Chandigarh,26.07.18-The first ever Chandigarh Golf Club Powerdrive Open Challenge will be conducted at the club on 5th August, Sunday. This Long Drive Championship is very common worldwide but this concept is at its infancy in India. This first ever Championship is the Brainchild of club President Birinder Singh Gill who said “we all strive to hit the ball long and Chandigarh historically has produced a number of professionals who have also consistently been one the longest hitters of the ball. So we decided to start this championship with the idea to popularise this concept and also to create awareness of the importance of distance in golf. This long drive Championship is open to Members and Non-Members of the club, Children, Gentlemen, Ladies, Amateurs as well as Professional Golfers”.

The children’s category will have 5 divisions each for boys and girls (A,B,C,D,E), the Gentlemen and Ladies category will also have 5 divisions each (18+, 40+, 60+, 75+, 80+), the Professional category will have one division. Distance markers will be put at every 25 yards starting from 50 yards onwards till 350 yards. For the distance to be counted the ball would have to be in the fairway.

Tee no.10 would be used for all divisions of Gentlemen, Professionals, and A category Juniors. Tee No.1 would be used for all divisions of Ladies, Seniors and category B to E Juniors. Over 150 participants are expected to participate from all over the region. Golf Balls for the championship will be provided to the participants by Chandigarh Golf Club. The prize distribution ceremony will be held at the club on 5th August itself. Registration for this event to be done at the Chandigarh Golf Club office.