MGA Championship

The MGA Race to Belek 2022

Tri-Series tournament Chester, London & Warwick

Welcome to The MGA Race to Belek 2022

A unique Tri-Series Order of Merit tournament to take place over three iconic golf courses in the UK. Not only will this years winners be crowned MGA Champions 2022, but, they will also be rewarded with an ALL EXPENSES paid trip to the golfing paradise, Belek, Turkey. New to this this years calendar will also be the introduction of The Liwaa Cup. The best 48 golfers from The North & The South will go head to head in an EXCLUSIVE 2 day Ryder Cup style event to be held at the grand, Warwickshire Golf Club, with full bragging rights up for grabs. The Race to Belek will take place over three separate days, across three different courses. Each event will have its own respected stableford score and winners for the day, helping them to qualify to make their respected Ryder Cup Team. At each event, every golfer earns a certain number of Race to Belek points dependent on where they finish for the day. Play as many or as few events as you like. The overall MGA Race to Belek winner is the one who has the highest points over the three events. Will you make the cut?

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The Prize

Belek, Turkey

Golfing Paradise

An All Expenses Paid Expereince

The three winners of the MGA Championship will be treated to a 7 day, all expenses paid, Golfing expereince. Playing some of the finest courses in the world and enjoying a true 5* luxury hotel, no expense will be spared.

Belek is now regarded as a true golfing haven with countless golf courses that are all of the highest quality. The range of all-inclusive luxury hotels and layouts that weave through the impressive pines make this a bucket list destination.

The Golf

You will get to expereince some of the finest golf courses Turkey has to offer.

The Hotel

It is defining the most powerful quality of the concept of luxury by offering comfort, a gastronomy experience and extraordinary entertainment with its elegant and sophisticated rooms in different segments, private white sand beach and restaurants.

All inclusive

13 restaurants including 1 buffet restaurant and 11 à la carte restaurants, serving a range of international, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Turkish, Italian and Greek cuisine

MGA Tournament Venues

Carden Park, Chester. May 13th.

Famously designed by the great Jack Nicklaus and son Steve, the Nicklaus golf course at Carden Park is a must for all golfing enthusiasts. A picturesque start at the first hole awaits. Located next to the onsite vineyard and offering beautiful views of the Welsh hills, your game leads you around the front of the Cheshire country estate.

The Shire, London. June 17th.

Rated London’s #1 golf experience, The Shire London is unique. Our main aim is to set your pulse racing with our spectacular Seve Ballesteros golf course – forever destined to be the iconic Spaniard’s one and only challenge to golfers in the UK.

Forest of Arden, Warwick. August 5th.

Considered to be the flagship golf course for the hotel, this Donald Steel designed course has held the British Masters and English Open, on top of numerous European Tour Events. Measuring 7213 yards from the Championship tees, the par-72 course demands length as well as accuracy with the tree lined fairways. With the addition of water hazards and bunkers, there are plenty of challenges to test your golf game, regardless of your handicap.

“The MGA was one of the best, holistic golfing experiences I have  ever encountered, I can’t wait for next year!”
 

The Tournament

3x Exclusive Golf Days. Chester. London. Warwick. Each MGA event is split into 3 handicap divisions. The best player in each division on the day will receive 30 points, the second-best player 29 points, the third-best player 28 and so on. These points are accumulated over the course of the Race to Belek series and added together to give a points tally for the year. There is no limit to the number of times you play. In fact the more you play the better your chances are. There will also be prizes on offer for Winners of the Day, per event. The top 24 players from each region will then qualify to represent either The North or The South in The Liwaa Cup to be held at The Warwickshire.

TRI SERIES tournament

A chance to play across the UK in Chester, London & Warwick.

STABLEFORD SCORING

Each event will be scored via Stableford and the league standings will be reflected according to your score.

200+ pLAYERS

Join a national field of 200+ players from across the UK who love the game as much as you do.

Handicap Divisions

The Race to arden will be broken down into three handicap divisions (TBC).
Div 1: 0-9
Div 2: 10 - 17
Div 3: 18+
Each division will have its own champion.

OFFICIAL WHS TOURNAMENT

All MGA events are reconginised as an official WHS tournament with Enlgand Golf.

FAQs

Absolutely not! All MGA events are open to players from all backgrounds regardless of religion, ethnicity or nationality. MGA events are held upon basic Islamic values hence there will be no alcohol or gambling involved, and prayer arrangements will be made.  We ask all our participants to respect these guidelines.

We welcome all participants with or without a handicap. To win the placed prizes, you must have an official WHS handicap.  If you don’t have an official handicap you can play your society playing handicap or get a WHS handicap (https://englandigolf.co.uk/ )for free and participate in the Social Golfer competition. If you don’t want to do that, participate just for fun. We verify handicaps of prize winners through our access to central handicap databases.

