Luckiest Ball on Earth competition returns to UAE
Amateur golfers across the UAE are being encouraged to take part in the “Luckiest Ball on Earth” competition and attempt to win the chance to tee off alongside stars of the European Tour in the DP World Tour Championship Pro Am.
Now in its ninth year, the competition gets underway in September and there will be 23 qualifying events held across 21 separate golf clubs in the region.
The victorious qualifiers will secure their spot in the Luckiest Ball on Earth Grand Final, which is set to take place on the Fire Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates on Monday October 21.
For the second year in a row, there will also be a Junior Luckiest Ball on Earth tournament, opening the door for the next generation of golfers. The winner of that event will be crowned on September 28 following a Grand Final that also takes place at Jumeirah Golf Estates.
The leading male, female and junior golfers at the respective Grand Finals will join the Luckiest Ball on Earth team where they will where they will tee it up with the likes of former World No.1 and three-time Race to Dubai champion Rory McIlroy, 2018 Race to Dubai winner Francesco Molinari and DP World Tour Championship winner Danny Willett on the Earth Course on Tuesday November 19.
The Luckiest Ball on Earth competition has traditionally been open to all golfers aged 18 or over who hold an Official Club Handicap recognised by the EGF (maximum 28 for men and 36 for ladies).
Arabian Ranches Golf Club member Kevin Barrett of Northern Ireland won the inaugural Luckiest Ball on Earth competition and played alongside Italy’s Ryder Cup icon Edoardo Molinari in the Pro-Am before Italy’s Ornella Parigi of Saadiyat Beach Golf Club became the first female winner in 2012 and lined up with Australia’s Marcus Fraser.