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22 nd Chief Naval Staff Open Golf C’ship 2017 commences

Naimat Khan

KARACHI: The 22 nd Chief of the Naval Staff Open Golf Championship is being played from 17 to 20 August at Karachi Golf Club.

This was announced by Patron PN Golf Commodore Saqib Jamil Khattak during a media brief held today at Karachi Golf Club. Commander Karachi Rear Admiral Ather Mukhtar, Mr. Sohail Shams, Chief Executive UMA and other sponsors were also present on the occasion.

The championship will be played in professionals, semi professionals, amateurs, veterans, juniors and ladies categories. For professionals and amateurs categories, the tournament will be contested for 72 holes over a period of four days for which a sum of Rs. 7.0 Million is being offered as prize money. In addition, 36 holes matches for ladies and semi professionals of Karachi Golf Club will also be held on 10 and 11 August 2017 with a separate prize money of Rs.0.5 million and Rs.0.1 million respectively.

Moreover, a lot of other prizes have also been offered for all categories. In addition to the primary responsibility of safeguarding maritime frontiers of the country, Pakistan Navy has always played an effective role in social welfare, health and education.

Other than these vital roles Pakistan Navy also has the credit of being supportive to augment different sports in Pakistan. Pakistan Navy has played a significant role in promoting sports at organizational, Inter Services, national and international levels specially in the fields of Sailing, Rowing, Shooting, Squash, Hockey, Cricket and Golf.

Pakistan Navy is cognizant of the significance of promotion of sports among the youth of the country and deserves the right to be proud of its efforts to revitalize Hockey, the national sport of the country, with its untiring efforts. Like other games, Golf is also on the list of sports on which PN is working to promote.

In 1995, Pakistan Navy instituted Chief of Naval Staff Open Golf Championship to add a national level Golf event in the calendar of Pakistan Golf Federation. Ever since, it has become a regular and major event of national golf circuit. The regular conduct of the championship since then is the manifestation of PN’s commitment towards promotion of this sport at national level.

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