Indian golfers set to vie for top honours in J&K Open

New Delhi, Sep 5 The top Indian skilled golfers together with Olympian Udayan Mane, Rashid Khan, Khalin Joshi and defending champion Honey Baisoya will vie for the top honours in the second version of the J&Ok Open ranging from September 7 on the Jammu Tawi Golf Course in Jammu.

The event, which brings skilled golf to Jammu for the primary time, will carry a prize purse of Rs. 40 lakh. The Professional-Am occasion might be held on September 11. The overseas problem might be led by Sri Lankans Mithun Perera and N Thangaraja and Bangladesh’s Jamal Hossain.

The native problem might be led by J&Ok-based gamers together with professionals Pawan Parihar, Fayaz Ahmed Langoo, Raghav Wahi, Pawan Parihar, Mohd Din Pode in addition to amateurs Prabhnoor Singh, Vedant Handa and Zubair Hasan Zargar.

Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to Lt. Governor Jammu & Kashmir, stated, “This would be the first time that skilled golf will come to the town of Jammu and I’m assured that the professionals will relish the expertise of taking part in on the magnificent Jammu Tawi Golf Course. The event can even go a good distance in inspiring many kids from the area to observe and take up the game of golf.”

Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, Skilled Golf Tour of India (PGTI), stated, “The second version of the J&Ok Open introduced by J&Ok Tourism helps the PGTI broaden its geographical footprint as we make our debut in the Jammu area of J&Ok. A captivating week of golf is in the offing because the professionals can count on a complete new set of challenges at a brand new venue, the Jammu Tawi Golf Course.”

Jammu Tawi Golf Course is an 18-hole course, designed by internationally-renowned designer Col. Ok.D Bagga. The course was commissioned on April 24, 2011.

The Authorities of Jammu & Kashmir undertook the development of this prestigious challenge of Jammu Tawi Golf Course to give a lift to Golf Tourism in the area and groom younger girls and boys to turn out to be golf professionals.

–IANS

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