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Leadership, links, and excellence: Golf and insights from the Bengaluru regional round

Walking the fairways of prestige golfshire club, where every swing during the Bengaluru Regional Round told a story of leadership, connections, and the relentless pursuit of excellence

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Published: Jan 29, 2024 04:56:07 PM IST

Leadership, links, and excellence: Golf and insights from the Bengaluru regional round

At the charming Prestige Golfshire Club in Bengaluru, a captivating blend of golfing prowess, camaraderie, and a relentless pursuit of excellence defined the Bengaluru Regional Round. Held on January 13, 2024, the event showcased skillful play, the spirit of leadership, and connections shared among passionate participants.

Anticipation at Sunrise

The day began at 10 am with enthusiastic participants gathering for a day immersed in golfing excellence. The air buzzed with excitement as players geared up for what promised to be a memorable experience.

Dynamic Leaders and Golf Enthusiasts

Leadership, links, and excellence: Golf and insights from the Bengaluru regional round

In the second segment of the HSBC Golf League - Walk the Talk, an exclusive interview featured Arjun Pratap, CEO of Edge Networks, and Kanwaljit Singh, Founder and Managing Partner of Fireside Ventures. The conversation delved into their golfing routines, with Arjun considering weekend golf a religious commitment, while Kanwaljit aimed for four to six times a month.

Shifting to the broader role of sports, particularly golf, in business networking, Arjun stressed the game's intrinsic value beyond its networking potential. Both leaders acknowledged the increasing interest of younger professionals in golf, recognizing its role in fostering resilience, temperance, and a unique networking perspective.

The discussion concluded with insights into traits these leaders seek in budding entrepreneurs. Kanwaljit emphasized the significance of passion, considering sports a mirror of one's personality. Expressing a hypothetical wish, both leaders envisioned playing a round of golf with founders before investment decisions, recognizing its potential to reveal valuable aspects of their personalities and problem-solving abilities.

HSBC Golf Tournament and Banking Ecosystem

Leadership, links, and excellence: Golf and insights from the Bengaluru regional round

In an exclusive press meet, Ranganath Ananth, Head of Distribution at HSBC India, Retail Bank, and Wealth Management, discussed the ongoing HSBC Golf Tournament, focusing on its Bengaluru leg. He expressed satisfaction with Prestige Golfshire Club as a premium venue, highlighting its significance.

Ranganath detailed HSBC's strategy beyond banking, emphasizing the commitment to promote golf and create a comprehensive banking ecosystem. This integration aimed to connect with a wider audience, showcasing a holistic approach to community engagement.

While recognizing the challenges of event organization, Ranganath praised Thriwe's seamless execution of the tournament. These insights, shared during the Bengaluru regional round, added depth to the event, showcasing diverse industry perspectives and a commitment to both the game and professional development.

Navigating the Greens

Leadership, links, and excellence: Golf and insights from the Bengaluru regional round

Stepping onto the meticulously designed fairways of Prestige Golfshire Club, participants embraced a day of challenges and triumphs.

Leadership, links, and excellence: Golf and insights from the Bengaluru regional round

The championship-level course, renowned for its scenic beauty, set the stage for an extraordinary display of skill and sportsmanship.

Leadership, links, and excellence: Golf and insights from the Bengaluru regional round

Golf Clinic and More

Following the initial tee-offs at 11:30 am, the day featured a golf clinic at 3:00 pm. This wasn't just about lessons; it was an opportunity for golf enthusiasts to refine their skills and build connections with like-minded individuals who shared a passion for the sport.

Culmination of Triumph

Leadership, links, and excellence: Golf and insights from the Bengaluru regional round

As the clock approached 4:30 pm, participants concluded their rounds, and the prize distribution ceremony took center stage. Recognizing outstanding performances, it was a moment to celebrate dedication, precision, and the true spirit of the game on this challenging course.

Along with Ranganath Ananth other guests, Nikhil Singhal - Executive Director & National Manager-Global Private Banking, HSBC India, Nitin Mathur - Head of Customer Propositions, HSBC India, were also at the event and distributed the awards to the winners with enticing goodies and cash prizes as tokens of their outstanding achievements.

A Toast to Victory

With formalities behind them, the evening seamlessly transitioned into a social affair. Cocktails and dinner created the perfect setting for participants and attendees to unwind, share stories, and forge connections beyond the golf course.

Harmonizing with Live Tunes

Leadership, links, and excellence: Golf and insights from the Bengaluru regional round

The ambiance was elevated by a live band performance, resonating through the night air. Music and rhythm blended with the echoes of the day's accomplishments, providing a fitting conclusion to the Bengaluru Regional Round.

Upcoming Regional Round in Hyderabad & Mumbai

Expect another exhilarating display of skill, strategy, and sportsmanship in the next rounds scheduled in Hyderabad at Boulder Hills Golf & Country Club on 10th February 2024 and in Mumbai at Willingdon Sports Club on 16th February 2024.

Beyond Bengaluru: The Journey Continues

The significance of the event extended far beyond Prestige Golfshire Club. Winners will now compete at the grand finale at the Oxford Golf Club in Pune, underscoring the event's impact and creating a sense of continuity for those who excelled in Bengaluru.

The Bengaluru Regional Round at Prestige Golfshire Club wasn't just a tournament but a narrative of excellence, sportsmanship, and an enduring love for the game. As the sun set on the event, it left a legacy of shared moments, new connections, and insights into leadership, links, and excellence.

Due to an overwhelming response and enthusiasm from participants in Delhi and Mumbai, we are excited to announce that the Golf League will be extended with an additional round in these cities. Thank you for making the Golf League a huge success, and we look forward to more rounds of golfing fun.

Golf League app users can anticipate exclusive benefits in the unfolding second season, highlighting a commitment to enhancing the golfing experience through technology and excellence.

With HSBC Premier, the opportunities are aplenty to help you explore the sport and much more!

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Download The Golf League app today and begin your golfing journey.

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