Delhi Golf Club paves way for Asian Tour return with DGC Open
New Delhi, January 6 (IANS): The Delhi Golf Club is set to resume its activities with the Open DGC from March 24-27. The $ 500,000 championship is the first time that Delhi Golf Club will have its own international tournament, which will be sanctioned by the Asian Tour.
One of the highlights of the week will be the presence of the nine-time Major winner, Gary Player, who has redesigned the Delhi Golf Club. After the renovation in 2019, Lodhi’s much-loved course should pose a different challenge with the redesigned greens and redesigned bunkers.
“We are extremely proud of the rich history of the DGC and the role it has played in the growth of the sport in the country. Development programs for junior golf and women’s golf over the years have been among the many feathers in her cap. Its members include the who’s who of the capital and it is the most sought-after golf facility in the NCR and India, ”said Manjit Singh, President of the Delhi Golf Club.
“The redesign, while ensuring that the original character of the course has not been affected, will make it even more attractive and stimulating at the same time.”
The Open DGC presented by Mastercard will be the first international competition on the renovated course. The iconic 6,900-yard (approx) DGC spans 179 acres and is nestled in the heart of Lutyens Delhi.
Commenting on the partnership between DGC and Mastercard, Nikhil Sahni, President of the South Asia Division of Mastercard, said: “Mastercard is closely associated with golf and offers Mastercard cardholders many opportunities to enjoy the sport and to enjoy the sport. ‘engage in it. and hospitality sessions, courses with golf brand ambassadors and other invaluable experiences allow cardholders to dive deep and experience the game like never before. Mastercard’s partnership with the Delhi Golf Club provides an excellent platform to provide such benefits to Mastercard cardholders as we work towards the development of golf in India and strengthen its presence. “
The famous club will strictly adhere to all COVID-19 protocols of the Indian government to ensure a safe environment for players and staff. The tournament will also mark the return of the Asian Tour to India after a two and a half year hiatus. The last event of the Asian Tour held in India was won by Korean teenager Joohyung Kim, who won the trophy in November 2019. The last event of the Asian Tour held at DGC was won by the Indian Khalin Joshi in 2018.