It was an evening that came alive to the throbbing beats of Indian golf. A glittering collection of golfing royalty came together inside an elegant setting for the Take Solutions INDIA GOLF AWARDS at the Roseate in Delhi. The fourth edition of the bespoke event united the best of business and golf for a memorable evening dedicated to the development of the game in India. SSP Chawrasia was awarded the Best Pro Male award. Aditi Ashok and Vani Kapoor shared honours in the Best Pro Female category. Khalin Joshi and Gaurika Bishnoi were recognised as the emerging stars of Indian golf.
Amitabh Kant, the IAS officer at the centre of the “Make in India” campaign and CEO of Niti Ayog presided over the evening, while Sachin Pilot made an emotionally charged address about the role of sport in shaping a young and vibrant India. Former Finance Minister, P Chidambaran was his usual elegant self as he lauded the effort to celebrate golf in India.
The eminent jury, drawn from golf and business worked through a transparent evaluation process, guided by independent advisors Technopak.
Ashok Malik, India’s original golf champion and legend was among those attending the event. He hailed the idea of doing a summit and awards ceremony like this year after year to encourage and grow dialogue on the sport.
Ali Sher who received the Best Veteran award said, “It’s an honour to be recognised. We have been playing golf for years and delighted to see the recognition for the original heroes of golf”
Chawrasia scored a popular victory in the Hero Indian Open trumping the field on a memorable Sunday in Delhi last summer. The romance of SSP Chawrasia winning the Hero Indian Open and the Manila Masters helped him edge past Gaganjeet Bhullar to the award. The awards panel was locked...