International VS. Korea 2007 Golf Match
On Friday 21st September 2007, the Sahara Golf club hosted the inaugural International versus South Korea select team golf competition. The organizer and team captain of the South Korean team Mr. Shims approached Marty Willett a member of the Sahara golf club, to select an International team comprising American and European golfers in order to extend the hand of friendship and to encourage golf competition between golfers of different nations. Each captain selected a 12 man team of varying handicaps for the match play tournament. The competition resulted in a narrow victory for the International team 3½ to 2½ points. The match was in the balance right up to the final pairing on the final hole, with both teams playing some excellent golf in the hot conditions. The competition was played in a sporting manner and made this inaugural event a great success. A specially designed glass crystal trophy was presented to Marty Willett, Team captain of the International team at the Kuwait Hyatt hotel-Korean restaurant, where a sumptuous meal was enjoyed by all. Mr. Shims in his presentation speech thanked all the participants and said that he hoped that the competition would be held annually and looked forward to next years match.