With Golf Digest Middle East celebrating its 150th issue in January, the future of the global game – and the region’s increasingly influential place within it – has, understandably, never been more fascinating.
The sesquicentennial edition of the title focuses on the rapidly evolving power play for professional play, including roles as the all-new DP World Tour (formerly European Tour), Asian Tour and LIV Golf Investments, also funded by Saudi Arabia, play into the ever-changing landscape.
To mark this milestone, Campaign teammate Motivate Media Group has become the world’s first Arabic-language golf magazine.
Since the game Royal and Ancient first hit the grass in the Middle East with the opening of the Emirates Golf Club’s Majlis course in 1989, the game has not had a more influential or culturally significant moment here. appropriate.
It is a particularly poignant moment for His Excellency Yasir Al-Rumayyan, President of Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf Federation since 2018.
“Following my recent appointment as President of the Arab Golf Federation, these are exactly the type of initiatives that I wish to support in my new role,” said HE Al-Rumayyan.
“I’m an avid golfer so I want to bring this great game to as many people in the Middle East as possible. So, by now having an Arabic language resource that can provide regular updates to a whole new audience, I am confident that golf summary can play its part in increasing participation in our game here in the region.
These are sentiments shared by Majed Al Sorour, CEO of Golf Saudi and Vice President of the Saudi Golf Federation.
“It’s great to see the first Arabic issue of golf summary published in print and digital. In my role not only in Saudi Arabia but also as Secretary General of the Arab Golf Federation, I want to support the growth of golf in new markets, especially in the Middle East, and I want to work with other parties stakeholders to introduce the many benefits of the game to new Arab audiences. This magazine will help us do just that.
Ian Fairservice, Managing Partner of Motivate Media Group and Group Editor, is proud of the media company’s continued contribution to the growth of gaming in the Middle East.
“The first edition of Golf Digest was published ahead of the launch of Race to Dubai in 2009 and the title, along with others in the Motivate Media Group stable, proudly partnered the golf industry on the incredible journey that the game took in the middle. Is since,” Fairservice said.
“The emergence of Golf Saudi as a true force in the game, in the region and beyond, has been a big part of history in recent years and we are proud to enhance the Kingdom’s golf course with the world’s first Arabian golf title.This illustrates our commitment to helping Golf Saudi grow the game in what is arguably the most progressive new golf market in the world.
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