50 years of women’s golf at Delhi Golf Club

How Delhi Golf Club promoted golf for women in India, shares the Ladies Captain

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The Ladies Captain shares her experiences of the women’s history at the club

 

We have come a long way since 1950 when the Ladies Room was a mere tent on the lawn! Prior to the formation of Section in 1962, the ladies were represented at the General Committee by “Lady Members”, the first one being the wife of the first Chief Justice of free India.

 

[highlight] 45 years ago we initiated the Ladies Northern India which was played at our course till 2010, and is now played as the DGC Ladies Open. [/highlight]

 

Our competitions include some trophies that go back many years, the oldest being the Madho Prashad Cup dated 1930. Two trophies presented by Vicerenes are still keenly contested: the Lady Irwin Cup dated 1932 and the Club Championship, the Vicerene Salver presented by Lady Lynlithgow in 1939! The Ladies Section conducts 32 competitions each year.

 

We are perhaps only Ladies Section that still gives away kilos of silver prizes each year, as we believe that good golf must be well rewarded.

 

45 years ago we initiated the Ladies Northern India which was played at our course till 2010, and is now played as the DGC Ladies Open.

 

The player with a record-holding maximum wins of that Title is Nonita Lall Qureshi – a 9 time winner! We now boast 525 members.

 

Our legendary nurturing of Junior Golf has resulted in two All India Champions Shreya Ghei and Gauri Monga. Gauri Monga holds the course record of 9-under over 54 holes and at 3rd position is the highest placed Indian ever at the the Queen Sirikit Cup in 2011. School-going Gubani Singh has already achieved mini-legendary status!