The Louis Philippe Cup 2018: Proud to host the ADT and PGTI Event!

The inaugural Louis Philippe Cup 2018 played out on a pristine Golfshire course, and was a thrilling success, judging by player reactions and the enthusiastic crowds. A USD 75000 Asian Development Tour and Professional Golf Tour of India co-sanctioned event, superb cards on the last two days after a quiet start saw Rahil Gangjee win by 3 strokes.

Rahil Gangjee with the TrophyThe final day was perfectly set up, with just 6 strokes separating the top 10 Golfers. As it turned out, consistency was rewarded handsomely: Gangjee was the only Golfer with sub-par rounds on all four days. Starting with rounds of 1-under each on Day 1 and 2, he returned a card of 2-under and capped off the tournament with a course record-equalling round of 7-under on Days 3 and 4.

It was exciting to watch Gangjee take command: who can forget his memorable win at the 2004 Volkswagen Masters in China, when he beat a star-studded field that included Nick Faldo, Ian Woosnam and Phillip Price? He notched up his 3rd win on the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) circuit, and this was his 2nd Asian Tour title of 2018, having already won the Panasonic Open in Japan.

Rashid Khan and Udayan Mane led at the start of the final day’s play, but ran into trouble on the back nine, carding 3 bogeys each on their way back to the clubhouse. Om Prakash Chouhan had 3 steady rounds, but a 4-Over on Day 3 meant that he had to settle for a joint second with Rashid. Marcus Both, one of the pre-tournament favourites, and Miguel Carballo, who along with Udayan set the course record on Day 1, struggled with consistency. Marcus was finally joint fourth with Udayan.

Aadil Bedi, the only amateur to make the cut, had a great tournament and came in joint 14th at 2-under. Bedi and Harimohan Singh are in the Asian Games squad, and the tournament proved to be ideal in preparing. Both had praise for the Prestige Golfshire course, considering it world-class in its layout, fairways and greens.

In other highlights, local lad Khalin Joshi had a great tournament too, ending up 5th with a 6-under. Tommy Mansuwan of Thailand scored a Hole-In-One on the second hole on Day 2.

The Golfers had to contend with challenging weather conditions – persistent wind and drizzles meant that there were only 19 sub-par scores through the tournament. Fifty one players had made the cut on Day 2, with the mark at 2-over.

Here are a few videos of action from the tournament:

Recap of Day 3 of Louis Philippe Cup

If you missed being on course yesterday, here is recap of Day 3 of #LouisPhilippeCup. Day 4 is already underway and we will have results here soon after the game is finished, Troon Troon International Asian Development Tour – ADT Professional Golf Tour of India Golf Digest India

Posted by Prestige Golfshire Club on Thursday, August 2, 2018

Meet our joint leader at 7 under par after Round 1 of #LouisPhilippeCup Miguel Carballo. Troon International Troon

Posted by Prestige Golfshire Club on Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Louis Philippe Cup – Day 1

Want to relive Day 1 of #LouisPhilippeCup? Here is a two and half minute capsule of Day 1 action.

Posted by Prestige Golfshire Club on Tuesday, July 31, 2018

 

It was a pleasure to host the tournament, and we look forward to bringing more such excitement to the course and the Club!

 

The Prestige Masters Series: Looking Back and Ahead

The Prestige Masters Series 2018 is half way through the qualifiers, with 3 highly enjoyable rounds completed and another 3 to come before the Series Finals in November.

The Prestige Masters Series 2018 – Finalists from the 3 Rounds

We have identified 30 finalists from the three rounds played so far. They will be joined by another 30 over the next three months, and the field will be set for the grand finale to be played in November.

The pre-monsoon showers and the early onset of the monsoons brought with them heavy winds – posing a formidable challenge to the competitors. The Golfers who participated have also enjoyed the testing pin positions we used across the rounds.

The tournament, conceived in 2015 as an effort to encourage competitive amateur golf in the region, has now become a fixture in the Indian golfing calendar, attracting participation from across the country and overseas too.

The winners of previous editions are Sonam Chugh,  Sumeru Bahuguna and Naveen Wahi.  Sonam had also won the World Corporate Golf Challenge in 2015, and turned Pro shortly after the Prestige Masters Series win.

There is of course the coveted, custom-designed series trophy to aspire to. The winner and runner- up of each qualifying round also receive trophies and for those who missed out on the top two spots, there are vouchers and prizes in form of lucky draw prizes. However, we believe that the main attraction for golfers from all over is the sheer joy of pitting their skills against other amateurs or professionals on a challenging and well-laid out course setup that ensure only the best on the day can come out with a good score.

