Mercedes-Benz India’s flagship golf property, the MercedesTrophy 2019 tees off from Pune’s picturesque Oxford Golf Resort on 10 and 11 January, 2019. Now in its 19th edition, it is India’s longest running amateur golf tournament and will be played across 11 cities. Over 2200 golfers would be vying for a place in the coveted world finals to be played at Stuttgart, Germany, later this year.
Three golfers, one winner from each of the three handicap categories, make the trip to Stuttgart to represent India in a global tournament, which will see participation from 60,000 golfers from 60 countries.
The MercedesTrophy 2019 in India would consist of 23 rounds of golf with one lucky winner going on an all expenses paid trip to the holy grail of golf tournaments, the British Open, later this year.
Mercedes–Benz has joined hands with global charity partner Laureus Sport for Good Foundation through MercedesTrophy to raise funds for its programmes in India. While participants can donate online or on-ground at the tournament venue, Mercedes- Benz India Limited (MBIL) will donate an equal amount to match the funds raised from participants.
The 19th edition of MercedesTrophy will commence with the Pune qualifiers and then travel to 10 more cities – Bengaluru, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Gurugram, Noida, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Lucknow before returning to Pune for the National Final.
Forty winners will be selected from the qualifiers, which will end on 17 March 2019 in Lucknow. The National Final will be played between 27 and 29 March 2019 in Pune and three winners will compete against winners from tournaments played all over the world in the 30th edition of the MercedesTrophy.