TAKE Solutions, a globally recognised domain expert offering end-to-end Life Sciences solutions, recently felicitated top Indian pros SSP Chawrasia, Shubhankar Sharma, Khalin Joshi, Chikkarangappa S. and Chiragh Kumar in Chennai.
The firm has been supporting Indian golf for over 15 years through sponsored tournaments on the domestic and Asian Development Tour (ADT) circuits as well as sponsorship of deserving players. They host the US$ 300,000 TAKE Solutions Masters on the Asian Tour, Rs 50 lakh TAKE Classic and Rs 1 crore TAKE Open Golf Championship on the PGTI.
With an intention to encourage and inspire the young golfers, a first-of-its-kind ‘Golf Clinic’ with TAKE’s global golf ambassadors was organised at TNGF Cosmopolitan to inspire and train the Junior Golf Academy (7 to 12 year olds) budding golfers through a ‘Learn & Play Programme’. At the golf clinic, around 25 youngsters were taught technical nuances and skills required for improving the game.
Speaking about the programme, HR Srinivasan, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, TAKE Solutions said, “TAKE Solutions has always been in the forefront to support sports, whether cricket or golf. We have been associated with golf for over 15 years and we strongly believe in the need for corporate support to promote golf as a sport. We are excited to witness the interest of these kids to learn golf, their enthusiasm to pick up golf nuances from pro golfers and their determination in taking the legacy forward.”
He also added, “Through our award ceremony, we are delighted to felicitate our golf ambassadors on their recent achievements in international tournaments – 6 European Tour titles, 3 Asian Tour titles, 2 Asian Development Tour titles and over 30 PGTI titles”.
Padma Bhushan R Thyagarajan (Founder – Shriram Group) and N Srinivasan (MD – India Cements) were the guests of honour at the ceremony.
The evening event also included a panel discussion on ‘TAKEing Indian Golf to the World’ with golf stars Shubhankar Sharma and SSP Chawrasia along with PGTI Director Uttam Mundy, Asia Pacific Golf Confederation Board Member Ishwar Achanta and RNSM MD Rishi Narain. The discussion was moderated by Shaili Chopra, an award winning journalist, and founder of SheThePeople and GolfingIndian.com
(Read more in the April issue of Golf Digest India. Download here.)