New Delhi, 15-03-2021
Prometheus School Presents Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship 2021 to tee off on March 16
• Top names in the field include Rashid Khan, Udayan Mane, Chikkarangappa, Rahil Gangjee, Ajeetesh Sandhu, Viraj Madappa, Khalin Joshi, Karandeep Kochhar
• Tournament to have prize purse of Rs. 30 lakh
The TATA Steel Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) and Prometheus School, Noida, will be jointly staging the Prometheus School Presents Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship 2021. The tournament is scheduled to be played at the scenic Golden Greens Golf Club in Gurugram from March 16th – 19th, 2021. The Pro-Am event will be staged on March 20. The tournament, the 10th event of the 2020-21 PGTI season, carries a prize purse of Rs. 30 lakh.
The third edition of the Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship is supported by Prometheus School, Noida, which is the Presenting Partner and Gujarat Tourism which is the Associate Partner for the event.
Prometheus School, founded in 2019, is a Cambridge IGSCE and candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme and is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. The school aims to provide holistic education to children, encompassing – academics, co-curricular activities, sports education and life skills learning. It is situated in lush green area of more than seven acres of land in Jaypee Greens in Sector 131 and it is one of the best schools on Noida Expressway offering a program that focuses on skill-based & experiential learning with world-class infrastructure.
Gujarat Tourism promotes the state of Gujarat as a tourist destination. The vibrant Indian state of Gujarat is an attractive tourist destination for international and domestic travelers alike. You could travel to this incredible state of India for many reasons. The state is blessed with diverse attractions such as historical monuments, world famous architecture, beautiful natural landscape, temples and exotic wildlife.
The tournament is set to feature some of the top Indian professionals such as international winners Rashid Khan, Rahil Gangjee, Ajeetesh Sandhu, Chikkarangappa, Viraj Madappa and Khalin Joshi along with 10-time PGTI winner Udayan Mane and PGTI Order of Merit leader Karandeep Kochhar.
The race for qualification to this year’s Tokyo Olympics has entered an exciting phase with just over three months remaining in the cut-off date for qualification which is 21st June, 2021. Four of the five highest-ranked Indians in the world – Rashid Khan (311), Udayan Mane (320), Karandeep Kochhar (351) and Chikkarangappa (352) – are all competing at the Prometheus School Presents Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship 2021. The tournament thus provides all of these Olympic hopefuls a great opportunity to earn Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points with top performances and in turn improve their chances of qualification for the Olympics.
Mr. Mukesh Sharma, Chairman and Director, Prometheus School, said, “The Prometheus School is honoured to be the Presenting Partner for the Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship 2021. We emphasize on all-round development of our students including achieving excellence in sports. This is therefore a great exposure opportunity for our students to the sport of golf and the varied facets of professional sport. Associating with the Delhi-NCR Open also helps us contribute to the growth of Indian professional golf thereby enabling our professional golfers in their efforts to qualify for this year’s Olympic Games. We look forward to a successful event and an enduring partnership with the PGTI.”
Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said, “The Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship has emerged as one of the most highly anticipated events on the PGTI calendar since its inception in 2018. We thank Prometheus School for coming on board as Presenting Partner and Gujarat Tourism for being the Associate Partner for the third edition of the Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship. The PGTI appreciates the outstanding work being done by Prometheus School in the field of education and we also support the school’s vision of nurturing the next generation of global leaders who can thrive anywhere in the world. With a lot of depth in the field we can expect a week of highly competitive golf.”
At today’s press conference, Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, announced the induction of Indian cricket legend Mr. Kapil Dev as a Board Member of the PGTI.
Mr. Kapil Dev said, “I thank both the Presenting Partner Prometheus School and Associate Partner Gujarat Tourism for supporting the Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship 2021. As a Board Member of the PGTI, I will try my best to promote Indian professional golf. All sports need promotion and since I play golf I'm delighted to be involved with it. We need a lot of support from corporates and the media to help give a further boost to professional golf in India.”
Mr. Jeev Milkha Singh said, “I'm glad to hear that even during these testing times, the PGTI is hosting events such as the Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship which is presented by Prometheus School with Gujarat Tourism as the Associate Partner.
“Gujarat is very close to my heart as the only golf course that I have designed, Kensville Golf & Country Club, is located in Ahmedabad. Gujarat has seven top-class golf courses which not many states can boast of. So I'm happy that Gujarat Tourism has also associated with PGTI.
“Mr. Kapil Dev being inducted as a Board Member of the PGTI will open up a lot of doors for the PGTI. He's a sporting legend, a keen golfer and he has a vision so it will be great to see his experience come into play for the benefit of Indian professional golf.”
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. Gautam Thapar (President), PGTI's governing body comprises leading Indian golf professionals. PGTI currently has over 300 members.
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