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22nd Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup
(29 November 2014)


The 22nd edition of the Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup took place this week.  This prestigious 2 round event is one of the mostly highly anticipated events in the regions golfing calendar and this 22nd edition proved that point exactly.  Well over 100 players turned out to compete over the 2 days, with round 1 being played at The Address Montgomerie Dubai and round 2 at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.   Dubai Duty Free does an excellent job with this event, and along with the fantastic atmosphere of the event there were a host of prizes available throughout the Men’s, Ladies and Seniors divisions.  The format for the competition is individual stableford, and so the players had the chance to battle it out over the 2 days and the 2 stunning courses at Montgomerie and Dubai Creek, all in hope of victory. 

Producing two superb performances and winning the 22nd edition of the Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup, with a 2 day total of 89 stableford points was, Denise Kennedy.  After 48 points on Day 1 at Montgomerie, Denise produced another fine performance and 41 points at Dubai Creek on Day 2, to be crowned the 2014 Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup Champion.

“It has been a wonderful couple of days and I would like to say a huge thank you to Dubai Duty Free for looking after us so well and also to the teams at Dubai Creek and The Address Montgomerie for all of their efforts. I already cannot wait until next year,” Denise said.

In the Men’s Division it was Abdul Aziz Al Hakim made the most of a home course advantage and fired a superb 46 points on day 2, to add to his 39 point total from day 1 to be crowned the overall local champion with a total of 85 points.  The overall visitor winner was Richard Kennedy with a solid 2 day total of 78 points. 

On to the Ladies Division, Jacqui Barry was crowned overall local ladies winner while Nancy Miller was the overall ladies visitor winner with a superb 77 point total.   

The overall super senior title went to Dickie Pyne who produced a fine total of 72 points over the two days.  Previous Dubai Creek Captain, Ara Nakhnikian, was the overall senior winner with a superb 2 day total of 78 points.  Dave Cattanach backed up a superb day 1 total of 40 points, with 37 points on day 2 to finish runner up in the senior division.

Commenting on the success of the 22nd hosting of the tournament, Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman Colm McLoughlin said: “This tournament has gone from strength to strength over the years and we are delighted to say that some of our players have been here every year since 1993. Thanks to my team at Dubai Duty Free and to The Address Montgomerie Dubai and Dubai Creek Golf Club for making this year’s event so enjoyable.”

Dubai Creek’s Director of Golf Operations Stephen Hubner said: “On behalf of Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club I would like to thank Colm McLoughlin and Dubai Duty Free President George Horan for once again bringing this wonderful event to Dubai Creek. It is a real pleasure for us to host such a friendly group of people, you are like a family. We very much hope that we will be able to host the event once again next year.”

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