The South African elimination round of the Dubai Corporate World golf championships kicked off to a great start and culminated in three winners starting to pack their bags to join their counterparts from 34 countries for the Dubai finals in December.
The first, second and third winners were, Nkhensani Phaweni, Boyce Mkhize and Masego Lebudi respectively. The occasion was graced by the presence of last year’s category C winner and guest speaker for the event Busi Kubayi and last year’s first category winner Freddy Greaver who presented this year’s second winner.
The weather was great and the highlight was the evening’s relaxed Friday braai (barbecue) where executives who played the tournament got to fulfill what the GEC events are all about which is to network and to connect them through golf and enjoy the glamourous prize giving presentation.
2018 was the second edition of the tournament which launched in 2017. The number of players increased tremendously compared to last year, indicating the popularity of the tournament. It attracted players from neighboring countries like Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Most players promised to make event a must play on their calendar of annual events.
The organizer of the tournament Malebo Phage was overwhelmed by the warmth by the players welcomed the event. Having introduced Botswana to the event, it is Malebo’s vision to grow the event and extend to neighboring countries of Zambia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Nigeria soon.
The world finalists enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete under national colors and ply their craft at two world-class venues – Jumeirah Golf Estates and Emirates Golf Club. Besides this, the winner’s package includes return airfare, luxury accommodation, venue transfers, Gala dinners, etc. Dubai Corporate Golf World Cup provides amateur and club golfers with a unique opportunity to experience the thrill and excitement akin to a professional player.
GEC Open 2018 is poised to host 54 qualifying rounds in 34 countries making it one of the biggest corporate golf tournament all around the world. Engaging over 3700 corporate leaders and industry stakeholders, the GEC Open is a unique blend of sporting excellence and networking opportunities for partners and players alike.
A 36-hole tournament, DCGWC will be played over two days at Jumeirah Golf Estate and Emirates Golf Club in December later this year where national winners from 34 countries will compete to be crowned global champions. Dubai Corporate Golf World Cup provides amateur and club golfers with a unique opportunity to experience the thrill and excitement akin to a professional player.
About GEC Open:
GEC Open made its debut in 2014 with just one golf round in Dubai. In 2015 and 2016, the event grew in popularity and was played in six and eight countries respectively connecting over 1100 corporates in the GEC ecosystem. Since then, GEC Open has matured into a global platform for networking, forging everlasting friendships and business relations. The 2017 edition held 29 golf rounds in 18 countries reaching over 2400 corporate leaders under the aegis of 800+ global organizations!