Kolkata Knight Riders successfully conducted the third edition of Knight Golf 2017 at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club on Thursday (11 May, 2017). The charity event saw KKR’s Head Coach Jacques Kallis, Assistant coach Simon Katich, and New Zealanders Colin De Grandhomme, and Trent Boult play the full round of golf with RCGC club members and corporate honchos of Kolkata. Gautam Gambhir, Yusuf Pathan, Sunil Narine, Surya Kumar Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot, Ishank Jaggi, Sheldon Jackson, Chris Woakes, Chris Lynn, Darren Bravo, Sanjay Yadav, Sayan Ghosh and Rovman Powell participated in the longest drive and putting championship.
“Knight Golf is KKR’s way of giving back to the community and staying relevant to our home city. Kolkata has given our team lot of support over the years and it is our pleasure to work for people of this city. Even the players love contributing to the cause by playing the round of golf,” said Mr Venky Mysore, CEO & MD, KKR.
The tournament played in the Texas Scramble format was won by the team of Mayauk Ray, Navneet Ganapathi, Bipin Shah and Venky Mysore. Colin De Grandhomme bagged two prizes by winning the longest drive award (330 yards), and also the runner-up trophy in the overall event.
In the non-golfer longest drive championship for the players who didn't play the full round, Chris Lynn bagged the trophy by hitting a 275 yard drive. Rovman Powell and Yusuf Pathan bagged the second and third runner up prizes by hitting 260 and 255 yards.
Sunil Narine won the putting championship. Chris Woakes and Darren Bravo finished first runner up and second runner up.