Bengaluru, September 19: More than 500 golfers from all over the country will descend at Karnataka Golf Association course from Thursday for the 10th Sara Futura Karnataka Golf Festival.
The 10th Sara Futura KGF will also serve as the Official Qualifiers for the World Amateur Golfers Championship (WAGC), scheduled at Johor, Malaysia, in end October this year. Five winners from each of the five handicap categories over four days will represent India in one of the largest amateur championships in the world.
The tournament will also witness participation from celebrities who have earned top laurels for India from various sports. Some of the prominent names include Local boy and Indian National Cricketer Karun Nair, former cricketers like Ajit Agarkar, Venkatapaty Raju, S Badrinath, Sujit Somsundar and Ashwini Nachappa. The list of celebrities would also include famous Kannada and Telugu actor Akul Balaji and Charu Sharma.
Already over 100 outstation golfers from cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Kolhapur, Ramgarh, Kochi, Chennai, Dehradun, Chandigarh, Mysore, Pathankot, Lucknow, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, and Kolkata have confirmed participation.
Among star attractions this year will be youngsters Kshitij Naved Kaul and Harimohan Singh, who recently represented India at the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang. Conducting golf clinics for newbies will be top Indian professional women golfers Neha Tripathi and Anisha Padukone. Former India wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani is also expected to grace this year’s event.