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Jordan Mixed Masters adds new feather to ME golf cap
July 12, 2018
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Dubai: The Middle East is set to lead the way in golfing innovation when the inaugural Jordan Mixed Masters, takes place from April 4-6 next year.

The recently announced event is a ‘first-of-its-kind’ and will feature a mix of European golf legends, female stars and the next generation of golfers who will go up against each other at Ayla Golf Club, a premier golf destination in Jordan.

In a first for world golf, spectators will be treated to witnessing the stars of the European Challenge Tour, Ladies European Tour and Staysure Tour in the new co-sanctioned individual strokeplay event at one of the Middle East’s most exciting up and coming developments on the stunning Aqaba coastline.

The field will consist of 123 players - 40 from each Tour and one leading amateur from the men’s ladies’ and over-50’s games - who will compete against each other in a single, mixed field.

Members from the three Tours will tee off from different yardages but will compete in a single competition.

The three-day event will see the field cut to 60 for the final day’s play, competing for the grand prize. The leading players from the other two tours will also receive a special accolade.

Nick Tarratt, Director of the European Tour’s Dubai Office, said: “This event is fantastic news for golf in the region and the first of its kind anywhere in the world.

“The Middle East has become a hugely important territory to the European Tour and the Jordan Mixed Masters presented by Ayla is a further strengthening of those ties.

“We’re very excited about inaugurating such a fresh and innovative tournament and will hopefully also have more good news to announce in the near future regarding a full Challenge Tour event at the stunning Ayla Golf Club later this year.”

The concept, which recognises the importance of equality and equal opportunity, was the vision of Ayla’s ownership, who have created a premier golf and leisure development close to the Red Sea City of Aqaba and on Jordan’s shimmering southern shores.

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