No. Each day will have its own respected winners. However, to be crowned the Race to Belek champion, the more events you participate in, the higher the chance of you being the winner. We anticipate most players will play all three events.

The top 24 players from The North will play the top 24 players from the South in the Liwaa Cup.

You must finish in the top 8 of your respected handicap division to qualify for the Liwaa Cup. The more you play, the better your chances are.

Yes! You can join as a single golfer – just change the quantity to 1 when you book, we will then pair you up before we draw tee times. We anticipate many single golfers participation in this competition.

Each event will have its own individual winners & runners up of the day in their respected handicap division. 

There may also be a nearest to the Pin and Longest drive prize on each day.

However, to be crowned the MGA Champion for your division, we will add your scores from all the golf days. The player with the highest combined, Stableford scores, will be crowned MGA champion.

You will be drawn with players who have a similar handicap to yours. This is to create a competitive environment but also a great chance to meet & network with players of similar ability and test yourself against others. 

If the stableford scores are tied the winner will be the one who has the highest score in the final round at The Forest of Arden. If the points are still the same we will do a countback from 18th hole of Forest of Arden. If the best score for the last nine holes does not separate out a winner, then the final six holes are used, and, if that still fails to provide a definitive outcome, the final three holes.

All events are taking place on a Friday. We aim to serve breakfast, hit the range and then tee off with a shotgun start. Once the round is finished we will prepare to pray Jummah and lunch will be served as well as prize giving ceremony. We can encourage you to take advantage of the exclusive MGA hotel discount so you can relax, network and unwind in your own time. A more detailed itinerary will be emailed once you have confirmed your booking.

There is no handicap limit in any of our competitions since we are inclusive of all golfing abilities and rely on the integrity of the handicap system to ensure a fair competition.  

No – all putts must be holed out.

All MGA events are run with Live scoring through your smartphone. You will have updated handicaps already created and scores will automatically be adjusted through our app. There will be a live leaderboard available throughout the event. No need for you to work out the score on each hole. Just enjoy the game. It’s hard enough as it is!

We are looking to plan a trip in Feb 2023. We are awaiting final details from our travel provider and will confirm shortly. There will also be a separate MGA Winter group organised to accompany our winners, with more details to follow.

ROUND 1 - CHESTER

May 13th
SOLD OUT

Carden Park

The Jack Nicklaus Course

Chester. May 13th 2022

Championship Course
Par 72 6,302 Yards Undulating Greens

The Nicklaus Course

A timeless embodiment of the great game, Carden Park is a destination golf resort offering two championship courses. Famously designed by the great Jack Nicklaus and son Steve, the Nicklaus golf course at Carden Park is a must for all golfing enthusiasts. A picturesque start at the first hole awaits. Located next to the onsite vineyard and offering beautiful views of the Welsh hills, your game leads you around the front of the Cheshire country estate. Beware: there are many strategic moves required to avoid the hazards along the way during your golf game. The double option holes of the 7th and the 15th offer a choice of fairways from which to approach the green.

BUGGY INCLUDED

Your pakcage price includes a complimentary buggy to share with your playing partner!

PGA ACADEMY

Officially PGA accredited academy with a Top Tracer driving range to use, complimentary.

Designed by Jack & his son

This is only the fourth course that the golfer of the 20th century turned his hand to and is described as a "thinking man's golf course" with double option holes on the 7th and 15th where golfers have to choose which fairway to attack the green from.

HALAL BBQ

With the BBQ you can expect a wide selection of dishes and a passionate team led by Executive Head Chef Graham Tinsley MBE. A great way to finish the day.

Early Bird Offer: £109 £99

Your day will include:

  • Breakfast roll with tea and coffee
  • Use of driving range (balls included), short game area and practice putting green
  • 18-hole green fee 
  • Buggy to share
  • 2pm Shotgun start with MGA exclusive use
  • Nearest the pin and longest drive competitions
  • Live scoring
  • Halal BBQ
  • Trophies & Awards ceremony
  • Jummah Salah in congregation
  • £99pp
Why not stay over with an exclusive discount for MGA players with Carden Park?

ROUND 2 - LONDON

June 17th
SOLD OUT

The Shire, London

Rated London’s #1 golf experience, The Shire London is unique.

London. June 17th 2022 SOLD OUT

18 Holes
Par 72 7,028 Yards Parkland

The only golf course designed by Seve Ballesteros in the UK

Rated London’s #1 golf experience, The Shire London is unique. Six par threes, six par fours, six par fives. No two consecutive holes of the same par, on either nine. Links holes, stadium-style Tour golf holes, and traditional British parkland holes, all immaculately presented. The Ballesteros Masters Course has many unforgettable holes, often challenging you with a shot over water, and none more so than our 18th – where our course architect literally stamped his initial on our beautiful, serene part of England with an S-shaped lake, the ultimate challenge on one of the country’s most demanding closing holes.

