Club Round-up: December 2017

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SPREADING CAMARADERIE

Naveen wins Prestige Masters Series

After 6 gruelling qualifying rounds that started in May, the Prestige Masters Series 2017 grand finale came to an end at the Prestige Golfshire Club near Bengaluru.

Staving off a stiff challenge from a field of 60 finalists, Naveen Wahi from Prestige Golfshire Club emerged victorious to take home the coveted title.

The Prestige Masters Series was organised in association with GEC Open international golf tour as the Bengaluru leg of the 5-city Indian swing. With this win, the Prestige Masters champion sealed an elusive spot on the Indian contingent for Dubai Corporate Golf World Cup — the world final of GEC Open 2017 in association with OMA Emirates.

WELFARE

Special Olympics conduct national camp at DLF G&CC

Special Olympics Bharat conducted a national coaching camp-cum-championship at the DLF Golf & Country Club in Gurgaon from November 12 to 17. The camp comprised differently-abled golfers and also served as the selection trial for the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi. 14 golfers from across the country competed in four different stages — Level 1, 2, 3 and 5.

Ranveer Singh Saini won the championship by beating his rivals over 4 days of competition. Ranveer won the final round with a 17-stroke margin to pocket 4 gold medals. Bengaluru boy Ankush Saha won 3 silver medals and a bronze, while Kushagra Gaur from Gurgaon claimed 3 bronze medals and 1 silver.

RECREATION

ITC Classic hosts 21st All India Police Meet

The 21st All India Police Golf Tournament was held on October 22 and 23 at ITC Classic Golf Resort, Manesar. 107 officers from 29 different State & Central Police Forces participated in the event. It was a grand affair where the top officials swapped their uniforms for a run at the golf course. The first day was graced by the chief secretary of Haryana, DS Dhesi, who inaugurated the event along with Kapil Dev.

The chief guest for the second day was the Sports Minister, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. The 2004 Olympic silver medallist spoke about how he started playing golf and was on the verge of turning scratch when a twist of fate led him to shooting.

Winners were declared based on combined scores over 2 days in net and gross (Team and Individual).

The event also coincided with the Golden Jubilee celebration of Haryana.

Pushpendra Singh Rathore, who won the gold medal in golf at the World Police & Fire Games in Los Angeles  (USA) earlier this year, finished as the best golfer over 2 days.

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

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