Pune: 180 golfers for the Poona Club Golf League (PCGL) 2023

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Pune, February 17, 2023: 180 Golfers from the city of Pune will be distributed amongst 12 teams participating in the PCGL, a golf tournament which is the most successful and talked about golf event in the city and on the golf circuit. “This year’s league will be on a much larger scale than the previous editions” said Mr Indraneel Mujgule, the Golf Coordinator of the Poona Club Golf Course.

The PCGL is based on a notional auction of players, duly bid by the team owners and this was conducted on 14th January 2023. Mr Mihir Kadam was bid for with the highest amount of Rs 59 Lacs. Mr Aman Oswal, all of 11 years of age, was the youngest to be auctioned and the oldest player is Mr Arun Deoskar at 79 years. “The fourth edition of the PCGL will be played over 5 days between 19th Feb and 5th March 2023”, declared Indraneel. The tournament will be as per the following format:
a) Foursome (alternate shot)
b) Four Ball (better ball)

For the PCGL 2023, we have Vaishali Restaurant as the title sponsor of the event. Its late Proprietor, Mr Jagannath Shetty, was an avid golfer and hence their interest in the game.

Ever since its inception, this golf tournament has been the most sought after event not only amongst the golfers but also leading corporates who sponsor the event with various F&B outlets, credit card companies, leading construction companies and automobile dealers. To name a few, The co-sponsors this year are Glenfiddich, Apexlynx and 24K by Kolte Patil, and the other sponsors are Effingut Beverages Ltd and Kothari Cars. This year 3 new teams have been added. Details of all the teams with names of sponsors and team owners are given below:

1. Advani Super Kings (Advani Properties LLP, Mr. Anil Advani),
2. Automech Bakers (Auto Mech (India) Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Atin Agarwal
3. Shirke – The Angry Birdies (B.G.Shirke Construction Technology Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Jay Shirke)
4. Demand Farm Mavericks (Matra Growth Solutions Llp, Mr. Abhijit Gangoli)
5. Healyos Eagles (Duane Park Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Salil Abhargava)
6.Kirloskar Limitless Rangers (Kirloskar Proprietary Limited, Mr. Atul Kirloskar)
7. KK Royals (Khambete Kothari Cans & Allied Products, Mr. Amit Kothari)
8. Lexicon Lord of the Irons (Lexicon Learning Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Pankaj Sharma)
9. Manav- Paripin Seekers (Manav Landmark & Precision Automation and Robotics India Limited (Pari), Mr.Rupesh Banthia and Mr. Ranjit Date)
10.Manpreet & Gg’s Jaguars(Gg Infra & Wine Enterprises Pvt Ltd,Mr.Gaurav Gadhoke & Mr. Manpreet)
11. Pinaaki Warriors (Pinaaki Empresas Private Limited, Mr.Sunil Gutte)
12.The Holey Ones Vascon(Vascon Engineers Ltd,Mr.Vasudevan R.)
Lexicon Lord of the Irons are the defending champions.

The schedule of the PCGL is as follows:
· Prelude (draw ceremony followed by Chipping, Putting and driving competition –

19th Feb 23
· Team matches – 25th & 26th Feb
· Team matches – 3rd & 4th Mar
· Finals and Prize distribution – 5th Mar

“I take this opportunity to thank our sponsors, participants and all those who are connected for preparation of this annual event. My sincere thanks also go to Mr Sunil Handa, President of the Poona Club along with his team, Mr Ikram Khan, Golf Capt, Mrs Padmaja Shirke, Lady Capt, Gaurav Gadhoke, Vice President, Mr Aditya Kanitkar, Management Representative, the Managing Committee members of the club, the Golf Subcommittee members and the administration for their untiring efforts in making this event successful year after year”, stated Indraneel.