The Haryana Golf Festival is being held to promote golf in the state of Haryana. The festival is being organised under the aegis of Haryana Golf Association (HGA), the sole body for promotion of the game in Haryana. This 4 –day extravaganza is being held from 15th -18th December, 2011. The tournament is being held at four golf clubs. The inaugural round of the festival was held at the picturesque Panchkula Golf Club on 15th December, which is located on the banks of river Ghaggar at the foothills of the Shivalik mountains.
More than 400 golf enthusiasts including expatriates, tourism professionals, corporate big wigs and bureaucrats are participating this festival. 90 participants are expected to take part at the inaugural event at Panchkula. This tournament is basically to promote golf amongst NRI’s and Foreign Diplomats as per the guidelines of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.
“This festival is being held with the aim or promoting the king of sport – golf in the state of Haryana. Haryana Golf Association, the sole body for promotion of golf in Haryana is organising this tournament to promote golf tourism. The festival would be played out at at Panchkula Golf Club, Tarudhan Valley Golf Resort, ITC Classic Golf Resort and DLF Golf & Country Club” says Mr. Ajit M. Sharan, the current President of HGA.
This festival is keenly supported by Haryana Tourism Corporation and Incredible India. Mr. Ajit M. Sharan, President, HGA, Mr. Hardeep Kumar, Secretary General, HGA and Mr. Ajay Johl, Treasurer, HGA & Tournament Director have tirelessly worked to make this festival a grand success.
Brig. IS Punia, General Manager of Panchkula Golf Club said “our course has become a premier course in Northern India and is attracting large professional as well as corporate tournaments. We are delighted to host the inaugural round of the Haryana Golf Festival”.
Col. Dogra, Course Manager said “the staff has put in special effort to maintain the greens and fairways to optimum playing conditions to ensure that this event is a success”.