The 2nd ICAP Golf Tournament 2013,a corporate sports related initiative of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan, will go into competitive gear at the challenging,yet beautiful, par 72 Royal Palm Golf Course on Saturday 16th March.
Normally, Chartered Accountants and corporate leaders are considered sports shy and focused on their professional pursuits only,but here we have some eager ones out to correct this wrong impression ,as industry and corporate leaders like Tariq Saigol,Shahazad Hussain and Asif Bajwa stated that they are in total agreement with experts opinion that sports add a spark to life and help to complement energies that are so essential for meeting major challenges.Hence we see a line up of 132 golfers for Saturday and many of them have urged for inclusion as competitors to test their own golfing skills and even vie for glory and acheivement
The Chairman of the Organizing Committee,Hafiz Muhammed Yousaf is a Chartered Accountant himself,loves golf and is passionate about luring golfers to the playing arena.Supported by Bank Alfalah,the event promises extremely heart warming prizes for the winners and a goodie bag for each participating golfer.Draws for the championship will be prepared by Iftikhar Taj Mian while Naeem Akhter,Vice President ICAP will be protocol man for the huge occasion. Twenty of the participants are golfers of prominence and will add color to the occasion with exhibition of quality golf and make life difficult for irregular ones who will find accuracy in hitting compromised because their swings are rusty and tiredness taking over,once they are through with the first nine holes.And mind you eighteen holes of golf can be exhausting for those golfers who choose to stay away from the golf course,yet think that golf is not too physically demanding.
A large number of the contenders are single handicappers who can carve a winning path,through steady play and in the 2nd ICAP Golf Tournament many of them look forward to some stunning scores.Sardar Murad a three handicapper is a mighty hitter of the ball and stated that “I am playing well these days and though I expect to do well,I cannot guarantee victory as there many in the line up for Saturdays competition who can emerge dominant”.And yes with names like Amir Mehmood,Omer Salamat,Azfar Hassan,Shoaib Bokhari,Shoaeb Shams and Shahid Abbas appearing as contenders,the going will definitely be tough.However from them,ample birdies and regulation pars are expected to be the order of the day and in perfect playing conditions the golf will certainly be of a high standard.Col(r)Jamil,the Director Golf stated,”the greens are true and roll perfect and golfers including the high handicappers will enjoy their putting without any fear of putting jitters”.