Hyderabad, Nov 10: The fourth editon of Krishnapatnam Port Golden Eagles Golf Championship began at Boulder Hills here on Saturday.
Hyderabad is the second of the four venues slated for this year’s series.Legendary Cricketers Kapil Dev and Brian lara enjoyed a tee off jointly on the lush green course.
Speaking on the occasion, Lara said “ I am very delighted to associate with Krishnapatnam Port Golden Eagles Golf Championship. Golf is a very rejuvenating game and a great stress buster besides I have been playing it since a while now”.
It is great platform as it enables me to indulge while promoting a sport that I truly love besides cricket, he said .Such tournaments should keep happening as it encourages more young golfers to be a part of this sport which is still picking up in India, Lara added.
Kapil said “ golf is emerging in a big way in the country and it is indeed the right time that we endorse and support young, talented golfers to pursue their passion for golfing.
It takes huge money, time and effort to promote a sport in our country and I really admire Krishnapatnam Port for their unwavering passion for the game that has enabled this tournament to gain such far-fetched popularity in such a short period of time, he added.
Krishnapatnam Port Managing Director C.Sasidhar said Krishnapatnam Port is also extremely proud to be developed as the country’s first ocean linked golf course and look forward to more and more players coming forward to make this emerging sport a grand success in India.(UNI)