ISLAMABAD -

Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Amateur Golf Cup is commencing today (Friday) here at the Margalla Greens Golf Club. The country’s best amateur golfers including senior, junior and ladies category are expected to participate in the event. The opening ceremony of the event was held here at Margalla Greens Golf Club. Patron PN Golf and Vice President Margalla Greens Golf Club (MGGC) Rear Admiral Athar Mukhtar was the chief guest on the occasion.

The CNS Amateur Golf Cup was introduced in the year 2007 as part of continued efforts of Pakistan Navy to promote sports in the country and this is for the second time that a major PGF tournament is being arranged in the MGGC. This golf course has been developed at the most pictorial and scenic location of the Margalla hills to provide healthy activities for the people of twin cities. Furthermore, the PN has started the project for rain water harvesting for up keeping of the course. The last CNS Amateur Golf Cup had been a great success as the entries were more than 200 golfers which reflects the popularity of the tournament organised by Pakistan Navy.

The main match would be played amongst amateurs over 54 holes during the three days 18 holes each day. Amateurs with handicap 12 and below will participate in the match. It has been decided to give the participation rights to all those having the handicap up to 12 strokes. The ladies’ match would be played over 18 holes on May 25 while lady golfers with handicap 30 and below are eligible to participate in the match.

The senior’ match would be played over 36 holes on May 24 and 25. The seniors over 55 years and with handicap 18 and below are eligible to take part in the match. The junior’s match would be played over 18 holes on 24 May 2013. The juniors under the age of 16 with handicap 24 and below are eligible.  Attractive prizes would be offered to the participants of all the categories, however, the main trophy will be given to best amateur in net category.

The CNS Amateur Golf Cup was sponsored by Zong and Pak Suzuki, whereas, M/S Hajvairy Technologies Bahria Foundation and Allied Bank were amongst the co-sponsors.