The Golf Foundation presents 3rd Invitational Fundraiser Tournament

The Golf Foundation presents 3rd Invitational Fundraiser TournamentNew Delhi: The Golf Foundation will host its 3rd Invitational Fundraiser Tournament at the Par-72 Classic Golf & Country Club on Saturday of December 19, it was announced at a launch conference here on Friday.

After launching a series of nationwide talent search events earlier in the year, The Golf Foundation identified 40 beneficiaries and pledged its support by providing a holistic training programme. For the noble gesture, Golden Greens Golf Club hosted the North Zone talent search event while the mecca of Indian golf, Royal Calcutta Golf Club extended its wholehearted support to the East Zone talent search event.

Two of the premier courses of the country, Oxford Golf & Country Club in Pune and Prestige Golfshire in Bengaluru also lend their support to the West Zone and South Zone events respectively.

The annual fundraiser has become a must attend event for many a corporate as a way of acknowledging how The Golf Foundation appreciates their contribution to the cause. A cross section of people have been approached and whether it is cash or barter, they have been very generous with a strong belief that TGF is making a difference to the society irrespective of background with a few stories dominating the golf space over the country.

Some of the finds of the year include Diksha Dagar, a 14-year-old girl with a hearing disability has swept the junior tour this year and is atop the order of merit in her age category. She has won the strokeplay event at the ongoing IGU’s All India Ladies & Junior Girls Championship in Chandigarh and is seeded first going into the match play bracket.

Gurkirat Singh is another one who has dominated the East Zone junior tour and is right now the best talent emerging from the zone. Manav Bias won in his category at the All India Juniors and is currently playing his Round of 16 match at the 115th Amateur Golf Championship of India.

Child prodigy Shubham Jaglan made history by winning not just one but two junior world championships in two weeks of July when he captured the IMG Academy Junior World Championships in San Diego and the IJGA World Stars in Las Vegas. He further went on to become the No. 1 in the country in his age category.

Ranveer Saini made more history and the country proud by winning the Gold Medal at the Special Olympics in Los Angeles in August. He was part of the team who won by a whopping nine strokes.

The beneficiaries undergo holistic training under some of the most reputed coaches in the country who have come on board The Golf Foundation training module. There is a focus on scientific training with diet, physical and mental conditioning given equal importance to the playing skills aspect of the game. Twelve beneficiaries will also be playing this event along with the invitees.