Riffa Views were declared winners of the Championship flight in the 23rd AMH Island Classic Annual Charity Golf tournament held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad at his private golf course in Saffriya.
At the conclusion of the three-day tournament yesterday, the Riffa Views foursome – consisting of Abdulla Ali Hassan, Philip James Elson, Naser Khalifa Al Fadhala and Mohammed Khalifa Al Fadhala – were adjudged to have the lowest score for all teams with an average handicap of less than 6.0.
AMH Saar 1 came in second in the Championship flight while Gulf Air 2 placed third.
The Premier flight, which featured teams with an average handicap of 6.0 or over, was won by the Saffriya foursome, featuring Mahdi Towdawi, Mohammed Al Musalam, Omar Jaffar and Faisal Almuthana.
AMH Manama 2 finished in second place with the EK Kanoo team coming in third.
“We thank our kind patron, His Majesty King Hamad, without whose support and generosity this event could not be held,” AMH corporate CEO Dr George Cheriyan said.
“We also thank the Royal Court for their timely guidance and support, always. And deepest appreciation to all the sponsors whose support ensures that, year after year, this golf tournament continues to be an astounding success.”
First organised in 1997, the tournament raises thousands of dinars for AMH’s community outreach initiatives each year through corporate sponsorships from some of Bahrain’s leading companies.
The funds raised are channelled into the AMH community outreach programmes which conduct free health checks and run awareness campaigns about varied illnesses and diseases.
“I would like to thank everyone who played a role in the enormous success of the event,” AMH group CEO Julia Tovey said.
“Our deepest appreciation to the sponsors whose loyal support ensures that we run the tournament year after year, the golfers who delight us with their skills and showmanship and His Majesty’s golf course staff for their invaluable co-operation and assistance.
“And we must not forget our precious volunteers, who give freely of their time to come down and support the event.”