New Delhi, 24-12-2012

Professional Golf Tour of India Announces Jan to May 2013 Schedule

Packed calendar till May 2013 End

Strong international flavour

Season tees-off on 31st January with Euro 200,000 European Challenge Tour Event

The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) has announced its calendar for the Jan to May period of the 2013 season. The first five months of 2013 will witness thirteen events.

The season will tee-off with the Euro 200,000 Gujarat Kensville Open in Ahmedabad on 31st January, which will be followed by six back to back events being played till March 17, 2013.

The schedule for the second half of 2013 season will be released in April of 2013.

The first five months of 2013 will see a strong line up of international events, and the second edition of the INR 1.24 crore prize money LP Cup. PGTI will travel to Sri Lanka for the first edition of a new USD 70,000 event, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority Open, and to Nepal for the Surya Nepal Masters with an enhanced prize purse of INR 30 lacs.
The fourth edition of the flagship Avantha Masters, with a prize purse of Euro 1.8 million will move to the Jaypee Greens for the first time. The event co-sanctioned by the European Tour, Asian Tour and PGTI, will be played from March 14-17, 2013.

The SAIL Open and Panasonic Open are the other two international events scheduled for the first quarter. Both these events are co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and PGTI and offer a prize purse of US$ 300,000 each.

Commenting on the 2013 schedule, Mr. Padamjit Sandhu, Director, PGTI, said, “Indian professionals have had a strong year in their international appearances, and at home on the PGTI. Talented youngsters continue to impress and gain in confidence as they prepare to move on to the higher tours. We thank the outgoing Board of the PGTI for their tremendous contributions to the sport over the foundation laying years, and welcome the new Board for the next three years.  We are focussed, and in line with our short-term and long-term strategies and goals, and would like to thank all our partners and sponsors and are confident of continued support for the growth of the sport.”

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:

Nikhil Kalaan

Media Manager - PGTI

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