Krishnapatnam the country’s largest all-weather; deep water port on the east-coast of India,hosted the 2nd season of Krishnapatnam Port Golden Eagles Golf Championship at the Oxford Golf Club in Pune last year on 1st October 2016.The corporate golf tournament organised annually is an exclusive corporate event by invite for CEOs’ CMDs and other corporate honchos across sectors globally.
Legendary Cricketer Mr. Kapil Dev was the Guest of Honour said that playing with the other participants on ground was fun and interacting with different people and making new friends is what is the sport is all about.Shilpa Shetty, R Madhavan and Ajit Agarkar were also at the event and played the game.
The location was brilliant and felt like a hill station and so was the weather,but rain played spoilt sport and the game had to be called off but the spirits of the participants were high and
Mr. Kapil Dev summed up saying that “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!”
There was a grand Party organised in the evening as well where all golf enthusiasts and celebrities gathered to witness a fashion show themed on Golf
The first leg of the tournament hosted in Bengaluru witnessed participation by golfers in large numbers.
The second leg of the second season of Krishnapatnam Port Golden Eagles Golf Championship was hugely cheered across the industry and witnessed enthusiastic participation from over 100 golfers representing countries across the globe. The final leg of the season is scheduled to be held in Hyderabad on 08th October 2016.
The Krishnapatnam Port Golden Eagles Golf Championship TM 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.