The weekend of March 18th & 19th 2016 saw Senior golfers from all over the Emirates tee it up in the 5th Anniversary of the RAK Seniors Championship. Unique in its approach as golfers are tested over the two courses in Ras Al Khaimah which generally means some big swings in scoring as golfers struggle to adjust to the differing topography both courses present them with.
Tower Links Member Mr. J.I. Park triumphed in the Senior Men’s Division with a gross score of 157 thanks to a 1 over Par, 73 on his home course on day 2. Park struggled around the longer Al Hamra course and despite offering more respite from the tee there is nothing like home course advantage to spur you along.
In the Ladies Division it was Rita Engelbrecht who came up trumps despite an awkward start and finish to her round at Tower Links on Day 2, which she disguised by some very solid scoring for the remaining 16 holes. Rita was a model of consistency over the two days with scores of 84 and 88 and as a multiple winner of the event it can certainly be said that she enjoys playing in the Northern Emirate.
In the Super Seniors Division Dave Thomas walked away with the title after also finishing on 157 and bettering his score on Day 1 by some 7 strokes around Tower Links. Net Winner’s in the event were Eric Engelbrecht, Pat Mottershead and James Brown whom also cemented their affinity with both course layouts.