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Eighth edition of IRA presents Telangana Golconda Masters powered by Telangana Tourism gets underway

Hyderabad, November 8, 2022: The eighth edition of the IRA presents Telangana Golconda Masters 2022 powered by Telangana Tourism was inaugurated at the Hyderabad Golf Association (HGA) on Tuesday, November 8 by Shri Sandeep Kumar Sultania, IAS, Secretary, Youth Advancement, Tourism and Culture, Govt. of Telangana.

Shri Sandeep Kumar Sultania inaugurated the event with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a ceremonial tee-off amidst much fanfare.

The Hyderabad Golf Association (HGA) and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI), the official sanctioning body of professional golf in India, are jointly staging the Telangana Golconda Masters 2022 at the Hyderabad Golf Club (HGC) from November 8 – 12, 2022. The tournament carries a prize purse of Rs. 40 lakh. The Pro-Am event on November 8 will be followed by the main event from November 9 – 12.

The tournament which will witness participation by 125 golfers (121 professionals and four amateurs) is supported by Powered by Partner Telangana Tourism and Host Venue Hyderabad Golf Association. The Government of Telangana has supported the event from its inception in 2015.

The top Indian professionals in the fray include Olympian Udayan Mane (2018 & 2020 winner), defending champion Manu Gandas, Yuvraj Singh Sandhu, Varun Parikh, Shamim Khan and Kshitij Naveed Kaul, to name a few. The foreign challenge will be led by Sri Lankans Mithun Perera, N Thangaraja, Anura Rohana and K Prabagaran as well as Nepal’s Sukra Bahadur Rai. The local challenge will be led by Hyderabad-based players including professionals Haider Hussain, Mohd Azhar and Hardik S Chawda as well as amateurs Tej Gangavarapu, Milind Soni, Sankeerth Nidadavolu and Vilok Gadwal.

Promoted by the Telangana Tourism Development Corporation and the Hyderabad Golf Association (HGA), the 212-acre expanse provides an 18-hole, 6200 yard, par-70 layout that also features a floodlit driving range, a pro shop, a golf fitting shop, and training & practice facilities. A modern clubhouse with dining hall, lounge, open deck, change rooms, and trained staff is also in place.

The mission of the project is to set up an international standard golf course, a golf training academy and to put Hyderabad on the International Golfing map.  The ‘Best Tourism Friendly Golf Course’ award bestowed on it by National Tourism, reiterates the pleasant experience that HGA provides. The Hyderabad Golf Club offers 18 challenging holes that bring players up close with the heritage and beauty of the Deccan hinterland – Golconda Fort and Naya Quila in particular.

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