From a Correspondent
SHILLONG, Nov 8: It has been a busy, but exciting weekend for the students of the Indian Institute of Magement, Shillong hosting eminent guests from various domains of corporate industry, government, and sport, on the lush green carpets of the Shillong Golf Course over two days, 7th and 8th November.
This year’s tourment, the eighth edition of The Golf Cup was iugurated by Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, on October 29, 2015. The event was kicked off by a fun run organized by the students which started at IIM Shillong and finished at Ward’s Lake on the morning of Friday, 6 November, 2015. This year’s event was dedicated to celebrating the spirit of sport.
The iugural tee off to commence the game was done on Saturday morning by C. D. Kynjing, IAS (Retd.), the Chief Information Commissioner of Meghalaya, at 6 AM.
The two days saw about 120 golfers cover the course over the two days. Representatives from leading corporate houses include Raman Grover, Vice President at Deutsche Bank, Era Singh, Director at Oracle, Prashant M.S., Divisiol Vice President at United Spirits, Amer Warsi, Country Mager at Hewlett Packard Indiaand, Sukesh Choubey from Ernst & Youngamongst others besides others.
The game is organized on a stroke play format with players ranked on the basis of finishing the 18-hole course in the least number of strokes played. The players are distinguished on three handicap grades of 0-12, 13-18 and 19-24 for gents, and separate categories for corporate representatives and ladies. Prizes are organized in each of these categories along with separate prizes for the Nearest to Pin, Longest Drive and Straightest Drive.