Golf Sri Lanka Ancient Golfing nation-a Re Birth

#Babies of Sri Lankan golf scene  -NAVY-beating  grandfathers of golf RCGC,

Babies of Sri Lankan golf scene  -NAVY-beating  grandfathers of golf RCGC,

NEGC  of in Sri Lanka is  indeed a formidable performance. Why babies - well Navy started the game recently with rudimentary facilities of golf in comparison to  centuries old Golf Clubs in Sri lanka.Yet they performed, beating  grand fathers of Golf in Sri Lanka.Unlike  in, more   seasoned Golf clubs, members of Navy came from less developed cities .  in the island not knowing what the game of golf is, till they took the club when Navy opened  their own Golf Course- ThankS to
Admiral W.K.J Karannagoda an avid golfer then
Navy and Air force started golf during Much Loved Sporting President Rajapaksa who blessed  cricket,rugby,soccer,motor racing and even building parks in the city encouraging the nation  to be healthy..

It is Gotabaya then  defence secretary a golfer himself encouraged forces to start the game of golf. So resulted in  three new Golf courses in Trincomalee, Anuradhapura. giving opportunity to villages of  the less privileged to start the game.Even the current six  star Shangri La was initiated by the President Rajapakse.

DAMARU GOLF has little doubt like  cricket, future of golf in sri lanka will lie in the village purley due the healthy stature of the lads coming from the villages.Supported with less complicated life style.
SHAll  WE SAY WELL DONE #NAVY SRI LANKAImage result for navy sri lanka  #damaru golf sri lanka chapter

The 2nd Sri Lanka Inter Club Golf Championship, was successfully concluded over the week-end at the beautiful and challenging Victoria Golf & Country Resort, Digana.
The prominent member clubs Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC), Nuwara Eliya Golf Club (NEGC) and Victoria Golf & Country Resort the defending Champs were expected to battle it out for the 2017 Championship. However, Navy having taken to the game nearly five years ago was the surprise package to Win the Sri Lanka Inter Club Challenge Shield in its’ 2nd year.
Navy fielded two teams and ‘Navy A’ triumphed by a clear 4 stable-ford points from “The Snipers” representing NEGC.  A further 4 points in joint 3rd place were the “Red Dragons” of NEGC & ‘Navy B’. The Inter Club Challenge had 20 teams participating whilst there were 03 other private entry teams who participated in the Sri Lanka Golf Overall Challenge Trophy. Navy A won the Overall Trophy too. Eagles 02, representing the Sri Lanka Air Force earned joint 5th place with “The Warrior Wedges” playing, for the Inaugural Winners of the Challenge Shield VGCR.
The format was on Net stable-ford points, and each member Club entitled to nominate up to a maximum of 05 teams comprising 05 players each of which the best 04 scores counted.
With a total of 115 players participating in the Inter Club Championship, the individual events were closely fought and Ahalya Rajan, playing for ‘The Incredible Irons’ of VGCR Won a return Air Ticket with the best Compliments of SriLankan Airlines for her score of 41 points which was the best Overall net stable-ford points score. Avinesh Nareshkumar a promising youngster playing for the NEGC Won the Best Gross Stable-ford score with 34 points to also receive a Return Air Ticket to Kuala Lumpur, from Sri Lankan Airlines.

Power Drive.
There were special prizes on offer and Sumithra Ukwatte (RCGC) won the nearest to the Pin for the Ladies, whilst Louise Huxtable nee Parsons (VGCR) was the Longest Driver among the ladies.
G V C Udayanga (Navy A) was the nearest to the Pin for the Men while R M S Rupasinghe (Navy B) crowned himself as the longest hitter among the Men.

Day 2, of the Inter Club Championship attracted 85 players competing in SLGU events on stable-ford points, for individual Trophies and 03 member teams randomly drawn, based on Handicaps. 

The 03 member Team comprising Sanjeewa Wickramanayake, A C Mogan & Shirani Buffin Won the Dudley Senanayake Cup for the best team net score aggregate of 105 points, 03 points ahead of the Runners up team represented by Sam Gunaratne, W G D P Karunaratne & Si Kasturiratne.

 The same team of Sanjeewa, Shirani & Mogan Won the Lever Challenge Shield for the best team Gross score, with an aggregate of 78 points, a clear margin of 15 points from the Runners Up team of Avinesh  Nareshkumar, I P P K Illangaratne & former Test Cricketer Amal Silva.

The Lever Cup for the best Individual Gross score was Won by Ronan Hall with 31 points, whilst the R C G C Cup for the best Net Stable-ford score was won by I P P K Illangaratne of the Diyatalawa Army Golf Cantonment, scoring an astounding 44 points.

