The eighth edition of IIM Golf Cup got underway at the Shillong Golf Course which was inaugurated by the Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma on October 29.
The inaugural tee off to commence the game was done by the Chief Information Commissioner of Meghalaya C. D. Kynjing.
The daysaw about 100 golfers from Northeast region which includes esteemed guests from various government ministries and armed forces such as. Tony Curtis Lyngdoh of the Indian National Congress, Maj. Geeta Mishra, and Maj. (Retd.) Dr. K. I. Singh. IIM Shillong is the first and only Indian B -School to host its own Golf Invitational Tournament with the first edition convened in the year 2009.
The two day prestigious tournament will see about 20 corporate representatives from industry majors such as Adobe, Aircel, Deutsche Bank, EY, HP, Oracle, Tata, United Spirits and VMWare.
With a view to connect top corporate professionals, esteemed government officials, local figureheads, and professional golf players with the management academia in a leisurely setting, IIM Shillong hosts its flagship event on the scenic Shillong Golf Course, known to be one of the few natural golf courses in Asia.
The game is organized on a stroke play format with players ranked on the basis of finishing the 18-hole course in the least number of strokes played.
The players are distinguished on three handicap grades of 0-12, 13-18 and 19-24 in separate categories for professional players, corporate representatives, and women. Prizes are organized in each of these categories along with separate prizes for the nearest to pin, longest drive, and straightest drive.