(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) For three enthusiastic young Omani golfers the National Bank of Oman (NBO) Golf Classic will have a special significance. The three members of the Oman Junior Team, who finished runners-up to Qatar in the net division in the recent Pan-Arab Junior Golf Championship in Tunisia, will get the VIP treatment when they visit the tournament at Almouj Golf The Wave on October 24-27.
Brothers Hamood al Harthi and Rashad al Harthi and Fahad al Kitani put in an exceptional performance at Port el Kantouei Golf Club in Sousse, Tunisia, to take second place in the six nations tournament that included strong junior teams from the UAE, Morocco, Qatar, Libya and Tunisia. During the week as spectators of the NBO Classic they will be treated to a special insiders' trick-shot clinic' by David Edwards, one of the most entertaining and accomplished golf trick-shot artists in the game.
They will also get to meet the Stars of Tomorrow' among the European Challenge Tour professionals and also some of the experienced players who have won on The European Tour internationally. Scotland's Bill Longmuir, an eight times winner on the European Senior Tour will also do a clinic and a tutorial and give them some useful tips . The three youngsters all attend the Azzan bin Qais International School in Muscat and play their golf at Ghala Valley Golf Club and at Muscat Hills Golf and Country Club.
Hamood said: '''I learned a lot in Tunisia and I feel like we are training well and our game is improving. I am very pleased that the Team managed to finish second and we are all looking forward to our next tournament. I'm going to keep practising hard, keep getting better and my ambition is to continue to represent the Oman National Golf Team.'' Rashad said, ''Tunisia was a great experience for me. I had my lowest ever score on day two. I learned that I have to really work hard on my short game and my course management and I hope that one day I will be good enough to turn professional."
Fahad said, ''I had a great week in Tunisia. I made a lot of great new friends and learnt a lot about my own game and what I need to do better. I'm going to practice more and learn more so that, hopefully, I can progress into our senior Oman National Team when I'm 18." Marcus Casey, the Oman national team coach, said, ''The senior Oman Golf Team have played some outstanding golf this season in competitions representing the sultanate and I wish our Oman National Team members Azaan al Rumhy and Ali Hameed the best of fortune in the NBO Golf Classic and I also wish Oman's other competitor, Faisal Mohammed al Salhab, the best of