Around 150 golfers participated in this year’s Golf Cup tournament organised by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong. The event, which is an annual one has always aimed to bring corporates and the students of premier B-schools of the country on the same platform to play golf, to help interaction between the two. Additionally, Green Jacket, a twoday golf workshop was also organised for b-school students to help them learn the corporate sport from renowned tutors.The participating b-schools included IIM Rohtak, IIM Shillong, XLRI Jamshedpur, Welingkar Institute of Management, SRCC and IIT Kharagpur.
The event spanned over two days and the Green Jacket workshop was conducted on October 8, followed by the Open Tournament for b-schools as well as corporates a day later. The tournament was played in the Stroke Play as well as the Stableford format in the 18-hole Shillong Golf Course, which is one of the oldest Golf Courses in the world besides being the largest in Asia. Golf Cup Season 4 teed off with Mr A.L. Hek, Minister IT GAD & Water Resources, Government of Meghalaya inaugurating the event. Incidentally, Mr Hek is also the President of Shillong Golfers Association and has Single Handicap.’
The prizes distribution ceremony held on October 9 after the Open tournament and the prize winners included: Golfer in the 0-11 handicap category (Best Gross) and Mr. Antony Hek in the Stableford category, Air Vice Marshal S Sharma won in the 12-18 handicap category (Best Nett) and Wing Commander N Verma in Stableford category. Mr Girish Das won in the 19-24 category (best net) and Mr J R Negi in the Stableford category. Straightest Drive was awarded to Lt. Col R Venkatesh and Longest Drive was awarded to Mr Sanjeev Jaiswal. Ms D Passah won the Best Lady Golfer.’ The Best Budding Golfer Award was awarded to Mr Gobinda Goswami Jena, MHRM IIT Kharagpur from the among the workshop participants. The ceremony was followed by a finale luncheon organized at the IIM campus for all participants and guests.