Two day Invitation Golf Tournament at the Butterfly Valley Club & Golf Course in Bahria Town ended with a Grand Prize Distribution
The opening of Bahria Town Butterfly Valley Golf Course, USGA standard Golf Course in Pakistan, was marked by a golf tournament. Along with the top 20 ranked golfers flying over from all over Pakistan, the tournament featured foreign dignitaries, diplomats, ambassadors and the best golfers of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. There were separate categories for professionals, amateurs, and lady golfers. Golfers were pleasantly surprise over the international standard of the golf course and expressed that the creation of this new golf course would not only help them sharpen their skills, it would also prepare golfers for international tournaments. It also provides the ideal location for golf lovers with the community, Garden City, built around the golf course.
Two amazing days of golfing ended on a splendid Prize Distribution ceremony whose Chief Guest was Defence Minister Ch. Ahmad Mukhtar. Chief Guest also officially inaugurated the club. Lucrative cash prizes, the highest ever awarded in any golf tournament in Pakistan were awarded to the winners in the various categories and every participant in the tournament received special gifts from Bahria Town. At the occasion Chief Executive Bahria Town Malik Riaz Hussain addressed the gathering saying “We are proud to launch the first USGA standard golf course in Pakistan. This is the first of the 4 championship golf courses planned in Bahria Town. This golf course will provide all international standard golfing facilities and is turning point in the golf history in Pakistan”
Professional played a 36 hole, 2 day match. Mr. Mohd. Munir (Fourth in ranking in Pakistan) stood first with 143 score (-1). Second position was shared by Mr. Mohd. Shabbir (First in ranking in Pakistan) & Mr. Wahid Baloch (Eleventh in ranking in Pakistan) with 150 score (+6) each. Females Match was won by Ms. Ami Qin. Prominent clubs participated in the matches including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, PAF, POF & Butterfly Valley Golf Club’s own team. Special Invities Match was also organized. Participants included Chief of Naval Staff Adm. M. Afzal Tahir, Adm. Farooq Feroz Khan, Lt. Gen A Qayyum. Mr. Hassan Zafar was the winner for the Net & Gross match by scoring 29 and 38 respectively. Special Cash prize was also announced for TJ Brown, the golf course architect, who also has created several award winning golf courses through out the world.
Golfers expressed that the creation of this new golf course would not only help them sharpen their skills, it would also prepare golfers for international tournaments.
Butterfly Valley Golf Course is the 18-Hole USGA (United States Golf Association) standard, 72 par golf course. It is designed and built into natural terrain incorporating natural features. The first 4 holes have been built around the man made lake in the golf course. With exclusive services for golfers, a stylish clubhouse with delightful food and an exceptional atmosphere, the Butterfly Valley Golf Course is the complete golfer’s dream.
Source: Bahria Town