As the LET professionals compete for the trophy at the Hero Indian Women’s Open, girls from across India have gathered together at the DLF Golf and Country Club for an Achievers’ Camp that aims to inspire the next generation of female golfers. As was the case in its inaugural year last year, the 2018 camp will be taking place on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the main event, but this time it’s bigger and better. Almost 40 girls, have travelled to the impressive venue not just from Delhi, but also from Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai and Chennai. Over the three days, they will enjoy a packed programme that includes a series of presentations and clinics, as well as the opportunity to watch high quality golf out on the course – a truly unique experience.
After a welcome from LET player Liz Young, (above), the girls were treated to a clinic led jointly by Camille Chevalier and Carly Booth, and their first day finished with a presentation that highlighted the importance of knowing and understanding the rules. Today (Saturday), the girls are watching some of the top female golfers in the world out onto the course and will have a packed afternoon that includes a fitness session, some clinics and a presentation from General Secretary of the Women’s Golf Association of India, Champika Sayal.
The LET’s Director of Development, Mike Round, said: “This camp is a great example of how a professional sports event can be used to inspire, educate and motivate those at the early stages of their playing careers. The organisers of the event have been extremely helpful and the LET’s players have been very supportive.”
The final day will begin with a behind-the-scenes tour of the tented village and then, after watching the climax of the tournament, the girls will be involved with the prize-giving ceremony.
The camp has been co-ordinated by the K&A Golf in partnership with the LET and is being supported by Hero, the Women’s Golf Association of India and The R&A.