Young golfers from all over India throng to Chandigarh as US Kids Golf India Tour to hold its 7th leg on 28 January

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Chandigarh

24 January 2019

DIVYA AZAD

With the focus on promoting junior golf in India in a well-structured format, US Kids Golf India Tour, after rousing success in the first six tournaments of the 2018-19 season at Delhi-NCR, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune, is now coming to Chandigarh Golf Club for the seventh leg of the tournament,  to be held on 28th January.

Many local players Daiwik Jain (Boys 6 & Under), Manyaveer Singh (Boys 11),  Jujhar Singh (Boys 12), Aryan Singh (Boys 13-14), Guntas Sandhu (Girls 7 & Under), Ira Jamwal (Girls 12-14) will play in the tournament.

The inaugural edition of the 2018-19 tour is being held across eight tournaments in six cities, with three events in Delhi NCR and one each at Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chandigarh and Pune, at championship golf courses.

The best talent in India in kids golf from various parts of India such as Kolkata, Pune, Meerut and Mohali, among others are all set to take part in the seventh leg of the tournament.

U.S. Kids Golf is recognized as the world’s leader in youth golf, dedicated to helping young players enjoy golf through better equipment, scientifically-designed tournament play with age-appropriate yardages, and new learning and coaching resources. For over 20 years, U.S. Kids Golf has been at the forefront of junior golf development program and between its divisions, has impacted over one million young  players around the world.

The U.S. Kids Golf India Tour 2018-19 edition has been played across various age groups for boys, starting from age 6 & under till 18, as well as girls, from age 7 & under till 18.

The U.S. Kids Golf India Tour will also carry ranking points, and with participation in a minimum of four events out of the eight, the junior golfers will be able to gain qualification for the U.S. Kids World Championship, U.S. Kids European Championships as well as U.S. Kids Teen World Championship.

The U.S. Kids World Championship and U.S. Kids Teen World Championship are held every year at the storied venue of Pinehurst, where tournaments like PGA Championship, Ryder Cup and U.S. Open have taken place.

The U.S. Kids European Championship 2019 will be held at prestigious courses in East Lothian in Scotland, such as Longniddry Golf Club, Royal Musselburgh Golf Club and Glen Golf Club; while the boys and girls 15-18 category will take place at The Renaissance Club, where the Scottish Open 2019 as well as Ladies Scottish Open 2019 are slated to be held.

Throughout the U.S. Kids Golf India Tour, the events are being held at six of the finest courses in India, including Classic Golf & Country Club (Gurugram), Tollygunge Club (Kolkata), Eagleton Golf Resort (Bengaluru), Boulder Hills Golf and Country Club (Hyderabad), Chandigarh Golf Club and Poona Club Golf Course (Pune), which have held numerous national and international professional golf tournaments.

Rajesh Srivastava, President, U.S. Kids Golf India said, “We are overwhelmed by the response of the kids from India and abroad. We would like to thank the kids and especially parents for showing enthusiasm and bringing their kids to take part in first of its kind structured, international junior golf tournament in the country.”

“Our vision is to promote junior golf in the country and take the game to masses, just like the journey of cricket in India and how it became the most loved sport from being an exclusive sport in its early days,” he added.

The subsequent edition of U.S Kids Golf India Tour 2019-20 is slated to be a year-long tour, with zonal and regional tournaments, culminating into a national championship.

Schedule of U.S. Kids Golf India Tour (Winter 2018-19):

SN Date City Venue
1 7th Dec 2018 Delhi NCR Classic Golf & Country Club
2 3rd January 2019 Kolkata Tollygunge Club
3 9th January 2019 Bengaluru Eagleton Golf Resort
4 12thJanuary 2019 Hyderabad Boulder Hills Golf & Country Club
5 18thJanuary 2019 Delhi NCR Classic Golf & Country Club
6 23rdJanuary 2019 Pune Poona Club Golf Course
7 28thJanuary 2019 Chandigarh ChandigarhGolf Club
8 31stJanuary 2019 Delhi NCR Classic Golf & Country Club

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