Kochi hosts the first tournament of the BMW Golf Cup International 2018 edition.
Kochi. BMW India kick starts its India edition of the largest amateur golf tournament – The BMW Golf Cup International 2018 in Kochi today. The much-awaited Golf tournament will be held at spectacular golf courses across thirteen cities in India.
The BMW Golf Cup International includes over 100,000 amateur golfers from more than 50 countries, playing in more than 800 tournaments on breathtaking golf courses around the world. An exclusive, invitation-only event, the BMW Golf Cup International 2018 is open to golfers who are members of recognised golf clubs in country. The winners of the qualification tournaments from each Indian city qualify to compete at the National Final. The national winners will come together at the BMW Golf Cup International 2018 World Final, which is played at one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world.
Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “Since its inception, BMW India has been a long-standing promoter of Golf sport in the country. Resonating the values of exclusivity, aesthetics and perfection, the BMW Golf Cup International offers a fantastic opportunity for amateur golfers to hone and showcase their talent at some of the best golf courses in the country. The BMW Golf Cup International is always one of the key highlights of the year and a title that all amateur golfers are keen to win. We have witnessed impressive performances today and we congratulate the winners of the Kochi tournament who have qualified for national final.”
BMW India dealers identify amateur golfers amongst BMW owners who would be interested in participating in the tournament. The tournaments is held in accordance with the rules of the respective local golf club. The BMW Golf Cup International 2018 has three categories, A (for handicaps up to 12), B (for handicaps 13 – 28) and Ladies Category (for handicaps up to 28).
The Winners of BMW Golf Cup International 2018 in Kochi are as follows:
Winner – Mr. Kalapilla Thomas Jacob
1st Runner Up – Mr. Alex P Antony
2nd Runner Up – Mr. G Sukesh
Longest Drive (Men) – Mr. DK Singh
Closest to the Pin (Men) – Mr. Anand Menon
Straight Drive (Men and Women) – Mr. Kurien C George and Ms. Gigi Filipose
BMW Golf Cup International
BMW Golf Cup International, one of the world’s largest amateur golf tournament series can trace its roots back a quarter of a century to a British-based initiative that ran on its own for five years before going international. The tournament started as the BMW Invitation Tournament in UK. It has now developed into a global series with 1,000 qualifying tournaments involving 100,000 players in up to 50 countries. The best players from each nation qualify for the highlight, the BMW Golf Cup International World Final.