Invites registration from golfers for the tournament to be held on 4th June 2017

Bengaluru, May 16, 2017: NR Group, makers of Cycle Pure Agarbathies, is all set to host its annual open golf championship for the year, scheduled on June 4, 2017.  Titled as “NR Golf Open”, the state level event is organized at Mercara Downs Golf Club, Madikeri. The agarbathi to aerospace conglomerate actively encourages various forms of sports across India. 

The tournament, hosted completely by Cycle Pure Agarbathies is hoping to witness more than 250 golf enthusiasts participating in 7 categories. The tournament will be teed off on June 4, 2017 by Mr. Arjun Ranga, Managing Director, Cycle Pure Agarbathies.  The event is inviting registration from golfers across the state to take part in the championship which will close on June 1, 2017.

The NR Group Golf championship is an open invitation event for golf enthusiasts. Invites registration from golfers mainly from Mysuru, Mandya, Bengaluru, Coorg, Chikamagalur, Ooty and Kodaikanal. This year, the participants of this prestigious championship will compete in 7 categories, which includes:

1. Open Stroke play
2. Handicap Stroke play 0-18
3. Handicap Stable ford 0-18
4. Handicap Stable ford 19-36
5. Seniors Handicap Stable ford (Full handicap above 60 years)
6. Stable ford Doubles (Team Event Handicap 0-24)
7. Closest to the Pin.

Please call for registration: +91 99458 62709 / +91 99457 58221

On the occasion, I K Anil, Captain of the Mercara Downs Golf Club said that “The club is honoured to have NR Group as sponsor for the event. NR Group’s contribution towards sports be it cricket or golf has been enormous. Their maiden venture to sponsor this prestigious event in Coorg is truly commendable. This is also an encouragement to rural golfing talent”.

Elaborating on the association, Mr. Arjun Ranga, Managing Director, Cycle Pure Agarbathies said, “Cycle Pure as always have been inclined towards encouraging various sports in all ways possible. Hosting the golf tournament is an extension of our commitment of promoting the game. We hope we can create a niche platform for talent across the state and help them grow.”

“We are inviting all the golf enthusiasts to take part in this championship which will only fuel us to keep up the momentum in future.” He added.

NR Group’s efforts in promoting sporting talent:
Over the years, Cycle Pure Agarbathies has become one of the leading brands to be associated with sports in the country. Their continuous participation in sporting activities have resulted in exciting cricket properties like Red Alert, Third Umpire branding and Milestone branding. Apart from being major sponsors at various cricketing tournaments across the world every year, Cycle Pure Agarbathies had launched the widely popular and successful ‘Pray for India’ campaign. When KPL was announced, it was felt that a strong association with the tournament will be a rallying point in encouraging and nurturing cricketing talent in the hinterlands of Karnataka, and giving them an opportunity for professional exposure. This strong urge to promote talent resulted in NR Group taking up the franchise of Mysore Warriors.

Their Dedicated and continuous focus of Cycle Pure Agarbathies 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 Vasisht Cheruku and Varunya Chandrasekhar. In fact, today, Cycle Pure Agarbathies has become a pillar of support for sporting talent in the region.

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 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 fulfils them, through its charity arm ‘NRFoundation’. NR Group today is managed by the third generation of the Ranga family. For more information on NR Group, please visit

The history of Golf and Coorg goes back a few hundred years, ever since the British introduced it as a sport for leisure and fellowship. With time, the region witnessed the emergence of golf clubs that were rich in tradition and blessed by nature.  Post independence, the sport gained widespread popularity and it soon became the sport of choice for the residents of Coorg.

Nestled amongst the rolling hills in madikeri-Coorg, is the picturesque Mercara downs golf club. It was officially given clearance to operate as a 9-hole golf course in the year 1914, and thereon the club has evolved to become one of the most naturally designed golf courses in this part of the world.

The dawn of the 21st century saw the club transform into its current avatar and thus began a new journey, which is bound to rewrite the legacy of the Mercara downs golf club. The year 2000 saw the new clubhouse being built, this was followed by all 18 holes being converted from browns to well contoured greens in 2007.


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