5th Chief of Naval Staff Amateur Golf Cup 2016 to be held from 8th to 10th April 2016

Islamabad, April 07, 2016 (PPI-OT):Press /Media Briefing of 5th Chief of the Naval Staff Amateur Golf Cup 2016 was held at Margalla Greens Golf Club today. Commodore Naseer Ahmad, Patron Pakistan Navy Golf for the North Region gave briefing to the mediamen. 5th Chief of the Naval Staff Amateur Golf Cup 2016 is scheduled from the 8th to 10th of April 2016, at Margalla Greens Golf Club Islamabad.

Chief of the Naval Staff Amateur Golf Cup was introduced back in 2007. Pakistan Navy has always actively pursued the cause of nurturing various sports at a national level. Similarly, Pakistan Navy also encourages players, both, from within the service as well as outside, to take part in sports events and raise the overall spirit of the game.

This annual championship, which is affiliated with PGF, was introduced with the idea of promoting this sport as a game and providing platform for talented individuals to come forward and make a mark in golf. Players from all over Pakistan have registered with us to participate in the event. This would be the 10th championship in sequence to be played this year and fifth on this Club.

The effort required to convert this scenic but desolate base of Margalla Hills into this picturesque golf club was a daunting and exhaustive task. However, with ardous efforts of club staff, the place has been converted into one of the best golfing facilities in the Capital City. Furthermore, the club is equipped with self sustainable rain harvesting arrangements.

Patron Pakistan Navy Golf for the North Region, Cdre Naseer Ahmad expressed hope that all the players will have a splendid experience from such a privilege that they have at hand, by taking part in this championship to the full.

Last year more than 300 golfers participated in the tournament and this time greater participation from all around the country is expected. For a healthy competition, it has been decided to give the participation rights to all those golfers who are participating in the main match and having the handicap up to 12 strokes. Some of the salient features of the championship are:

Main match would be played amongst amateurs over 54 holes during the three days i.e. 18 holes each day from 08-10 April. Amateurs with handicap 12 and below will participate in the match.

Seniors match would be played over 36 holes on 8th and 9th April, seniors over 55 years and with handicap 18 and below are eligible to take part in the match.

Junior’s match would be played over 18 holes on 9th April 2016. Junior’s under the age of 16 with handicap 24 and below are eligible.

Ladies match would be played over 18 holes on 10th April, lady golfers with handicap 30 and below are eligible to participate in the match.

Attractive prizes would be awarded to the participants of all the categories. However, the main trophy will be given to best amateur in net category.

Cdre Naseer Ahmad extended his deepest gratitude to all of the sponsors, for sharing the honour of holding one of the finest golf event at national level. Indus Motors Company has again sponsored the hole in one, this year first winner of hole in one will get a brand new Toyota Avenza.

Turkish Airline has again joined this year and the top 3 winners will be getting Turkish Airline tickets to destinations of their choice amongst all the destinations served by Turkish Airlines and Europe in business and economy class. Whereas, Coca Cola, Cutting Edge Communications, Allied Bank, Pizza Hut and Samaa FM 107.4 have also contributed heavily this year to make this event a memorable one.

In the end Patron Pakistan Navy Golf, North Region thanked all the media men and said that Media has been covering this event with special focus in past years and we expect the same enthusiasm and zeal this time as well. He also thanked media for their forthcoming efforts in covering such sporting events in Pakistan, hence portraying a soft image of our country at international level.

For more information, contact:
Lieutenant Commander Shakeel Ahmad
Assistant Director
Directorate of Public Relations
Pakistan Navy
Tel: +92-21-20063210
Cell: +92-333-2171764, +92-300-2171038