2021 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Supported by
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Transguard Event Security has added another major golf tournament to its growing portfolio with their successful support of the European Tour season opener of last month’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship; it was also the first time Transguard has supported the event in Abu Dhabi.
“With all eyes on the UAE for this prestigious event, our team understood that it was absolutely vital that the dedicated ‘bubbles’ for the players, caddies and their families remained intact,” said Greg Ward, Managing Director, Transguard Group. “Specialist elements of our security team, including members of Transguard’s Executive Protection division, were also dedicated as required to the world’s top golfers, including Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood and winner Tyrrell Hatton.”
With as many as 70 security specialists on-site in a number of roles, Transguard deployed management and security for 10 days in every corner of the dedicated grounds and facilities of the Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
“The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, organized by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, is watched by millions around the world, so demonstrating extreme attention to Covid-19 precautions was one of our top priorities,” said Tom Phillips, Head of the Middle East, European Tour. “Thank you to Transguard Security, who went above and beyond in their commitment to ensure everyone was safe and followed proper protocol, both on and off the green.”
“It was an honour to work with both the European Tour and the Abu Dhabi Sports Council as we supported their efforts during the 16th edition of this prestigious event,” Ward concluded.
In addition to actively enforcing social distancing, mask wearing and other safety protocols, each member of the security team also undertook a Covid-19 questionnaire every day. Transguard Security were visible in a wide spectrum of roles, including access control, vehicle control, parking access, traffic marshals, management and bubble security (including the dedicated hotel, restaurants, putting green and driving range). The team also worked in the hospitality areas and the Rolex and Championship Chalets, all of which saw 3,050 spectators across the four tournament days.