According to PGTI, the Chennai Open Golf Championship 2022 will be held at the Tamil Nadu Golf Federation

According to PGTI, the Chennai Open Golf Championship 2022 will be held at the Tamil Nadu Golf Federation

According to PGTI, the Chennai Open Golf Championship 2022 will be held at the Tamil Nadu Golf Federation
Impiger Technologies to host 3rd edition of Chennai Open Golf Championship 2022

Chennai-based Impiger Technologies is presenting the 3rd edition of Chennai Open Golf Championship 2022. This marked the return of professional Golf to Chennai after four years, announced the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI), the official sanctioning body of professional golf in India here on Monday.

According to PGTI, the Chennai Open Golf Championship 2022 will be held at the Tamil Nadu Golf Federation (TNGF) golf course from August 23 – 26, 2022.

The current edition of the tournament heralds PGTI’s debut at TNGF and its return to Chennai after four years. The event offers a prize purse of Rs 40 lakh. The Pro-Am event will be held on August 27.

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The tournament will witness participation by 126 golfers, including 123 professionals and three amateurs and is supported by Presenting Partner Impiger Technologies and Powered by partner Amrutanjan and Fruitnik Electro+, Co-Partner Gujarat Tourism, Venue Partner TNGF and Associate Partners Brigade Group, Crown Plaza Chennai, Audi Chennai and Absolut & Ballantines. 

The leading Indian professionals in the field include Khalin Joshi (winner on the PGTI last week), Karandeep Kochhar, Manu Gandas, Aman Raj, Shamim Khan as well as the defending champion Mithun Perera of Sri Lanka.

The local challenge includes Chennai-based professionals Sandeep Syal, C Arul, A Charles Ros, L Selvaraj, Prad yumna Prakash and S Prasanth. The three Chennai-based amateurs in the field are Suman Ranjeet as well as cricketers Murali Vijay and Aniruda Srikkanth.

Srinivasan H R, Joint President, PGTI, said, “I am delighted with the “recommencement” of Professional Golf in Chennai. The TNGF under the leadership of India Cements Chairman N Srinivasan has made tremendous progress and the staging of this event in partnership with TNGF is wonderful for Indian professional golf.” 

Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said,   The PGTI makes its long-awaited return to the city of Chennai, a major golfing hub, all thanks to the support of TNGF, our presenting partner Impiger Technologies, powered by partner Amrutanjan Healthcare Ltd and all the other event partners. We look forward to making our debut at a new venue, the TNGF golf course, which is sure to serve up a new set of challenges for the professionals. An enthralling week of golf thus lies in prospect.”

Ramakrishnamoorthy V, Global CEO, Impiger Technologies. 

Ramakrishnamoorthy V, Global CEO, Impiger Technologies, said, “Impiger Technologies presents Chennai Open Golf Championship 2022! After a 4 year hiatus, PGTI is returning to Chennai with a bang! Impiger Technologies, one of the leading digital transformation solutions providers is excited to bring world-class golfing action back to Chennai.

This is an important event for both PGTI & Chennai, as it will mark the return of professional golf to the city after several years.”

R K Jhaver, Honorary Secretary, TNGF, said, “We are extremely pleased to have the PGTI tournament at the TNGF golf course between 23rd & 26th August 2022. TNGF is staging a PGTI event for the first time and hope it will be well competed amongst the 100+ professionals who have come from across India. The course is small but is very challenging and we do not expect many sub-par scores.”

Sambhu Prasad Sivalenka, Chairman & MD, Amrutanjan Healthcare Ltd, said, “Amrutanjan Healthcare has been associating itself with sports for a long time and we see a good fit between our products and sports, particularly our rehydration and body range products. Our strategic association with PGTI dates back to 2018 and we are honoured to be a ‘Tour Partner’ of PGTI and promote the great game of golf in India. As an organization of over 125 years, we are guided by values, ethics and excellence and no other sport other than golf best reflects these values.

“We are happy that PGTI is back to Chennai after four years and it gives us an immense pleasure to associate with PGTI in this great event again. By partnering in this tournament, we wish to have a very long partnership with PGTI that is mutually rewarding,” Sambhu added.

The Chandigarh-based Golfer Kochhar, who entered the tournament at last minute, said, “The practice round is really important. You get to know about the course and what clubs to use for particular tees. It is going to take a couple of days to get used to but it’s exciting as a player.”

Kochhar’s fellow Asian tour golfer Manu Gandas has already won two titles in the 2022 season and sits in third place. The Gurugram-based golfer, however, does not want to get carried away.

He said, “It is important to take it one event at a time. I am just trying to ensure I do well wherever I play and look at the bigger picture later.”.

On his strategy for the four-day competition, Gandas said, “The course is a bit tricky, no doubt. It would require a bit of risk taking and hopefully I can reap the rewards for it.”

Replying to a query, PGTI CEO Uttam Singh Mundy said that the perception about the Golf game that it belongs to only wealthy people is vanishing. More number of people from humble background has started playing the game and shining. The PGTI is also taking steps to popularize the game among school students.