The 2017 edition of the Volvo World Golf Challenge series commenced in emphatic fashion at Jaipur on October 7.
With 110 golfers teeing off at the prestigious Rambagh Golf Club, competition was intense and Amitabh Tandon emerged victorious in the 0-15 handicap category. Vikash Bajoriya grabbed the honours in the 16-24 category.
Participants had a shot at other prize categories too, such as ‘Long Drive’, ‘Straightest Drive’ and ‘Closest to Pin’, and Arjun Kuchhal, Navratan Singh Rathore and Apurv Bordia – respectively – were adjudged winners.
Hot on the heels of the opener, the action then moved to Jaypee Greens, Delhi, on October 13.
As many as 108 golfers attended, and the action-packed day did not disappoint. Vidhit Tulshan prevailed in the 0-15 category, while Deepit Singh triumphed in the 16-24 category. Incidentally, both Vidhit and Deepit had to break ties – with Hrithik Gandhi (who lost on count back on last 9 gross score) and RS Rawal (lower handicap) respectively. Other winners on the day were Sumit Kapoor (Long Drive), Joydeep Nayar (Straightest Drive) and Rahul Choudhary (Closest to Pin).
The format of play followed Double Peoria, with handicaps being adjusted on the “Double Peoria System” using “12 hidden holes”.
The event next heads to Chandigarh (November 3), with Lucknow (November 10), Ahmedabad (November 18), Pune (November 24), Mumbai (December 1), Hyderabad (December 8), and Bengaluru (December 15) to follow. Two winners from the qualifying round in each city will then compete in the National Final, slated to be held at Prestige Golfshire, Bengaluru, on December 16. And victors from the National Final will play at the World Final next year against competitors from other countries.
(Read more in the November issue of Golf Digest India. Download here.)