Friday, December 1, 2023

The Army Golf Course New Delhi witnessed rhapsodic participation by more than 90 golfers participating from 17 clubs. Lady golfers from NCR, Chandigarh, Patiala, Jalandhar, Pune, Bhubaneswar and also Kalimpong participated.

The team AEPTA under the leadership of Lady Captain Sunita Kattarya displayed an incredible spirit of sportsmanship and hospitality and conducted this three-day event flawlessly. The Patron Mrs Anupama Singh, who initiated the ladies Section and has always led from the front lent her full support in making the event a big success and also participated in the tournament.

Secretary-General Women Golf Association of India, Champika Sayal who has dedicated her life to golf and is a force behind spreading this sport among Indian women also participated in the tournament and was a motivation for many young golfers. Neelam Pratap Rudy is a keen golfer herself who also participated in the tournament and graced the occasion with her presence has been constantly and consistently supporting all golfing activities at AEPTA.

The enthusiasm and the fervor were unmatched through the different age groups starting from 12 years to 75 years. Ten junior girls participated as well.

The tournament was played in four divisions from Handicap 0-30. The three-day event was a beautiful blend of excitement and activities. The practice round followed by the rules clinic on the 13th of Dec also worked as an ice-breaking session and a warm beginning. Keeping the recent tragedy that shook not only the defense fraternity but also the entire nation, the event had to be toned down. The ceremonial Tee off was not conducted as a mark of respect to the precious lives lost.

All the guest participants were extremely cooperative and understanding and nothing could dampen the spirit of the game which was played with great passion and utmost sincerity.

The 14th Army Open Ladies Amateur Golf championship prize distribution ceremony took place on the 15th Dec 2021. Fourteen-year-old Kashika Misra was the championship winner. Other winners in different divisions were Pauline, Sunita Kattarya, Amegya, Ritu Narain, Veera, Raja Dhillon, Swetha Singh, Rekha, Madhu Singh and Sharanya.

The event concluded with a great sense of pride, success and achievement.


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