The Tolly Monsoon CUp in association with the Telegraph at Tollygunge club was made colourful by young guns and passionate vets. t2 putted about
Helen Feuillat, who took to the sport two years ago, stood out in her on-trend red cropped pants. “I love the challenges and the frustrations of the game,” she said.
Siddhi Kapur, 14, has been playing the game for the last four years. Don’t be fooled by her size, she can keep her focus even after a ‘surprise’ from a wriggly green snake. “My dad Vicky Kapur inspired me to take up the game,” smiled the self-confessed “chatterbox” who finds it a little hard to be “all serious during the game”.
Chandni Sehgal, 24, picked a wacky pair of bright pink shorts on play day. “I prefer a more flamboyant style while playing,” said the youngster who tees off as early as 5am on practice days.
Isha Kapoor, 14, loves the game for the concentration it requires. “I want to turn pro someday,” she said.
we are family!
Here is a tale of role reversal where father Arvind Saraogi was inspired to hit the greens after daughter Mamata, 13, started playing well. “I love the fact that you compete against yourself in golf,” she said. The duo later won the best nett prize for day two.
Brothers Anmol (13) and Anshul Mahajan (10) (picture above) like playing all kinds of sport and felt like taking up the game after watching their father and grandfather play. “I quite like playing in the monsoon. It’s almost as fun as football,” said Anmol.
from 75 to 7!
You’re never too old to rock ’n’ roll. Or to chip ’n’ putt. Colonel
P. Andrews, 75, and S.N. Agarwal, 64, prefer playing golf in the winters. But the rains aren’t half bad either, they say. What motivates the seniors to keep playing? “Passion for the game,” smiled Andrews.
Rakshik Basu, 7, (left) and Aroush Tagore, 8, were the tiniest tots to form a team. Rakshik was inspired by elder brother Abhikanks (who won second place in the Tolly Monsoon Cup). Aroush divides his time between studies, chess as well as golf!
Winners of The Tolly Monsoon Cup (from left) Rajesh Goenka and Virendra, with club president C.S. Bedi at the awards ceremony on Sunday evening.
roll of honour
The Tolly Monsoon Cup
Rajesh Goenka, Virendra
Abhikanks Basu, Kushay Kejriwal
Hiranmoy Gon, Probir K. Bose
Best Gross Score
Sanjay Gupta, Imran Ali Mollah
Overall: Sidarth Rai
Day One: S. Bajoria
Day Two: Devdeep Datta Gupta
Day Three: Mayukh Ray
Day One: Pradeep Bhaumick, Atanu Mukherjee
Day Two: Mamta Saraogi, Arvind Saraogi
Day Three: Alok Kr Mitra, Abhijit Sen
Juniors Best Nett
Viraj Khanna, Sumant Lenka
Ladies Best Nett
Monisha Ajmera, Oona Khanna
Seniors Best Nett
9 holes winners: Prodyut Sinha, Subimal Mukherjee
9 holes runners-up: P.N. Chowdhury, Mukul Ray
18 holes winners: Sayeed Kidwai, H.M. Parekh
18 holes runners-up: S.K. Saha, S. Samaddar