By Sanjay Pahwa, Chandigarh : Chandigarh Golf Association (CGA) today launched 7th Chandigarh Golfing Tour 2011 for Shipra World Golf Championship Trophy-2011 in which around 110 golfers from all over the world would participate besides prominent golfers of the country and local business heads. Shipra World is one of India’s prominent Real Estate companies.
The 3-day Golfing Tour will kick start from Forest Hill Golf Resorts, Karoran, Naya gaon (9 holes, Fun Golf) on December 19, 2011, in which 104 players will participate. The remaining events are scheduled for December 20th at Chandigarh Golf Club (18 holes), in which as many as 134 golfers will be playing and for December 21st at Panchkula Golf Club (18 holes) in which 240 players have confirmed their participation. The championship trophy will be decided on aggregate score of two days play at Chandigarh and Panchkula. The format of play for these two days will be stoke play with handicap applied on Peoria system of scoring. In addition to the championship trophy there will be individual and spot prizes for each day. A team event will also be held and the winning team will be given a prize.
The gala prize distribution function will be held at the Panchkula Golf Club on 21st of December 2011 at 6.00 P.M. Ch. Bhupinder Singh Hooda Chief Minister Haryana has consented to give away the prizes.
Mr. JS Cheema President, CGA said, “India has the honour of being the first country outside of Britain to adopt the game of golf as a sport. Today, Indian players are playing at international levels and winning many accolades. By orgainsing the 7th Chandigarh Golfing Tour for the Shipra World Golf Championship Trophy 2011. We aim at being involved in nurturing and maintaining a high standard of game of golf in India particularly in this region as well as promote golf tourism. Chandigarh known as a nursery of Indian Golf and a lot of top players belong to Chandigarh. Jeev Milkha Singh from Chandigarh is the only Indian player to break in the top 50 golfers of the world.
Mr. CSR Reddy IPS General Secretary CGA said – Associating with this event are Tourism Departments of Chandigarh &Travel Agents Association of India. Hospitality partners of the event are CITCO, Tourism promotion Society of Chandigarh and Thunderbolt.
The Shipra World Chandigarh is Lead Sponsor. Hotel Holiday Inn and Parabolic Drugs Ltd are Gold Sponsors, Vodafone, HDFC Bank and Hotel Jumeirah Dubai are Silver Sponsors. Trident Group, Indusind Bank & Air Mauritius are Bronze Sponsors of the event.
Mr Parminder Sehgal, President, Shipra World, said, 7th Chandigarh Golfing Tour 2011 for Shipra world Chandigarh Golf Championship Trophy 2011 will be a huge draw for golf fans in Chandigarh as it will witness some of the established names of the country teeing off. We are planning to make this an annual event and will continue to work with the CGA Management to promote game of golf in the region.”
“Shipra World is one of India’s prominent real estate developers developing an iconic portfolio of innovative landmark projects. Creativity and ingenuity have been the guiding principles for the group. It is this methodology that has catapulted Shipra Group to the forefront of the real estate world and also ignited the exponential expansion into hospitality and entertainment. With over 10,000 residential homes delivered, including the up market township Sun City in Indirapuram, Shipra Group has earned the trust and confidence of millions. It is this confidence that has translated into our most ambitious development, Capital City Chandigarh, Zirakpur,” Mr Sehgal said.