WORLDWIDE SOCIAL MEDIA COMPETITION WILL SEE ONE LUCKY WINNER HIT THE COURSE WITH RORY MCILROY & DUSTIN JOHNSON
03 January 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA, alongside Abu Dhabi Sports Council, is offering the incredible chance to play with golf icon Rory McIlroy and World No.1 Dustin Johnson as part of the tournament’s Pro-Am day on January 17 at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
The lucky winner will receive an exclusive VIP package for two that includes return business class flights courtesy of Etihad Airways, VIP hospitality for two and a stay in the five star Shangri-La hotel throughout the Championship week.
The highlight however, will be a spot in the Championship Pro-Am, with not just one unforgettable experience but two as the lucky winner gets the chance to play one set of nine holes with World No.1 Dustin Johnson and another nine holes with 4-time Major winner McIlroy on the National Course. In addition, the winner will be able to enjoy the special occasion with their chosen guest as their caddy.
So how can you win? Visit and like the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA Facebook page and then correctly answer the competition question to be in with the chance of winning the once in a lifetime golf experience. The competition begins today, Wednesday 3 January at 1pm GMT and ends Monday 11 January at midnight (GMT) and all answers and likes to be counted as entries must be made during this period. The entrant(s) must be aged 16 or over and be a capable golfer with a minimum 18 handicap for men and 24 for women.
The 2018 Championship’s blockbuster line-up also includes our 2017 defending champion, Tommy Fleetwood, 2016 Open Champion and Olympic Silver Medallist, Henrik Stenson, American Ryder Cup star and Olympic Bronze Medallist, Matt Kuchar, two-time championship winner Paul Casey and household names Justin Rose, Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter and Thomas Bjørn will all be returning to the Championship fray in 2018.
The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA is owned by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and will take place from 18 – 21 January 2018 at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
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About Abu Dhabi Sports Council
Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) was established in 2006 by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
ADSC is aligned to the emirate’s leadership vision to develop sport and youth activities. The Council promotes an effective, emirate-wide sports calendar that stimulates the desire to participate in quality sports among all Abu Dhabi residents and helps the talented and motivated reach their sporting potential.
The Council also hosts and supports the staging of international world-class sporting events. These include: the annual Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship; the Formula 1TM Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix; the ITU World Triathlon Series; both the Abu Dhabi and Gary Player Invitationals; the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final; the Red Bull Air Race; the Mubadala World Tennis Championship; the 2017 and 2018 FIFA Club World Cups; the 2019 AFC Asian Cup UAE and the UCI WorldTour event, The Abu Dhabi Tour.
We at ADSC firmly believe that sporting events deliver a host of benefits for the emirate and its residents. These span improved health and wellness, the building of community spirit, the discovering of local talent and the delivery of international exposure of the emirate as a world-class sporting events hub.
Whether it is land, sea or air, we have sport covered.
HSBC provides a comprehensive range of financial services to customers through four global businesses; Global Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Global Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets and Global Private Banking.
HSBC Holdings plc
HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of the HSBC Group, is headquartered in London. The Group serves customers worldwide from around 4,400 offices in 71 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. With assets of US$2,557bn at 30 September, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations.
HSBC in the MENA Region
HSBC is the largest and most widely represented international banking organisation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with a presence in 8 countries across the region. HSBC has operations in the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and Algeria. In Saudi Arabia, HSBC is a 40% shareholder of Saudi British Bank (SABB), and a 49% shareholder of HSBC Saudi Arabia for investment banking in the Kingdom.
This presence, the widest reach of any bank in the region, comprises some 250 offices and around 11,000 employees. In the year ending 31st December 2016, HSBC in the MENA region made a profit before tax of US$ 1.5bn.
About HSBC Golf Sponsorships
HSBC’s global commitment to golf encompasses all levels of the game, from grassroots to elite.
HSBC is a proud patron of The Open Championship and this partnership with The R&A creates a centre of gravity to a global golf portfolio that spans HSBC’s key markets. In Asia, HSBC has spearheaded the arrival of world class golf events with its flagship WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai and HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore. The $9.5m WGC-HSBC Champions is renowned as ‘Asia’s Major’ and has made such an impact, that Rory McIlroy describes China as “an unstoppable force in world golf.” HSBC has been co-title sponsor of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship since 2010 and the event has quickly become one of the biggest events on the European PGA Tour.