6X PAR3, 6X PAR4, 6X PAR5

Immaculately conditioned. No two consecutive holes the same par. Six threes, six fours, six fives. Links holes, parkland holes, and dramatic water holes. Over 10,000 mature trees. Multiple tee positions, to suit all abilities.

SEVE'S ONLY DESIGN

The Ballesteros Masters Course is the sole example on these shores of how this charismatic sportsman could stamp his swashbuckling personality on a piece of land, turning it into a magical golfing challenge.

TODAYS GOLFER

"LAID OUT LIKE FEW OTHER GOLF COURSES IN THE WORLD AND IN SUPERB CONDITION."

World class GREENS

The new greenkeeping team has taken the conditioning to another level and seen it play host to a number of professional tournaments, including a recent The Rose Ladies Series event.

Early Bird Offer: £125 £99

Your day will include:

  • Breakfast roll with tea and coffee
  • Use of driving range (balls included), short game area and practice putting green
  • 18-hole green fee
  • 2pm Shotgun start with MGA exclusive use
  • Nearest the pin and longest drive competitions
  • Live scoring
  • Two course halal dinner
  • Trophies & Awards ceremony
  • Jummah Salah in congregation
  • £99pp

FINAL ROUND - WARWICK

August 5th
SOLD OUT

Forest of Arden

Marriott's Flagship Course

Warwick, Aug 5th 2022

18 Holes
Par 72 6,707 Yards Parkland

Hosted the cream of the European Tour

The Championship Arden Course at the Forest of Arden Golf Club is one of the country's most established tournament layouts, having hosted the cream of the European Tour for the British Masters from 1997-1999 and in 2003, and the English Open between 1993-1997, from 2000-2002 and again in 2020 where the event changed its name to the Hero Open.

british masters

The Arden course is one of the country's most spectacular challenges and host to a succession of international tournaments, including the 1997-1999 British Masters, 2000-2002 English Open and the 2003 British Masters.

sTUNNING GREENS

The greens – though it is more a word of warning… Many of them have undulating slopes and boy are they quick. What you would normally perceive as simple two putts leave you walking away with a small victory if you can avoid an eye watering number.

TOUR STYLE PRACTICE

Our practice facilities include an open-air grass driving range, putting green, chipping greens and bunker area.

Donald Steel design

Course were designed by Donald Steel and are located on the grand Packington Estate. Many varieties of wildlife can be found within the boundaries of the club, and golfers have a very good chance of catching a glimpse of the friendly deer that live in the majestic countryside setting

Early Bird Offer: £149 £99

Your day will include:

  • Complimentary Welcome gift pack
  • Breakfast roll with tea and coffee
  • Use of driving range (balls included), short game area and practice putting green
  • 18-hole green fee
  • 2pm Two tee start with MGA exclusive use
  • Nearest the pin and longest drive competitions
  • Live scoring
  • Three-course halal dinner
  • Trophies & Awards ceremony + Final Race to Belek Winners
  • Salah in congregation
  • £99pp
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SPECIAL DISCOUNT WITH CARDEN PARK

Exclusive rates for MGA with Carden Park, Chester.

The MGA has forged a great partnership with Carden Park and we are delighted to offer our guests exclusive Bed & Breakfast rates for our first event in Chester. Why not bring your loved ones and make it a long weekend. A discount code will be emailed to all participants.

Luxury Redefined

Nestled among a thousand acres of stunning Cheshire nature, Carden Park brings you the very best that the English countryside has to offer. Located just 30-minutes from Chester and 20-minutes from Wrexham in Wales, Carden Park is easy to get to and boasts plenty of places to go when you aren’t on the fairways. The hotel has 198 wonderfully appointed rooms, with views over the Nicklaus Course or the gorgeous Cheshire countryside. Single Room & Breakfast - £189 Double/Twin Room & Breakfast - £199 To reserve a room please Dial: 01829 731 007

Live Scoring

All rounds of the MGA Race to Belek will be managed with Live scoring provided exclusively to MGA. This will include Live Mobile Scoring, Live leader boards both during and after events. Each golfer will have their own dedicated profile that will offer detailed stats after each round. We aim to provide you with tour style data.

Jummah Prayers

All our events will inshAllah take place on a Friday. Jummah salah will be taken care of and facilities will be made available where we can all pray together in a safe and comfortable manner.

Everything You Need

All your golfing & Islamic needs will be catered for inshAllah. This is a unique opportunity to compete, socialise and make new friends in a completely halal environment. From first-class halal food through to prayer facilities, we hope to meet all the needs of the modern Muslim golfer.

Tournament Golf

Tour like experiences provided. An exciting format where everyone has a chance to win.

Holistic Experience

A unique Islamic environment created with delicious halal food and dedicated prayer spaces.

200+ Players

A chance to network and make new friends both on and off the course. an experience like no other.

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