5-city Indian swing of GEC Open kicks off with qualifying round in Golden Greens

5-city Indian swing of GEC Open kicks off with qualifying round in Golden Greens

India’s only link style golf course, Golden Greens Golf Resort in Delhi NCR hosted the inaugural golf round of 2017 GEC Open five city Indian tour. Over 110 top corporates and business leaders gathered together at the Par 72 Championship layout by legendary Dr. Martin Hawtree for a round of competitive golf and networking luncheon.  GEC Open in the association with the OMA Emirates, the prestigious international tournament, is currently in its 4th edition where its set to host 26 golf rounds in 18 countries engaging over 2400 top corporate and under the aegis of 800+ global organizations.

With a coveted spot at the world final of GEC Open – Dubai Corporate Golf World Cup –  up for grabs, the tournament saw some seriously low scores and nail-biting finishes. Anmol Puri, Director, Monitor Deloitte returned with only under par round of the day at the tough Golden Greens to emerge champion with the best Nett score at 44 points. Anmol has booked his berth at the World Final of the GEC Open in association with the OMA Emirates where he will team up with national winners from 4 other Indian cities to present Indian challenge at the World Final.

Ecstatic on his hard-fought victory, Anmol said: “I am so glad to have won today. The course conditions were just perfect for my game. I made three birdies but was consistent with my two putts and that paid off in the end. I am really looking forward to competing in Dubai world final and bring the World Cup home along with my teammates.”

Dubai Corporate Golf World Cup will be played later this year on 13th and 14th of December at two world-class golf courses in Dubai amongst winners from 18 countries. GEC Open is an initiative to bring leading global organizations and executives on a unified platform; growing the bond and strength of business while working to improve the lives of others through charitable causes.

GEC Open round in Delhi NCR was the eleventh event in a series of national qualifying rounds scheduled to culminate at the DCGWC later this year. Prior to Delhi, the 2017 GEC Open organized successful events in Ghana, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Nepal, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Botswana, South Africa and Mauritius to name a few. The tour will now move on to host events in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Jamshedpur, Bhubaneswar, Bahrain, Singapore, China and Indonesia. With humble beginnings in 2014 in just one country, GEC Open has grown into a global platform for networking and a nursery for everlasting friendships and international business relations.

“We are glad to bring the GEC Open tournament to India and the response from Indian golfing fraternity has been tremendous at the inaugural event in Delhi NCR and Golden Greens Golf Resort. The participants had a great time and the event was the right combination of competitive golf and networking for potential business opportunities. Hopefully, with their support, we’ll be able to make GEC Open one of the most celebrated events on the capital’s golfing calendar. We will continue to expand this platform and associate GEC Open with more golfers and corporates across the globe.”, said Tushar Sahoo, MD, GEC Open.

GEC Open brings together leading global organizations and executives on a common platform through golf. GEC works to improve the lives of others through charitable causes while growing the bond & strength of business between corporate leaders.

A special note thanks to our sponsors- OMA Emirates, bizgolf, CNBC, Indigo Airlines, The New Indian Express, Club Mahindra, Callaway India, Kingfisher and host venue Golden Greens Golf Resort