To celebrate the beginning of the Emirates Australian Open, Emirates today treated a group of junior players from Ridge Golf Club and Woolooware Golf Club with a special visit by former World Number One, Adam Scott.
As part of the special junior golf clinic held in the Emirates suite at the Royal Sydney Golf Club, Scott shared some of his secrets to his success and advice for what they need to do to become the next golfing greats.
While on the course, Emirates hosted a number of high profile Australian executives and members of the travel industry and gave them the opportunity to tee off alongside world-class golfers at the Emirates Australian Open Pro-Am.
Barry Brown, Emirates’ Divisional Vice President for Australasia said: “Today has been a great start to what is sure to be a riveting four days of stiff competition and incredible talent. There’s nothing quite like having some of the best from all sporting worlds come together over a game of golf.
“We are also incredibly proud to be able to provide to the next generation of talent with the opportunity to learn from Adam Scott, one of the best golfers in the world. I speak for everyone at Emirates in saying that we are excited to see what the next few days have to offer.”
This marks Emirates’ sixth year as naming rights sponsor of the Open which is currently celebrating its 101st year.Emirates is the Official Airline for 21 golfing tournaments worldwide.
“Emirates prides itself on its partnership with the Australian Open in what has become an important part of our history in Australia. Not only does it represent a unique opportunity for us to connect with the golfing community, but also a chance for us to reflect on the world-class talent we see on display here today.
“Emirates is all about connecting people from all over the world, whether it’s to their destination or simply to watch a great game of golf. We pride ourselves on our global route network which now reaches over 150 destinations in more than 80 countries,” added Barry Brown.
The Emirates Australian Open is held from 17 November until 20 November at the Royal Sydney Golf Club, Sydney NSW. The Emirates Marquee will host a number of celebrities and sporting stars, offering guests uninterrupted views of the 18thhole, while enjoying the airline’s world-class hospitality and the opportunity to get up close to some of the biggest stars in golf.
The 10th hole is 380-foot-long, in celebration of Emirates’ flagship superjumbo A380 aircraft. Emirates now offers three daily A380 services from Sydney to Dubai, as well as daily A380 services to both Christchurch and Auckland in New Zealand.
Emirates will also have a presence at the Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast from 1 December until 4 December. The airline also supports a range of sporting, cultural and arts organisations within Australia, including the Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, Adelaide Festival, Collingwood Football Club, the Emirates Melbourne Cup and the Emirates Australian Open Tennis series.