Women are great ambassadors of any sport. Within India Inc there are some spectacular female players. Manisha Girotra of Moelis is too busy banking but she does go low on the course on a good day. A regular on the circuit is Latika Khaneja, well known for her sport company that once managed Virender Sehwag. Ekta Chadha who is a dentist entrepreneur has her Facebook timeline flooding with golfing pictures. You would many times see a very color coordinated Neelam Rudy picking birdies along the way. Women and golf are surely a winning story.
GAMECHANGERS ARE THE WOMEN
Virginia Rometty, CEO of IBM, is probably one of the most powerful female executives who passionately enjoy the sport and was recently inducted into Augusta National as its third female member. Sheila Johnson, the billionaire co-founder of the BET network and CEO of Salamander Hospitality often says she isn't a brilliant golfer but needs to practice. World famous singer Celine Dion doesn't just like golf, she loves it. Sandra Day O'Connor who was the first woman to sit on the US Supreme Court made her first hole-in-one of her golfing career with an ace on a 125-yard par-3 at her home course in Arizona back in 2000. And then Catherine Zeta Jones who puts style in the swing effortlessly. Women and golf make a perfect fit irrespective of genres and age.
Women And Golf In India
THE CHARACTER AND MORE
What golf reveals about us has value – it tells us about character and about integrity. While women have been really few- in that sense golf needs to be more gender fair -- men have been doing "deals" on the golf course for centuries.
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A bespoke evening, the India Golf Awards are focussed on golf leadership awards and recognise excellence in the sport and business. They put together a real confluence of high end business acumen, cutting edge ranking and research and the new-world digital media to put together these spectacular awards.
In the last three editions we had Amitabh Kant, CEO Niti Ayog, Power Minister Shri Piyush Goyal (2015) and earlier Haryana CM, Shri Bhupinder Singh Hooda (2013).FOURTH EDITION BESPOKE, BIGGER & BETTER
Now ready for its third edition, the India Golf Awards bring together a spectacular gathering of professional golfers, entrepreneurs, corporate honchos, celebrities, bureaucrats, national leaders all of who will be rewarded for their game on the same stage as golf's professional maestros from India and the world in a bespoke and stylized ceremony.
The India Golf Awards has set new benchmarks and created pathways to bring about positive change to promote golfin a rapidly changing business, leisure and recreational environment. This philosophy and approach only strengthens with the next edition.
GOLF'S DIGITAL DESTINATION
Organiser of the India Golf Awards is golfingindian.com, India's first digital effort to promote the sport. Spearheaded by Shaili Chopra, it's gone from strength to strength conducting interviews of golf stalwarts Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods, Gary Player and has creditable coverage of EurAsia Cup, Hero World Challenge, PGA Championship, British Open, Hero Indian Open and is headed to The Masters in April this year.