India Learn Golf Week a Resounding Success

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Week-Long Initiative Ignites Interest In The Sport Across The Country

The inaugural edition of INDIA LEARN GOLF WEEK was a great success and the initiative witnessed huge participation across the country.

India Learn Golf Week (ILGW) is an initiative of the Golf Industry Association (GIA), in partnership with the Indian Golf Union (IGU), the Women’s Golf Association of India (WGAI), the National Golf Association of India (NGAI), Golf Course Superintendents and Managers Association of India (GCS&MAI), as well as the Professional Golf Association (PGA) of America, and it aims to nurture the next 100,000 Indian golfers. The inaugural edition of ILGW was held pan-India between September 25 and October 1, 2017.

There was encouragement from various quarters as the week-long event received support from former India cricketer and chairman of the BCCI Selection Committee Kiran More, who urged everyone to take up the sport and participate despite on-going festivities, from the David Leadbetter Academy, and from schools and top corporates.

  • National-level effort becomes torchbearer for future course of action following participation from 26 clubs across 15 cities
  • Participation witnessed from all age groups – from four-year children to 67-year olds
  • Support from various corners
    » Hamoni Golf Club, Gurgaon, showcased their innovation and also organized a ‘pay and play’ tournament for juniors
    » Participation from David Leadbetter Academy at the Oxford Golf and Country Club made the event a success in Pune
    » A special clinic was organized for students from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) at Golden Swan Country Club, Mumbai, where they learned about the nuances of the sport
  • Aims to generate ₹1,500crore revenue to the golf industry over the next five years

(Read more in the November issue of Golf Digest India. Download here.)

(Read more in the November issue of Golf Digest India. Download here.)

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