Gurugram: Grand finale of the first edition of the U.S. Kids Golf Tour today


After its India-wide sojourn through 6 cities and 7 tournaments, the U.S. Kids Golf India is all set to host its tour championships on January 31. The Super Finals of the debut season of U.S. Kids Golf India Tour has drawn unprecedented interest from junior golfers all across the country and will feature a stellar line-up of 96 of the best young golfing talent from India.

To be staged at the picturesque and famed Jack Nicklaus designed Classic Golf & Country Club in Gurugram, the Super Finals will carry double points for the season and will see junior golfers of the country make a final push towards securing their qualification spots at the major U.S. Kids Championships held around the world.

Arshvant Srivastava (Boys-9 category), Chaitanya Pandey (Boys-7) and Shlok Jain (Boys-12), who have been in scintillating form and have notched up 4 wins in the process in their respective categories, will look to continue their winning run; while Naina Kapoor in the Girls 7 & Under category, with 2 wins and 4 runner-up positions, will look to cement her position at the top of her group. Rhea Kumar of Delhi, in the Girls 8-9 category, has also displayed some fine golf to rake up 3 wins.

Rajesh Srivastava, President, U.S. Kids Golf India said, “We have greatly enthused with the talent that has been on display across categories in the first edition of the U.S. Kids Golf India Tour. The amazing response for the Super Final shows that we are on the right track in our mission of promoting junior golf in India and taking it to the next level. As the first season of the U.S. Kids Golf India Tour comes to a close, we are committed to support the next generation of Indian golfers with the assurance that the next season will be even bigger and better.” The tour, played across various age groups for boys, starting from age 6 & under till 18, as well as girls, from age 7 & under till 18 in its first edition has attracted the best talent in junior golf in the country  and the final promises to be an action-packed affair.

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 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. Throughout the U.S. Kids Golf India Tour, the events have been 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 between them have held numerous national and international professional golf tournaments. reporter


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