Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday attended the final of the second edition of ‘J&K Open’ Golf Tournament at Jammu Tawi Golf Course, Sidhra here in the city outskirts.
Organized by Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) and presented by J&K Tourism, the tournament, with a prize purse of Rs 40 lakh, has brought together the National and International Golfers for the first time in the region, marking their debut in Jammu’s Golfing circle.
The tournament is part of J&K Tourism’s unique initiative of promoting golf tourism in the region.
Pertinently, the UT Government is making dedicated efforts to popularize Golf among youth and make the game more inclusive and accessible to common masses to bring Jammu and Kashmir on the international Golfing map with an opportunity for local talent to showcase their skills.
“J&K is emerging as a major hub for Golf in the country. The administration has ensured world-class facilities for international golfers and advanced coaching for students of government schools,” said an official.
The PGTI has expanded its geographical footprint in the region with this maiden professional Golf tournament at Jammu. The tournament is in line with the long-term objective of PGTI for promoting professional golf in different parts of the country.
Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI thanked J&K Tourism, Jammu Tawi Golf Course and the UT Administration for their support for making the tournament a grand success.