Club Round-Up: March 2019

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MUMBAI

U.S. Club Seal Stunning Comeback To Win Prestigious Inter-Club

The victorious United Services Club

In its 23rd year, western India’s biggest inter-club golf event—Grover Vineyards Inter-club Golf Championship—saw enthusiastic support from onlookers and members from various clubs as United Services Club (USC) mounted a stirring comeback to beat Willingdon Sports Club (WSC) in a playoff. Played at United Services Golf Course from February 9-10, WSC were utterly dominant on day 1 and for half of day 2 before the home team stormed back to level the scores. In the ensuing playoff, Keshav Mishra (USC) overwhelmed Kushal Thakker (WSC) to ensure his team continued its winning streak on home turf.

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Played among four teams (Bombay Presidency Golf Club and Poona Golf Club being the other two), the preparation for the two-day event started last November. 26 golfers represent each club (who have their own team colours), of which 24 play on day 1 and 21 on day 2. In an effort to level the competition in the event of one team dominating the opening day, the subsequent day’s play had a good amount of points on offer. This year’s format saw six foursomes and six fourballs on the first day and nine singles and six fourballs on the second. A very prescient move as it turned out!

PUNE

Panchsil Aces Win Inaugural League

Panchshil Aces

The first edition of Poona Club Golf League, played at the eponymous golf course from January 25-27, was a great success. Panchshil Aces emerged victorious, ahead of Yohan Poonawala Eagles. Eight teams comprising 12 members each competed.

GURGAON

DLF Golf & Country Club hosts inaugural Caddie Invitational

To promote the spirit of golf camaraderie amongst the golf communities across the country, DLF5 organized 14th Invitational Caddie Championship at the renowned Gary Player course of DLF Golf & Country Club on January 22. As many as 116 players (in 38 teams) took part. Caddie golfers from golf clubs of cities like Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Ambala, Bangalore, Kolkata, Karnataka, Chandigarh, Gorakhpur, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Mumbai, Sitapur, Mathura, Mohali, Nagpur, Pune, Shimla and many more showed up.

What started sixteen years ago as a local tournament for the caddies of golf clubs in Delhi NCR encompasses clubs from all over the country today.

PUNE

An Evening To Unwind

Following the inaugural edition’s success in 2017, Oxford Golf Resort organised the second GolfLit event last December and mid January. Both rounds experienced enthusiastic turnout and were fully sold out. Main highlights included mini golf over six holes, unlimited mouth-watering barbecue delicacies and the finest of beverages. The event also showcased live music, besides the prize distribution.

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