Can you name few Golf Championships ?
The way we understand the modern game of golf today originated in the 1400’s in Scotland before it spread its way to England and other parts of Europe. A game that consists mainly of a golf club and ball requires great persistence and skill on behalf of the player who’s prime objective is to hit the ball in as few shots as possible in order to shoot it in the hole.
There are several international championships such as the PGA Tours and World Golf Championship that continues to support and exalt this game on all levels across the world.
On an International Level
International PGA Tours– Large scale and highly competitive world tours are organized in close collaboration with the IGF. The tours take part on an annual basis where all the top golfers compete against each other in groups of 3 or 4.
World Golf Championship– Which is organized under the larger umbrella of the PGA, is a group of 4 annual events for professional golfers. This event first started in 1999, and till 2016 is one of the most prestigious events for any golfer.
Professional Golf Tour Of India– This tour which is organized in compliance with the PGA, was first played in 2006, and is a highly prestigious tournament for all professional golfers in India. The last season was played in 2014 where professional Indian golfer Shankar Das was the winner. Prior to this, astounding Indian golfers like Anirban Lahiri, and Ashok Kumar have dominated the score chart with their tremendous skill and performance on the course.
Amateur Golf Championship of India– The Indian Golf Union organizes this tournament every year, and the prime motive of this championship is to encourage the sport amongst those who are starting out in their professional golf careers. The 2015 winner for this tournament was the highly talented Priyanshu Singh.
All Indian Ladies Amateur Championship– Women have truly carved their name in this sport, and Sharmila Nicollet who is one of India’s most talented and inspiring golfers has bagged 11 professional wins and takes part in all major events and tournaments across Indian and beyond. This championship is to encourage Indian women to take part in the sport and to carve their own distinct niche.