The inaugural TAKE Open Golf Championship, a new PGTI event, will kick-start at the Karnataka Golf Association in Bengaluru from October 19th – 22nd. The first edition of the TAKE Open will offer a total prize purse of Rs. 1 crore and will be the third biggest tournament on the PGTI in terms of prize money, after the McLeod Russel which carries Rs.1.5 crore of prize money and the Louis Philippe Cup (Rs. 1.2 crore).
This is the second PGTI event sponsored by the TAKE Solutions in season 2016 after the TAKE Solutions Classic that took place in Noida in August. Srinivasan HR, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, TAKE Solutions, says, “We wanted to support our local players and the PGTI by making this a National event. We felt it’s important to give a solid platform to our players at their home ground before they are ready to compete at a bigger level. I hope that the successful staging of the TAKE Open will inspire the Indian Pros to excel in the game. I would like to thank KGA to give us the world class facility for this initiative of encouraging our National players.”
Uttam Singh Mundy, Director, PGTI, said, “We thank TAKE Solutions for launching the TAKE Open, the latest addition to the PGTI schedule. TAKE Solutions has been a pillar of strength for Indian professional golf over the last several years as they have not only sponsored prize money events but also some of the leading Indian professionals thus facilitating their graduation to the international level. We look forward to our second event in association with TAKE Solutions this season.”