The 15th IHG Qatar Mixed Open, represented by InterContinental Doha, InterContinental Doha The City and Crowne Plaza Doha The Business Park, in association with Mitsubishi Motors was held on 21 to 22 October 2016 at Doha Golf Club. The tournament was officially launched on Wednesday, October 19th at InterContinental Doha in the presence of VIPs, corporate executives, and media representatives.
The tournament attracted a top class amateur field of 200 golfers from the Gulf region competing in a two-day golfing agenda including a complimentary practice round followed by one tournament round played in ‘Greensomes’ format over the Championship Course at the exclusive Doha Golf Club.
The annual event, a highlight on Doha Golf Club’s calendar, also allows GCC golfers to play on a world-class, Peter Harradine designed Championship Golf Course.
Andreas Pfister, General Manager InterContinental Doha and Area General Manager IHG Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain, commented:
As part of our ‘responsible business’ strategic vision, we continue with our charity auction on the awards night where the funds raised will go to two important organisations: the first one is IHG Foundation to support victims of natural disasters worldwide and the second organisation is Qatar Cancer Society. The Society is one of the leading humanitarian organisations in Qatar which pledges to work towards increasing public awareness about cancer and cancer prevention.’
Mitsubishi Motors is sponsoring this prestigious tournament for a fourth year in a row. Speaking at the press conference, Ihab El Feky, General Manager at Qatar Automobiles Company added:
Like IHG we also share the same values of corporate social responsibility, promoting sports and a healthy lifestyle, and giving back to the society; this year we have allocated 3 valuable prizes to be put up for auction so we can try to raise as much funds possible for these noble causes.’
Prizes awarded included the top five couples and special prizes such as the most exercised couples, the longest drive, and nearest to the pin at a prize giving ceremony followed by a lavish dinner, both held at Doha Golf Club on the evening of 22 October 2016.