Sharjah Golf and Shooting clubs newest event and possibly the most popular event on the calendar the VISIONS International Cup supported by BMW came to a close on Sunday the 26th of Feb.
The event had four qualifying rounds with all participants hoping to represent their team in the final. Teams of America, Europe and Africa will battled it out against Asia and The Middle East in a twenty-seven hole Ryder Cup style final. With twenty-four spots in each team up for grabs.
With a mixture of members and non-members in both teams, both sides fielded a very strong line up. Playing 18 holes in the morning the teams played better ball matchplay for their first nine and then on to the trickier foursomes format for the back nine.
After the morning session Asia and Middle east had just a one point advantage but with twenty-four points still up for grabs it was very much all still to play for in afternoon singles where each player faced a nine-hole singles match against their opponents.
Both teams produced excellent golf on the day however the team of Asia and the Middle East proved to be to strong and came away with the victory. It was not all plain sailing though as at one point half way through the afternoon singles it was looking like it was destined to be a close affair, but the resilience of Asia and Middle East pulled through to claim the VISIONS International Cup by a score of 20.5 – 15.5.
The event and the final day was highly praised by all golfers who are already eager to make sure they secure their spot for next years final. Some great golf was produced on the day and was great to see some real competitiveness but as always played in a wonderful manner.