MUMBAI: BBC World
News is set to host the Spirit of Golf 2009 tournament, to be held on 24 January
at the Jaypee Green grounds, New Delhi.
World News is hosting the event in association with the Ministry of Tourism, India.
Participants will include corporate leaders and top bureaucrats.
director advertising sales Jonathan Howlett says, "Its wonderful to
be returning to New Delhi for the 2009 Spirit of Golf tournament, and its
equally great to be continuing our long standing association with the Ministry
of Tourism, as well as many returning sponsors. The tournament has become a highlight
of our calendar, especially with the great facilities here in India.
turbine manufacturer Suzlon is an associate sponsor for Spirit of Golf 2009, the
prizes for the tournament have been sponsored by HP, RBS, Visit London, Thistle
& Guoman, Virgin Atlantic, Sri Lanka Tourism and Volkswagen.
Tourism joint secretary Leena Nandan says, "People from across the globe
have been taken with Indian art, culture and heritage; however, India has a contemporary
side to it as well, and our golf infrastructure is a manifestation of that. With
this in mind, we are delighted to be associated with the BBC World News Spirit
of Golf tournament in 2009."
event will be managed by Digraj Sports.