Eighteen teams with eighteen players in each team to kick start the inaugural Delhi Golf Club League, a precursor to the Asian Tours DGC Open.
The inaugural Delhi Golf League featuring 18 teams of 18 players each with a mentor and coach with each teamed owned after a payment of Rs 15 lakh, will be played at India’s second oldest course in the heart of the capital from October 14. The match play tournament will be played on the four-ball better-ball format. It involves two players on each team play their ball. The low score or better ball, between the two on each hole, is taken as the team’s score for that hole. Other major clubs from Kolkata, Mumbai and Bengaluru running their league was a motivation while the ‘standard set by DCG members would ensure 31% of the participants are single handicap players’.
Each owner can pick 10 players who must be the club’s members, At least one player must be over 70 and there must be a woman and only one player below the age of 20. The tournament does not have any price money the owner is not looking for their ROI to start with while the marketing was by approaching members and their friends. The league will comprise a round-robin stage followed by knockouts, further, in the playoff, the teams will field seven pairs, the 18 teams will be in four groups and two each will be qualified for the Quarterfinals.
Gaurav Ghei one of the most prominent DCG players and thrice winners of the Asian tour and twice Indian open champion will be among the mentors.