Int’l standards Jammu Tawi Golf Course set to welcome 126 golfers

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Located in the plains on the banks of River Tawi, picturesque 18-hole Jammu Tawi Golf Course is set to welcome 126 golfers from all over the country for five-day Professional Golf Tournament in India (PGTI) teeing off from September 7.

Sharing details on preparations and facilities ahead of the prestigious tournament, Secretary, Jammu Tawi Golf Course (JTGC), Manav Gupta exclusively speaking to UNI said that the event is going to be a game changer for professional and budding golfers here.

Notably, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, who is also the Chairperson of Jammu Tawi Golf course, recently at the inauguration of Jammu Tawi Golf Academy, announced the hosting of PGTI Level tournament in Jammu.

“Jammu Tawi Golf Course is 18-hole course of international standard spread in 1400 kanals and the PGTI ( the controlling body for professional golf in India) team after inspection, declared the venue fit and signaled green for the event,” Gupta told UNI.

The Secretary said, “it is not less than a privilege for JTGC to host this tournament of international standard.”

“Starting on September 7, the tournament will conclude on September11 with a Pro Am event,” said Gupta adding that 126 golfers of national and international repute from all over the country will participate.

“The tournament will not only exploit the potential of local and budding golfers but will also provide opportunity to them in learning the skills vis-à-vis bringing a boom in the tourism sector,” he Gupta.

“Our experts jointly with PGTI officials took care of the maintenance part of the course and we are sure that it is going to be a grand success,” Gupta stated.

“This event will help Jammu scale new heights in terms of a golfing destination for national and international players,” said Gupta adding that surrounded by heritage structures like Amar Mahal, Mubarak Mandi and Bahu Fort, the rich flora of the JTGC which is a result of continuous plantation every year has created an ecological niche, to say the least.

The Secretary appealed to the public, especially the golf lovers to be part of the event and be good spectators.

Vishal Bharti

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