I’ve been invited as part of blogging and social media team to cover the event. Starting my weekend early again for the 4th year with Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited for the KPCL Golden Eagles Golf Championship 2018 with top golfers.
Legendary cricketers, Mr. Kapil Dev, and Brian Lara were the key highlights of the game as they enjoyed a tee off jointly on the lush green course. The tournament witnessed participation from avid golfers across India. 12-time Women’s Golf Champion Ms. Sharmila Nicollet along with other international golfers Ashlyn Ramsey,Nick Taylor were also present on the occasion to back the tournament and interact with the other participating players. Popular Indian actor, writer, and film producer R. Madhavan was present at the tournament who exhibited his expertise while playing and interacting with the other participants.
The Fourth Edition of the Golden Eagles Golf Championship hosted by Krishnapatnam the country’s largest all-weather; a deepwater port on the east coast of India as Part of the port’s ‘Golfing for Greater Good Initiative.’ The exclusive tournament seeks to raise awareness about the CSR arm of the company. The consequent games of the four-city event will be staged across Boulder hills – Hyderabad on 10th November 2018, Oxford Golf Resort & Country Club – Pune on 17th November 2018 and DLF Golf and Country club – Delhi on 23rd November ‘18.
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.
Krishnapatnam Port is a firm believer in investing in society, and also has several massive projects under its CSR arm – The CVR Foundation – covers health care, education, livelihood generation, training and community building programmes.
The Highlight of Event – Princey aka Brian Charles Lara
West Indian and Former Cricketer Mr. Brian Lara on occasion said, “I am very delighted to associate with Krishnapatnam Port Golden Eagles Golf Championship. Golf is a very rejuvenating game and a great stress buster besides I have been playing it since a while now. It’s a great platform as it enables me to indulge while promote a sport that I truly love besides cricket. The competitiveness and spirit of the players at the championship was truly inspiring. Such tournaments should keep happening as it encourages more young golfers to be a part of this sport which is still picking up in India.”
Mr. Kapil Dev speaking on the occasion said, “Golf is emerging in a big way in India, and it’s indeed the right time that we endorse and support young, talented golfers to pursue their passion for golfing. It takes huge money, time and effort to promote a sport in our country and I really admire Krishnapatnam Port for their unwavering passion for the game that has enabled this tournament to gain such farfetched popularity in such a short period of time.
Commenting on the occasion Mr. C Sasidhar – MD Krishnapatnam Port Company Limitedsaid “Golf is a beautiful game to indulge and relax even while pursuing your passion for perfection. The appreciation we have been receiving all through these seasons of the tournament has been indeed overwhelming. We have always believed in doing things with a desired differentiation, and our golf championship is one among those. Krishnapatnam Port is also extremely proud to be developing the country’s first ocean linked golf course and look forward to more and more players coming forward to making this emerging sport a grand success in our country.”
About Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited
Krishnapatnam Port promoted by the Hyderabad-based C.V.R. Group is a privately built and owned all weather, deep water port on the east coast of India, located in the Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh.
Krishnapatnam Port which is fast becoming a port of choice for all international cargo originating from and destined to the Southern and Central India is the first and the only port to implement a single window system for business facilitation. The port with a transit storage area of 6800 acres has the country’s largest waterfront area of 161 sq. Km, and a depth of 20.5 meters. Its current draft of 18.5 meters can accommodate full-sized cape vessel of 200,000-tonne capacity.
Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd. (KPCL) which was formed by winning the mandate from the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh on BOST (Build–Operate-Share-Transfer) concession basis for 50 years is being built in three phases and currently, the second phase is underway.