The Sri Lanka Golf Union (SLGU) conducted the event in grand style with the cooperation of PRIME Group of Companies the Prime Sponsor of the Event, Goodwill Sponsors Exotic Asian Living by Pership & BAM Green Solar. SriLankan Airlines Awarded 02 Return Air Tickets to Kuala Lumpur as an Awards Sponsor together with Pro Golf & Precious House who gifted the special prizes for the Longest Drive & Nearest to the Pin. The Inter Club Championship participants were refreshed by Sun Aqua (Bottled Mineral Water), Elephant House (Soft Drinks) and Ceylon Brewery Ltd. The Inter Club Championship was followed by an entertaining evening of Music, Cocktails & Dinner. 

The Awards Ceremony for the Inter Club Championship was the highlight of the evening with the President SLGU Mr. Priath Fernando giving the Inter Club Championship Shield to the Winners “NAVY A” and the Runners Up “ The Snipers” of NEGC.

The Prime Sponsor represented by Mr. Aravinda Gamage, Sales Manager Prime Residencies, gave away the Overall Challenge Trophy to the Winners ‘NAVY A’ again and the Runners up Medals to The Snipers. In the individual events Ian Tait of VGCR won two Gold Medals in the Seniors Category from Condrad Karunaratne returning the best Net & Gross stable-ford scores.
Ahalya Rajan the Overall best Individual Winner won 02 Gold Medals in the Ladies Category best Net & Gross score points respectively from Manori Jayakodi  & Kayla Perera, who received Silver Medals as Runners up.
Sri Lanka Inter Club Golf Champions 2017 – NAVY A Team – 144 points
D M P P Bandara 35, G Sridharan 34, T. Shivakumar 40, G V C Udayanga 35,
 M K A P Gunawardana
Runners Up – The Snipers (NEGC) -140 points
Suweneetha Selvaratnam 34, Sunil Jayakodi 33, Gen, Srinath Rajapakse 37, Chamara Abeyratne 37, Priyanga Hapugalle

Winners: Navy A Team – 144 points
D M P P Bandara, G. Sridharan, T. Shivakumar, G V C Udayanga, M K A P Gunawardana
Runners Up: The Snipers (NEGC) – 140 points
Suweneetha Selvaratnam, Sunil Jayakodi, Gen. Srinath Rajapakse, Chamara Abeyratne, Priyanga  Hapugalle
Best Overall Individual Nett Stable-ford Score – Ahalya Rajan (The Incredible Irons) 41 points
Best Overall Individual Gross Stable-ford Score- Avinesh Nareshkumar (Red Dragons)34 points
Men’s Best Gross Score Gold Medal – Avinesh Nareshkumar (Red Dragons) 34 points
                     Runner Up Silver Medal – T. Shivakumar (Navy A) 33 points
Men’s Best Net Score   Gold Medal – T. Shivakumar (Navy A) 40 points
                     Runner Up Silver Medal – W. N. Waiddyaratne (Navy B) 39 points
Ladies Best Gross Score Gold Medal – Ahalya Rajan (The Incredible Irons- VGCR) 26 points
                    Runner Up Silver Medal – Kayla Perera (Red Dragons-NEGC) 26 points (Count back)
Ladies Best Net Score Gold Medal – Ahalya Rajan (The Incredible Irons- VGCR) 41 points
                    Runner Up Silver Medal – Manori Jayakodi (The Warrior Wedges-VGCR) 39 points
Seniors Best Gross Score Gold Medal – Ian Tait (The Warrior Wedges-VGCR) 25 points
                     Runner Up Silver Medal – Condrad Karunaratne (Thunderbirds- NEGC) 20 points
Seniors Best Net Score Gold Medal – Ian Tait (The Warrior Wedges-VGCR) 35 points
                     Runner Up Silver Medal – Condrad Karunaratne (Thunderbirds-NEGC) 30 points
Nearest to the Pin 16th Hole –
Ladies: Sumithra Ukwatte (RCGC 2)  Men: G V C Udayanga (Navy A)
Longest Drive on the 18th Hole –
Ladies: Louise Parsons (The Happy Hybrids)  Men: R M S Rupasinghe (Navy B)

                                             Sri Lanka Golf Union Events
Dudley Senanayake Cup –Team Net
Winners: 105 points                                        Runners Up: 102 points
Sanjeewa Wickramanayake                           Sam Gunaratne
A C Mogan                                                          W G D P Karunaratne
Shirani Buffin                                                     Si Kasthuriratne
Levers Shield – Team Gross
Winners: 78 points                                               Runners Up 63 points (count back)
Sanjeewa Wickramanayake                               Avinesh Nareshkumar
A C Mogan                                                              I P P K Illangaratne
Shirani Buffin                                                         Amal Silva
Levers Cup – Best Individual Gross
Winner : Ronan Hall 31 points
Runner up : R M S Rupasinghe 30 points (Count back)

RCGC Cup - Best Individual Net
Winner: I P P K Illangaratne 44 points

Runner up: S D T K Priyankara 38 points (Count Back)

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