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Chandigarh, 10 Oct 2017

TAKE Open Golf Championship field to be headlined by Indian legends Jeev Milkha Singh and Jyoti Randhawa

TAKE Open to have prize purse of Rs. 1 crore, the highest-ever for an event in Chandigarh

Tournament heralds return of professional golf to Chandigarh after four years

The second edition of the TAKE Open Golf Championship, scheduled to be played at the prestigious Chandigarh Golf Club from October 12 – 15, 2017, will herald the return of professional golf to Chandigarh after a gap of four years.

The TAKE Open, the 13th event of the 2017 PGTI season, will be Chandigarh’s biggest event in terms of prize money as the prize purse on offer is a whopping Rs. 1 crore.

The second edition of the TAKE Open reiterates TAKE’s commitment to growing the sport of golf across the country as the tournament which was staged at the Karnataka Golf Association (KGA) course in Bengaluru last year, moves to a new city and venue this time around.

The stellar field at the event will be headlined by Indian legends Jeev Milkha Singh and Jyoti Randhawa as well as other leading Indian players such as Rashid Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Shubhankar Sharma, Khalin Joshi and Chiragh Kumar (the last three sponsored by TAKE).

Besides Jeev Milkha Singh, the presence of other Chandigarh-based golfers such as Sujjan Singh, Harendra Gupta, Abhijit Singh Chadha, Shubhankar Sharma, Angad Cheema, Karandeep Kochhar, Harmeet Kahlon, Amritinder Singh and Gurbaaz Mann, to name a few, lends the field a strong local flavour. 

Interestingly, Jeev Milkha Singh will be playing at his home course, the Chandigarh Golf Club, after a gap of over six years. He last played here during the PGTI Players Championship in March 2011 where he finished fifth.

The main event will be preceded by the Pro-Am event which will be played on October 11.

Mr. Srinivasan HR, Vice Chairman  & Managing Director, TAKE Solutions, said, “We are happy to continue our strong partnership with the PGTI to stage the second edition of this tournament in our endeavor to create greater playing opportunities for all professionals on the tour. With its vibrant golf scene and stellar facilities, the Chandigarh Golf Club is an ideal host venue for what is sure to be four days of high quality, competitive golfing. I look forward to watching India’s highest ranked golfers and players with a home course advantage go head to head.”

Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said, “The TAKE Open is a result of the shared vision of the PGTI and Mr. Srinivasan H R (Vice Chairman & MD, TAKE Solutions) to provide a solid platform for Indian professionals that will finally facilitate their rise to the international level. Chandigarh is a befitting venue for this marquee event as the city has been a prominent nursing ground for Indian golf having produced many players of international stature such as Jeev Milkha Singh, Harmeet Kahlon, Sujjan Singh, Amritinder Singh, Amandeep Johl as well as rising stars such as Ajeetesh Sandhu, Abhijit Singh Chadha, Angad Cheema and Karandeep Kochhar, to name a few. With the event featuring a star-studded field, golf fans in Chandigarh are in for a visual treat.”

Mr. Rohit Singh Dagar, Captain, Chandigarh Golf Club, said, “The Chandigarh Golf Club welcomes the return of a PGTI event after four years. The hosting of the prestigious TAKE Open reaffirms Chandigarh Golf Club’s stature as one of the top championship venues in the country. We expect a captivating contest as some of India’s leading players such as Jeev Milkha Singh and Jyoti Randhawa vie for top honours at the highest-ever prize money event to be held in Chandigarh. We wish the players all the best. The Chandigarh Golf Club is committed to a junior program providing a range, equipment, coaches and financial assistance for junior golfers.”

The venue for the tournament, the Chandigarh Golf Club was laid out in 1962 and is located just south of Sukhna Lake and adjacent to the residence of the Punjab Governor in Sector 6. Chandigarh. India.7,202-yard, 18 holes, par-72 course is known for its tight fairways, which are lined by thick mango, jamun, eucalyptus and kikar orchards trees and thick roughs. There are quite a few dogleg holes here, but none gives the players a chance to take the shortcut as tall trees almost always guard the corners. The Club also possesses one of the longest par-5s in India, the seventh hole, which measures 613 yards.

About TAKE Solutions

TAKE Solutions, is a globally recognized knowledge intensive technology player, delivering comprehensive and niche solutions for enterprises across diverse sectors for over 15 years, with key expertise in Life Sciences (LS) and Supply Chain Management (SCM). In the LS domain, TAKE offers IP-based software and extensive knowledge-based solutions to enable efficient clinical, regulatory, safety and content management. In SCM, TAKE’s product suite includes distinct technology with embedded IP that spans enterprise mobility, trading partner collaboration, and material tracking. TAKE encompasses specialized lines of businesses under distinct brands such as Navitas – an IP driven Life Sciences solutions company, Ecron Acunova – a specialized provider of Clinical Services to both Pharma & Biotech companies, Intelent – an expert in Life Sciences Big Data, TAKE Supply Chain & TAKE MEA – flexible, accessible, mobile Supply Chain software solution providers, APA Engineering – an International e–Sourcing and Engineering services company, TAKE Innovations – an incubator to facilitate IP Creation and TAKE Enterprise Services Inc. – a specialist provider of technology–driven business solutions and software services. 

TAKE’s significant recognitions include a patent win from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its ‘Method for Optimizing Clinical Data Standardization’, a ‘Leader’ certification in Drug Safety Services & Life Sciences R&D IT Outsourcing from IDC, recognition as the ‘Dream Employer of the Year’ at the World HRD Congress and the title of ‘Most Admired Brand –IT’ from the Asian Customer Engagement Forum. With its global headquarters in Chennai, India, TAKE has a proven track record of delivering world-class solutions to more than 400 customers worldwide, including 9 of the top 10 global Pharma companies. For more information, please visit www.takesolutions.com.


About PGTI:

Formed in 2006, Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) is the recognised official body of professional golf in India. PGTI's objective is to promote professional golf in the country, as well as to give players an opportunity to be involved in the decision making on all aspects of the game. Headed by Mr. Gautam Thapar (President), PGTI's governing body comprises leading Indian golf professionals. PGTI currently has over 300 members.

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