Mysuru, November 27, 2017: NR Group, the agarbathi to aerospace conglomerate, announced the winners of NR Open Golf Championship at Jayachamaraja Wodeyar Golf Club on November 26, 2017. Held over two days on November 25 and November 26, the championship was organized at Jayachamaraja Wodeyar Golf Club, Mysuru. The event witnessed around 200 golf enthusiasts participating across 16 categories. Mr. Arjun Ranga, Mr. Pavan Ranga, Mr. Kiran Ranga, Mr. Vishnu Ranga, and Mr. Anirudh Ranga, Managing Partner's, NR Group presented the trophies to the winners. Mr. B M Nagesh, President, JWGC, Mr. V G Achar, Hon. Secretary, Dr. Venkatesh Joshi, Capitan, JWGC, Dr. S Prasanna Shankar, Hon. Treasurer, JWGC and Mr. H S Hemanth, Chairman tournament Sub-committee were also present for the occasion.
Announcing the winner's Mr. Arjun Ranga, Managing Partner, NR Group, said, "Seeing NR Golf 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." Events: WINNER RUNNER 1 Stroke-play Gross Mr. K.A. Anil Kumar (73 Gross) Miss. Disha Kaveri (75 Gross) (Better Back 6 Over Mr. N. Maneesh & Miss. Vidhatri K. Urs) 2 Strokeplay Net ( H/C 0 TO 12 ) Mr.N. Maneesh (65 Net) Mr. Dhruv Bopanna (66 Net) 3 Strokeplay Net ( H/C 13 TO 18 ) Mr. A. Anantha (65 Net) Mr. Surendra Agarwal (67 Net) 4 Stableford Net ( H/C 0 TO 18 ) Miss. Vidhatri.K. Urs (40 Points) Mr. Ramesh Kumar Jain (39 Points) (Better Back 9 Over Mr. Vinay Natarajan) 5 Stableford Net ( H/C 0 TO 24 ) Dr.S.K. Ghori (38 Points) Mr.S.K. Ramalinge Gowda (38 Points) For Seniors Above 65 Years & Above 6 Stableford Net (H/C 0 To 24) Mr.K.C. Eapen (33 Points) For Super Seniors 70 Years & Above 7 Stableford Net (H/C 0 To 24) Mr.M. Akhilesh Shenoy (37 Points) Miss. Drishti Karumbaya (34 Points) For Juniors 8 Stableford Net ( H/C 0 TO 24) Mrs. Gayathri Mohan (37 Points) Miss. Neeharika Thangamma (34 Points) For Ladies 9 Longest Drive - 9th Hole Mr. K.A. Anil Kumar (320 Yards) 10 Straightest Drive - 1st Hole Mr. C.K.Subramani (5 Feet) 11 Nearest To The Pin - 12th Hole Mr. N. Maneesh (7Feet 8 Inches) 12 Maximum No. Of Birdies Miss. Vidhatri K. Urs( 4 Birdies) JWGC-NR MATCHA PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP - 2017-18 Events: Winner Runner 1 Match Play Singles Gross Event K.A. Anil Kumar V. Prakash 2 Match Play Singles Net Event Rear. Admiral Ravi Gaikwad M.R. Mohan Kumar 3 Match Play Doubles Net Event H.S. Arun Kumar & B.S. Krishna Disha Kaveri &Vidhathri K. Urs 4 Match Play Singles Net Event For Seniors G. Narasimha Murthy Lt.Col.K.P. Vijay Kumar 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 Open Golf 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 Mysore, offering aspiring sporting enthusiasts, a platform to hone their skills as well as to witness and learn from established professionals. They have also been sponsoring Squash Player Joshana Chinnappa and Tennis players like Prajwal Dev, Suraj R Prabodh VasishtCheruku and Varunya Chandrasekhar.
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 incense stick brand in the world. From a home-grown enterprise, NR Group has evolved in to a successfully run business conglomerate with established presence in India and abroad. The Group has diversified into various business categories like functional air care products (Lia brand of room fresheners and car-fresheners), wellness home fragrance products (IRIS) under Ripple Fragrances, floral extracts (NESSO) and Rangsons Technologies. Today it is truly an Agarbathi to Aerospace conglomerate as it is also involved in making parts for defense helicopters. The organization has largely committed towards social responsibilities and fulfills 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 http://www.nrgroup.co.in/.