Crompton Greaves Open from Dec 7

Mumbai: Crompton Greaves Ltd., part of the US$ 4 bn Avantha Group, and Aircel-Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) today announced the schedule for Crompton Greaves Open 2011. The CG Open will be played at Bombay Presidency Golf Club, Mumbai, from December 7 - 10. The Pro-Am will be played on December 11.
CG is very proud to sponsor an event of this stature and support the development of this highly competitive sport within India. The star-studded field features some of India's top professionals, including Chiragh Kumar, Jyoti Randhawa and Gaganjeet Bhullar. Incidentally, Chiragh Kumar is the current Rolex Rankings leader and recently won the BILT Open 2011, hosted by another Avantha Group company.

Laurent Demortier, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Crompton Greaves, said, “Now in its fourth year, Crompton Greaves Open is one of the most coveted tournaments on the Aircel PGTI. Reinforcing this pole position and our commitment to the game, we have increased the prize and am happy to be associated with this event in its 4th year. My best wishes to all the players.”

Speaking on the occasion, Padamjit Sandhu, Director, PGTI, said, “The PGTI returns to Mumbai for the 2011 Crompton Greaves Open with one of the strongest player fields in the season. We thank Crompton Greaves for having sponsored the prize and also for their commitment to this event over the years, which has helped the successful development of golf, not only in India, but throughout the world. And under the leadership of Laurent Demortier, the new CEO & Managing Director of Crompton Greaves, we look forward to further building the event over the coming years. We expect some exciting golf as the top players fight it out for the Rolex Player of the Year award and wish all the players the best for the week.”