golf Saudi. 

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