The Prestige Masters Series has other elements to enhance the user experience – operations are entirely online, from registration to live updation of scores. Every round features a theme-based buffet for participants and the prizes include one for the best-dressed golfer of the day!

We launched the Prestige Golfshire Club Mobile App during the third round, allowing participants to register for tournaments from the Mobile and score the rounds while playing. The Live Leaderboard in the App lets participants as well as followers to track the scoring in real-time. If you would like to download the App for yourself, do visit the appropriate link amongst these two –


The US Open gets underway!

The 2018 US Open

Often referred to as the hardest championship amongst the golfing Majors, the United States Open is perhaps the truest test of true mettle and patience. The 124th edition returns to Shinnecock Hills, on Long Island, New York, after a gap of fourteen years. South African Retief Goosen was crowned champion here in 2004 when he overcame a determined Phil Mickelson to lift the sterling silver trophy for the second time. It was also the site of the famous David and Goliath like battle between Corey Pavin and Greg Norman where the former prevailed by two shots after a brilliant approach shot on the last hole.

Shinnecock Hills is an original member of the USGA and hosts the US Open for the fifth time. This year it is set up in the usual US Open style with thick rough lining up the narrow fairways on this 7445 yard par-70 Willie Davis design. The course also boasts of having the oldest clubhouse in the Unites States and was also the first club to allow lady members on its premises.

The championship has also inspired many a Hollywood film like Kevin Costner’s Tin Cup and Disney’s The Greatest Game Ever Played. Tin Cup is a story of a struggling former golf pro, who makes a stunning comeback in the US Open only to dramatically throw it all away on the last hole. Many top PGA Tour stars like Fred Couples, Corey Pavin and Peter Jacobsen made guest appearances in the movie. The role of young amateur champion Francis Ouimet, who won in 1913 at Brookline, is played to perfection by Shia La Beauf in The Greatest Game. Ouimet overcame legends like Harry Vardon and Ted Ray to lift the trophy. The youngest winner, however, was John McDermott in 1911 who was all of nineteen years and ten months!

Defending champion Brooks Koepka will be in the field along with three-time US Open Champion Tiger Woods. Tiger will be hoping to challenge for the title as his form seems to have returned as he continues his pursuit of the Jack Nicklaus’ record of eighteen major championships. Sharma at the US Open 2018

The hopes of our nation rest on the young shoulders of Shubhanker Sharma who has had a phenomenal year already and is riding on a string of strong performances on the PGA Tour. He teed off at 5.54 PM IST along with Thorbjørn Olesen and Patrick Rodgers, and is at 1 Over through 9 holes as we write. Justin Rose just rescued par with a great shot from the sand on the 13th.

We look forward to the action through the weekend!

Prestige Golfshire Fun Run in support of Manasa Orphanage

Hello there –

Have you ever thought about how lovely it would be to run around the golf course? Well, we have and we are very excited to be organising our first charitable fun run this coming Sunday 13 March in support of the Manasa Orphanage.

Here’s a little bit about our cause…Prestige Golfshire has been associated with the Manasa Orphanage in Chikballapur since 2014, an organization that works to provide education and shelter for underprivileged children. Following the event, the team will personally deliver proceeds to the orphanage. We are also proud to say Dr. Madhukar from the organization will be attending on the day. 

The run itself will be just over 2 miles long and will go through our picturesque front nine with amazing views of Nandi Hills. The starting point will be at our luxury guest villas before going onto the second hole tee box and through to the ninth hole running back into the clubhouse. For those of you who know our course, you will know that there are few places in Bangalore more refreshing first thing in the morning – definitely worth getting out of bed for!

Our team has even been warming up this week and getting some practice in, here’s a preview of what you can expect on Sunday.

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Not only will there be a great atmosphere for the run but there will be a lovely breakfast waiting for all our guests back at Falcon Greens restaurant following the  event along with fun family activities and games on the lawn for everyone to enjoy.

We are looking forward to a great day for a great cause and we sure hope you be able to join us!

What you need to know…

  • Entry Fee: 1500 -/ (proceeds will be donated to charity)
  • Registration starts at 6:30am at Guest Villa 120 (at the entrance to Prestige Golfshire) | Run will start at 7am sharp
  • You can sign up for the event at Prestige Golfshire clubhouse reception or call +919900042715
  • The run is open to members and non-members and welcomes all ages  – those taking part are welcome to walk or run – it’s the taking part that counts!

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