Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Louis Philippe Cup

One morning I received a call and I was invited to be part of the most prestigious Louis Philippe Cup Pro-Am award dinner and the tournament. I do not follow golf much so the entire LP cup did not excite me but when my friend Sakshi explained about the entire tournament, I was a little curious to be part of it. I was part of the Pro-Am awards dinner followed by the LP cup tournament which returns to Bangalore, one of India’s most popular golfing destinations and a favourite with the players, where it began in 2012. Louis Philippe thrives on excellence, elegance and opulence. Louis Philippe is proud to be associated with the fourth edition of the prestigious golf tournament `Louis Philippe Cup’.

The 4th edition of the Louis Philippe Cup saw a strong cast of India’s elite professionals from the Asian Tour and Professional Golf Tour of India led by Jyoti Randhawa, SSP Chowrasia, Rahil Gangjee, Gaganjeet Bhullar and Rashid Khan. Players competed for seven city teams in India’s only annual Professional Team golf event at the Karnataka Golf Association, Bengaluru from 11th-13th June 2015. The three day, 54 hole tournament with a prize purse of Rs. 1.2 crore, is specially approved by the Professional Golf Tournament of India (PGTI), and conceived and promoted by RN Golf Management (RNGM). Louis Philippe symbolises itself with panache and elegance, characteristics that are beautifully reflected in golf.

Gaganjeet Bhullar
Jyoti Randhawa
Rahil Gangjee
The Louis Philippe Cup which has always associated itself with sports and sportsmanship, hosted the Celebrity Pro-Am event at the Karnataka Golf Association, Bangalore. The tournament was followed by a star studded dinner at the ITC Gardenia, Bangalore. The Celebrity Pro-Am Dinner & Prize Distribution was held at the ITC Royal Gardenia, where stalwarts from the corporate, sports and entertainment worlds, such as Sharmila Nicolette, Syed Kirmani, Mittu Chandilya, Tarun Rai, Parul Yadav and Meghana Goankar among others, were seen adding grandeur to the event. The fourth edition of the prestigious tournament saw the participation of celebrities such as commentator Charu Sharma, standup comedian Papa CJ, accomplished former athlete and actress Ashwini Nachappa , among several other dignitaries.

Pro Golfer Jyoti Randhawa wearing Louis Philippe Walks the Ramp at the Louis Philippe Pro Am Dinner
Actress Meghana Goankar walks the ramp with Charu Sharma at the Louis Philippe Pro Am Dinner
Mithun Perera lead from the front to shoot five-under, 67 at Karnataka Golf Association to ensure that his team Navratna Ahmedabad defended its Louis Philippe Cup title. This is Navratna Ahmedabad’s third Louis Philippe Cup title over four years of the tournament. Navratna Ahmedabad’s three-day total was 13-under 419 and tied with TAKE Chennai, but Ahmedabad’s final day score of six-under 138 gave them victory and a winning cheque of Rs. 36 lacs.

Navratna Ahmedabad L-R - Mithun Perera, Anura Rohana and Shankar Das
Winners Navratna Ahmedabad L-R - Mithun Perera, Devang shah (owner), Anura Rohana and Shankar Das
Khalin Joshi from Chennai collected a cheque of Rs. 7 lacs as he became the individual strokeplay winner with a 54-Hole total of 12-under par.

Khalin Joshi from Take Chennai wins the individual performer of the tournament
The tournament has ended and we all are waiting for Louis Philippe Cup 2016.

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