'Home-In-One' awaits at Panasonic Open India

Jeev-Milkha-Singh-2New Delhi, April 3: The Panasonic Open India will witness a historical first where an apartment awaits the first player who aces the par-three 17th hole on the final day at the Delhi Golf Club.

Sponsored by Homestead, one of India’s leading property developers and pioneer in boutique branded residences, the luxury apartment is a club Monaco unit at the Michael Schumacher World Tower which is located in the heart of Gurgaon.

The Homestead group has been known for its unique ideas, grand style and brand association with faces from the international sports world like F1 driver Michael Schumacher and tennis player Maria Sharapova.

Manoj Shrivastava, COO Homestead Infrastructure Development Pvt Ltd said, “As all golf connoisseurs would know, in the entire history of professional golf, the prize amount for the ‘hole in one’ has never been greater than the prize money of the entire tournament. We at Homestead, are yet again passionate about associating with another sport in a unique way, striking a new chord in the minds of all Golf lovers.”

“It’s a remarkable moment in the history of Golf where for the first time ever our Company, Homestead is bringing in Home in One, a refreshing concept, for an Ace in Golf, by setting up the prize amount to an exciting and record-breaking high,” added Shrivastava.

Manish Sharma, Managing Director of Panasonic Marketing India welcomed the involvement of Homestead as it ensured the continued success of the Panasonic Open India.

“We are delighted to be associated with Homestead and appreciate their support in helping us to make valuable additions to the tournament and make it more exciting for everyone,” said Sharma.

‘In its third year of Panasonic’s title sponsorship, Panasonic Open India Golf tournament is an extension of Panasonic’s involvement with professional golf in Asia. It was a huge success last year and we hope to see similar success this year as well,” added Sharma.

The third edition of the full-field Asian Tour event tees off on Thursday and promises to showcase the region’s best golfers in action as they vie for top honours.

The local charge will be spearheaded by Jeev Milkha Singh, Asia’s number one in 2006 and 2008 as well as Anirban Lahiri and Digvijay Singh, winners of the Panasonic Open India in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

Former Ryder Cup star, Oliver Wilson of England will be aiming to replicate his European form on Asian soil and will be among the contenders from the cosmopolitan field that also include Thailand’s Boonchu Ruangkit and Bangladesh’s Siddikur, who has already enjoyed two top-five finishes in six starts this season.

The top-three players at the Panasonic Open India will be extended invitations to the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open, sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour Organisation, in Osaka, Japan in September.

The Panasonic Open India will be beamed live throughout four days on the Asian Tour Media’s global television platform which reaches over 200 countries and 650 million homes.