Commercial Bank has entered into a partnership agreement with the Education City Golf Club (ECGC) to help develop the next generation of golfers in Qatar. 

Two key initiatives of the partnership will develop golf programmes for the youth and lady golfers. 
Participation in golf is associated with a wide range of benefits—physical, emotional, social and cognitive—that can last well into adulthood; golf can be played for life. Developing an appreciation for the game at a young age is important and the aim is to build an early commitment with the youths of Qatar to play golf.

Commercial Bank will also introduce over 100 new women to golf in the private coaching area at Education City Golf Club. The aim is to encourage healthy participation in sport and develop a community of women golfers in Qatar. 

Other initiatives also will include a special series of Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Qualifiers. As Members of ECGC will be given the opportunity to qualify for the 2021 Qatar Masters Pro AM to play alongside the European Tour professionals, with a series of exciting Qualifying events.

Speaking on behalf of Commercial Bank Hussain Al Abdulla, EGM Chief Marketing Officer stated: “Commercial Bank is excited to be partnering with Education City Golf Club, to develop the future of golf in Qatar.  Part of our CSR strategy is to develop women in sport and starting with golf we feel it will add benefit to the community with the low impact outdoor sport. We are also excited to be planning the 2021 Qatar Masters and we hope we can continue with our annual event as planned.”

Part of Commercial Banks partnership will include the Qatar Masters, a tournament that is considered Qatar’s annual ‘must-attend’ sporting and social event, first held in 1998 and widely known for bringing together the world’s best golf talent; the likes of Sergio Garcia, Rory Mcllroy, Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Ernie Els and Henrik Stenson have all competed in past years.

The Commercial Bank partnership with Education City aims to support and emphasize community and family activities as it aims to encourage young Qataris to take up the sport and to grow the game of golf in Qatar.
Speaking on behalf of Education City Golf Club, the General Manager Michael Braidwood stated: “Our commitment to developing golf amongst the youth and women has been a priority of ours since our infancy. The golf programs we have developed are designed to encourage new golfers and help them quickly progress to playing on a golf course. We are grateful to Commercial Bank for their support and commitment in helping develop the sport of golf here in Qatar.”

The 2021 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters is scheduled to take place between March 11 to 14.