The Rangpur Golf and Country Club (RGCC) was officially inaugurated through a colourful ceremony at the Ghaghot riverbank in the city on January 15, 2018.
The new golf course was inaugurated in presence of vibrant and colorful guests and golfers from across the country.
Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Public Administration HN Ashikur Rahman MP, Rangpur Area Commander, GOC of 66 Infantry Division and President of RGCC Major General Md Masud Razzaque, Mayor of Rangpur Md Mostafizur Rahman Mostafa, Representative of Runner Group Brigadier General (Retd) Selim Akhter, Vice-president and Managing Director of Evergreen Products Factory (BD) Limited at Uttara Export Processing Zone Mr Filex YC Chang were present on the occasion.
The 9-hole course, which is planned to be upgraded to an 18-hole course over time, has been designed by BGF’s ex-secretary general and Vice president of RGCC Brig Gen Abul Fazal Md Sanaullah.
What the dignitaries said:
HN Ashikur Rahman, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Ministry of Public Administration
I think this golf club will be a great success in promoting golf in North Bengal. Something like this coming up in above 100 acres, with the enthusiasm and enormous effort of the GOC, the funding and expertise from Scotland and the sponsorship of Runner Group is really commendable. I see a big future for golf here. Apart from that, it’s a very nice place to visit and a good company. The golf club is a point of harmony and a point of knowing each other through sporting and social activities.
Filex YC Chang, Vice-president and Managing Director of Evergreen Products Factory (BD) Limited at Uttara Export Processing Zone
I’m from Hong Kong, China and I’m an investor from Uttara EPZ. I’ve been here for eight years. I have a driving range, in my office. This development [the launching of a golf club in Rangpur] is a very good news for all golf lovers. I have a few friends who also enjoy golf. It will be a very exciting moment when it starts.