The Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) has announced that it will activate reciprocal invites with tournaments and International Golf Federations this summer. The EGF will exchange 18 amateur spots and seven professional spots for male and female golfers as part of the DP World Tour – EGF partnership. Six of these spots will be shared with the Arab Golf Federation.

The tournament and Golf Federation reciprocal invites will allow entry to tournaments on the Ladies European Tour, LET Access, Clutch Pro Tour, and Challenge Tour. The partnership, announced in April 2022, involves hosting at least two Challenge Tour events in the UAE, with 30 invite spots allocated for each tournament to the EGF. This allocation is for invites to the tournaments or for exchange with other Golf Federations for UAE players or other invites to compete in events around the world.

General Abdullah Alhashmi, Vice-Chairman of the Emirates Golf Federation, emphasized the importance of collaboration with DP World for the future of golf in the region. He highlighted the significance of having two Challenge Tour events in the UAE to facilitate the exchange of spots with other Golf Federations and enable the development of players to compete professionally.

Reciprocal invites were previously agreed with tournaments and Golf Federations in overseas tournaments such as Austria, France, Ireland, Italy, and Spain. As the UAE golfers progress, Khaleej Times will be following their journey in the golfing world.