Second Footballers Golf Classic Dubai Set to Tee Off 5th November 2005

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Following on from the success of 2004’s inaugural tournament, Barwell Leisure announce the Second Footballers Golf Classic Dubai will take place from 5th to 12th November 2005.

This competition is a partner event to the famous Footballers Classic at La Manga Club in the south of Spain. The La Manga event has gone from strength to strength since it was inaugurated in 1996. (See more at

The Dubai event will take place over 7 days. In that time one practice and three competition rounds will be played on some of Dubai’s world-class golf courses. Each day, each team of three will play with a different footballing icon.

Some of the legends confirmed for this year’s event include England World Cup winner Alan Ball, Ex-England manager Glenn Hoddle, Sky Sports and ex-Scotland striker Andy Gray, ex-Arsenal and double winning captain Frank McLintock, Chelsea and England left back Tony Dorigo, former Villa and Bayern striker Alan McInally, one time Leeds and Scotland left winger Eddie Gray, the great Pat Jennings and many more.

All these famous names, with playing and managing experience that spans more than five decades of top-level action, have plenty of fascinating stories and are sure to give a priceless insight into the real life of a player.

The competition has been scheduled to allow plenty of rest days for the participants: allowing competitors to go shopping, see the sights or just relax!

Creator and organizer of The Footballers Golf Classic Dubai, ex-footballer Terry Mancini, commented: "Non-playing partners are keen to travel to Dubai too, particularly because of the world-class shopping that Dubai offers”.

The annual Dubai Footballers Golf Classic is open to all golfers with a handicap limit of 20. Flights are available from Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow with Emirates and whilst in Dubai participants will be staying at the brand new 5-star Grand Hyatt Dubai, one of the Middle East's largest and most sophisticated hotels.

Prices start from £2049 for the golfer and £1169 for the non-golfer and includes:

• Return flights with Emirates Airlines

• All transfers to and from the hotel and golf courses

• 7 nights bed and breakfast at the Grand Hyatt Dubai

• Welcome dinner & beach BBQ

• 4 rounds of golf (1 practice and 3 competition)

• Shared golf buggy per round

• Prize giving Gala Dinner with entertainment.

About Barwell Leisure:

Barwell Leisure, with over thirty-five years of experience in the travel world, specializes in tailor-made holidays for the more discerning traveler. Specialist areas include La Manga Resort, Spain; Humber Valley, Newfoundland, Dubai, Mauritius and South Africa. Barwell Leisure is a member of ABTA , AITO and is a fully bonded ATOL and IATA license holder.


Andy Bendell,

44 (0) 20 8786 3028


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