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Golf in the Middle East can only get better

Golf in the Middle East can only get better

Criticism in these pages of the embarrassing Emirati underachievement in the recent world amateur team championship (the Eisenhower Trophy) went down badly with those who put time and effort into looking after the national team. Saeed Albudoor, the general manager of the Emirates Golf Federation, and Chris Vallender, a frustrated coach of the team who slumped to 58th place in the 69-nation competition, today have to deal with another stinging rebuke – this time from a fellow administrator of golf in this country.