Krishnapatnam, the country’s largest all-weather; deep water port on the east-coast of India, hosted the Pune leg of the 2nd season of Krishnapatnam Port Golden Eagles Golf Championship at the Oxford Golf Club in Pune recently. The corporate golf tournament organised annually is an exclusive corporate event by invite for CEOs, CMDs and other corporate honchos across sectors globally.
India’s favorite captain and cricketer turned golfer, Mr. Kapil Dev was the Guest of Honour for the occasion who relished his passion for the game while playing with the other participants on ground. The tournament also savored the presence of bollywood celebrities like Shilpa Shetty and R Madhavan and cricketers like Ajit Agarkar who displayed their expertise during the course of the game.
Mr. Kapil Dev on the occasion said, “Golf is the only game where one competes with oneself. Pune with its luxurious golf courses and fantastic climate is a great place for a sport like golf. Krishnapatnam Port Golden Eagles Golf Championship is a great platform for budding golfers to showcase their talent. I had a lovely time with the golfers today and it is extremely encouraging to see such immense talent on the ground at play”
Commenting on the occasion Mr. C Sasidhar – MD Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited said “Krishnapatnam Port has always created benchmarks and we as a company have many firsts to our credit in the maritime industry. We have always believed in doing things with a desired differentiation and our golf championship is one among those. Apart from being India’s first ocean-linked golf property Krishnapatnam Port has a beautiful sea and is a great location for a clean and green golf course. We aim to showcase it as an excellent platform to network, and nurture great business associations while encouraging golf as an emerging sport in the country. Happy Golfing!”
The first leg of the tournament hosted in Bengaluru witnessed participation by golfers in large numbers. The final leg of the season is scheduled to be held in Hyderabad on 08th October 2016. Due to heavy rains, Pune leg couldn’t be completed. So we were told that Pune leg will happen again before end of 2016.
The event then shifted to Hyatt Regency Pune where there was a fashion show which showcased all the important aspects of the port and had celebrities like Kapil Dev, Shilpa Shetty, R Madhavan, Sikander Kher do a ramp walk along with Mr. C Sasidhar. You can get more information about Krishnapatnam port here.
The Krishnapatnam Port Golden Eagles Golf Championship is part of the port’s ‘Golfing for Greater Good Initiative’. The exclusive tournament seeks to raise awareness and support for various causes of education, healthcare, wellness, employment among others through the CSR arm of the company through various golf-related activities. The current tournament will be raising financial support for a retired Sea- men’s Trust. The tournament houses the top industry golfers from across sectors inclusive of partners, customers and business associates of the port.