Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Dindy Macatlang of Al Hamra Golf Club Oversees Back-To-Back DP World Tour Successes

(Dubai, UAE) — Dindy Macatlang, a Superintendent based in Ras Al Khaimah has been hard at work in February hosting back-to-back DP World Tour events at Al Hamra Golf Club, a Troon facility. Supported ably by both DP World Tour and Clinton Southorn, Troon International's Director of Construction and Agronomy, Macatlang was well positioned to oversee the delivery of both the Ras Al Khaimah Classic and the Ras Al Khaimah Championship presented by Phoenix Capital.

Dindy Macatlang
A veteran of the turf industry for over twenty five years, Macatlang has lived in the UAE for over a generation, joining Troon back in 2006. Dindy has worked at numerous Troon facilities including Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Montgomerie Golf Club Dubai, The Track Meydan Golf and now at Al Hamra Golf Club. Starting out as an Agronomy Assistant, Macatlang worked on the first-ever Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship before rising through the ranks to become Superintendent.

Commenting on the huge undertaking of overseeing two tournaments in a 10-day period Dindy Macatlang, Superintendent at Al Hamra Golf Club said: “We had a lot of help from the DP World Tour and the head agronomist, so we altered the plan. We also have had a lot of help from Troon and other industry colleagues to make sure we met the required standards for both back-to-back events. I've been in the turf industry for over 25 years and have gained a lot of experience. So, this tournament was very special to me because it was my first time as a Superintendent overseeing these sorts of events.”

Macatlang continued: “To young associates coming up through the ranks, I would offer the following advice: stick with Troon, if they have the necessary education, enthusiasm, and passion for golf or greenkeeping and want to advance their career. Troon has everything they require to advance and succeed in the industry.”

Thanks to the work of Macatlang and his team, there was some superb golfing action across both weeks with Danish teenager Nicolai Hojgaard’s coming up trumps with an impressive twenty-four under overall score to win the Ras Al Khaimah Championship presented by Phoenix Capital. The following weekend it was the turn of New Zealand’s Ryan Fox who sealed his second win on tour when he scooped the Ras Al Khaimah Classic with an overall score of twenty-two under.

Clinton Southorn, Troon International's Director of Construction and Agronomy was also effusive in his praise of Macatlang saying: “Dindy is a tremendous asset to Troon and is an excellent employee and role model to so many within our organisation and within the industry: where hard work, loyalty, energy and talent can achieve a career success story.”

Southorn added: “Dindy has been very influential in establishing tremendous relationships with the club ownership at Al Hamra Group, including Chris Hewitt, Vice-President of Al Hamra Real Estate and Paul Booth, General Manager of Al Hamra as well as all the DP World Tour guys over the last few weeks and months, preparing for these two events. Dindy has done a tremendous job in helping to educate and manage expectations for all the stakeholders at Al Hamra as well as internally within the Troon managed golf club. He should be rightly proud of what he and his team have delivered. We at Troon are very proud of Dindy and his team.”

To find out more about both Troon International and Al Hamra Golf Club, make sure to get online and visit: www.troon.com

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