Madinaty, Cairo, Egypt (29th November, 2022) – Madinaty Golf Club delivered superb course conditions for the Asian Tour’s ground-breaking International Series Egypt event this month – which marked the first time the Tour had visited the country.
American Andy Ogletree secured his first professional title winning the US$1.5 million International Series tournament at Madinaty Golf Club in Cairo. The former amateur star shot a final round of eight-under-par 62 to finish at the top of the leaderboard, just ahead of Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger, who shot 63.
“Never in our wildest dreams would we have expected the Asian Tour to be playing golf at the foot of the pyramids, but it became a reality and a wonderful experience for all involved, helped in a big way by the team at Madinaty Golf Club,” said Cho Minn Thant, Commissioner & CEO, Asian Tour.
“The club proved to be an outstanding venue, something that our members repeatedly said throughout the week. The course lent itself perfectly to a tournament of this scale, which is a testament to the hard work and commitment of everyone at this very special venue.
“Madinaty went the extra mile by building a driving range for us and put in extra effort to present the golf course in immaculate condition. Several of the players and officials mentioned that the course was the best paspalum course they had ever seen.”
Madinaty Golf Club, managed by Troon, has played an active role in the local golf scene since it’s opening; from championing golf for everyone, through initiatives that provide inclusive access to the golf course, introductory clinics for men, woman and children, and activities like Footgolf, to hosting events including the Egyptian Amateur Championship.
“When Robert Trent Jones, Jr. first attempted to design a golf course at the foot of the pyramids in the 1970’s, it did not work out. So, he was especially grateful to have a second opportunity when TMG commissioned us to build the course at Madinaty,” said Trent Jones, COO, Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects. “We are very proud to have been associated with such a successful inaugural event on the Asian Tour, held on an impeccably conditioned golf course. Thank you to Troon Golf for making the course shine to a worldwide audience.”
Judging from the course’s condition during the tournament itself, it was clear that the agronomy team had taken the challenge to present the course in tournament worthy conditions, with players including Ogletree praising the golf course for its spectacular condition.
Josh North, General Manager of Madinaty Golf Club commented, “’I’m extremely proud of all the team’s efforts in preparing for the Asian Tour International Series, Egypt. The agronomy team has been working diligently for the past few months with the support of our Troon International corporate office to offer the players a fair but challenging experience. The course peaked beautifully during the week with the overseeded rough areas providing a contrast to the paspalum fairways and greens. This experience, the first of its kind in Egypt, will hopefully be the catalyst for future professional events and we look forward to continuing our relationship with the Asian Tour and the 2023 edition.”
Madinaty Golf Club, which opened in late 2020, is at the forefront of the Egyptian Golf scene, having hosted the prestigious Egyptian Amateur Championship and having implemented a fantastic grow the game programme of ‘Girls Go Golf’ bringing over 50 ladies together to introduce them to the game of golf.
Mark Chapleski, Executive Vice-President of Troon International, who has overseen numerous international tournaments on behalf of Troon International, said: “I am incredibly proud of the team at Madinaty Golf Club, as I have seen first-hand the work they’ve put in, not only these past few weeks but also in the years and months before this inaugural tournament. We all know that Madinaty is a unique facility and I have to say having attended the tournament that the golf course was truly in immaculate condition.”
To learn more about Madinaty Golf Club, visit www.madinatygolfclub.com.
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About Madinaty Golf Club & TMG
Madinaty Golf Club, established in 2020, is located at the heart of Madinaty. Madinaty is one of the flagship developments of Talaat Moustafa Group, (TMG), who are the largest real estate developer in Egypt and the Middle East. The mega city is developed over 8000 Feddans, to accommodate more than 700,000 residents upon the project completion. Currently over 300,000 residents living within the city.
Madinaty is not simply about residential living with its sublime Villas and Apartment buildings, but is fully functioning city, offering to its residents a modern lifestyle where all amenities and services can be found including vast green areas, golf courses, educational institutions, sports, and social amenities, hospitals, Business Hubs, shopping malls & entertainment facilities, transportation, security, and household services, all within a state-of-the-art purpose-built city.
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