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Tuesday
Nov202012

GMac Proposes On World's Tallest Helipad

Sorry ladies, all six that read this blog, but an unbylined AP story reports Graeme McDowell proposed to long-time girlfriend Kirstin Stape on the Burg Al Arab's 656-foot high helipad.

The Northern Irishman said ''I did it properly, getting down on one knee and she was very shocked and had no idea what was going on.''

And that'd be long elevator ride down if she said no.

This is the same helipad where Roger Federer and Andre Agassi played tennis. It's also where Tiger and Rory have hit golf shots.

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A helipad overlooking a desert and an avalanche of building cranes. Now that's a romantic setting for a proposal.
11.21.2012 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye
@Hawkeye -you old romantic!! Not too sure about the building cranes these days -Dubai had to be bailed out by its Abu Dhabi neighbour 2 years ago..Great story at this time of the year -GMac always seems to have his head screwed on one smart & likeable guy.
11.21.2012 | Unregistered CommenterIrish Golf Nut
Well done, G-Mac and every happiness to you both.
11.21.2012 | Unregistered CommenterIvan Morris
Kind of a "new Ireland" twist on "castles made of sand..."
11.21.2012 | Unregistered CommenterRLL
Well, I'm one of the not sorry ladies and I wish G-Mac and his lady all the best. As they have been together a long time, he has probably enticed her to all sorts of places for all sorts of reasons. I wonder if she was thinking as they ascended, ""What's that dozey lump after now?" Hope she was surprised.
11.21.2012 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
The Burg Al Arab is the number one hotel on my bucketlist! I would love to stay there. It just seems like an amazing hotel. I reckon the view from the helipad would be amazing to.
07.21.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSpencer
I have always wanted to hit a golf shot off the Burj Al Arab helipad. It just seems like an amazingly liberating thing to do!
12.6.2013 | Unregistered CommenterCath

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