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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 September 2018

Timeframe: swing on the wing of an Etihad plane

It is possibly one of the most unusual spots for a golf lesson

Ian Poulter of England and Paul Casey of England give an impromptu golf lesson to Etihad passenger Khalie Al Shamsi of the UAE as they signal take-off for their Ryder Cup campaigns as they hit drives from the wing of an Etihad Boeing 767 on the runway at the Abu Dhabi International Airport on January 18, 2006 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Poulter outdrove Casey from the wing with an unofficial drive of 696 yards against Casey's best of 689 yards. The drive was the longest ever recorded in the Middle East and Asia and was an opening preview for the Etihad co-sponsored Abu Dhabi Golf Championship on the National Course at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. David Cannon / Getty Images for Etihad Airways
Ian Poulter of England and Paul Casey of England give an impromptu golf lesson to Etihad passenger Khalie Al Shamsi of the UAE as they signal take-off for their Ryder Cup campaigns as they hit drives from the wing of an Etihad Boeing 767 on the runway at the Abu Dhabi International Airport on January 18, 2006 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Poulter outdrove Casey from the wing with an unofficial drive of 696 yards against Casey's best of 689 yards. The drive was the longest ever recorded in the Middle East and Asia and was an opening preview for the Etihad co-sponsored Abu Dhabi Golf Championship on the National Course at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. David Cannon / Getty Images for Etihad Airways

It is probably one of the most unique spots ever for a golf lesson.

The year was 2006 and a new tournament was about to take off in Abu Dhabi.

On the wing of an Etihad jetliner at Abu Dhabi airport, golf legends Ian Poulter and Paul Casey give an impromptu lesson to one lucky competition winner.

Poulter later beat Casey in an unofficial longest drive contest when both of them hit balls from the wing down the runway.

More than 10 years on, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship is back in town this week at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.

Two-time winner Casey and Poulter will be facing off again – but this time only on the course, the only wings in sight belonging to the famed club falcon.

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