Easter golf sponsorship

Lautoka Golf Club favourites, Anuresh Chandra, right, and Alex Qiokata. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE Lautoka Golf Club is once again blessed with the Easter Saturday sponsorship of the 18 holes two-men stroke Ambrose event by Mahen Gopal and Anita Persaud of Toronto Canada.

Speaking from Canada yesterday, Mahen Gopal confirmed his continued support towards the club in sponsoring back to back tournaments and has lined up six other bigger tournaments for the 2018 season.

“I wish all Fijians a Happy Easter and I will continue to promote the game of golf, especially the junior development program,” he said.

“I am excited and looking forward to watch the Fiji International at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course from August 5-8 and also host a four-men Ambrose event at the Denarau Golf and Racquet Club course.”

Club official Raymond Singh is proud of Gopal’s assistance.

“The club relies on generous sponsors like Gopal to help the sport keep on the fairways, Tee-Boxes and greens which are a costly affair, especially in the rainy season. The membership numbers is increasing weekly and a strong rivalry is seen in each tournament.

Meanwhile, New Zealand-based former national rep Anuresh Chandra will team up with junior champion Alex Qiokata. Other pairs include – Gaffar Ali / Suren Pillay, James Leger/ Sanjay Gopal,Prem Chand/ Bill Gardiner, James Krishna/ Abdul Jalal, Pritam Singh/ Bharat Ram, Roneel Prakash/ Sunia Radovu, Bob Permal / Anthony John, Vijay Ram/ Dr. Vimal Murthi, Richard Eyre/ Chandar Shekar. Tee-off – 12.30pm – 1.30pm.