A glittering ceremony marks completion of event season at East Level Golf in Visakhapatnam

An aerial view of the redesigned East Level Golf Membership in Visakhapatnam.
| Photograph Credit score: KR Deepak

After a yr filled with tournaments which drew golfers throughout the nation, the East Level Golf Membership (EPGC) celebrated the winners of the yr’s tournaments with the Captain’s Night time final weekend, marking the completion of the event season. Performed over two days in March, the event winner was Commander R Jay Kumar. The chief visitor for the occasion was Vice-Admiral Sanjay Vatsayan, Chief of Employees, Jap Naval Command.

This yr, about 10 main tournaments have been carried out. The course that was redesigned right into a category-A championship course has been buzzing with motion. Within the final event season, EPGC began the Vizag Golf League with eight groups of 12 gamers every and the event was carried out over a interval of six to eight weeks. The league has now change into an annual occasion of the membership. A lush panorama of fairways and infinite greens, the renovated EPGC is now nicely positioned on the nationwide {golfing} map.

“It is naturally beautiful course ensconced within hills. The upgradation of the course has given a big fillip to the golfing culture of Visakhapatnam. Starting from April, a series of tournaments are lined up. In May, two national-level tournaments by Indian Golf Union will be held,” says Seshagiri Mantri, member of leisure committee of EPGC and provides: “The club also doubles as a social space wherein members enjoy an array of services apart from the camaraderie and bonhomie.”

EPGC is ready to host the Circars Cup and ASD Cup to kickstart its new event season from April.

The membership was began in 1884, primarily for the relief of the British. It moved to its current location at Mudasarlova in 1964 with the efforts of Raja PV Gajapathi Raju of Vizianagaram and different passionate golfers of the time. At this time the membership has about 2,000 members out of which 300 are lively golfers.

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