Collaboration and support from organisations like JSF will help materialise DGC’s plan for upgrading its infrastructure.
Sep 16, 2019, 08.15 PM IST
KOLKATA: Jindal Stainless Foundation (JSF) on Monday announced its association with Delhi Golf Club (DGC) – one of India’s oldest golf clubs – to facilitate mainstreaming and adoption of golf, which is now an Olympic sport.
The JSF grant will be used for two-pronged support. The first initiative aims at providing golf training to caddies’ children, staff, and other sportspersons, who are striving to upskill themselves, to promote golf as an attractive and a remunerative sport. The other initiative will focus on upgradation and maintenance of Green complexes at DGC, an official statement said. Commenting on the development, chairperson, JSF, Ms Deepika Jindal said: “Golf is a growing sport in India.However, accessibility to it remains a challenge for aspiring golfers. There is tremendous interest for this game among youth. With this initiative, we want to enable talented and aspiring players.”
“Such opportunities will help bring down the entry barrier to this sport, which currently is a detrimental factor for golf’s growth in the country,” she added.
Collaboration and support from organisations like JSF will help materialise DGC’s plan for upgrading its infrastructure. DGC has on-boarded the renowned golf course architecture firm, Gary Player Design for the remodelling project and its golf course is slated to re-open in end of 2019, post renovation.
Sharing his view on this partnership, President, DGC, Retd. Maj R S Bedi said:”The new model of the golf course will present more challenging playing conditions and will be a nurturing ground for budding golfers across all sections of the society.”
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