Digboi, Assam, 12-11-2013
IndianOil and PGTI announce IndianOil Servo Masters Golf 2013
- Prize money increased to Rs. 30 lakh
- Top names in the field include Shamim Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Rashid Khan and Shankar Das
The IndianOil Servo Masters Golf 2013 will be held from 13th to 16th November 2013 at the Digboi Golf Links under the aegis of the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI). The prize money for the tournament has been increased from Rs. 25 lakh to Rs. 30 lakh. The Pro-Am event will be held on 17th November.
The field boasts of top Indian professionals such as reigning Rolex Rankings champion Shamim Khan, defending champion Mukesh Kumar, current Rolex Rankings leader Rashid Khan, Shankar Das, Harendra Gupta, Om Prakash Chouhan, Vinod Kumar, Feroz Ali Mollah, Sanjay Kumar, Vijay Kumar and Harmeet Kahlon, to name a few. The tournament also features Australian Kunal Bhasin who is a multiple winner on the PGTI.
Mr Barun Barpujari, Executive Director IOCL (Assam Oil Division), said, “Promotion of sports by IndianOil is aimed at providing opportunities for stable Sports careers. Over the years, IndianOil SERVO Masters Golf has earned a coveted position on the PGTI Calendar and it is indeed heartening to note how golfers have evolved to match international standards. On behalf of Indian Oil Corporation Limited, I extend good wishes to all the participating golfers.
Mr. Padamjit Sandhu, Director, PGTI, said, “We thank the Indian Oil Corporation for partnering with us in staging the IndianOil Servo Masters Golf. The Indian Oil Corporation’s commitment towards the promotion of Indian professional golf is reflected in the increased prize purse for this year’s tournament. We look forward to an exciting week of golf as the top Indian professionals tee it up at the picturesque Digboi Golf Links.”
The venue, the picturesque Digboi Golf Links, is a golfer’s delight. The course is a one of its kind in terms of ambience as it is situated among the lush tea estates and thick forest of eastern Assam. The historic Digboi Golf Links is bordered by the Dehing forest reserve on three sides and the magnificent Patkai range of mountains on the fourth. This 72 par course with a yardage of 6329 could also be termed as the best in the north-eastern part of the country due to its magnificent layout.
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. Srinivasan H R (President), PGTI's governing body comprises leading Indian golf professionals. PGTI currently has over 300 members.
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