Jaipur: The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) and the Rajasthan State Sports Council have jointly launched the Jaipur Open 2017. The tournament, carrying a prize purse of Rs. 30 lakhs, will be played at the Rambagh Golf Club in Jaipur from September 13th – 16th, 2017. The Pro-Am event will be played on September 17th.
The tournament features some of the top Indian professionals such as Rashid Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Shamim Khan, Udayan Mane and Ashok Kumar, to name a few.
The international challenge will be led by the Sri Lankan trio of Mithun Perera, Anura Rohana and K Prabagaran, Bangladesh’s Md Zamal Hossain Mollah, South African Damian Naicker and Nepal’s Toran Bikram Shahi.
The Jaipur-based professionals in the field are Vishal Singh, Mahesh Yadav, Damodar Kumawat and Yogendra Kumawat.
Gajendra Singh Khimsar, Minister of Forest, Environment, Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of Rajasthan, said, “Golf is the most interesting sport in the world for all ages. A truly destressing sport. I wish the Jaipur Open a grand success.”
Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said, “We thank the Rajasthan State Sports Council and the Rambagh Golf Club for partnering with us in staging the inaugural Jaipur Open. The tournament has been conceptualized with the intention of tapping into the huge potential for golf in Rajasthan. This event helps PGTI expand its geographical base by establishing its footprints in the city of Jaipur and the state of Rajasthan. The tournament is thus in line with PGTI’s long-term objective of promoting professional golf across the country.”
Giriraj Singh, Captain, Rambagh Golf Club, said, “The Rambagh Golf Club welcomes all players and officials of the PGTI for the inaugural Jaipur Open 2017. The immaculate course conditions and the top class field make for an exciting week of golf. This brilliant initiative by the PGTI and the Rajasthan State Sports Council, will go a long way in further encouraging the growth of golf in Rajasthan.”
Rambagh Golf Club, the premier golfing venue of Rajasthan, is a challenging Par 70 championship course with a yardage of 6303. The course is strategically designed on sandy loam soil and has a picturesque location with beautiful surroundings. Moving around the course, one is afforded with a view of the Rambagh Palace Hotel, Moti Doongri Fort, Nahargarh Fort and the Birla Planetarium.