Aamby Valley Masters to debut on Asian Tour in 2006
exciting growth of professional golf in India will see the launch
of the inaugural Aamby Valley Masters on the Asian Tour next March,
officials announced today.
The new US$300,000 event will be staged from March 2-5 at the magnificent
Amby Valley Golf Club, near Mumbai. Sahara India Pariwar, one of
India's largest conglomerates, has inked an agreement with the Asian
Tour to title sponsor the event for a period of three years.
Mr. Seemanto Roy, Head Infrastructure & Housing, Sahara India
Pariwar said they were delighted to form an association with the
Asian Tour through the Amby Valley Masters.
"The Amby Valley Golf Club was designed with the concept of
providing a world-class facility. We want to showcase Indian golf
to the world and through the establishment of the Amby Valley Masters,
it will help us realise our vision and firmly place Amby Valley
Golf Club on the international golfing map.
"We are looking forward to our first major golf tournament
on the Asian Tour. Over the past few years, we have been privileged
to witness the emergence of many talented Indian golfers such as
Arjun Atwal, Jeev Milkha Singh and Jyoti Randhawa and we hope the
Amby Valley Masters will unearth new talents that the whole of India
can be proud of," said Mr. Seemanto Roy.
Asian Tour Chief Executive Louis Martin expressed his confidence
that the Amby Valley Masters would spark a golf boom in the sub
continent. "Amby Valley is a keen supporter of professional
golf as they are also the title sponsor of the Indian Tour. I have
full confidence that our new partnership with such a major sponsor
in India will benefit professional golf in India as well as the
Asian Tour," said Martin.
ABOUT AMBY VALLEY SAHARA LAKE CITY
Amby Valley, Sahara Lake City - India's first, and perhaps the
world's finest hill city is spread extensively over 10,000 acres
of land, replete with the natural scenic beauty of lakes and valleys.
The prestigious life style project is convinced keeping in mind
the various facets of life, leisure and home. Nestled in the cardle
of nature, Amby Valley is snugly placed amidst the picturesque hills
of Sahayadri range, within the easy reach of Indias commercial
Spread over 256 acres of undulated greens, Amby Valley boasts of
an 18-hole, 72 par floodlit championship golf course designed and
approved for championship play by PGADC, PGA of Great Britain and
Ireland. The Sahara PGA Golf Academy houses state-of-the-art teaching
system and facilities along with GASP System (Golf Analysis System
for Professionals) introduced for the first time in Asia, swing
analysis, laser club fitting, and bio-mechanics. The Golf Academy
has a 24 bay driving range, and practicing areas for chipping, putting
and practicing bunker shots. Comprehensive golf pro-shop, golf carts,
driving range with putting greens and bunkers prepares golfers to
have a memorable round of golf at Amby Valley Golf club.
December 13, 2005