Tuesday, October 3, 2017

IT Golf in December

Planning for IT Golf: Yesterday 2 Oct 2017

Yesterday, we reviewed the outcome of the just concluded "India Learn Golf Week" where the Eco Park Golf Arena also took part. Members of Indian Golf Industry Association (including Mr P K Bhattacharya, DG, IGIA), Corporates (including Mr S Mukherjee of Idea Cellular)  and New Town Business Club Members (Mr S Neogy, Mr D Sarkar) as well as Golf Knowledge Partner Himalayan Footprints (Mr Neil Law) assembled and we took a review. We noted that although a lot of inquiries had come, because of the rains and the Pujas, not many people actually turned up. Many requested for a repeat event after a few weeks.

Going by the feedback received, we decided yesterday to organise a "Corporate Golf Day" on Friday 17th November arena when corporates mostly from New Town Rajarhat and Sector 5 Salt Lake would be invited to take part in an Induction Golf for novices and longest-drive competition for veterans. There would be no charges but only corporates would be allowed to nominate individual players. A CCC (Corporate Cycling Competition) was organised recently (13 August 2017) at Sector 5 Nabadiganta very successfully with more than 300 participants from corporates of Sector 5.

This would be followed by an IT Golf on 7-9 Deceber 2017. A large number of Chief Informatics Officers are expected to be around because of the Infocom Event to be held at ITC Kolkata and we decided to make the Driving Range free for use by delegates on all three days. The IT Minister and senior officers of Webel, NKDA, HIDCO, NDITA, Indian Golf Union and IT&E Department would be requested to network with the players to project Bengal as a destination. I would, of course, be there all three days.

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