Muslim Golf Day to be held at Worsley Park Golf Club in Manchester

Worsley Park Golf Club hosts 'Muslim Golf Day' where halal food will be served and there will be no alcohol or gambling

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Wed, 26 May 2021

Muslim Golf Day to be held at Worsley Park Golf Club in Manchester

Worsley Park Golf Club in Manchester will host a 'Muslim Golf Day' on Friday May 28 that will see golfers from Manchester, London and Scotland tee it up. 

The sold-out event, organised by the Muslim Golf Association, will also be open for non-Muslims as well, but the day will be run on Islamic values with only halal food being served.

There will also be strictly no alchool or gambling during the day, and prayer arrangements will be made for golfers. 

Amir Malik, 37, from Luton is the founder of the organisation.

In an interview with Manchester Evening News, Amir explained how he fell in love with the game in 2015 but found a lot of golf clubs across the nation were not inclusive to Muslim players.

"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," said Amir.

"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 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 then move onto The Shire in London before concluding at the Forest of Arden in Birmingham.