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Golf Championship returns to city

Ladies & Junior Girls Golf Championship starts from October 19 at Shillong Golf Course

Shillong, Oct 18: The Indian Golf Union (IGU) along with the Meghalaya Golf Promoters Society (MGPS) and Shillong Club Ltd. is conducting the IGU North East India Ladies & Junior Girls Golf Championship from October 19 – 22 at Shillong Golf Course.

The event is a National categorized event that carries points in the National Order of Merit for Ladies & Junior Girls and also in the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR).

This is the second time the IGU has scheduled a National event in Shillong.

Indian Golf Union (IGU) is the National Sports Federation for Golf in India and the Governing body for the game in the Country. One of the main objectives of the IGU is the promotion and development of the game at the grassroots and grow the presence of Indian Golf in the world arena.

James K Sangma, Health Minister, Govt of Meghalaya has kindly given his consent to be the patron for the event and has assured full support of the Government of Meghalaya. AL Hek, MLA, Govt of Meghalaya, an avid Golfer and advisor to the Meghalaya Golf Promoters Society has agreed to be the Chairman for the event.

Anil Pargal Organising Secretary – MGPS said “Hosting of National events will bring Shillong Golf Course in the National Golf Map and will also keep the Golf course in good shape. The youngsters of the State will also get inspired to take up the game of Golf.”

The IGU has also looking to scheduling more national events in the North-Eastern region in the coming few months and is hopeful of people picking up the game in tier 2 and 3 cities of the region.

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