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Saadiyat Beach signs Tour ambassador

10.45am 10th May 2022 - Sponsorship & Events

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates has signed Alps Tour player Gary Hurley as its new club ambassador.

The 29-year-old former Walker Cup player from the Republic of Ireland will display the club’s logo on his golf bag as he competes around the world this year, looking to continue his rise up the ranks.

Hurley, who enjoyed a stellar 2021 season has continued strongly this year, finishing a fourth at April’s Abruzzo Alps Open. This followed his tied fourth finish at the New Giza Open in March and tied 7th at the Ein Bay Open.

Through this partnership, Hurley has high hopes for golf in the Middle East and he wants to work closely with Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in order to boost and showcase the course and its facilities to those living in the UAE, as well as to potential tourists in the region. 

Hurley, who enjoys spending time at Saadiyat Beach practicing and preparing for upcoming tournaments, said: “I am really excited to be coming onboard as an Ambassador for Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. I’d like to thank them for placing their trust in me and I look forward to showcasing the great course and amazing facilities the club has to offer.

“The place has everything, phenomenal practice facilities, a sensational championship golf course, beautiful food, stunning views and above all else, the most welcoming staff. I’m extremely excited to start working together.”

Hurley, who turned professional in 2015, secured a full Alps Tour card for 2022 thanks to some impressive displays othroughout the 2021 season, most notably finishing tied 3rd at the Roma Alps Open and tied 10th at the Antognolla Alps Open. 

In regard to 2022 ambitions, Hurley’s priority is to keep on progressing through the golfing ranks and on to the main tours in European golf. 

Commenting on Hurley’s appointment, Matthew Waters, Group Director of Golf, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Yas Links Abu Dhabi said: “We are delighted to have Gary represent us as an official Saadiyat Beach Golf Club ambassador. Gary is someone we’ve all had our eye on recently and is no doubt an up-and-coming talent, a player we’ve all sat up and taken notice of. I am sure he will be a long-term supporter of our goals and we will take a keen interest in his progress. We are lucky to have him onboard to support our ongoing development. I hope we can continue to develop a strong working partnership with Gary and be able to use his expertise to attract more residents and international visitors to the club.” 

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