Jaipur: The city on Wednesday witnessed some world class golfing action.
Players from the city, rest of the country as well as other countries will test their skills in this tourney which carries a purse of Rs. 30 lakhs.
Jaipur Open thus marks its debut on the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) with this edition scheduled from September 13 to 16. The Pro-Am (a mix of professional and amateur competition) event will be played on September 17. PGTI and Rajasthan State Sports Council are credited to have jointly launched this event.
Some of the top Indian professionals such as Rashid Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Shamim Khan, Udayan Mane and Ashok Kumar, will feature in this tournament along with others. The international players include the Sri Lankan trio of Mithun Perera, Anura Rohana and K Prabagaran, South African Damian Naicker, Bangladesh’s Md Zamal Hossain Mollah, and Nepal’s Toran Bikram Shahi. The city-based professionals who will showcase their talents are Vishal Singh, Mahesh Yadav, Damodar Kumawat and Yogendra Kumawat.
This event will provide an excellent opportunity to these Jaipur-based players. They will not only get a chance to compete against the top players but also learn from them about the discipline and work ethic needed to become a top professional. A successful inaugural event can go a long way in making it a regular feature in the golfing calendar. Young and upcoming golfers from the state will surely benefit from this.
“We thank the Rajasthan State Sports Council and the Rambagh Golf Club for partnering with us in staging the inaugural Jaipur Open. The tournament has been conceptualized with the intention of tapping into the huge potential for golf in Rajasthan,” Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO of PGTI was quoted as saying.
Rambagh Golf Club is one of the oldest golf clubs in the country which is affiliated to the Indian Golf Union. It is an 18 Hole challenging championship course with Par 70 Yardage-6303. The golf course is playable all round the year and is strategically designed on a sandy loam soil and picturesquely located with a nice scenic beauty. Moving around the course, one can view of the Rambagh Palace Hotel, Moti Doongri Fort, Nahargarh Fort and the Birla Planetarium.