The famous Beldih golf course in Jamshedpur can look forward to regaining its lost glory.
With the Tata Steel Tour Championship starting December 17 returning to Beldih, which was hitherto bereft of any big action, the venue can now witness some upgradation. The Tata golf is returning to the 9-hole Beldih course after a six-year hiatus.
The big-ticket Rs 1.5 crore prize money tournament will also be played at the 18-hole Golmuri golf course in Jamshedpur which had been exclusively hosting the event since 2014.
The tournament, which was also held at both Golmuri and Beldih facilities before 2014 was later shifted to the former course once it was turned into an 18-hole venue. Local tournaments like Steel City Golf, Jubilee Golf and feeder tours also started to be earmarked at Golmuri, as a consequence of which Beldih was left “neglected”.
Thanks to the Jamshedpur Golf Committee the Tata golf has romped back to the Beldih greens which can hope to see some action. Professional golfers, who have assembled in Jamshedpur for the Tata golf will swap Beldih and Golmuri courses over four days to complete playing the customary 18-holes.
Sources in the Jamshedpur Golf Committee revealed the Beldih facility was not being adequately maintained due to absence of competitive events, including local tournaments which have been reserved for the Golmuri course.
The Golmuri greens, which had become a favourite golfing destination for golfers as well as corporate honchos, has always won accolades from top players who come to the steel city for the Tata golf.
“With the Tata Steel Tour Championship also earmarked at Beldih this time, we can see upgradation of the greens and the fairways. There will be regular maintenance. It’s important for the golf course to regain its lost glory,” a member of the Jamshedpur Golf Committee said.
Strict Covid-19 protocols will be adopted for the Tata Steel Tour Championship.