Prestige Golfshire set to host Louis Philippe Cup 2018
Golfshire is currently playing the best it ever has and it would be fitting to host a tournament of the stature of the Louis Philippe Cup. This would be only the second Professional Tournament we have hosted since 2012 when the course opened and I am sure the players are in for a treat. The wind is always a factor at Golfshire along with the small greens and undulating fairways. This would set up for a very interesting week and I hope to catch some of the live action myself! —Faiz Rezwan, Executive Director, Prestige Group
Co-sanctioned by the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) and Asian Development Tour (ADT), the US$75,000 Louis Philippe Cup will take place at Prestige Golfshire, Bengaluru from July 31 to August 3. The field will comprise 60 international and 60 Indian professional golfers. The main tournament will be immediately followed by a Celebrity Pro-Am (on August 4) which will see around 25 pros, 80 high-net-worth individuals, and six to eight celebrities take part.
The likes of Mani Ratnam, Kapil Dev, R. Madhavan, Charu Sharma, Ajit Agarkar, Syed Kirmani and Murali Kartik have participated in past editions of the Celebrity Pro-Am besides golfers, Jeev Milkha Singh, Anirban Lahiri, Jyoti Randhawa, Shubhankar Sharma, Gaganjeet Bhullar, Rahil Gangjee and Sharmila Nicollet.
The return of the LP Cup on the PGTI calendar, this time as a joint-sanctioned event with the Asian Development Tour (ADT), is yet another milestone in PGTI’s journey on the path of positive growth. It is a great pleasure to work with the ADT for the third tournament in this calendar year. The tournament creates an opportunity for providing more international exposure to Indian professionals thus serving as a stepping stone for them to move on to higher tours. We’re also proud to be associated with this event as it unveils the world-class Prestige Golfshire Club in Bengaluru to the global audience for the first time. We wish the players all the best and look forward to a fascinating week of golf.
—Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI
“We are delighted to welcome the Louis Philippe Cup onto the ADT’s 2018 schedule. The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) has always been a strong supporter of the Asian Tour and the ADT. We are looking forward to working together with the PGTI again to provide another opportunity for budding golfers in the country and across the region to showcase their talent. We would also like to thank the event’s title sponsor Louis Philippe for supporting the event where we hope to see more young and exciting talents bursting onto the scene through the staging of the event next month.” — Cho Minn Thant, COO, Asian Tour
(Read more in the July issue of Golf Digest India. Download here.)