PGTI unveils Vizag Open
The event will be held at the East Point Golf Club from Sept 20-23 and has a total prize purse of `1 cr
Visakhapatnam: The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) along with East Point Golf Club, Visakhapatnam, on Tuesday launched a new event, the Vizag Open, which will be held at the East Point Golf Club from September 20–23, 2023. The total prize purse for the event is Rs 1 crore.
The PGTI explores new territory with the inaugural Vizag Open as the tour makes its debut in the state of Andhra Pradesh and at the esteemed East Point Golf Club. The tournament is supported by Host Venue East Point Golf Club, Powered By Partners VPR Builders and Devi Seafoods, Associate Partners Steel City Securities Limited, SRK Infra, Nekkanti, Vishwa Samudra, Ultra Dimensions Group, Laurus Labs, GMM Pfaudler, Soma Developers as well as Hospitality Partner Novotel Varun Beach, Visakhapatnam.
The leading Indian professionals participating in the event include Olympian Udayan Mane, PGTI Order of Merit leader Om Prakash Chouhan, Aman Raj, Sunhit Bishnoi and Harshjeet Singh Sethie, to name a few.
The foreign participants at the event are Sri Lankans N Thangaraja and Mithun Perera, Bangladeshis Badal Hossain and Md Akbar Hossain, Nepal’s Sukra Bahadur Rai, Andorra’s Kevin Esteve Rigaill and Canada’s Sukhraj Singh Gill.
The local challenge will be led by professionals S Muthu and Rahman Mehboob Shorif and amateurs Bharat Kollapudi, Kanugula Sreenivas and S Nischinth Arya Reddy. M S N Raju, secretary, East Point Golf Club, said, “This is the first time that a PGTI tournament is taking place at EPGC. We assure the organisers and players that they will have a great experience playing at our naturally picturesque and challenging course. Visakhapatnam is known for good hospitality, so every guest will take back great memories. There is a thriving golfing culture at EPGC and there is great camaraderie between our members, both civilians and defence personnel. The staging of the Vizag Open will certainly put EPGC on the world golfing map and at the same time promote the tourism potential, hospitality and branding of Visakhapatnam. We are confident that all the professionals will cherish their memories of playing at EPGC and look forward to coming back here every year.