BPGC prepares for night golf!
The committee at Bombay Presidency Golf Club that a flood-lit driving range on the first fairway would be inaugurated soon. The facility will be ready to use this month. Furthermore, to allow more golfers to utilize the course – especially over weekends – Holes 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17 and 18 can now be lit. In so doing, ten to twelve more fourballs can participate each weekend.
Eco-Friendly Karma leading the Way
At a time when the world is reeling under reeling under the pressure of environmental degradation, innovative and eco-friendly solutions are the way forward.
Spearheaded by Ashwani Khurana, President of Karma Lakelands, the golf resort has been working towards the betterment of the environment and surroundings. Their recent initiative of making ‘Eco-Bricks’ out of waste plastic bottles is inspired by existing working models in Indonesia, Philippines and Sri Lanka and has drawn a lot of attention from every corner of the society.
Making ‘Eco-Bricks’ involves reusing waste plastic bottles by stuffing them with nonrecyclable polythene waste to create a reusable building block. Karma Lakelands has expanded its collection centers to nine in Delhi/NCR.
Inter Club Caddy Tournament at DGC
Under the aegis of the Caddies Welfare Trust (CWT), the fourth Inter Club Caddy Tournament took place at Delhi Golf Club (DGC) on August 13. Caddy teams from 14 different clubs participated.
The team from Panchkula Golf Club—comprising Rajesh Kumar, Jaiveer Singh, Brijesh Kumar and Ajay Kumar—emerged victorious, ahead of those from DGC and SEPTA Chandimandir. Speaking at the event, Major RS Bedi, VRC (Retd), who founded CWT, said, “It is a great source of satisfaction to host this tournament for caddies. They are an immense support to any golfer and the relationship is beyond symbiotic as caddy advice and concern are vital in the modern game…”
Back in 2014, Tiger Woods had donated 3 lakh to CWT.
Champika Sayal to contest DGC Captaincy
Champika Nanda Sayal, Director General of the Women’s Golf Association of India (WGAI), is in contention to become the first woman to be elected to the post of Captain at Delhi Golf Club (DGC). The election to name the next DGC captain will take place on September 29.
Champika, who picked up golf when she was just 12, has expressed her intent to make DGC a green club and help groom caddies under the “Care & Share” programme.
Deoskar triumphs in Pune
Patron’s Cup at Southern Star Training Area & Sports Complex (SSTA&SC), Pune has often attracted a huge participation from golf enthusiasts.
Earlier this year in June, a total of 210 golfers, including nine ladies and two children, turned up to play despite the monsoon. The oldest participant was 86-year-old Surg. Capt. MK Jog while the youngest was 12 year Giridhar Gera. With a gross score of 74, Air Cmde AL Deoskar (Retd) was declared winner while Brig. Sanjeev Sodhi was recognised ‘Best Golfer of the Year 2017-18’
Oxford to welcome luxury apartments
Oxford Golf Resort, Pune will soon be launching ‘The Residences’, luxury apartments overlooking their golf course. The Residences are fully-serviced, designer, luxury hotel apartments. Purchasing one of these apartments entitles the buyer to become a member of the golf course until such time they own the property. Owners can also avail free golf lessons from the world-renowned Leadbetter Golf Academy that is located in the resort premises.
(Read more in the September issue of Golf Digest India. Download here.)