Jumeirah’s Global Brand Ambassador Rory McIlroy Wows Youth Golfers in New York City
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, August 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts and its global brand ambassador, Rory McIlroy, joined forces
to support a local community initiative in New York. Fresh from his second Major victory,
Rory got back to basics with a junior golf clinic at the City Parks Foundation’s Junior
Golf Center in Brooklyn.
The day was organised by City Parks, a New York City organisation, and Rory’s
principal sponsor, global luxury hospitality company Jumeirah Group.
During the clinic, 50 junior golfers from the City Parks golf centre, aged 10 to 17,
got the opportunity of a lifetime to receive coaching from the current world number one
golfer. Rory led the day with a demonstration of his practice routine and answered
questions from participants. The young golfers then rotated through driving, putting and
chipping stations while receiving tips and techniques for improving their game.
“I spent my day with Jumeirah in one of my favorite cities, New York,” said Rory
McIlroy at the end of the clinic. “It was great to see so many kids enjoy the game of golf
and for me to be able to help them in some way.”
Jumeirah Group has sponsored Rory McIlroy from the very first year he turned
professional in 2007. Spotting his prodigious talent early on, Jumeirah invested in the
young golfer’s career and has followed it with great passion ever since. After winning the
PGA Championship in the US with a record eight strokes, Rory recently reclaimed the top
spot as world’s number one golfer.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai
Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts
includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah
Creekside, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah hotels in
Dubai [http://www.jumeirah.com/en/Hotels-and-Resorts/Destinations/Dubai ]; Jumeirah
Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Shanghai hotel
; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah
Port Soller Mallorca hotel
& spa in Mallorca; Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah in Istanbul; two choices of
London hotel [http://www.jumeirah.com/en/Hotels-and-Resorts/Destinations/London ] in
Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, and Jumeirah Essex House in New York.
Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa
brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of
Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme.
For further information please contact: Director of Corporate Communications Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications PO Box 73137 Dubai United Arab Emirates +971-4-364-7849 http://www.jumeirah.com