Mumbai - The Golf Foundation proudly hosted it’s 5th edition of ‘The Pro-Am Championship’ organized by Digraj Golf Inc along with ace Indian golfer Amit Luthra. An event which seeks to raise funds to help and promote upcoming golfers saw in attendance Bollywood actor and sports enthusiast Abhishek Bachchan, actor Zaira Wasim, Charu Sharma and eminent golfers of our country including the recent winner of the Crompton Greaves Open- M Dharma.
The tournament was organized with an aim to help young and under-privileged golfers who are passionate, highly dedicated and dream of making it big in golf on national and international platforms.
The esteemed prize distribution ceremony commenced with an inspirational speech from Mr. Amit Luthra.
The winners of the Team event were the team of Professional Golfer Amardeep Malik who was partnered by amateurs Ashish Chemburkar, Ratish Balan and Ashish Chemburkar, who is also the Captain of BPGC. The best Individual Professional Golfer was young talented Karandeep Kochhar who shot a score of 64. Karandeep received Rs 50,000 from the Golf Foundation for his impeccable performance at the tournament.
Speaking about the initiative and the event, Amit Luthra-Founder CEO, The Golf Foundation, Asian Games Gold Medalist & Arjun Awardee said, “I feel very blessed. By the grace of God, & thanks a wonderful like- minded golfing buddies supporting me, a humble effort to do a little bit has now become a successful project.
We were humbled by being conferred the prestigious "Rashtriya Khel Protshan Puraskar" by the President of India a few months back.
India has seen some exceptional golfing talent emerge on the Indian, Asian, European & also the World scene. It's also a blessing to have understanding and caring sponsors like Tata Trust (development partners), Allweiler, STL Fasteners, SRF, Holtec,etc and furthermore celebrities like Abhishek and Zaria come and support our efforts and we are grateful to them.
I invite anyone and everyone to come forward and lend us a hand under CSR & 80G. India has the talent and we can jointly help it develop."