Chandigarh gets National Golf Academy

November 26th, 2008 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Nov 26 (IANS) The city from where the country’s top international golfer Jeev Milkha Singh hails got a boost for its golfing tradition with the National Golf Academy of India inaugurated here Wednesday.The new academy set up by the Indian Golf Union (IGU) at the Chandigarh Golf Range was inaugurated by Punjab Governor S.F. Rodrigues.

“This national project, aiming to promote and develop golf, will meet the long felt need and demand for teaching professionals in this sport in the country. The demand for teaching professionals was rising every year and the IGU had to find a home for the academy which was conveniently located,” IGU president T.T. Jagannathan said.

Chandigarh Golf Association (CGA) president C.S.R. Reddy said that golfing facilities available at the golf course were the best in the country.

“With the setting up of this academy, many caddies will be able to get the opportunity of becoming teaching professionals,” Reddy said.

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