Friday, November 16, 2012

PGTI announces PGTI Players Championship presented by Aamby Valley City

妮bsp;  Prize money of Rs. 40 lakh

妮bsp;  Top names in the field include Shamim Khan, Rashid Khan, Mukesh Kumar

妮bsp;  Seventh and final leg of ᖯlvo World Golf Challenge⠳eries to be
held on November 17th

妮bsp;  National Final of ᖯlvo World Golf Challenge⠴o be held on November 18th

Aamby Valley City, Maharashtra, November 12, 2012: The Professional
Golf Tour of India (PGTI) has announced the PGTI Players Championship
presented by Aamby Valley City which is scheduled to be held at the
Aamby Valley Golf Course in Aamby Valley City 榮bsp;Independent India⳼br> first planned Hill City in Maharashtra from 13 - 16 November, 2012.
This tournament carries a total prize purse of Rs. 40 lakh. The PGTI
Players Championship will be followed by the seventh and final leg of
the ᖯlvo World Golf Challenge⠯n November 17, 2012, where local
amateurs will compete for berths at the national final. The national
final will also be held at the Aamby Valley Golf Course on November
18, 2012.

The top names participating in the event include Shamim Khan, Rashid
Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Harendra Gupta, Ajeetesh Sandhu, Vinod Kumar,
Feroz Ali Mollah, Manav Jaini, Vijay Kumar and Gaurav Ghei, to name a
few. The top foreign golfers in the field are Mithun Perera (Sri
Lanka), Anura Rohana (Sri Lanka), Kunal Bhasin (Australia) and Md
Zamal Hossain Mollah (Bangladesh). The local challenge will be led by
Pune golfers Gurki Shergill, Rajiv Datar, Jaideep Patwardhan, Aditya
Bhandarkar, Pravin Pathare, Saurabh Bhaduri and Sameer M Shaikh.

The seventh and final leg of the ᖯlvo World Golf Challenge⬠Volvo⳼br> prestigious international golf tournament played in over 35 countries,
will follow immediately after the PGTI Players Championship. Amateur
golfers from across the region will participate in the ᖯlvo World
Golf Challenge⠡t the Aamby Valley Golf Course on November 17, 2012.
Volvo, the Official Automobile Partner of the PGTI, has already hosted
six legs of the ᖯlvo World Golf Challenge⠡cross India in
association with the PGTI in 2012. The two best-placed finishers at
each event are to qualify for the national final. The national final
will also be held at the Aamby Valley Golf Course on November 18,
2012. The two winners from the national final will win an invitation
to compete in the World Final of the ᖯlvo World Golf Challenge⠮ext

Speaking from Delhi, Mr. Padamjit Sandhu, Director, PGTI, said, 㗥
are delighted to return to the Aamby Valley Golf Course, one of the
premier championship venues in the country, after a gap of two years.
The tournament provides an ideal setting for the top contenders in the
Rolex Rankings race to further strengthen their claims for the title
with some good performances. The week will also witness the exciting
finale of the ᖯlvo World Golf Challenge⠳eries. The VWGC provides
Indian amateurs a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent their
country at the Volvo World Golf Challenge International Finals in
January 2013.伢r> 
Col. Sinha, GM, Aamby Valley Golf Course, said, ㏵r mission has
always been to connect passionate golfers with the best experience. We
have always strived hard to create and maintain the best of facilities
for golfers. This course is a thinking course and will bring out the
best skills of a golfer regardless of whether a professional or
amateur. We have hosted many international championships at Aamby
Valley and the best of golfers have enjoyed playing and have profusely
complimented the playing conditions and the setup.伢r> 
One of the top championship venues in India, the Aamby Valley Golf
Course also has the distinction of being the countryⳠfirst floodlit
course. It has undulating and tight fairways that run along the
natural lay of the land while the greens are highly contoured. The
breeze adds to the challenge and a number of holes are doglegs with
water in play on the back nine.

Aamby Valley city golf course is a marvel of British Golf architecture
and has been chosen as one of 㔨e Rolex WorldⳠtop 1000 Golf
Courses䮠ItⳠspecially designed for those who value challenges,
pristine outdoors, constantly changing conditions, and a variety that
really defines the essence of this wonderful game called golf.

This highly accredited Golf Course has been designed by David Hemstock
associates (UK) and upgraded and remodelled for championship by PGA DC
of Great Britain and Ireland. Aamby Valley City is the only planned
luxury city to have a PGA accredited golfing academy.

Aamby Valley City is being developed as an integrated Hill City spread
over an area of 10,600 acres (4,294 hectares), located at a distance
of 120 km from Mumbai, 90 km from Pune and lies 25 km off the town of
Lonavala on the Mumbai Pune Expressway.  This impressive city⳼br> infrastructure includes an Airport, Ultra-modern Hospital with
Tele-medicine & Air Ambulance facility, International Residential
School, an 18 hole championship golf course. Aamby Valley City offers
residential, educational, recreational and infrastructural amenities
at par with international standards. The villas are architectural
wonders designed by international architects and designers. The
choices range from English, Spanish and Contemporary villas to
beautiful Timber Chalets. Natural waterfalls amidst the lush green
mountains make the city a picturesque sight. Experience the magic of
the Banaras Ghats recreated exclusively at Aamby Valley City. The
luxurious quality and style of Aamby Valley life have redefined City

About PGTI:
Formed in 2006, Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) is the
recognized official body of professional golf in India. PGTI⳼br> objective is to promote professional golf in the country as well as
give players an opportunity to be involved in decision making for all
aspects of the game. Headed by Mr. Gautam Thapar (President), PGTI⳼br> governing body comprises of leading Indian golf professionals. PGTI
currently has over 300 members

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