BBC World News to host Spirit of Golf 2009

BBC World News, the BBC’s international 24-hour news and information channel, is set to host the Spirit of Golf 2009 tournament, taking place on 24 January at the Jaypee Green grounds, New Delhi.

BBC World News is hosting the event in association with the Ministry of Tourism, India, which has been associated with the tournament since its inception. Participants will include corporate leaders and top bureaucrats, they will compete for prizes as well as the honour of winning Spirit of Golf 2009. There will also be a Golf Clinic to initiate beginners to the basics of golfing.

Jonathan Howlett, Director of Advertising Sales, BBC Worldwide, says, “It’s wonderful to be returning to New Delhi for the 2009 Spirit of Golf tournament, and it’s 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.”

Leena Nandan, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism, 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 fantastic 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.”

Suzlon, Asia’s largest wind turbine manufacturer is an associate sponsor for Spirit of Golf 2009 , and prizes for the tournament have been sponsored by HP, RBS, Visit London, Thistle & Guoman, Virgin Atlantic, Sri Lanka Tourism and Volkswagen. The event will be managed by Digraj Sports.

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