Rising star Chelsea Pezzola will be showing off her precocious golf skills as she makes her maiden appearance in the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters at Emirates Golf Club from December 7-10.
With tens of thousands of followers on Instagram, the 24-year-old Florida native aims to broaden the appeal of women’s golf among youngsters by bringing her huge social media fan base along for the ride.
“I want to help other women get into the game and that’s one of my major goals,” said the elegant professional golfer whose regal bearing and silky smooth swing has made her the latest poster girl of women’s golf.
“Golf is a game everyone should play because it teaches so many life lessons and gives you a chance to enjoy nature, travel and meet incredible people,” said Pezzola, who is looking forward to her first visit to Dubai.
“I am thrilled to participate in the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters and explore the beautiful city I have heard so much about,” said Pezzola, who plies her trade on the LPGA’s Symetra Tour, Cactus Pro Tour and the Suncoast Ladies Tour.
“Golf is one of my greatest passions so I am excited to compete against so many talented athletes from across the globe while inspiring others to chase their dreams,” added Pezzola, who herself aspires to grow into a dominant LGPA player.
Introduced to golf by her stepfather when she was just five, Pezzola’s natural talent lead her to the IMG Golf Academy and Missing Link Golf Academy in Florida where she honed her skill. Her talent was quickly recognized when she won the Most Valuable Player in 2006 in the regional golfing championships at age 14.
She represented the University of Michigan women’s team for four years before graduating with honours in 2014 and turning professional soon after receiving her degree in Business of Sport.
The atmosphere will be buzzing with anticipation when Pezzola will join another Internet celebrity Paige Spirinac, Cheyenne Woods and top stars from the Ladies European Tour at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters on December 7-10.
Her participation will also provide a snapshot of a player whose objectives are to inspire creativity and innovation in the sport industry allowing individuals to build relationships necessary to achieve their professional aspirations.
Mohamed Juma Buamaim, vice chairman and CEO golf of DUBAi, said: “It’s nice to see young, talented and media-savvy golfers bring new energy to the sport. There is definitely a buzz when they step on the course.
“In today’s digital-centric world, they have a role to play if we are we encourage youngsters to take the sport for healthy active lifestyles. I wish Chelsea the very best and hope she has an enjoyable to stay in Dubai.”
The Omega Dubai Ladies Masters is backed by OMEGA as the title sponsor and Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC as sponsor. The co-sponsors are: CNN, Drydocks World, Emirates NBD, Gulf News, JA Resorts and Hotels, Mercedes-Benz and wasl, while Dubai Duty Free, Neocasa Interiors and Motivate Publishing are the Patrons in golf in DUBAi’s drive to showcase the emirate’s vibrant golfing scene to a worldwide audience.
“emARTi 45” –Spirit of the Union bring together 45 Emirati artists from all the 7 Emirates aimed to promote Emirati tradition, heritage and spirit.
Highlights of the exhibition include paintings from Mohammed Al Astad participating with the Arabian horse “Oil on Canvas”, Azza Al Qubaisi with her special work on Sand & Metal, the artist and photographer Sultan Karrani who highlight the Emirati traditions through his work, Manar Ahmed and her colorful oil on canvas “Spanish Patio”, Saggaf Alhashmi from Al Ain who is known for his unique way of sketching Arabian horses in very subtle way, the Ajmani Anfal Alobeidli and her mix media artworks… In total 45 artists from the United Arab of Emirates will be showcasing their Art in Celebration of the 45th National Day.
“We are proud to host this exhibition exclusively hosted by young Emirati Artists, and we are working closely with the Abu Dhabi Art Hub team to promote local artists in line with Le Méridien brands’ passion towards Art. We would like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the leaders of the UAE on this special occasion, a land where rich culture and traditions are mixed with innovation and prosperity.” – Said Ashraf El Siessy, General Manager at Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi.
The Exhibition is open daily from the 29th of November until 15th December 2016 from 9AM until late at Le Méridien Hub.
The Box Appeal, a month-long annual charity campaign organised by Carlson Rezidor’s Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson hotels has successfully collected and distributed 11,000 boxes of essential items to underprivileged workers in Dubai.
The collected boxes were donated, along with Dubai Municipality and Red Crescent. It was the ninth annual in which residents of UAE came forward to fill the box with a shopping list of everyday items to donate to underprivileged workers. The boxes were distributed to construction workers and street labourers by, an enthusiastic group of hoteliers who are part of the Carlson Rezidor Responsible Business Program.
