Mercedes-Benz National Finals – 21st Annual edition


Mercedes National Final winners with Martin Schwenk (3rd from Left – CEO & MD, Mercedes-Benz India Limited)

Mercedes-Benz India hosted the national final of its annual golf event at Oxford Golf & Country Club, Pune.  A total of 51 players who had qualified from 17 different regional events were invited to compete for three spots (one each from three categories) to represent India at the Mercedes Trophy World Finals in Stuttgart, Germany in September this year.

The event included a welcome dinner with senior management of Mercedes Benz India, a visit to the Mercedes Benz manufacturing plant where players enjoyed a breath taking off road driving experience, a practice round and the 18-hole tournament.

Anupama to go to British Open

Martin Schwenk (CEO & MD, Mercedes-Benz India Limited) & Anupama Vatal (Winner – Drive to Major)

The incredible Drive to Major prize was won by Anupama Vatal of Bangalore who hit her drive on the 16th to just 2 inches of the centre line. She wins a once in a lifetime trip to the 150th British Open championship at St Andrews Scotland, next month as a guest of Mercedes-Benz who are the official automobile partners of the The Open Championship.  

Mercedes-Benz Executive Winner 

L-R - Murali Kartik (Ex-cricketer), Amit Thete (Mercedes-Benz Executives Category) & Ajit Agarkar (Ex-cricketer)

 Winner – Amit Thete (centre, Head Marketing Operations, Mercedes-Benz India) with ex-cricketers Murali Kartik & Ajit Agarkar 

Mercedes Trophy National Final Winners:

                                Name                             City                                       Points

Category A         Eshaan Shiv Eti              Hyderabad                              37

L-R - Martin Schwenk (CEO & MD, Mercedes-Benz India Limited) & Eshaan Shiv Eti

L-R – Martin Schwenk (CEO & MD, Mercedes-Benz India Limited) & Eshaan Shiv Eti (Winner – Category A)

Category B          Amit Bhatti                      Delhi                                       38

Category C        Nitin Gupta                        Delhi                                       42

On Course Contests 

Contest                                                   Winner                            Results

Ballantine’s Longest Drive #5                   H P Arora                              272 yards

Omega Closest to Pin #14                       Rishikesh Dandekar               4’ 7”

Partha Mukherjee (National Retail Head, Omega) with Rishikesh Dandekar (WInner – Omega Closest to Pin)


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