Kapil Dev launches unique pro-golf tournament with PGTI

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Cricket legend Kapil Dev on Monday reported the send off of another yearly golf competition, in relationship with the Expert Golf Visit through India (PGTI) and Award Thornton.

The competition, called the Kapil Dev-Award Thornton Invitational, will see experts cooperate with novices, corporates and VIP golf players.


The competition, scheduled to be played from September 27-30, will be the very first full-field PGTI occasion to be played at the Gary Player-planned Course of the DLF Golf and Nation Club in Gurugram.

The competition will convey all out prize cash of Rs 1 crore and will highlight 126 expert golf players, in the first place. Following two days, the best 50 players and binds will progress to the last adjusts.

The competition will give novice groups, comprising of golf players, VIPs and corporate pioneers, an opportunity to cooperate with the professionals in Rounds 3 and 4 to seek separate group prizes. This offers club golf players a remarkable chance to encounter what the expert golf players go through in the last two days of a competition, the coordinators said in a delivery on Monday.

Making the declaration, Kapil Dev said, “I’m truly amped up for the competition and might want to say thanks to Vishesh Chandiok for sharing my vision of making a really landmark occasion in India’s playing golf history. I additionally stretch out my appreciation to DLF for consenting to have the occasion.

The occasion has been made remembering other worldwide champion occasions, for example, the Yearly Rock Ocean side Favorable to Am on the US PGA Visit and the European Visit’s Dunhill Title at St. Andrews, the home of golf.”

Kapil Dev, who captained India to World Cup greatness in 1983, is a board individual from the PGTI and a functioning minister for the improvement of golf in the country.

Talking at the send off, Vishesh C. Chandiok, Chief, Award Thornton Bharat, said, “This configuration has been attempted and demonstrated for quite a long time on the PGA and European Visits to be a triumph.

“It advances commitment among fans and the players – – on the grounds that golf permits this favorable to am configuration and we mean to utilize this to fortify interest in proficient golf in India,” Chandiok, added.

Uttam Singh Mundy, President, PGTI, expressed, “We at the PGTI are amped up for adding the Kapil Dev-Award Thornton Invitational to our timetable. We thank our Board Part Kapil Dev for being the main impetus behind the send off of this occasion. We likewise say thanks to Give Thornton Bharat and the wide range of various occasion accomplices for adding to the development of Indian expert golf.”

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