The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) Friday kickstarter Tata Steel PGTI Qualifying School 2022 at a golf course outside Ahmedabad city. However, due to rising Covid cases, the official body of professional golf in India, decided to postpone a major part of the event, which was expected to be “the biggest gathering of golfers in the country.”
The body in an emergency meeting held on Thursday decided to hold only Pre-Qualifying 1 on January 7-8 at Kalhaar Blues and Greens Golf Club and postpone all other stages scheduled between January 10-20.A total of 338 golfers including those from eight countries were expected to participate in the event near Ahmedabad from January 7-20. The Pre Qualifying 1 stage of Tata Steel PGTI Qualifying School 2022 which is expected to go on till January 8, involves 101 players. Two are Candians and one is from Britain. The game is being held at Kalhaar Blues and Greens Golf Club on the Sanand Viramgam highway when rising Covid cases have forced the state government to cancel a host of events including Vibrant Gujarat 2022. Gujarat Tourism is the presenting partner for the golf event.
The dates for this event in Ahmedabad was finalised in November 2021.There were no permissions needed at that time. Though Covid cases were rising elsewhere, the situation in Gujarat was not so bad about 10 days ago.