The First President PGF All Pakistan Caddies Golf Championship 2021 concluded at the Garden City Golf Club Golf Course after three rounds of combative golf competition among golf caddies who had converged to this golf playing arena after earning selection from the Provincial Golf Associations.
The occasion was a significant one for the caddies ranks as it opened a window of opportunity for them and helped them to achieve a touch of aspiration. Participating number added to seventy and the eligibility was based on a rule that required 20 players per Golf Association through selection process.
In a match that was fought out with ardour and intensity, the winner and champion of the event turned out to be Taimoor Khan of Sind Golf Association. His scores for the three rounds were 82, 82 and 81 and an aggregate of 245 and though he emanated as the tournament champion. The runner up Sabir Akbar compiled an aggregate score of 245, but as per rules Taimoor became the champion as he had better score over the last two rounds. Over these two rounds Taimoors score was 163 while Sabir Akbar’s score was 164 and lost the honor of victory by a margin of one stroke. As regards the flow of play Taimoor and Sabir displayed an array of commendatory shot-making and as things appear, one can expect them to join the leading ranks of good professional golf players in a year from now.
Besides Taimoor and Sabir, a few others who look competent enough are Haroon Khan (SGA), Mudassa, Waseem Khan, Junaid Bhatti (Federal Golf Association), Tahir Bashir and Tariq Imran (Punjab Golf Association), Gul Nawaz and Gohar Khan (Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa Golf Association).
Prize Money for the championship was Rs 1.5 million and while the winner, Taimoor Khan earned a cheque of Rupees 240,000, Sabir Akbar pocketed Rs 155,000, Haroon Khan reaped Rs 115,000 and Mudassar and Waseem Khan got Rs 90,000 each. Besides these five top position holders, thirty five other achievers were awarded cash prizes in accordance with rules.
At the conclusion, the initiator of this Championship, Lt. Gen. (r) Muhammad Hilal Hussain, President of Pakistan Golf Federation personally honoured the participating caddies. And while winners earned good money, he presented souvenirs to each participant as a token of gratitude to these deserving ones who serve golf so painstakingly. He expressed hope that with holding of such events regularly many talented ones will appear in the forefront.