A golf club in Manchester will host a “Muslim Golf Day” on Friday, May 28, inviting golfers from Manchester, London, and Scotland to participate in the special interfaith event.
The event is organized by the Muslim Golf Association (MGA), a dedicated golfing platform that caters to Muslim golfers.
Hosted at Worsley Park Golf Club, Friday’s event is not limited to Muslim golfers as non-Muslims are also invited to take part.
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“I’ve been fortunate to go to a lot of golf clubs and I noticed that as a brown face, you weren’t always welcome,” Amir Malik, 37, the founder of MGA, told Manchester Evening News.
“Also, I found that I couldn’t get involved in the social scene in terms of sitting and drinking alcohol at a bar and when it came to praying, you almost had to go hide and pray.
“I was so intrigued to see how many more Muslims were in golf, and that was my inspiration to set up the MGA and we now have over 300 people in our database and play at a very good level.”
The day will run on Islamic values, offering only halal food. No alcohol or gambling will be allowed during the day which will see prayer arrangements for golfers.
The tournament will mark the first of three tournaments in the MGA’s Race to Arden sponsored by READ Foundation.
Following the event at Worsley Park GC, the circuit will move onto The Shire in London before concluding at the Forest of Arden in Birmingham.
The Muslim Golf Association was founded in 2020 by Amir Malik. It is the world’s first dedicated golfing platform that caters for the modern, professional, Muslim golfer.
The Association has been created to provide a unique platform where Muslims can enjoy golf at world class venues, network & socialize, but most importantly, be inspired.
The MGA plans to host multiple tournaments, competitions and Golf days across the UK & the world.