The Box Appeal asks people to give back to those who need it most, in this case, the unsung heroes,and is a charity campaign is created and run by the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group in the Middle East.
Bob Busman (Regional Responsible Business Coordinator Middle East) said: It is truly heart-warming to see the hard work of our employees and the generosity of the public coming together to make such a valuable donation to those in need. At the end of the day, when we see the gratitude on faces of the workers, it drives us to continue our efforts in supporting our local community.
Sponsors of The Box Appeal include Coca Cola, Herbert Smith Freehills, McLaren and Accenture. The charity campaign will also attract contributions from schools, universities, charities, media partners and volunteers
Stop everything! Zero Gravity have announced their stellar line-up for December, including One Big Friday’ on the 9th and a huge, eagerly anticipated New Year’s Eve Party. With legendary artists Sam Feldt, Pete Tong, Sub Focus, 2ManyDJs and award-winning electronic duo Chase & Status on the line up, i’s going to be a December to remember.
The month kicks off with the electronic music producer Nick Douwma, better known as ‘Sub Focus‘, playing at Zero Gravity’s renowned ‘Velocity’ Thursday Night on December 1st followed a week later by another installment of ‘One Big Friday’.
One Big Friday
‘One Big Friday’ was born in November 2015 to satisfy the demand for extended day-to-night parties and the dance festivals that followed have seen Lost Frequencies, Oliver Heldens and Markus Schulz to name just a few, behind the poolside decks.
The December 9th installment sees Dutch DJ, producer and man-of-the-moment Sam Feldt alongside the legendary DJ Pete Tong and Mike Mago.
Feldt is best known for his 2015 rework of the classic track ‘Show Me Love’ and his melodic and tantalizing deep house sound is the perfect poolside soundtrack before DJ Pete Tong steps behind the decks for Zero Gravity’s last ‘One Big Friday’ of the year.
Spanning a full 12 hours, from 3pm to 3am, ‘One Big Friday’ is the ultimate poolside festival-style event with back-to-back sets from both international and local artists –alongside fiesta-inspired food sstations and entertainment. Free to enter before 6pm, AED 150 thereafter. Advance tickets available from Zero Gravity and online at www.platinumlist.net For more information and VIP table packages, call Zero Gravity on +971 4 399 0009 and +971 55 500 9111 and visit www.o-gravity.ae
And if that’s not enough, the multi-faceted entertainment venue is promising not only a party to end all parties and a special New Year’s Eve night brunch but also a prime viewing spot of the renowned Dubai Fireworks from its impressive beachside location, all framed by the twinkling lights of the Dubai Marina skyline this December 31st.
New Year’s Eve at Zero Gravity
Countdown to 2017 in the most memorable way possible by dancing under the stars to the sounds of Chase & Status, who are best known for their smash hit number one singles such as Hurt You and ‘Sell Me Your Soul’ as well as producing international number 1s such as ‘RIP for British singer Rita Ora. In addition, the twosome have three studio albums under their belt as well as high-profile collaborations with international artists such as Example, Tinie Tempah, Rihanna and Plan B.
Also, included in Zero Gravity’s New Year Eve line-up is 2ManyDJs who will continue to get Dubai in the mood for partying right through until the small hours. With a cult, international following the two DJ brothers from Belgium are known for consistently pushing the boundaries into new and innovative music territory. Their renowned albums displayed a new style of remixing that has set the benchmark for a million imitators. Most recently they created Despacio with James Murphy, a sonic dance experience like no other and something that has been described in key music press as the greatest sound system ever. They have also produced some of the most memorable and cutting edge remixes, including Metronomy, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Gorillaz and MGMT.
And on December 31st, they’ll be revving up the Zero Gravity NYE crowd with their beautiful blends and eclectic sets – something not to be missed!
Bypass the Dubai traffic and start your night as you mean to go on with the exclusive Zero Gravity NYE brunch. An all-inclusive first floor terrace package, including the all-important bottomless bubbly will be available from 8pm to 12am and is the perfect spot to catch all the action, all for just AED 999 per person. The Zero Gravity pool and beach is also open from 1pm on NYE so you can soak up the last of the 2016 rays as usual.
Ticket pricing is as below:
AED 200 Early Bird (limited quantity)
AED 275 Regular (advance)
AED 375 Regular (on the door)
AED 250 Pool & Beach access (must arrive before 4pm)
AED 999 VIP (all-inclusive first floor terrace package including champagne)
Advance tickets available soon from Zero Gravity and online at http://www.platinumlist.net
For VIP table packages please call+971 4 399 0009 or +971 55 500 9111.