All set for 5th CNS Amateur Golf Cup 2016

Islamabad: A Press /Media Briefing of 5th Chief of the Naval Staff Amateur Golf Cup 2016 was held at Margalla Greens Golf Club Thursday.

Commodore Naseer Ahmad, Patron Pakistan Navy Golf for the North Region gave briefing to the media men.

5th Chief of the Naval Staff Amateur Golf Cup 2016 is scheduled from the 8th to 10th of April 2016, at Margalla Greens Golf Club Islamabad.

Chief of the Naval Staff Amateur Golf Cup was introduced back in 2007.

Pakistan Navy has always actively pursued the cause of nurturing various sports at a national level. Similarly, Pakistan Navy also encourages players, both, from within the service as well as outside, to take part in sports events and raise the overall spirit of the game. This annual championship, which is affiliated with PGF, was introduced with the idea of promoting this sport as a game and providing platform for talented individuals to come forward and make a mark in golf. Players from all over Pakistan have registered with us to participate in the event. This would be the 10th championship in sequence to be played this year and fifth on this Club.

The effort required to convert this scenic but desolate base of Margalla Hills into this picturesque golf club was a daunting and exhaustive task. However, with ardous efforts of club staff, the place has been converted into one of the best golfing facilities in the Capital City. Furthermore, the club is equipped with self sustainable rain harvesting arrangements.

Patron Pakistan Navy Golf for the North Region, Cdre Naseer Ahmad expressed hope that all the players will have a splendid experience from such a privilege that they have at hand, by taking part in this championship to the full.

Last year more than 300 golfers participated in the tournament and this time greater participation from all around the country is expected. For a healthy competition, it has been decided to give the participation rights to all those golfers who are participating in the main match and having the handicap up to 12 strokes. Some of the salient features of the championship are:

Main match would be played amongst amateurs over 54 holes during the three days i.e. 18 holes each day from 08-10 April.

Amateurs with handicap 12 and below will participate in the match.