Ahmedabad, 05-03-2024

Glade One presents Gujarat Open Golf Championship 2024 to tee-off on March 6 at Glade One Golf Resort & Club

The TATA Steel Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) and Glade One Golf Resort & Club will be jointly staging the Glade One presents Gujarat Open Golf Championship 2024 at the magnificent Glade One Golf Resort & Club in Ahmedabad from March 6 – 9, 2024. The event carries a prize purse of INR 1 crore.

The Glade One championship golf course designed by Gary Player is a testament to the versatility of the world’s leading golf course design firm. Each of the nine holes has been meticulously crafted giving them a unique character while striking a balance between aesthetics, strategy, playability and leisure.

The unique format for the tournament is as follows. The first two rounds will comprise of nine holes each. After 18 holes the cut will be applied. The third and fourth rounds will then comprise of 18 holes each. The tournament will be played over a total of 54 holes. The field features 126 players including 123 professionals and three amateurs.

The tournament is set to feature some of the top Indian professionals such as Manu Gandas, Rashid Khan, defending champion Aman Raj, TATA Steel PGTI Ranking leader Shaurya Binu, Khalin Joshi, Udayan Mane, Karan Pratap Singh and Sachin Baisoya, to name a few.

The prominent foreign names competing are Bangladeshis Jamal Hossain and Badal Hossain, Andorra’s Kevin Esteve Rigaill, Nepalis Sukra Bahadur Rai and Subash Tamang, Italy’s Michele Ortolani, Czech Republic’s Stepan Danek, Americans Varun Chopra and Dominic Piccirillo, Germany’s Wenzel Krzenck and Canada’s Sukhraj Singh Gill.

The local challenge will be led by Gujarat-based professionals Varun Parikh, Anshul Patel, Shravan Desai and Arshpreet Thind. The Gujarat-based amateurs in the field are Tamanjot Singh Sandhu and Tejasveer Singh Brar.

Mr. Arshpreet Thind, GM, Glade One Golf Resort, said, “We at GLADE ONE are thrilled to announce the return of the Gujarat Open for its fourth consecutive year. Professionals from around the world will gather once again to vie for the prestigious title at the Glade One presents Gujarat Open Golf Championship, which has been ranked as the World's Best Nine-Hole Golf Course for two times in a row. They will embrace the challenge of playing on Glade One's immaculate grounds.

“Our team has spared no effort in ensuring another unforgettable experience for players and spectators alike. We eagerly anticipate a week filled with captivating golf and memorable moments. Best of luck to the players!”

Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said, “We thank Glade One for partnering us in staging the Glade One presents Gujarat Open. The magnificent Glade One Golf Resort & Club has emerged as an important stop on the PGTI in recent years with the professionals eagerly looking forward to returning to the venue each season. The unique format ensures a fascinating contest lies in the offing.”


Picture Caption:

Defending champion Aman Raj (centre), GM of Glade One Golf Resort Mr. Arshpreet Thind (right) and PGTI CEO Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy (left), pose with the trophy

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.

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