Video: Professional Golfers tee-off on UAE’s highest mountain

Video: Professional Golfers tee-off on UAE’s highest mountain

In order to promote The Ras Al Khaimah 2016 Golf Challenge at Al Hamra Golf Club, a team of professional golfers – Sweden’s Joel Sjoholm, Dutchman Jurrian van der Vaart and Monaco’s Sandro Piaget- faced a different challenge when teeing off from the top of the Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest mountain.

The trio fired a series of blistering drives into the rocky caverns of the Hajjar Mountains to promote the RAK 2016 Golf Challenge at Al Hamra Golf Club.

The temporary tee is soon to be replaced by a viewing deck to boost tourism in the region and allow walkers to take in the magnificent views.

Professional Golfers tee-off on UAE’s highest mountain

Golfers hit their balls from more than 1,700 metres above sea level, enabling drives of more than 360 metres. No mountain goats were injured in the making of a short film on their tee-offs.

The promotional stunt took place ahead of the opening round of the RAK 2016 Golf Challenge, which runs from Wednesday to Saturday, where players compete for a prize pot of US$350,000 (Dh1.2 million).

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