The premier professional golf tour in the middle east, Mena Tour, has decided to skip the sultanate of Oman as a tournament venue for remainder of 2017 season. The decision has been taken to expand the tour’s reach to Jordan and Ajman.
“We have been visiting Oman since Ghala Golf Club made its debut on the tour in 2013, and even organised our flagship season-ending Tour Championship at Muscat Hills last year in a testament to Oman’s growing reputation as major golf destination,” said Mohamed Juma Buamaim, chairman of the Mena Tour.
“We see it as our responsibility to showcase years of investments made in building world-class facilities by different countries in the region. And that is one big reason, we have added Jordan’s Ayla Golf Club and Ajman’s Al Zohra Club to our schedule this year.”
“We can only have a limited number of events on our schedule because of extreme weather conditions and other logistical snags and, therefore, we were forced to skip Oman this year to accommodate new host venues”
The Mena Tour lauded the Oman Golf Committee for its continued support in putting the tour on a trajectory for growth, saying it’s just a matter of time before the tour events return to the Sultanate’s premier golf clubs.
The 2017 season comprises 16 championships including the season-ending event in Ajman, UAE. With Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points on offer, the MENA Tour is a pathway for golfers from the region to qualify for the Olympics.