Ahmedabad, 29 Aug 2017

TAKE Classic sets in motion second half of PGTI season

Tournament to have prize purse of Rs. 50 lakhs
Top names in the field include Shubhankar Sharma, Khalin Joshi, Chiragh Kumar, Mithun Perera
The TAKE Classic, scheduled to be played at the Kalhaar Blues & Greens in Ahmedabad from August 30th – September 2nd, 2017, will set in motion the second half of the Professional Golf Tour of India’s (PGTI) 2017 season. The TAKE Classic, the eighth event of the 2017 season, carries a prize purse of Rs. 50 lakh.

The tournament features some of the top Indian professionals such as Shubhankar Sharma, Chiragh Kumar, Khalin Joshi and Mukesh Kumar, to name a few. Shamim Khan, the current money list leader, will resume his campaign for a second PGTI Order of Merit title.

The international challenge will be led by the Sri Lankan quartet of Mithun Perera, Anura Rohana, N Thangaraja and K Prabagaran, Australian Kunal Bhasin, South African Damian Naicker and Swaziland’s Arthur Horne.

Mr. Srinivasan H. R., Vice Chairman & MD, TAKE Solutions, said, “The second edition of the TAKE Classic reiterates our commitment to provide greater playing opportunities for Indian golfers. We are excited to bring the tournament to Ahmedabad for this edition, and look forward to welcoming fans and enthusiasts of the game to witness four days of golfing from India's best. As always, it has been a pleasure to partner with the PGTI to further our combined mission of taking Indian golf to greater heights in the international arena.”

Mr. Devang Shah, Managing Director, Navratna Organisers & Developers Pvt. Ltd., said, “We are delighted have PGTI back to KBG, with the tournament prize money of 50 lacs this time. We thank Mr HR Srinivasan of Take Solutions for bringing this tournament to KBG! The course is playing Superb despite the heavy rains this season. I am sure the players will really enjoy the conditions and we will see a worthy winner in the end. I wish best of luck to all participants.”

Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said, “We thank TAKE Solutions and Kalhaar Blues & Greens for partnering with us in staging the second edition of the TAKE Classic. We are delighted to return to the Kalhaar Blues & Greens, one of India’s leading championship venues, which provides the ideal setting to tee off the second half of the season. We look forward to some intense competition over the last four months of the season and wish the players all the best.”

The Kalhaar Blues & Greens is a world-class championship course developed by the Navratna Group and designed by ‘Nicklaus Design’, a company owned by the legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus. The course complies with the United States Golf Association (USGA) specifications. 

The par-72 course is spread over 175 acres and plays to 7425 yards from the championship tees, making it the longest golf course in India. The layout offers unique challenges such as sand and beach bunkers and 14 water bodies. The course also features a scenic ‘Island green’ on Hole No. 7 – a 174 yards, Par-3.

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

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