The Samson Memorial Golf Tournament 2021 was held at the Lahore Gymkhana Golf Course with endorsement and support of SA Gardens.
Samson was a highly respected and admired caddie who died instantly in a tragic road accident, while coming to Gymkhana to perform his duties as a caddie.
This 2021 Samson Memorial Tournament was open to veteran golfers, senior amateurs, ladies and the accomplished amateur golf players. A total of 92 ardent golf enthusiasts engaged in the golf encounter and included classy amateur players like Reza Saeed, Danish Javed, Ghulam Haider, Amir Chaudry, Tariq Abbas Qureshi, Ali Nadim and Dr Jawad Sajid, the Chairman of Lahore Gymkhana.
In the event for ladies, Ana James Gill who plays to a handicap of nine emerged as the winner with a gross score of 82. The runners up was Zeb un Nisa and third gross was won by Sameea Javed Ali. Net category honors went to Tehmina Ahmed who came up with a commendable score of net 72. Shahzadi Gulfam also played well enough to win second net while Uzma Khurshid secured the third net.
In the race for honors amongst amateurs, at least ten of the contestants came up with scores that were praise worthy and notable. And the ultimate gross section winner was Nasir Irshad of Lahore Gymkhana who showed exemplary control over his shot making and compiled a gross score of 74. Throughout the 18 holes, Nasir Irshad executed perfect and powerful tee shots on the par fours and par fives and not once did he stray from the fairways. This kind of mastery made the struggle difficult for his adversaries and what makes this win memorable for Nasir was that he succeeded in prevailing over a polished and proficient player like young Salman Jehangir. No doubt Salman displayed capable all round game but missed putts on two holes relegated him to the runners up position. His gross score was 77 and one stroke behind him was the experience enriched Mohsen Zafar.
All in all a tremendous effort from these three.The amateurs who played well in the net section and earned honors are Asad Zia, first net with a score of net 66, followed by Agha Haider, net 69 and Taimur Amjad, also net 69.
Senior Amateurs; Asad Khan, first gross; Mian Javed Ali, second gross; Khawaja Imran Zubair, third gross.
Net section: Abdul Nafay, first net; Tanvir Najm Butt, second net; Zia Maqbool, third net.
Veterans: Javed A. Khan,first gross; Mian Anwer Sadiq,second gross; Akhter Hayat, third gross;
Net: Muhammed Azam Khan, first net; Z.I. Ahmed, second net; Dr. Amir Ali,third net.
At the conclusion of the Samson Memorial Tournament, Dr. Jawad Sajid, Chairman, Lahore Gymkhana and Salman Zia of SA Gardens, the Sponsor, awarded prizes to the winners.