Pune: Around 80 captains of the corporate world from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and India, many of them accomplished golfers, will participate in the inaugural edition of the Standard Chartered South Asia Golf Tournament on November 24th and 25th at the Aamby Valley Golf Resort and Oxford Golf Resorts, Pune, respectively
The players will compete in the Stableford points format over 18 holes on the first day in three handicap categories to determine the Corporate Champions of South Asia. The second day will see a friendly format, played over 18 holes. A number of skill contests such as longest drive, closest to pin, straightest drive etc will keep the interest factor high.
Among those in action include Sunil Kaushal, Regional Chief Executive, India and South Asia, Standard Chartered Bank; Aditya Khaitan, Director, McNally Bharat Engineering Company Limited who recently represented India at the World Corporate Golf Challenge in South Africa; David D’souza, Director, Garden City Fashions of Bangalore and recent winner of the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Cup Golf in London.
Other corporate participants who will attend the greens include Giam Ming Toh, CEO, Singapore Airlines, Mickey Doshi, Managing Director-Credit Suisse; Shirish Godbole, MD-Morgan Stanley; Jaideep Bhattacharya, MD-Baroda Pioneer AMC Ltd, Vivek Kudva, MD-Franklin Templeton Group; Kuldip Kaura, CEO & MD-ACC Cement; Sunil Prakash, CEO-Uttam Steel; Alok Gupta, President-Essar Investments; Jayant Dua, MD-Birla Sun Life Insurance and Vijay Chauhan, Chairman, Parle Products.