However, underpinning those international flagship events is a longer-term ambition to create a legacy from HSBC’s global tournaments through its sponsorship of youth development and grassroots programmes. In China, HSBC supports the HSBC China Junior Golf Program, a sustainable long-term structure and framework upon which the future of Chinese golf is being built. In Hong Kong, HSBC supports the HSBC Hong Kong Junior Golf Programme, a structured pathway for children to try the sport for the first time, develop their skills and, for those talented enough, the chance to represent Hong Kong on the international stage. In the UK, HSBC is sponsor of HSBC Golf Roots – The Golf Foundation’s national development programme which promotes the sport in schools, helps youngsters into clubs and uses golf to promote important life skills.
For more details on HSBC’s golf activities, visit www.hsbcgolf.com
Emirates Global Aluminium is equally-owned by Mubadala Investment Company of Abu Dhabi and the Investment Corporation of Dubai.
It is the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside the oil and gas industry, and the largest company jointly owned by the two Emirates.
EGA’s aluminium is the second largest made-in-the UAE export after oil and gas. EGA has a production capacity of 2.5 million tonnes of aluminium per year. EGA is the only UAE producer and makes the UAE the fifth largest aluminium producing nation in the world.
EGA has more than 350 customers in over 60 countries. About 80 per cent of EGA’s production is value added products, one of the highest proportions of any aluminium company in the world.
EGA’s aluminium is primarily used in the construction, automotive, packaging, aerospace and electronics industries.
Over 10 per cent of EGA’s production is sold in the UAE to around 26 downstream aluminium companies that make products with EGA’s aluminium. The growing broader aluminium sector in the UAE already employs around 30,000 people, making it the largest employer amongst the UAE’s energy intensive industries.
EGA itself employs around 7,000 of these people including almost 1,200 UAE Nationals.
EGA has focused on technology development for over 25 years. EGA has used its own technology for every smelter expansion since the 1990s. In 2016 EGA became the first UAE industrial company to licence its core industrial process technology internationally.
As a corporate citizen of the UAE, Emirates Global Aluminium aspires in all its operations to be measured amongst the world’s leading metals and mining companies in meeting its environmental and social responsibilities.
In 2017, EGA became the first Middle East headquartered company to join the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative, a global programme to foster greater sustainability and transparency in the aluminium industry.
EGA was formed in 2014 through the merger of Dubai Aluminium and Emirates Aluminium.
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Terms and Conditions:
The ‘The Ultimate Golf Prize’ is governed by these official Terms & Conditions (‘Official Rules’). By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by ‘the organisers’ (Abu Dhabi Sports Council) are final in all respects.
Competition details form part of these terms and conditions.
The winner will be chosen at random.
Entrants will receive one entry into the competition:
1.1 When they correctly answer the competition question on the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Facebook page; AND
1.2 They have liked the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Facebook page.
1 (one) winner will receive 2 (two) business class flights from their closest destination to which Etihad flies in the winner’s home country (any required domestic travel shall be at the winner’s sole expense) to Abu Dhabi, VIP entry for two (2) to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship from January 17-22, 2018, accommodation (one (1) room) across those dates, and one (1) invitation to play with Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Pro-Am. The winner’s guest will be invited to caddy in the Pro-Am.
The competition begins Wednesday 3 January 1PM GMT and ends Monday 8 January at midnight GMT and all answers and likes to be counted as entries must be made during this period. The organisers reserve the right to extend or shorten the contest at their sole discretion.
The entrant(s) must be aged 16 or over, and a capable golf player; a minimum 18 handicap for men and 24 for women. Proof of identity, age and golf handicap may be required.
Use of a false name or address will result in disqualification.
Entries made online using methods generated by a script, macro or the use of automd devices will be void.
The prizes are as stated, are not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.
In the event of a prize being unavailable, the organisers reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.
The organisers reserve the right to amend or alter the terms of the competition (at their sole discretion) at any time and to reject entries from entrants in the event that their entry does not comply with the Official Rules.
The contest is not open to employees and their families of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, IMG, HSBC, EGA and other sponsors or suppliers of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, their subsidiaries, agencies, members of their families and anyone professionally associated with the prize draw.
Data will be collected and used only for the purposes of administration of this campaign.
Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner. If the winner cannot be contacted, or does not comply with the Official Rules, the organisers reserve the right to offer the prize to another entrant.
Confirmation of the prize and details of redemption will be made in writing via email to the winner using the email address provided on or before the 11 January 2018 once the competition has closed.
There will be 1 (one) winner.
Failure to respond or failure to meet the eligibility requirements will result in forfeiture of the prize.
Where applicable, the decision of the organisers is final and is based on the criteria set out in the Official Rules and no correspondence will be entered into over this decision.
The competition may be modified or withdrawn at any time.