Kolkata: India’s largest and oldest junior golf event, the Inter-School Golf: Tolly Indian Championship began its 16th edition at Tollygunge Club today after one year of hiatus as the young golfing talents of the country will be seen representing their respective schools in the nation’s biggest stage of junior golf.
The two-day championship which began its journey in 2005 ran uninterruptedly for 15 fifteen years straight but because of the worsening covid situation in the country, the organizers were left with no other option but to postpone the event which was previously scheduled to be held in 2020 to 2021.
Much to the delight of the onlookers, Golf will again take the centre stage in the city of joy as near about 100 promising golfers are expected to take part in this two-day golfing extravaganza. The format and structure of the event will remain the same as it has been in its previous editions.
There will be 6 divisions for the participants, namely:-
Open Category Under 9 years
Open Category Under 13 years
Open Category Over 13 years
Under 9 years for Girls
Under 13 years for Girls
Over 13 years for Girls
The tournament is in a four-ball better-ball stroke play format.
The top juniors in the fray include Rakshik Basu, Suveer Kapoor, Anshul Mishra, Aditya Khaitan from open over 13 division; Sinjini Mukherjee, Anaahat Bindra from over 13 girls division; Varish Mohta and Rayan Sao from open under 13 division to name a few.