Chandigarh: Sanjay Pahwa: The three day 6th Chandigarh Golfing Tour for NRIs is being held from 17th to 19th December 2010 to highlight the excellent golfing infrastructure of Chandigarh, SEPTA Chandimandir and Panchkula plus the tourism potential of this region to the NRI golfing fraternity. This was stated here by Sh. Jagdeep Singh Cheema President Chandigarh Golf Association, the organizers of the event.
He further said that this is an invitational event supported by Ministry of Tourism Govt of India and 114 players have confirmed their participation this year. NRIs from USA, U.K, Ghana, New Zealand Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia, Canada, Kuwait, Dubai & Abu Dhabi are taking part in this event.
Sh. J.S. Cheema further informed that Kumari Selja, Minister of Tourism Govt of India, will be inaugurating the tour on 17th December 2010 at Chandigarh Golf Club at 7.30 AM.
For the first time a Tourism board from South of Spain, represented by Mr. Francisco Amorós, Manager of Golf Department Costa Del Sol Tourism Board, will be one of sponsors of the tour. Mr. Karen Hovhannisyan from Armenia is participating as a special invitees.
The lead sponsor for this event is LeMont followed by Aircel as gold sponsor, Fullerton Security as silver sponsor and Costa Del Sol from Spain and Tata Motors as bronze sponsors. Players from Sponsoring companies will join the NRIs in the tournament.
Associated with this event are Tourism Departments of Chandigarh and Haryana respectively, Travel Agents Association of India, Hindustan Times, Day & Night News, The Professionals, Hotel Hometel, Thunderbolt Coca Cola & Callaway India.
The tournament will be played over three days on stroke play basis. Only NRI participants will be competing for the prizes. There will be prizes for gross and net score at the end of each day’s play. The Lemont Championship trophy will be awarded to the winner based on aggregate gross score for all the three days. There are special prizes for Straight Drive and Nearest to the Pin contests during the round.
The prize distribution ceremony will be held at Panchkula Golf Club, Panchkula on December 19th 2010 at 3.30 PM. Smt Urvashi Gulati IAS, Chief Secretary to Govt of Haryana will be the chief guest on this occasion and will also give away the prizes to the winners.