NR Group

34th edition of NR Golf Open & Match Play Championship 2022 enthralls Mysuru

Mysuru, December 21, 2022: NR Group, the agarbathi to aerospace conglomerate, announced the winners of NR Golf Open & Match Play Championship at Jayachamaraja Wodeyar Golf Club on December 18, 2022. Held over two days on December 17 and December 18, the championship was organized at Jayachamaraja Wodeyar Golf Club, Mysuru.

The event witnessed around 200 golf enthusiasts participating across 15 categories. Mr. R Guru, Chairman, NR Group and Mr. Arjun Ranga, Managing Partner, NR Group presented the trophies to the winners. Mr. K. S. Sudheer Bhat, Chairman Tournament & Handicap, JWGC, Mr. B.M. Nagesh, President, JWGC, Mr. H.S. Arun Kumar, Captain, JWGC and Mr. Keerthy Kumar, Hon. Treasurer, JWGC were also present for the occasion.

Announcing the winner’s Mr. Arjun Ranga, Partner, NR Group, said, “Seeing NR Golf Open & Match Play Championship growing bigger and better every year is our biggest achievement. The overwhelming participation will motivate us to continue with our aim of strengthening the game at all levels. We congratulate all the winners and thank the participants for making this a success.”

Played on : 17-12-2022 & 18-12-2022
1 Strokeplay Gross Mr. M. G. Chengappa (72 Gross) Mr. Hussain Vagh (77 Gross)
2 Stablefrod Gross Mr. Lakshman R (29 Gross)

(Better Back 9 Over Mr. Deepak Kumar Jain, Mr Hussain Vagh)

Mr. Deepak Kumar Jain (29 Gross)
3 Strokeplay Net

(H/C 0 to 12)

Lt.Gen .P. C. Thimmaya (69 Net) Mr. Amith Kothari (70 Net)
4 Strokeplay Net

(H/C 13 to 18)

Mr. S. Lokesh (67 Net) Mr. J. Mohan Kumar (69 Net)

(Better Back 9 Over Mr. A. Anantha, Dr. S. Prasanna Shankar & Dr. Abraham Thomas)

5 Stableford Net (H/C 0 to 18)

Mr. K. L. Jayaprakash (39 Points) Mr. A. Anantha (37 Points)

(Better Back 9 Over Lt.Gen. Thimmaya, Dr. S. Prasanna Shankar & Dr. Abraham Thomas)

6 Stableford Net (H/C 19 to 24) Dr. S. N. Chandan (40 Points) Dr. Neelanagowda V Patil (39 Points)
7 Stableford Net (H/C 0 to 24)

For Seniors 65 Years & Above

Dr. S. Prasanna Shankar (37 Points) Mr. K. N. Devaraj (35 Points)

(Better Back 9 Mr. R. Venkatesh, Venugopal Raju, Col. B. N. Somanna)

8 Stableford Net (H/C 0 to 24)

For Super Seniors 75 Years & Above

Mr. H. N. Ravanikar (33 Points)
9 Stableford Net (H/C 0 to 24)

For Ladies

Mrs. Smitha S Prabhakar (35 Points)
10 Longest Drive - 9th Hole Mr. Advaith Sanjay (275 Yards)
11 Straightest Drive - 16th Hole Mr. Rahul R Jain (2 Feet 6 Inches)
12 Nearest To The Pin - 2nd Hole Lt.Gen. P. C. Thimmaya (4 Feet 10 Inches)
1 Match Play Singles Gross Event Mr. M. G. Chengappa Mr. Hussain Vagh
2 Match Play Singles Net Event Mr. B. S. Krishna Mrs. Priya Kushalappa
3 Match Play Doubles Net Event Dr. H. Umesh & Dr. S. Prasanna Shankar Mr. Deepak Kavale & Mr. D Ashok
4 Match Play Singles Net Event For Seniors Dr. H. C. Lokesh Chandra Mr. S. A. Thimmiah

On the occasion, Mr. B. M. Nagesh, President, JWGC said that “We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to NR Group for extensively supporting the game of golf through sponsorship and by organizing national level tournaments. NR Golf Open & Match Play Championship is a platform for the enthusiast’s. In future we would like to see more and more people coming forward to participate in this sport.”

An open invite event, the tournament saw the participation of golfers from Mysuru, Bengaluru, Coorg, Chikamagalur, Ooty and Kodaikanal.

Over the years, NR Group has become one of the leading companies to associate with sports in the country. Their continuous participation in sporting activities has resulted in exciting cricket properties like Red Alert, Third Umpire branding and Milestone branding. Their Dedicated and continuous focus of NR Group towards nurturing sporting talent has resulted in them being actively involved in the development of different sports like Golf and Tennis. They have been organizing golf tournaments of national repute at regular intervals in and around Mysuru, offering aspiring sporting enthusiasts, a platform to hone their skills as well as to witness and learn from established professionals.

 About NR Group

The Mysuru-based NR Group was founded by Shri N. Ranga Rao in 1948. A true visionary and philanthropist, Shri. Ranga Rao created the ubiquitous Cycle Pure Agarbathies which has today become the largest selling agarbathi stick brand in the world. From a home-grown enterprise, NR Group has evolved into a successfully run business conglomerate with established presence in India and abroad. The Group has diversified into various business categories like manufacturing of functional air care products (Lia brand of room fresheners and car-fresheners), wellness home fragrance products (IRIS) under Ripple Fragrances and floral extracts (NESSO). The Group is committed towards its social responsibilities and fulfils them through its charity arm ‘NR Foundation’. NR Group today is managed by the third generation of the Ranga family. For more information on NR Group, please visit

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