The sixth edition of the Godrej Properties Golf Challenge (GPGC) teed off on a beautiful Saturday morning at the Noida Golf Club in Noida. Hundreds of enthused golfers took part in first round of the tournament consisting of six city rounds.
Rahul Rai won the overall competition with the best gross score to earn the right to represent Noida in International Finals in Bangkok. Dr V A Bharadwaj finished at top in the 0-12 handicap category while Umesh Dubad won the honours in the 13-24 handicap category. Ashana Monga topped the field among the women golfers.
Rohit Jhawar won the invitational category while Yogan Jethi and Vijay Mohan took home the prizes for hitting the longest drive and getting closest to pin, respectively.
The next round will take place at Ahmedabad. The tournament will culminate with the international finals in Bangkok, where the respective winners from each city will compete for the top position. The golfer with best gross score from each city will qualify for the finals scheduled to take place in the last week of January 2017 at Windmill Golf Club in Bangkok.
The Kalhaar Golf Course in Ahmedabad will stage round two on 3rd December, followed by the third round at the Oxford Golf and Country Club in Pune on 10th December. Round four would take place at the Willingdon Sports Club in Mumbai while Bangalore Golf Club will host the fourth round on 6th January. The sixth and final round would take place at Classic Golf Course in Gurgaon on 14th January.
The tournament, run by the Professional Management Group, follows the Stableford Points System across two handicap categories: 0-12 & 13-24 (3/4 Net Stableford Points). Any member of a participating club can play in the tournament provided they have a valid handicap from that club.
The Godrej Properties Golf Challenge is an annual inter-club event that started in 2011. Lalit Makhijani, Chief Marketing Officer, Godrej Properties said, “At Godrej Properties, we believe in a ‘different strokes for different folks’ approach. Our goal is to reach audiences when they are most engaged, be it theatre, art, music or certain sports like golf that are enjoyed by our customers. We wish to make season six of this tournament a memorable event and endeavor to continue giving our customers a unique and special experience.
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Updated Date: Dec 06, 2016 11:37:01 IST