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Troon-Managed Venue Shines in the Spotlight

The 12th hole at Madinaty Golf Club during the International Series Egypt. Picture by Paul Lakatos/Asian Tour.

Cairo, Egypt: Troon Golf has been feted for its role in making the Madinaty Golf Club course ‘shine to a worldwide audience’.

History was made last month when the Asian Tour visited Egypt for the first time to stage one of its ground-breaking International Series events.

Presented in pristine condition, the Robert Trent Jones II (RTJ II) Golf Course Architects-sculpted Madinaty Golf Club layout received widespread praise from players and officials.

Robert Trent Jones, COO at RTJ II, said: “We are very proud to have been associated with such a successful inaugural event on the Asian Tour, held on an impeccably conditioned golf course. Thank you to Troon Golf for making the course shine to a worldwide audience.”

Josh North, General Manager of Madinaty Golf Club, said: “I’m extremely proud of all the team’s efforts in preparing for the Asian Tour International Series, Egypt.

“The agronomy team has been working diligently for the past few months with the support of our Troon International corporate office to offer the players a fair but challenging experience.

“The course peaked beautifully during the week with the over-seeded rough areas providing a contrast to the paspalum fairways and greens.

“This experience, the first of its kind in Egypt, will hopefully be the catalyst for future professional events and we look forward to continuing our relationship with the Asian Tour and the 2023 edition.”

Mark Chapleski, Executive Vice-President of Troon International, who has overseen numerous international tournaments, said: “I am incredibly proud of the team at Madinaty Golf Club, as I have seen first-hand the work they’ve put in, not only these past few weeks but also in the years and months before this inaugural tournament.

“We all know that Madinaty is a unique facility and I have to say that having attended the tournament that the golf course was truly in immaculate condition.”

Cho Minn Thant, Commissioner and CEO, Asian Tour, added: “Never in our wildest dreams would we have expected the Asian Tour to be playing golf at the foot of the pyramids. But it became a reality and a wonderful experience for all involved, helped in a big way by the team at Madinaty Golf Club.

“The club proved to be an outstanding venue, something that our members repeatedly said throughout the week. The course lent itself perfectly to a tournament of this scale, which is a testament to the hard work and commitment of everyone at this very special venue.

“Madinaty went the extra mile by building a driving range for us and put in extra effort to present the golf course in immaculate condition. Several of the players and officials mentioned that the course was the best paspalum course they had ever seen.”

The US$1.5 million tournament was won American Andy Ogletree. The former amateur star secured his maiden professional title thanks to a final round of eight-under-par 62 to finish at the top of the leaderboard, ahead of Austrian Bernd Wiesberger.

Managed by Troon, Madinaty Golf Club has played an active role in the local golf scene since its opening – from championing golf for everyone, through initiatives that provide inclusive access to the golf course, introductory clinics for men, woman and children, and activities like Footgolf, to hosting events including the Egyptian Amateur Championship.

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