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Highly anticipated 12th Annual Golf Tournament coming up soon

Like in the last several years, the Sports Committee plans to continue with the motto of spreading goodwill and fellowship through sports.

What started off as a challenge on the greens of the US Club in south Bombay in 2008 has flourished and blossomed into a full-blown tree which is now known as the Annual Golf Tournament of the Rotary Club of Bombay. It attracts all the talents in the Club and has also led to quiet inquiries about participation from non-members.

Though the first event had attracted a modest 17 players, by the time the sixth edition was played in January, 2013, their number had doubled to 32, of varying age groups from 10-70. This event has become one of the flagship events in our Rotary calendar and participants and members of the club look forward to this tournament every year. We are pleased to inform you that this will be the twelfth year, since the tournament started in 2008.

And all thanks to Moy Biswas, the de facto chief of all sporting activities of the Rotary Club of Bombay who has gone to great lengths to make the event such a resounding success. Working quietly behind the scenes, the family and the office staff of Moy have also played a significant role in the growth of the tournament.

In the year 2010, the Biswas family instituted a specially-designed golf trophy from Singapore, which is a rotating trophy awarded to the winner of the annual tournament.

The preparatory work started 12 months in advance on the twelfth edition of the contest, which is scheduled to be held on the greens of the Willingdon Sports Club on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The first tee-off will be at 9 am.

President Vijay Jatia will begin this tournament by a ceremonial tee off at 8.55 am. The post-tournament prize
distribution ceremony including a fellowship attracts even more members, most of them being non-golfers, and out-numbering the participants and including several Past and future Presidents. This year the award ceremony and fellowship will be held at the popular ‘Cabbage Patch’ of Willingdon Sports Club from 1.30 pm onwards when President Vijay Jatia will present awards to the winners and special mementoes to all participants. Your family members are welcome to join this ceremony especially for the fellowship.

Who wins the tournament in 2019 remains to be seen, but already there is a buzz about the event and avid golfers are looking forward to the morning of Saturday, January 12, 2019. Those interested in taking part in the tournament are requested to get in touch with Moy Biswas, (Mobile no. 9820051887 and Email id moybiswas@ gmail.com).

PAST WINNERS
2008 S.K. Mitra
2009 Anil Goyel
2010 Rohini Chowgule
2011 Dev Thukral
2012 Dev Thukral
2013 Rohini Chowgule
2014 Kush Shah
2015 Dinesh Lal
2016 Kush Shah
2017 Bhavya Jain
2018 Rohini Chowgule

 

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