The stage is set for today’s first-of-its-kind golf event as the EAGL Mini-Series nine-hole competition tees off on the Fire Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai.
Eight teams of four players — including a Gulf News team, the English Roses — will compete in this individual matchplay format. There will be no handicap and all 32 players will play off level or scratch. Follow the action on the live stream below:
On the course, many of the region’s decision-makers from the golf and business industries, all of them serious amateur golfers, are set to go head-to-head in the televised event.
There will be walk-on music on the first tee, with official announcements for each player, live TV coverage on Dubai Sports 2, as well as live streaming from 3.15pm to 9pm of the day’s action, including the UAE Golf Industry Forum to be held at the invite-only Gala Dinner in the Jumeirah Golf Estates Ballroom.
The main EAGL, scheduled to be held later this year, will be the first franchise-based amateur tournament in the world.