IndianOil XtraPremium Masters Golf 2011 announced by Aircel PGTI
• Prize money of Rs. 2.5 million
• Top names in the field include Chiragh Kumar, Mukesh Kumar, Feroz Ali Mollah, Shankar Das, Manav Jaini, Vijay Kumar, Harmeet Kahlon
Digboi, Assam, November 29, 2011: The IndianOil XtraPremium Masters Golf 2011 will be held from 30th November to 4th December 2011 at the Digboi Golf Links under the aegis of the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI).
This popular sporting event of IndianOil commands a prize purse of Rs. 2.5 million and holds significant slot on the Aircel PGTI calendar.
The field boasts of some of India’s top professionals such as Chiragh Kumar, Mukesh Kumar, defending champion Shankar Das, Feroz Ali Mollah, Manav Jaini, Vijay Kumar, Mandeo Singh Pathania, Harmeet Kahlon, Shamim Khan and Sanjay Kumar, to name a few.
Mr. S P Bordoloi, General Manager (Technical), IOCL (Assam Oil Divison), said, “IndianOil XtraPremium Masters Golf is the only event on the Aircel PGTI calendar being played in the North-East. The rich talent that comes to Digboi from across the country is a great source of inspiration to sports players and enthusiasts here.”
Mr. Padamjit Sandhu, Director, PGTI, said, “We thank the Indian Oil Corporation for partnering with us in staging the IndianOil XtraPremium Masters Golf. It is the involvement of giant corporates such as the Indian Oil Corporation that helps us raise the standards of Indian professional golf. We look forward to a fascinating week of golfing action as the top Indian professionals go head-to-head at one of the most scenic venues in the country.”
The venue, the picturesque Digboi Golf Links is a golfer’s delight. The course is a one of its kind in terms of ambience as it is situated among the lush tea estates and thick forest of eastern Assam. The Digboi Golf Links is bordered by the Dehing forest reserve on three sides and the magnificent mountains of Arunachal Pradesh on the fourth. This 72 par course with a yardage of 6329 could also be termed as the best in the north-eastern part of the country due to its magnificent layout.