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Boddingtons
Post subject: Anyone planning to go to the Golf in Abu Dhabi?
PostPosted: 11:32 on 11th Jan 2012

Joined: 16:03 on 29th Sep 2009
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Location: Manchester-cum-Hong Kong
The Abu Dhabi Golf championship, part of the European Tour, takes place between 26 Jan - 29 Jan 2012, overlapping the cricket.

The course isn't far from the cricket ground as it would happen.

There will be some big names on the course.

Tickets are approx. £9. Free for juniors 18 and under.

Anyone planning to take a day off from the cricket?
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DavidC
Post subject: Re: Anyone planning to go to the Golf in Abu Dhabi?
PostPosted: 12:40 on 11th Jan 2012

Joined: 21:08 on 9th Feb 2011
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Boddingtons Wrote:
Thje Abu Dhabi Golf championship, part of the European Tour, takes place between 26 Jan - 29 Jan 2012, overlapping the cricket.

The course isn't far from the cricket ground as it would happen.

There will be some big names on the course.

Tickets are approx. ¿½9.

Anyone planning to take a day off from the cricket?


Looking to do one day out there, hopefully our HSBC contacts will come up with the free tickets (Bankers do have some use)

There is also:-

Horse Racing at Meydan, Dubai World Cup on Jan 21st & 22nd.

Football in Dubai on 22/01 Al Ahli; 03/02 FC Dubai & 08/02 Al Shabab and in Abu Dhabi 26/01 Al Jazeria; 27/01 Bani Yas and 14/02 Al Wahda.

Lastly there is an open track day at Yas Island F1 track on 24/01 and a Cheverolet Challenge on 26/01.
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Boddingtons
Post subject: Re: Anyone planning to go to the Golf in Abu Dhabi?
PostPosted: 11:49 on 11th Jan 2012

Joined: 16:03 on 29th Sep 2009
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Location: Manchester-cum-Hong Kong
I've been eyeing up these packages:

http://auction.starwoodhotels.com/cgi-b ... r=67280009

If you dont have points, can probably buy/trade them for c.£80 so at £40 each (2 passes) it might not be a bad do. I reckon I could sup forty squids worth at their prices rather easily.
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TC1
Post subject: Re: Anyone planning to go to the Golf in Abu Dhabi?
PostPosted: 13:44 on 11th Jan 2012

Joined: 16:04 on 2nd Sep 2011
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Yeah there's four of us. I'm not particulary interested in Golf, but the others are. It'll make a break from the Test, which I assume will last for most of the five days, being a flat wicket. If you look at the Golf course on Google Earth, it's just above the Cricket Stadium, although there appears to be a bit of desert in betwen :lol:
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Richhufc
Post subject: Re: Anyone planning to go to the Golf in Abu Dhabi?
PostPosted: 18:20 on 11th Jan 2012

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Location: Hereford
Practice day the day before the test starts for me, I reckon.
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FEL1948
Post subject: Re: Anyone planning to go to the Golf in Abu Dhabi?
PostPosted: 16:24 on 13th Jan 2012

Joined: 08:40 on 3rd Jan 2012
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I have got an option on two complimentary tickets for each day.
Waiting to see if it includes the practice day/s.

I have to be there to show my card @ the entrance, but if anyone fancies a day (although my priority is the cricket), or even a few hours after the cricket, just let me know.

It says the following
Access to 17th Skybox which this year will have free champagne, wine and beer (wristband / vouchers provided for 17th and Lola)
Free non-alcoholic drinks at Lola
Free stool + tournament programme

Erik (the guy with the swan {remember, Swann, Swann will tear you apart again} in Oz)
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the paperboy
Post subject: Re: Anyone planning to go to the Golf in Abu Dhabi?
PostPosted: 18:43 on 23rd Jan 2012

Joined: 19:32 on 4th Jun 2008
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Apparently if you show an HSBC bank card at the gate you will be allowed in free of charge. Also if you wear a red shirt on Friday you can get in free.
I'm not too sure when the first players tee off on days 1&2 but I'd guess you can see about 3 hours of golf before heading to the cricket.

The field includes, McIlroy, Westwood, Donald, Clarke and Woods.

One other recommendation for anyone in Abu Dhabi is to take a visit to the Sheik Zayed Mosque, it's the second largest in the world (after the one in Saudi) and it's not far short of being as spectacular as the Taj Mahal.
There's no entrance fee and it's certainly got the wow factor.
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skybluesam
Post subject: Re: Anyone planning to go to the Golf in Abu Dhabi?
PostPosted: 06:36 on 25th Jan 2012

Joined: 09:39 on 23rd Jan 2012
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the paperboy Wrote:
Apparently if you show an HSBC bank card at the gate you will be allowed in free of charge. Also if you wear a red shirt on Friday you can get in free.
I'm not too sure when the first players tee off on days 1&2 but I'd guess you can see about 3 hours of golf before heading to the cricket.

The field includes, McIlroy, Westwood, Donald, Clarke and Woods.

One other recommendation for anyone in Abu Dhabi is to take a visit to the Sheik Zayed Mosque, it's the second largest in the world (after the one in Saudi) and it's not far short of being as spectacular as the Taj Mahal.
There's no entrance fee and it's certainly got the wow factor.


The tees start from 7am. It is free to get in on SATURDAY if you wear anything red. If you are an HSBC customer you will get in for free on any day if you show your card.

The Mosque is definately worth a trip. Pearls bar where there is an after party mentioned on here has great views.

Sky Blue Sam
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Boddingtons
Post subject: Re: Anyone planning to go to the Golf in Abu Dhabi?
PostPosted: 15:57 on 26th Jan 2012

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Went to the golf today and it was a decent do. Beautiful grounds and plenty of F&B options at The Village.
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Boddingtons
Post subject: Re: Anyone planning to go to the Golf in Abu Dhabi?
PostPosted: 20:56 on 29th Jan 2012

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Plenty of supporters at the golf today.

Even some of the players turned up too. Though I'd have thought the nets would have been a more appropriate way to spend what would have been day 5.
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