New Delhi: Callaway golf India announces the Callaway Junior Golf Tour 2011-2012 in association with K&A Golf, one of the largest junior golf tournaments in the world. The Callaway Golf Junior Tour kick-starts in India from October 22. The tour will be one of the most prestigious tournaments for budding golfers and will tee-off, from Delhi and will come to other cities such as Bangalore, Kolkata, Pune and Chandigarh by May 2012.
The tour will witness top junior golfers of the country like Vani Kapoor, Piyush Sangwan, Firoze Garewal, Abhishek Kuhar, Jairaj Sandhu, Sehar Atwal, Vrishali Sinha and Harshjit Sethi.
With this first edition of Callaway Golf Junior Golf Tour, Callaway is all set to provide junior golfers an opportunity to develop and showcase their competitive skills, on a global platform. Callaway, being one of the leading golf equipment manufacturing company, in association with K&A Golf will host 8 golf leagues across major golf cities in India to choose the national winner, Two winners will get a spot to play at the world’s biggest junior golf tournament, the Callaway Junior World Golf Championships in 2012; which will be held in San Diego.
This tour is a joint effort on behalf of Callaway Golf India and K & A Golf to promote golf in India. Entries are open for registration from junior golfers across India. Juniors between 5- 17 years of age can be a part of this grand series of tournaments. These golfers can register themselves on www.juniorgolftour.in. The entire tour is divided into 5 categories which are ’15 – 17’, ’13 – 14’, ’11- 12’, ‘9 – 10’ and ‘Below 8 years’. *
Vivek Mehta, Country Head Callaway Golf India says, “Golf is one of the fastest growing sports in India but there are very limited opportunities available for the juniors compared to the general growth in the industry. The future champions of Indian golf will emerge by providing more and more opportunities and exposure to junior golfers. We want to nurture talent at the grass root level and want to prepare India to identify talent for Olympics. This is a platform where if they perform well, they will get a chance to become the best junior golfer of the country and move abroad and compete internationally.”
Anitya Chand, Partner, K&A Golf is of the view that, “A lot of juniors have the talent and aspiration to become golf champions but they don’t get a platform like this where they can showcase their talent. Callaway has done a brilliant effort to provide juniors a proper experience of a professional championship tour. Such tours will eventually help them grow and boost them further towards good performance.”
The Callaway Junior World Golf Championship has grown from 475 juniors participating from seven countries initially to 1100 participants every year representing from 54 countries today. By holding such regular competitive tournaments Callaway primarily aims at promoting junior golf in India. It invites all junior golfers s to showcase their talent.