Chandigarh Golfing Tour tees off tomorrow

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Chandigarh, Nov 20: The second edition of the invitational three-day Chandigarh Golfing Tour being held to expose the international and national golfing fraternity to the excellent golfing infrastructure of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Chandimandir, will tee off tomorrow here.

While the first leg will be played at the Chandigarh Golf Club course here, the second leg will be played at the Panchkula Golf Club and the final leg and prize distribution function is scheduled at Chandimandir.

According to the organising committee general secretary J S Cheema, the event has special significance for NRIs who have been invited to participate.

So far, 100 entries including of 40 NRIs have been received. The main sponsor is Vodafone and Centurion Bank of Punjab is the Co-Sponsor. ITC, Travel House and Toro are bronze sponsors.

Associating with this event are Tourism Departments of Chandigarh and Haryana, Hotel and Restaurant Association of Chandigarh (HRTC), Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI), Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) and supported by Union Tourism Department.

NRIs from USA, UK, Ghana, Singapore, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, UAE, Canada and Kenya are participating. There will be separate prizes for Gross and Nett Score for all three days and overall prizes based on aggregate score of the three days.

There will be special prizes for Nearest to Pin and Longest Drive. The Championship Trophy will be awarded to the golfer who has best aggregate gross score of three days.

Lt Gen TK Sapru, YSM, GOC-in-C, Western Command will be the chief guest for the occasion.

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