Record collection at Duke of Edinburgh Cup Charity Golf – Bangalore


Winning Team Arnav Chatterjee (first from Left) & Mihir Jayaraman(second from right) presented with the Trophy and invitation to the Duke of Edinburgh Cup 2024 World Final by Saif Mehkri Founder & Director – Bio-gen Extracts (2nd from Left) and Suresh Sud, Managing Director – Swagelok (Last from Left)

The 13th annual Duke of Edinburgh Cup in aid of Christel House Charity Golf Tournament hosted at Karnataka Golf Association (KGA), Bangalore last week ended with record funds collected to benefit Christel House India’s school for underprivileged children. Once again Bangalore’s corporate community led by Swagelok and Bio-Gen Extracts came together to support a great cause, collecting over Rs 61 lacs in donations.

Runner-up Team From L-R – Saif Mehkri & Arjun Malik with Suresh Sud, Swagelok

The tournament saw 112 golfers tee off, with one of the Bio-Gen teams, Arnav Chatterjee and Mihir Jayaraman claiming victory and earning the trip to Windsor Castle, England to represent India at the Duke of Edinburgh Cup World Final. 

From L-R – Ronak Mittal presented with the Best Individual Nett Trophy by NP Thimmaiah, MD-Manjushree Technopack

Ronak Mittal and Shyam Ramakrishna stood out as the top performers in the Nett and Gross Individual categories, respectively.

India’s top ranked star lady amateur Avani Prashanth, a brand ambassador of Cholamandalam Investment & Finance and Asian Games team member Khalin Joshi made special appearances at the tournament.


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Recognised as one of the leading charity golf events in the world, the two winners from this event will once travel to play in the prestigious ‘ Duke of Edinburgh Cup’ Charity golf World Finals in London which includes a round of golf at the private golf course of the Royal Family at Windsor Castle followed by a black tie sit down champagne dinner with a member of the Royal Family in the state ballroom of Windsor Castle – a unique , once in a lifetime, money can’t buy experience. 

In photo – Palo Alto Straightest Drive Winner Sunil Shetty presented with an Amazon Echo Show by Vineet Kshirsagar of Palo Alto Networks (on Left)

The tournament was played in a two member team format with the 18 hole total stableford scores of both team members adding up for the team score. 

In photo from L-R – Panthera Projects Closest To Pin Winner Parv Sud receiving his trophy from Aashray Goel, Panthera Projects

From L-R – Rishi Narain and Indur Hirani present a cheque of Rs. 61 Lakhs to Raju Shahani and Jaison Mathew of Christel House India


CATEGORY                NAME                          POINTS                     TEAM TOTAL

Winning Team          Arnav Chatterjee              37

                                    Mihir Jayaraman              39                          76

Runner Up Team       Arjun Malik                      39

                                    Saif Mekhri                      35                           74


CATEGORY                          NAME                                       SCORE

Best Individual Nett           Ronak Mittal                            39 Nett points

Best Individual Gross        Shyam Ramakrishna              30 Gross points


CATEGORY                                                      WINNER

Panthera August Closest To Pin                Parv Sud-10 inches from the Hole

Bio-gen  Longest Drive                                Vijay Devaiah-244 Yards 

 Palo Alto Straightest Drive                        Sunil Shetty-1cm From the line  





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