Qatar Open Championship
Qatar Golf Association and since its establishment was focusing in the development of Qatari Golf and that through holding and hosting many events and mainly (Qatar Golf Open Championship). QGA started the open event since 1983.
At that time the tournament used to be held at UmSaeed and Dokhan golf courses. The opening at Um Saeed and the closing day of the tournament at Dokhan course. Both were sandy courses and still!
QGA continued holding developing the Qatar Golf Open Tournament, and it spread to the Gulf countries first and then to golfers from other nationalities working in GCC countries.
One of the important steps that made the event more and more popular was in 1999 when QGA shifted the tournament to be played on Doha Golf International Course. The Course that is counted to be one of the magnificent course all over the World. That is European Tour witness.
WAGR-2011 QATAR OPEN AMATEUR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
3, 4 & 5 MARCH 2011
DOHA GOLF CLUB
“WINNER WILL PLAY IN THE EUROPEAN PGA TOUR EVENT, THE 2012 COMMERCIAL BANK QATAR MASTERS“(Dates to be confirmed)
54-hole stroke play. The top 60 qualifiers (including ties) after 36-hole play shall advance to the final round on day 3 competition for the championship.
Open to amateur golfers who are members of recognized golf clubs or societies.
Handicap limit 9, Hcp certificate must be sent with form*
Entries will be limited to 120 registrants only. In the event of oversubscription, players with lower handicap shall prevail.
Registration and draw confirmation will be on Wednesday, 2 March 2011 between 8AM & 5PM at Doha Golf Club lobby.
Deadline for all entries to Qatar Golf Association by 13 February 2011.
Winner will play in the 2012 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters if eligible.
The game reputation and name went far away to reach Asian countries. Players from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Philippine start to participate in the tournament, then more amateurs golfers from Europe. Now the championship is International.
More promising step taken by QGA by giving the Open winner the chance to participate and compete in Commercial Bank Qatar Masters! A chance to share the professionals their championship. This chance is a dream to all amateurs because it represents the first step to international golf and to professional world.
This 20th edition of Qatar Open faced the organizing committee with a problem that more than 180 golfers applied to participate in the tournament! That made the committee to accept those of only 9 handicaps and below so as to minimize the number to 140 players, the maximum number that can compete according to course capacity.
Players from 34 countries will participate in the 20th. Open Championship, everyone will be hoping to be the lucky winner who will join the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Championship 2006. On other hand Doha Golf Club has done the best in arranging the International Course to be in shape those suites the Qatar Golf Open Championship.