The 11th World Military Golf Championship 2017 which was conducted in Sri Lanka for the first time was concluded at a colorful closing ceremony at Eagle’s Golf Links China Bay on 17th November 2017.
The bid to host this tournament in Sri Lanka was initiated in 2014 and was pursued under the leadership of the present Commander of the Air Force who was the Chairman of SLAF Golf at the time.
The tournament was played over a period of 4 days with a game consisting of 18 holes per round. There was an Individual Open Event, a Seniors’ Event and a Team Event. There was also a session for the Heads of Missions as well. The men’s and women’s teams from USA emerged as Champions of the 11th World Military Golf Championship 2017.
The awards were given away at a gala awards night held at ‘Bay View’ Restaurant of the Eagles’ Golf Links during the evening of the same day.
The Chief of Defence Staff Admiral RC Wijegunaratne graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal KVB Jayampathy, the Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral SS Ranasinghe, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Air Vice Marshal DLS Dias, Director Air Operations of SLAF and Chairman SLAF Golf Air Vice Marshal SK Pathirana, the Secretary General of the International Military Sports Council Colonel Dorah Mamby Koita, members of the Air Force Board of Management and many senior officers from the Tri-Forces were there to witness the conclusion of this event.See all updates