After four days of fighting match play contests the 2nd PGF-Pakistan Golf Federation Match Play Golf Championship  for amateur golf players moves into the final phase and appearing undefeated and unsubdued are Hussain Hamid of Royal Palm and Salman Jehangir of Lahore Gymkhana.

On Sunday it will be a tumultuous golfing action between the forceful Salman and the golfingly artful Hussain Hamid in a 36 holes match play heated encounter at the par 72 Royal Palm Golf Course. These two merited proficient ones of the national golf scene are all prepared for a marathon session of 36 holes combat on Sunday and late on Saturday evening they were both holed up with their mentors and coaches drawing up strategies of how to use their golfing robustness and sturdiness to advantage. A comparison of their strong points leads one to the conclusion that these youngsters are evenly matched and though Salman can hit the ball powerfully off the tees, Hussain is flawless and impeccable in shot making from the fairways. The only element of frailty can show up on the greens when making short putts. At times superb players like Salman and Hussain can face mental setbacks if the four feet putts do not drop into the hole and it becomes disheartening and perturbing if this starts to happen with regularity.

The Royal Palm Golf Course is all prepared for the grand 36 holes final on Sunday. Faiirways are trim and proper while the greens have been cut to precise perfection. Earlier on Saturday the semifinal matches between Hussain Hamid and Danish Javed and Salman Jehangir and Abdul Moiz were asymmetric affairs and the finalists found the opposition just a little feeble .However the vanquished ones Danish and Moiz have found the playing experience very useful and they look forward to emerging as golfers of substance in a year from now.

The final match play 36 holes will conclude at Royal Palm Golf Course at about 4 pm on Sunday and will be followed by a grand prize distribution at 4:30 pm. Lt Gen (r) Khalid Maqbool, former Governor Punjab will be the chief guest.


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