Peter Dawson, former CEO of The R&A and former secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.

Dubai hires former St Andrews chief to drive golfing ambition

Emirate sets up new entity chaired by Peter Dawson to enhance golf tourism, promote grass roots participation

Dubai has announced the establishment of a new entity, Falcon Golf, which will serve to optimise the benefits the sport brings to the emirate.

Falcon Golf will convene all relevant parties in the industry to enhance Dubai’s golf efforts – including driving greater golf tourism, promoting grass roots participation and managing the successful hosting of tournaments.

The organisation will be chaired by Peter Dawson, former CEO of The R&A and former secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, a statement said.

Falcon Golf will work to increase knowledge about Dubai through the lens of golf, as well as boost Dubai’s reputation as one of the...Read more...

Source: arabianbusiness.com