Colombo, 04-12-2013

Dialog Enterprise Tees Up International Golf Tournament

Dialog Enterprise, the corporate solutions arm of premier connectivity provider Dialog Axiata PLC has become the proud title sponsor of the Dialog Enterprise International Tournament, the major professional golf tournament to be held in Sri Lanka, which will tee off from the 5th to the 8th of December 2013 at the Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC). 

The Dialog Enterprise International Tournament has already confirmed the participation of about 100 top international professional and amateur golfers from the Asian golfing circuit who will battle it out at the RCGC. The practice rounds leading to the tournament will be worked out on the 3rd and 4th of December at the same venue. 

Hosting this ProAm tournament would make it possible to host the PGIT and AGIT tournaments in Colombo which would also attract top professional golfers from the European circuit.  

Padamjit Sandhu, Director, PGTI, said, "We are delighted to stage the inaugural Dialog Enterprise International in partnership with Dialog. The tournament will further strengthen our presence in Sri Lanka and provide our members yet another opportunity to play in different conditions outside India."

"The event reaffirms PGTI's growing stature as a strong platform for players from the South Asian region to gain competitive experience and make their presence felt on the higher tours. We wish the players all the best and thank the sponsors, the promoters and the Royal Colombo Golf Club for supporting us in staging this event," Padamjit Singh Sandhu further said. 

The Royal Colombo Golf Club, one of the most prestigious Golf clubs in the country and a true golfing challenge was established in 1880 and is the oldest golf club in Sri Lanka. The par 71 course measures 6,560 yards through a varied ‘landscape’ of fairways, trees and water bodies. 

"Golf’s popularity has increased tremendously over the years and in this tournament we will see international and national golfers performing on the same platform, hence we are in for a fantastic weekend of golf at the RCGC." 

Chandana Weerasinghe, MD of Pro Golf and Promoter of the first ever modified Stableford format is excited about the format and possibly on coming Sunday, a person way behind the leaders can have a great round and win the event. 

"It was time to make some changes to the normal stroke play format and to see this shape up the way it has should help grow the sport. I thank Dialog for seeing this new opportunity and supporting this event as always has been," Chandana Weerasinghe, MD Pro Golf said.

Earlier this year Dialog Enterprise hosted an invite only tournament which attracted diehard golfers from leading blue chip companies. 

"Dialog has always been associated with different types of sports. On this occasion, we are delighted to be the official patron with a classic sport like golf and be a title sponsor of the Dialog Enterprise International Tournament," Jeremy Huxtable, Chief Officer at Dialog Enterprise said.

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. Srinivasan H R (President), PGTI's governing body comprises leading Indian golf professionals. PGTI currently has over 300 members.

For information on PGTI, please contact:

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