Emirates Golf Federation
The Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) was formed in 1996 and is the Governing Body for Amateur Golf in the United Arab Emirates.
The Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) was formed in 1996 and is the Governing Body for Amateur Golf in the United Arab Emirates. It is overseen by a Board of Directors under the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare and is affiliated to the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, WAGC, Ladies Golf Union, the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation, the GCC Golf Committee and the Arab Golf Federation.
The EGF sanction the Dubai Desert Classic, Dubai Ladies Masters, Dubai World Championship and Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.
EGF is a non-profit making organisation that has a 3 fold mission statement:
- Increase the awareness of golf in U.A.E
- Junior National Programme
- National Golf Team
In September 1998 an extensive Junior Development Programme for children aged 7-15, both U.A.E Nationals and Expatriates, involving over 130 children began throughout the U.A.E.