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BBC’s World News 11th Edition Of Golf Connect Hosted In Delhi

MUMBAI: The 11th edition of BBC World News Golf Connect was played at the highly acclaimed ITC Classic Golf Resort, Gurgaon, this month. Prominent names representing the Delhi corporate world and golfing community participated in the tournament including D Shivakumar, CEO, PepsiCo, Naveen Jhunjhunwala, COO India, BBC World News, Vikram  Bakshi, MD, McDonalds India, Rajesh Sud, CEO & MD, Max New York Life Insurance Co Ltd, Samyukth Sridharan, President & COO, Cleartrip amongst several others.

This illustrious event, with a legacy of 10 years, offers Indian corporate golfers the opportunity to rendezvous with the greens while they swing it out for the coveted title. One of the unique features of the league is the different scoring formats which are scored concurrently, providing an opportunity for all levels of golfers. The game also offered tremendous opportunities to the fine businessmen to professionally network.

Present at the tournament BBC World News India COO, Naveen Jhunjhunwala said,” BBC World News Golf Connect has set new standards in Indian corporate golfing in terms of its format and unmatched hospitality. It is a premier property for us. It allows for our customers to unplug and unwind over the game and strengthen our relationships.”

The categories and respective winners are:

Winners Category
Adil Warsi Lucky dip
Ambrish Shahi Bbc longest drive on hole #1
Anirudh Katre,Associate Director,Hotel Valuation Services Bbc happy gilmore shot # 10 & handicap category : 0 – 12 runner up
Capt Cheema, Jet Airways Best gross score of the day
Cdr Satish Mehta, TCS Best nett score on original h’cap
Col. Narender Singh Handicap category : 13 – 24 winner
D Shivakumar, CEO, Pepsico India Lucky dip
Manoj Sharan, VP, Deutsche Bank Handicap category : 0 – 12 winner
Raj Kumar Sharma, President, Punj Llyod Lucky dip
Ranjit  Kamath, Executive Vice President, Pepsi Foods Pvt Ltd Handicap category : 13 – 24 runner up
Sanjay Kailash,  Director, Serendipity Entertainment Bbc second shot closest to the pin on hole # 4
Sanjeev Kumar, Vice President Finance, Coca-Cola India & South West Asia Bbc straightest drive on hole # 16
Shankar  Bali, COO – Delhi and Haryana, MTS Lucky dip

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