American Express Saudi Arabia, has signed an agreement with the American Chamber of Commerce in Saudi Arabia (AmChamKSA) to launch golf tournaments in the Kingdom to encourage greater participation in the sport.
American Express and AmChamKSA will collectively support a number of golf-related initiatives including the co-hosting of local tournaments. In addition to facilitating its growing interest domestically, the agreement will help establish premium, competitive events for more experienced golfers. AmChamKSA has a track record of endorsing the sport within the country, demonstrated by their signing of a MoU in November of last year with Golf Saudi to welcome mass participation in the sport. The two-party agreement also coincides with AmChamKSA’s 28th anniversary, in addition to an active partnership with American Express Saudi Arabia that has lasted more than a decade.
Fahad Mubarak Al Guthami, Chief Executive Officer American Express Saudi Arabia, commented on the agreement “We are very excited to unveil a range of upcoming golf events and initiatives, giving players within Saudi Arabia a chance to showcase their abilities and inviting upcoming stars and golf’s enthusiasts to enjoy the remarkable greens available within the Kingdom. AmChamKSA, which has demonstrated its continuous support for the sport, is a remarkable and knowledgeable partner to collaborate with. Working in cohesion, we seek to create premier tournaments and events, establishing an environment that is truly beneficial to those who cherish the sport. We sincerely value our long-withstanding partnership, in recognition of our shared potential to drive change, and look forward to jointly organizing initiatives that drive greater inclusion and participation in the sport.”
“Our agreement is a fantastic step in promoting golf throughout Saudi Arabia, making the sport more accessible to newcomers while providing a structure for experienced players to challenge themselves,” commented William Foster AmChamKSA’s Chairman. “In collaboration with American Express, we anticipate the sport’s continuous rise and are proud to further enable its growth amongst women, children and the Kingdom in its entirety.”