20 November 2012
DUBAI, U.A.E., 20th November 2012: Emirates, the Official Airline of the DP World Tour Championship, provided lucky golf fans the chance to play alongside some stars of the game as the tournament week got under way today with the Pro-Am.
14 amateurs were part of five different Emirates teams, playing alongside recent European Ryder Cup winners Miguel Angel Jimenez and Sergio Garcia from Spain, Padraig Harrington from Ireland, Jamie Donaldson from Wales and Charl Schwartzel from South Africa.
It was a day to remember for the fourth Emirates team. Led by recent Hong Kong Open winner, Miguel Angel Jimenez, the team consisted of Lutz Stammnitz, Peter Strub and Richard Vogel.
“It was a once in a lifetime experience to have been able to play golf with recent Ryder Cup winner Miguel Angel Jimenez, who has achieved so much in the game. Walking down the fairway with him was a fantastic experience and I’ve learned a lot to help me improve my game,” said Richard Vogel, from Germany, who plays off 23.
To celebrate the launch of flights to Lyon on 5th December, Emirates will see its hospitality suite overlooking the 18th green looking like a typical street in the French gastronomy capital. Guests will be able to sample fine French gourmet cuisine whilst soaking up the atmosphere. A digital augmented reality application has also been developed to show guests a video of Lyon in a unique way.
The Emirates Lifestyle booth will also give spectators the chance to win the ‘Golf Trip of a Lifetime’. Emirates’ cabin crew will be showing golf fans how they can win return flights to Glasgow with three nights accommodation and a round of golf at the world famous Old Course Hotel at St Andrews. Emirates Cabin Crew will also be serving champagne and cold & hot towels, giving spectators a small taste of the Emirates experience at the event.