Altogether 75 professional golfers from 16 countries are taking part in the Mediterranean Tour, a professional golf tour that began in Egypt.
The Mediterranean Tour was developed to create awareness about Egypt as a first class golfing destination during the harsh winters in Europe.
According to Taymour Scarello, a member of the board of directors of Mediterranean Tour, “Egypt has everything to offer in terms of facilities for both the professional golfer and amateur golfer in terms of quality of golf courses and its world famous touristic features. Our climate during the winter is perfect for golf, and the world class facilities of golf courses in Egypt is perfect for golfers of all levels,” he said.
“Golf tourism in Europe alone is worth over €2 billion. There is no reason why Egypt should not take advantage of its facilities and tap into this great source of tourism,” Scarello added.
“In addition to the promotion and awareness of Egypt as a first class golf destination, the Mediterranean Tour has an objective of giving elite amateurs and Egyptian professionals the opportunity to play with some of the best players in Europe,” Scarello said.
“The tour gives our Egyptian national team and local professionals the opportunity to compete at the highest level, which we hope will help them develop as players and provide them with excellent experiences to enhance their careers,” said Mohamed Attallah, the Mediterranean Tour director.
The first official practice round for the Mediterranean Tour started on Monday with a schedule of two tournaments in eight days. The first is from 12 to 14 March at The Palm Hills Golf Course, with the second event at Dreamland Golf Resort in 6th October city from 16-18 March.
This year’s participants will play for total prize money worth €100,000. The top five players after two events will receive invitations to play at the Czech and Prague Challenge Tour events later in the year.
Says Ben Stow, the 2016 Mediterranean Tour Order of Merit Winner (Leagues Winner): “The chance to play for challenge tour invitations is of huge benefit for every developing player. Thanks to the Mediterranean Tour for supporting the growth of golf in the region and for giving professionals the opportunity to enhance their career objectives.”