Samarvir Sahi golf championship begins today

Samarvir Sahi golf championship begins today

Officials unveil the trophy of the Samarvir Sahi Amateur Golf Championship in Chandigarh on Monday. NITIN MITTAL

Chandigarh, February 22

The Chandigarh Golf Club will host the 21st edition of Samarvir Sahi Amateur Golf Championship from February 23 to 26.

Sahi was a talented young golfer, who graduated from Albright College, USA, and was childhood friend of former international golfers Jeev Milkha Singh, Amandeep Johl and Harmeet Kahlon. Sahi died of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 1994. The tournament was instituted in 1996 by the Sahi family.

The tourney got recognition from the Indian Golf Union (IGU) in 2000. A total of top 100 amateur golfers from all over the country take part in this championship. International golfers Anirban Lahari, Gaganjeet Bhullar, Khalin Joshi and Rashid Khan are some pat winners of this championship.

“It’s an honour for the Chandigarh Golf Club to host this tournament. The course is in excellent condition and golfers will surely have a gala time playing here,” said Ravibir Singh, president, Chandigarh Golf Club.

The announcement was made in attendance of Arvind Bajaj, captain, Dr GS Kochhar, vice-president, GS Bakshi, chairman, and Parmajit Singh, director, IGU. — TNS

About the tourney

Samarvir Sahi was a talented young golfer, who graduated from Albright College, USA, and was a childhood friend of former international golfers Jeev Milkha Singh, Amandeep Johl and Harmeet Kahlon. Sahi died of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 1994. The tournament was instituted in 1996 by the Sahi family in his memory.

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