Airmen Golf Club & Recreational Park proudly hosted the 38th CAS Open Golf Championship for the ninth consecutive time – starting on Thursday, the 14th of February till Sunday the 17th. During the course of these 4 days, some 300+ golfers marked their attendance and highlighted, once again, as to how this Championship represents the pinnacle of the golfing community throughout the whole Country.
The mega event took flight with an opening ceremony that hosted the respected Air Officer Commanding – Southern Air Command, Air Vice Marshal Ahsan Rafique as the Chief Guest of Honor who took his position elegantly by swinging the first opening drive – marking the initiation. With the prize money of a whopping 8 Million Pakistani Rupees and generous contributions by Toyota Creek Motors and Suzuki Riaz Motors of a brand new Toyota Corolla and Suzuki Swift on Hole-in-ones, the 38th CAS Open Golf Championship set off in full swing.
Top golfers among the community competed against each other under their respective categories of Professionals, Senior Professionals, Junior Professionals, PAF Veterans, Amateurs, Ladies and Club Members. We saw Islamabad’s Shabbir Iqbal dominate the Championship by 12 strokes and an aggregate of 272 (-16). Muhammad Munir, from Islamabad trailed after him while Muhammad Ashfaq and Hamza Amin came third with 1 under 287. Additionally, Air Marshall (Retd) Farhat Hussain won a brand new Suzuki Swift, care of Suzuki Riaz Motors for scoring a hole-in-one.
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To close the event, a ceremony was held at the Club on the final day of the Championship, that hosted the Vice Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Asim Zaheer as the Chief Guest of Honor.
In his ending speech, he mentioned how proud he was to have had the opportunity to close the event and furthermore indicated plans as to how Airmen Golf Club & Recreational Park plans on developing an International Level Caddy Training Centre. He further awarded the Base Commander, PAF Base Korangi Creek an amount of PKR 10 Lacs to be distributed among caddies and lascars for their exceptional service, ending on a high note of announcing the “38th CAS Open Golf Championship – Closed”.