Gurugram (Haryana) [India], February 3 (ANI/BusinessWire India): BMW India kick starts its India edition of the largest amateur golf tournament - The BMW Golf Cup 2023 in Chennai today. The much-awaited golf tournament will be held at spectacular golf courses across Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Noida, Kolkata and Gurgaon. The winners of the regional tournaments will compete at the national finals which will be held in November 2023.
BMW Golf Cup, one of the world's largest amateur golf tournament series can trace its roots back a quarter of a century to a British-based initiative that ran on its own for five years before going international. The tournament started as the BMW Invitation Tournament in UK. It has now developed into a global series with 1,000 qualifying tournaments involving 100,000 players in up to 50 countries. The best players from each nation qualify for the highlight, the BMW Golf Cup World Final.
Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, "BMW Group India has been a long-standing promoter of golf sport from grassroots to the professional level in the country. The BMW Golf Cup is an outstanding tournament in every regard. It offers a fantastic opportunity for amateur golfers to hone and showcase their talent at some of the best golf courses in the country. The BMW Golf Cup is always one of the key highlights of the year and a title that all amateur golfers are keen to win."
An exclusive, invitation-only event, the BMW Golf Cup 2023 is open to golfers who are members of recognised golf clubs in country. The tournaments are held in accordance with the rules of the respective local golf club. It is also a loyalty program that rewards BMW customers with a chance to qualify for one of the largest amateur golf tournaments in the world. BMW India dealers identify amateur golfers amongst BMW owners who would be interested in participating in the tournament.
India is one of 50 participating countries at the World Final of BMW Golf Cup 2023 which is a global series with 1,000 qualifying tournaments involving 100,000 players. The BMW Golf Cup is an amateur golf tournament series designed for customers, prospects and opinion leaders and provides the right mix for exclusive social interaction.
The BMW Golf Cup has three categories, A (for handicaps up to 12), B (for handicaps 13 - 28) and Ladies Category (for handicaps up to 28). The winners, runners-up and second runners-up of the individual handicap categories qualify for the National Final. The winners in each of the three handicap categories in the National Final qualify to take part in the World Final of BMW Golf Cup.
The Winners of the BMW Golf Cup 2023 in Chennai are as follows:
Men A (Handicaps 0 -12)
Winner - Ram Pramukh Reddy
1st Runner Up - Ishwar Achanta
2nd Runner-Up - Darshan V
Men B (Handicaps 13-28)
Winner - Ramakrishnan
1st Runner Up - Duraisamy Arappan
2nd Runner-Up - N Rajeshwara Rao
Closest to the Pin on hole #11 (BMW Excellence Club) (Men) - K V Ganesh
Closest to the Pin on hole #4 (Sunday) (Men) - Mohan Menon
Closest to the Pin on hole #15 (TaylorMade) (Men) - Gokulakrishnan M
Closest to the Pin on hole #15 (TaylorMade) (Ladies) - Premlatha
Longest Drive on hole #2 (Omega) (Men) - Arun Kumar
Longest Drive on hole #2 (Omega) (Ladies) - Pavithra Devi
Longest Drive on hole #7 (Vredestein) (Men) - Dr. Venkatesh
Longest Drive on hole #7 (Vredestein) (Ladies) - Geeta Thygarajan
Longest Drive on hole #17 (Ballantine's) (Men) - Hari Shankar Mani
Longest Drive on hole #17 (Ballantine's) (Ladies) - Revathy Sudhakar
Straight Drive on hole #18 (Lufthansa) (Men) - Samrat Nahata
Straight Drive on hole #18 (Lufthansa) (Ladies) - S Lakshmi
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