The Imperial Golf Estate, located at Mullanpur Dakha near Ludhiana, has redefined the art of living due to its serene environment, having lush green surroundings and striking golf course. The Imperial Golf Estate hosted organised a One day Golf tournament for Juniors.
“Young golfers mainly from Chandigarh & this region were invited so that they and their parents could gather information & get a feel of this unique facility located near Ludhiana. The Invitational Golf Tournament was organised by us in association with The British School Golf Academy, Chandigarh and the Indo Canadian Golf Association.” Said Col C J Pal, VSM, Project Head, The Imperial Golf Estate.
Despite the biting cold conditions as many as a 36 children in the age group of 5-18 years participated in the day long tournament. Two separate categories were made one for Boys & the other for girls. 8 girls took part whereas 28 boys were seen in action. Five groups- A,B,C,D and E on the basis of age were created. ‘A’ group was for children between 15-18 years , ‘B’ for 13-15 years, ‘C’ for 10-12 years, ‘D’ for 8-9 years and ‘E’ below 8 years.
“All the participants presented a great play with the spirit of sportsmanship.
Prize distribution ceremony was held and the winners were awarded. The tournament was a huge success in itself and played a great role in uplifting a sports like golf in a country where people consider cricket as the God of sports.”Said Manjit Kochar, Golf Instructor from Chandigarh Golf Club.
In order to encourage more participation, no fees was charged from players and the tourney was played over 9 holes.
“It was great to see such talent which I feel is a great asset that India has & through such tournaments, youngsters get a chance to shine & move up the Golf ladder.” Said John Volz, Head, Golfing Operations at The Imperial Golf Estate.
Apart from being a perfect place to play golf, The Imperial Golf Course is fully equipped with facilities required to live comfortably. Eco-friendly environment, land-scaping, lakes, underground electric wires, rain water harvesting are some of the key features making this place unique in its infrastructure. Moreover, the irrigation is computerized.
All in all, the golf tournament was a perfect start to bring forward the golf talent and introduce this project to the people which is sure to receive a lot of attraction from the citizens of Punjab and other states.
In Boys Category A-C the tournament was played over 18 holes & in D & E over 9 holes. The par(strokes to complete all holes) for 18 holes was 71 whereas for 9 holes the par was 36. Scores all given in brackets after name of player.
Category A 15-18 years- Winner Bishmad Pal (76), Sidhant Jain runner-up (79),
In category B for 13-15 years- Winner was Abhinav Gupta (72) and Yuvraj Hara was Runner-Up (78), Category C’ for 10-12 years- Winner Vasu Sehgal ( 90) and Runner-up was Abhimanyu Pargal ( 91), in D for 8-9 years- Winner was Kanav Garg (45) and Runner-up was Shan Singh ( 53), in E category below 8 years- Winner was Danish Verma (39) and runner-up Deevon Sian Pao(40).
9 Hole Course
Teya Verma(56) was winner and Nishita (60) was runner up
18 Hole Course
Kayra Reying Pao (81) was winner & Punit Bajwa(82) was runner up.
A Putting competition was also held under this in Boys category Winner was Gobind Singh and Runner-up Avtar Kharey. In girls Category Winner was Sharanya and runner-up Kamalpreet.