BMW Golf Cup 2023 commences in India
BMW India kick starts its India edition of the largest amateur golf tournament – The BMW Golf Cup 2023 in Chennai today. The tournament will be held at 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 is one of the world’s largest amateur golf tournament series – tracing 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 and 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 BMW Golf Cup World Final.
BMW Group has been a long-standing promoter of golf in India, from grassroots to professional level.
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 and the tournament is designed for customers, prospects and opinion leaders, providing eclectic social interaction. It 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 BMW Golf Cup 2023 in Chennai are:
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