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Poulter’s online clinic to support UAE’s budding golfers


The inclusive golf session was hosted on Poulter’s Instagram page and will be accessible through DP World and Poulter’s channels to the general public.

Amid the coronavirus outbreak Ryder Cup legend and DP World global ambassador, Ian Poulter, hosted the first of its kind digital DP World coaching session where he shared his top tips for success in the game.

The inclusive golf session, which was dedicated to the Emirates Golf Federation and Dubai Heights Academy’s aspiring golfers, was hosted on Poulter’s Instagram page and will be accessible to the general public through DP World and Poulter’s channels.

Global trade enabler, DP World, is working with its global ambassador and Emirates Golf Federation to make golf accessible to budding golfers who currently do not have access to the golf course as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

 “I am excited to partner with DP World on the first series of digital coaching clinics. During this time of uncertainty and self-isolation ideas and innovations are presenting themselves in golf around the world and with the right partnerships we can lend our support in order to help nurture the next generation of players,” said Poulter who was joined on Instagram live by his son Josh who shared simple tips for an effortless golf swing.

 Earlier this year Poulter took time out of his European Tour schedule to surprise a group of young golfers when he attended one of the coaching clinics being hosted by DP World. ‘The Postman’ delivered coaching tips to a group of children with mixed physical and intellectual disabilities as part of DP world’s ongoing inclusion programme, which aims to open up golf to people of all nationalities, ages, genders and abilities.

 “Because I’m not able to make it out to the UAE I’ve dedicated my first online coaching session to the Emirates Golf Federation and Dubai Heights Academy’s young talents where I’ve used the Jumeriah Golf Estates course on my virtual simulator. My son Josh joined in as well and we were able to share a set of tips and techniques that young golfers would find useful,” explains Poulter.

 The DP World coaching clinic supports the partnership with the Emirates Golf Federation as DP World continues to invest in grassroots talent development as well as the elite game, paving the way for youngsters to become future international golf stars.

DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain.

We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services, to technology-driven trade solutions.

We have a portfolio of over 150 operations in over 45 countries across six continents, with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring that everything we do contributes positively and sustainably to both the economy and society.

Our dedicated team of more than 46,000 employees from 120 countries cultivates long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, providing quality value-added services today and tomorrow.

Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than 50% of its revenue. In 2018, DP World handled 71.4 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 91 million TEU is expected to rise in line with market demand.

By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating, DP World aims to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.


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