Kanesville Golf and Country Club will be home to some of the top professional and amateur golfers over the next four days as the discipline makes its quiet debut at the National Games on Thursday.
In total, 71 players including 38 men and 33 women will try their best to ensure a podium finish as competitions are held in individual and team events.
According to tournament director Ishwar Achanta, each of the 11 participating teams will have one professional and one amateur golfer.
“Among the 11 state teams, if you take both men and women, there will be 44 players. The remaining 37 will compete in individual events. All participants in team events and top 16 in PGTI, WGAI and IGU merit lists will also be part of individual competition,” Eshwar said on Wednesday.
While some competitions, including the PGTI event in Panchkula, are held close to the National Games, well-known professionals like Karandeep Kochhar, Aman Raj, Ridhima Dilawari and Vaani Kapoor, and top-class enthusiast Avani Prashant and no. There are 3 Kriti Chauhan. Here is part of the four-day event.
This exposure gives young golfers the experience of participating in a multi-sports event, says Ishwar. “National sports are for everyone. This is the go-to event for every aspiring golfer.
“There are some challenges (as far as the course is concerned) but we are managing,” said Ishwar, who is also the treasurer of the Indian Golf Union and secretary of the Tamil Nadu Association.