On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, Minaa Zainab, a zestful and spirited lady golf organiser, in coordination with Dr M. Arshed of Hi Tech Grain Mills masterminded a grand golfing event for golfing couples, a large number of lady golfers and men amateurs at the admirable Royal Palm Golf and Country Club Golf Course, this weekend.

The competition took place over 18 holes and while seasoned golf playing couples like Mian Javed Ali and Sameea Javed, Imran Malik and Shazia Imran, Raheel Salam and Abeeda Salam, Abdul Waheed and Gulfreen Waheed, Nasir Mehmood and Rubina Nasir, Ali Asghar and Sadia Asghar, Col. Azam Khan and Maimoona Azam made a great match of the occasion, adding ample grace, poise and charm by applying their golfing skills adeptly and exhibiting abundant urge to achieve top positions. They somehow missed out being amongst the victorious ones by the barest of margins and the reason was either missed putts or inaccurate approach shots.

And as for the triumphant ones, the best couple turned out to be the dauntless, Ahmed Zafar Hayat who plays to a commendable handicap of four and his artful wife Tehmina Ahmed, who is a national level golf player and capable of superior play when she is in form and practice. These two were luminous and radiant throughout the 18 holes stroke play competition and got noticed for excellent drives and perfect looking crisp shot making off the fairways.Their nearest adversaries were Asim Tiwana and Rabia Tiwana ,who ended up as runners up gross followed by Moazzam Ali Shah and Aisha Moazzam ,who grabbed the third gross position .Winning couple in net category was Col. Qaiser Khan and Brig Nasira ,while second net position was secured by Justice Abid Aziz and Minaa Zainab.Sardar Aaqil Omer and Sumair Omar won third net.

In the race for honors in Ladies Individual Segment, the animated one turned out to be Ana James Gill. No doubt this lady possesses bountiful golfing skills and competes with valor and tenacity. These attributes won her the first position in gross section. Ghazala Yasmin, another national level golfer came second and Zaib un Nisa ended up third. First position in ladies net went to Momina Tarrar ,second net to Shabana Waheed and third to Zeenat Ayesha.

Other Results: Men Amateurs; Hussain Hamid, first gross; Shoaib Bokhari, second gross; Abdullah Sharif, first net; Hamid Sharif, second net; Nearest to the pin, Tabasum Sharif; Longest Drive, Saeed ul Haseeb.

Prizes in the 1st Hi Tech Couples Golf Tournament were appealing and fascinating indeed and besides trophies, included gift vouchers in the Rs 25,000 range and this became possible because of the vibrant effort of Dr. Muhammed Arshed of Hi Tech Grain Mills, who is himself a devoted golf enthusiast.

At the conclusion of the 1st Hi Tech Couples Golf Tournament, the prizes were awarded to the ladies by Lt Gen (r) Hilal Hussain, President, Pakistan Golf Federation in a ceremony attended by Yasmin Mubarik ,a champion of yester years, Justice Abid Aziz, Dr Muhammed Arshed, Mrs Asma Shami, Chairperson, Ladies Golf, Lt Gen (r) M.Tariq, Col (r) Jameel Khalid and participating ladies.