One Of A Kind Corporate Golf Ranking Introduced In India, Rana Kapoor, CEO, YES Bank, First One To Sign Up
“A true corporate golfer in the real sense is a person who not only plays good golf but also runs and manages his company well. There is a great sense of satisfaction in promoting these aspects that generally do not get promoted," said Mr. Kushagr Ansal, Ansal Housing
Mr. Rana Kapoor ( MD & CEO - YES Bank) – was the first member to sign up for the Corporate Golf Ranking launched by World CGR on 9th January 2018. Recognising the efforts of Mr. Suneal Mangal in creating the first of its kind concept in corporate golf ‘Corporate Golf Rankings’ which will be launched in India and then be taken across the world in 18 countries identified by IMG- Reliance.
Mr. Ansal (Ansal Housing), Mr. Talwar (DLF) and Mr. Roach (Hughes Network Systems) as the first few active members of CGR were inducted officially in the press conference on the 9th of January 2018 at The LALIT, New Delhi.
Mr. Anant Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Electricals, also launched www.worldcgr.com, a unique web-based ranking system for corporate that takes into factor a person’s designation, the percentage increase in company’s net worth, market capitalization and performance in CGR Golf tournaments. "We are delighted to be a part of CGR. Bajaj Electricals has always actively promoted various sports like Kabaddi, Badminton, Marathon and now Golf. Golf is a unique sport where the player spends hardly 10% of the time actually hitting the ball and the rest of the time is spent on planning and strategizing much like a business. Both require a strong sense of discipline and integrity. Moreover, Golf is probably the only game which tests your character by rewarding players who remains calm under pressure”, said Bajaj.
Mr. Kushagr Ansal, Ansal Housing said, “A true corporate golfer in the real sense is a person who not only plays good golf but also runs and manages his company well. There is a great sense of satisfaction in promoting these aspects that generally do not get promoted. When I was first told about this venture, I was very excited, as I have always been a big golfer. I immediately cut the cheque when I heard about this. On the golf course, we discuss family and business. Bringing this concept to golf is going to be a huge success.”
” I congratulate Suneal on his success of bringing his dream into fruition. As golf continues to grow, there is a meaningful way for people to get together and participate, and this is one of those ways”, said Pranav Roach of Hughes Network Systems.
The network will have 11000 members by Invitation only, reaching out to 200 golf clubs and more than 300 corporate houses. Each member will get CALLAWAY discount vouchers multiple times throughout the year along with CALLAWAY special vouchers to CGR members. The top 60 corporate golfers from the 30 categories who qualify for the grand finale will get a Callaway golf bag, special discount vouchers from CALLAWAY (valid for 1 year). The top three finishers in the grand finale will receive prizes from a theme of ‘what money can’t buy’.
“Golf has long been the game of corporate and business people. This isn’t about being elitist, it’s about creating a membership that shares common values and interests, and at the same time provide an engaging golfing and networking platform for all stakeholders – members and sponsors alike. We are excited to partner with CGR on this innovative initiative which helps us reaching our customers directly, The concept is fairly unique and Suneal has managed to get everyone from corporates and the various aspects. Fortunately, it is one those platforms where like-minded corporate golfers can come together and network, and it is scalable.” said Mr. Prashant Singh, General Manager, Callaway Golf India.
Suneal Mangal (Imaginator, CGR) “ ‘Imagination is more important than knowledge’ – Albert Einstein. CGR has embarked upon the plan to create a worldwide network of corporate golfers to facilitate networking, recognition & celebration of the premium & affluent segment that constitutes the golfing community, lends itself to up-selling opportunities for luxury brands, high end hospitality services & content for media houses through this first of its kind concept in corporate golf globally. The whole idea behind this is to create a network of corporate golfers.It’s a first of its kind endeavour in corporate golf and we hope to make this a success in India and take it across the world”.
Major General Bhushan, DG, Indian Golf Union, said, “Any good initiative in golf will be supported by us. This is a unique initiative. All the amateurs playing golf in the country, come under the umbrella of IGU”. “This has been Suneal’s dream for 15-20 years. I have been involved in this dream of his by over 12 years or so. We hope to take this forward, and wish all the best to Suneal”, said Rajiv Hora, Secretary, Delhi Golf Club.
CGR will feature a golf tournament and fourball parties in Delhi, Mumbai and other metros culminating into a grand finale wherein the top 60 golfers will play over 3 days.
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