Mumbai : The Mumbai leg of the 15th annual Mercedes Trophy, the world’s largest amateur golf tournament, will tee off on Wednesday at the Willingdon Sports Club, Mumbai. Around 250 golfers will tee off over a period of 3 days (28th to 30th January 2015), where the format of play will be Double Peoria in two handicap categories and there will be six National Finals spots up for grabs.
The unique format of adjusting handicaps of players each day enables more golfers to have a chance of qualifying for the National Finals. The Mercedes Trophy sees participation from over 60,000 golfers in 50 countries worldwide. The Drive to Major contest will enable one golfer to travel to the British Open Championship at St Andrews, Scotland this July and compete for a chance to play on the championship course the day immediately after the tournament.
The winners from the qualifying rounds being held in 14 cities – Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Pune, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Jamshedpur, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Delhi and Lucknow, will then compete at the National Finals in Pune.
The National finals will be held at Oxford Golf and Country Club from 25th to 27th March 2015. The three winners at the National Finals will participate in the Mercedes Trophy World Finals – at Stuttgart, Germany in September against winners from all over the world.
As an interesting aspect of the event, Mercedes-Benz will host a golf clinic for beginners held by certified trainer Suresh Vasudevan at the venue while the tournament is on.
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