European Senior Tour set to make history

Webversion

The European Senior Tour will make history in the United Arab Emirates this month.

The Sharjah Senior Golf Masters will become the first European Tour, European Challenge Tour or Senior Tour event to be played on a nine-hole golf course at Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club from March 16-18.

Senior Tour competitors will negotiate the nine-hole Peter Harradine-designed course twice on each tournament day, with the par-3 and par-5 holes being played from varying tees throughout the tournament week, a format which has never been used during a European Tour-sanctioned event.

We are delighted to create our own piece of European Tour history

- David MacLaren

David MacLaren, Head of the European Senior Tour, said: “With the recent and exciting innovations on the European Tour such as GolfSixes, and on the European Challenge Tour with their Match Play 9 event in May, we are delighted to create our own piece of European Tour history at the inaugural Sharjah Senior Golf Masters.

Read more -> Colin Montgomerie: “I’ve overachieved”

European Senior Tour

“Organising an 18-hole professional tournament on a nine-hole golf course has been no easy task and we are delighted to return to the United Arab Emirates for the first time since 2000.”

Tournament director Simon Higginbottom will utilise a number of different tee boxes on the third, fourth, sixth and eighth holes, giving the 57-player field fresh challenges during the three tournament rounds – the yardage of the course can vary between 5,922 yards and 7,462 yards, and has been set at 7,051 for this year’s competition.

We can make the experience on each of the holes very different

- Simon Higginbottom

“We have determined that we would like to play the course differently each time around,” said Higginbottom. “We can make the experience on each of the holes very different by moving tees.

The Sharjah Senior Golf Masters is one of potentially four new events on the Senior Tour Schedule, joining the recently announced European Tour Properties Senior Classic, English Senior Open and the to-be-confirmed Dutch Senior Open for 2017.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
FAIRWAY BUNKERS MADE EASY | GOLF EXPLAINED
Fairway bunkers
play button
4 simple tips for hitting your fairway woods
cameron adam
play button
WHICH ONE OF THESE IS MY FAVOURITE DRIVER OF 2021?
Drivers
play button
A GOLF SHOE THAT IS BOUND TO DIVIDE OPINION - FootJoy HyperFlex review
FootJoy
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Tiger Woods' team provides update on golf icon's condition
Annika Sorenstam at centre of rules farce on return to golf
Roadmap for safe return of golf in England published
Phil Mickelson "thankful" Tiger survived horror car crash
Niall Horan and Modest! Golf throw weight behind innovative new tour event

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
A simple tip to help fight your slice
Watch
play button
Increase the speed of your hands for more distance
Watch
play button
Increasing your shoulder turn
Callaway
play button
The correct posture and alignment
Watch
See all videos right arrow