Dhaka: The 2012 Bangladesh Open which is the first event of 2012 PGTI calender will feature some of the top professionals from India and Bangladesh including Md Siddikur Rahman, Md Zamal Hossain Mollah Chiragh Kumar, Mukesh Kumar to name a few.
The 33 lakh Bangladeshi currency tournament, the American Express Bangladesh Open will be staged in association with the Bangladesh Golf Federation at the Kurmitola Golf Club, Dhaka, from 17th - 20th January, 2012 said An official press release.
Brig Gen Salim Akhter (Retd) of Bangladesh Golf Federation said, "I am delighted to see that Bangladesh Open Professional Tournament has become an annual/regular event in Bangladesh. In fact with the support of PGTI, we have been able to move forward to create a solid base for Siddikur, Zamal and others to excel their career as professional golfers. And today, Siddikur needs no introduction in the golf world. We are thankful to PGTI officials for holding this event regularly despite their busy schedule round the year. I also thank City Bank for their consecutive support in sponsoring the tournament and hope to receive this same patronage in future too”.
K Mahmood Sattar, Managing Director & CEO of City Bank said, “City Bank is proud to be the title sponsor for the 3rd time of American Express Bangladesh Open 2012 Pro Golf Tournament in Bangladesh. Golf is one of the lifestyle activities greatly enjoyed by American Express Card members around the world. Also observing the immense popularity of Golf among our Card members in Bangladesh, we have bonded with PGTI again this year to present another world class Golf experience to our valued Card members. With the sponsorship of this tournament, it is our endeavour to deepen the relationship with our Card members and also to reach out to the many golfers in Bangladesh”.
Mr. Padamjit Sandhu, Director, PGTI, speaking from New Delhi said, “We are excited about beginning the 2012 PGTI season with the fourth edition of the Bangladesh Open. We thank the Bangladesh Golf Federation and City Bank for partnering with us in popularizing professional golf in South Asia through the staging of the Bangladesh Open. I wish the Bangladesh Open all success."
The venue for the event is the magnificent Kurmitola Golf Club (KGC).Established in the mid-50s, the KGC is Bangladesh's premier golf course. Spread over an area of 125 acres, the course was designed by Frank Pennink and later remodeled by Dr. Sukitti Klangvhisai.
By Indian Sports News Network