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Golf meet in capital

Beat the early morning chill this Saturday and come in your sporting best to watch golfers, both male and female, tee off in style at Cockerel Ecological Park and Training Area in Dipatoli, Ranchi.

As many as 200 golfers from Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Bengal, Bihar and Meghalaya will aim for the best stroke to hole the ball during the two-day 17th Green City Golf Tournament at the lone golf course of the capital.

Preparations are going on at the 18-hole golf course under the supervision of the army cantonment.

Former chief minister and amateur golfer Arjun Munda will be the chief guest at the opening ceremony. The tournament will start off early in the morning, as soon as the fog clears out.

Green City Golf Tournament advisor and seasoned player Sunil Verma said for entry charge for single player was Rs 4,000, while that for couple was Rs 5,000. Registration will be done on Friday. Organisers will also make arrangements for the participants’ boarding and food.

Although women golfers will also be taking part, Verma added, they would be judged separately.

Apart from the thrill of the game, local sightseeing is an added fun for outstation golfers. Besides, a cultural programme will be staged for the players at Gymkhana Club.

“The prize distribution ceremony will be hosted at Gymkhana Club on January 12,” Verma added.