Young golfers enticed at Sri Lanka GP | Sunday Observer

Young golfers enticed at Sri Lanka GP

Golf Grand Prix 2019 :
President of the Sri Lanka Golf Union Air Marshal Harsha Abeywardene (centre) receiving the sponsorship payment for the LECTRA Grand Prix Golf Championship from Raj Sunderaraj director of Apparel Technologies in the presence of Nadeesha de Silva the Business Development Manager Apparel Group
President of the Sri Lanka Golf Union Air Marshal Harsha Abeywardene (centre) receiving the sponsorship payment for the LECTRA Grand Prix Golf Championship from Raj Sunderaraj director of Apparel Technologies in the presence of Nadeesha de Silva the Business Development Manager Apparel Group

Many enthusiastic young golfers are expected to participate in the LECTRA Sri Lanka Golf Grand Prix – 2019 that is set to tee off at the Ridgeways golf course on February 15.

Sri Lanka Golf are organizing this event with the intention of promoting the sport to reach higher levels so that the young golfers can turn professional some day. The event is sponsored by Apparel Technologies, a subsidiary of Bobbin Group of Companies for the first time.

This golf Grand Prix will consist of four stroke play rounds monthly, which is a the standard set by World Amateur rankings that will be monitored by the governing body Royal & Ancient (R&A) for Rankings.

With the new system to be adopted, the highly ranked players will qualify to play in the Asia Pacific Amateur Championships in World Class courses around the globe, depending on points they gain.

Sri Lanka’s 24 year old Chanaka Perera was placed fourth in the year 2017 and fought a great battle to win the 2018 Grand Prix. With this he has already confirmed his participation this year too and hopes to achieve the required number of points to make his way to play in Asia Pacific Amateur Championships for the year 2019. LECTRA, a French Apparel which is involved with Bobbin Group, has given its blessings to sponsor the Grand Prix as golf is one sport played all over the world. Their intention is to help the countries that have yet to make their mark in the golfing map of the world.

These details were disclosed at a press briefing held at the Royal Colombo Golf Club premises in the presence of Golf Union President Air Marshal Harsha Abeywardene and Managing Director of Bobbin Group of Companies Rohan de Silva.

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