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Swingin’ end to golf tourney

An event awaited the whole year round by corporates of the eastern region and played out over four days at RCGC came to a close with a bang at The Oberoi Grand on July 27.

The Telegraph Cup Golf 2012 was four days of chip and putt, not just to score the best but also to forge new connections. While for the veterans, the tourney brought back a flood of memories, for others it was an experience that they had just started to cherish.

“This one was undoubtedly one of the best at RCGC played till now,” said Rajeev Takru, the director of McLeod Russel (the Williamson Magor Group), talking about this year’s Cup.

It was a different stroke from tournament director Brandon de Souza, tongue firmly in cheek. “It was a great event! For once, nobody got a heatstroke, nobody made golf a contact sport, no one got seriously ill... it was quite uneventful.”

The last night of the Cup had in store a live band belting out golden oldies like Mama Mia... while a busy bar counter kept the players and their guests in high spirits, till it was time to hand over the prizes to the men who wield the iron.

The Telegraph Cup Golf 2012 was bagged by defending champions Williamson Magor Group A. “It’s something we look forward to every year. We have been lucky enough to win it again this year. The competition is getting increasingly tough, with more and more participants. Next year, we will be back,” smiled Aditya Khaitan, with teammates Lakshman ‘Bunny’ Singh, Vivek Seth and Jayanta Gohain by his side.

After the award ceremony, it was all about making merry with bonds old and new over food and music, as DJ Hussain took over the console.