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A bit of fun ... Thursday May 1st (Public holiday) Day-Night Golf
For all members - handicappers and non-handicappers. The Day-Night format really is something different. First, 7 holes in daylight, played with a normal ball. A sundowner refreshment and sandwich is then supplied at two strategic locations (one on the front-9, one on the back-9). Following that, the real fun starts as you are issued with an illuminated ball (which goes about 75% the distance of a normal ball) - the pin is also illuminated - for a further 7 holes. A torch is a good idea, so that you can actually make contact with the ball on a stroke. Surprisingly, it is often found that the night score is better than the day score.
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|Welcome to Awali Golf Club, Bahrain||
AGC: where having fun is the priority, relaxation the reason and playing golf the means. You may play golf as a Member or as a visitor (only BD7.500 a round), and we welcome players of any ability (we have a resident Professional to help you improve). AGC is located east of Awali village, about 30 minutes drive from Manama (the capital of Bahrain).
The 6309 yard par-70 desert course of rock fairways and sand/oil greens, Clubhouse and all other facilities are maintained by Bapco, as a recreational outlet for its employees. However, Associate-Guest membership is available for non-Bapco employees. AGC is truly one for its members, run by the magnanimous voluntary efforts of its Committee. Surprisingly, the Clubhouse and terrace often lacks polite banter and genteel behaviour, especially at competition prize-givings. If we had a motto, perhaps it would be "AGC - for golfers who wish to play, rather than be seen to play".
AGC's 2013/14 season (1st August 2013 - 31st July 2014)
We believe our current site became fully operational during 1938, and so we enter the year of our 76th anniversary in 2014. As an example of the Club's long history, we have records of the winners of our most impressive trophy, the Kingsbury Cup, all the way back to the 1938/39 season.
This season's events are now published, and we have another busy year of main competitions, together with some accompanying social/other events, providing everybody with a chance to wack a golf-ball, no matter how good or bad you are.
It is not only the Club's 76th anniversary in 2014, but also the 51st occasion (3rd-5th April, 2014) of our most prestigious competition, the Bahrain Open Championship. Last season, the Bahrain Open was the major tournament of AGC's biggest-ever event: the Bapco Festival of Golf - ten days of events held in March/April 2013.
The Bahrain Open started from small beginnings in 1964 and was the first Open Championship for individual players in the Gulf region. The Championship has continued over the years with competitors from Bahrain and many other international locations (see the history, a summary of previous results and photos from the 51st Open Day 1 & Day 2). Hamad Mubarak Afnan became the Bahrain Open winner for the fifth time this season, 23 years after his first Open Championship win in 1991. The hole-by-hole scores (all players) are here.
In March this season, we saw the 26th occasion of the Bahrain Ladies Open Championship competition. The Ladies Open commenced in 1987 (see the history and a summary of all previous prize winners).
The Championship was won this season by AGC's Janet McAlpine at her eighteenth attempt and fittingly on the eighteenth hole of Day-2's play.
See the report, the detailed individual player results, all prize-winners, and photos for Day 1 & Day 2.
We prosper due to the commitment of Bapco, the generosity of our other Sponsors, the astounding efforts of our voluntary Committee and the dedication of our staff. But guess what - there is always space for you to contribute and volunteer!