Taimoor Khan of Sindh Golf Association (SGA) won the 1st President PGF All Pakistan Caddies Golf Championship which concluded at Islamabad Garden City Golf Club Golf Course on Monday.
According to information available here by the Pakistan Golf Federation (PGF), Taimoor’s scores for the three rounds were 82, 82 and 81 with an aggregate of 245 and though he emanated as the tournament champion, the runner-up Sabir Akbar also of SGA compiled an aggregate score of 245 but as per rules, Taimoor became the champion as he had better score over the last two rounds.
This championship was initiated on an idea of PGF President Lt Gen (R) Muhammad Hilal Hussain, who contemplated that such competition would bring to the fore a couple of talent-loaded golf players, who could transcend to the professional ranks and carve out a lucrative golf career as golf players of caliber and distinction. And already through the holding of this event, the happening has started to bear fruit.
As regards the flow of play, Taimoor and Sabir displayed an array of commendatory shot-making and as things appear, one can expect them to join the leading ranks of good professional golf players in a year from now. Besides Taimoor and Sabir, a few others who looked competent enough were Haroon Khan (SGA), Mudassar, Waseem Khan, Junaid Bhatti (Federal Golf Association), Tahir Bashir and Tariq Imran (Punjab Golf Association), Gul Nawaz and Gohar Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Golf Association).
Prize Money for the event was Rs 1.5 million and while the winner, Taimoor Khan, earned a cheque of Rs 240,000, Sabir Akbar pocketed Rs 155,000, Haroon Khan reaped Rs 115,000 and Mudassar and Waseem Khan got Rs 90,000 each. And these future hopes admitted that they had never acquired nor tasted this level of payout before. Besides these five top position holders, 35 other achievers were awarded cash prizes in accordance with rules.
The occasion was a significant one for the caddies’ ranks as it opened a window of opportunity for them and helped them achieve a touch of aspiration. At the conclusion of event, PGF President Lt Gen (R) Muhammad Hilal Hussain was present personally to honor these participating caddies. And while winners earned good money, he presented souvenirs to each participant as a token of gratitude to these deserving ones who serve golf so painstakingly. He expressed the hope that with holding of such events regularly, many talented ones will appear in the forefront