New Delhi: Budding junior golfers of the country, including Vani Kapoor, will vie for top honours when the first edition of Callaway Golf Junior Tour tees off in India from October 22.
The tour will witness top junior golfers like Vani, Piyush Sangwan, Firoze Garewal, Abhishek Kuhar, Jairaj Sandhu, Sehar Atwal, Vrishali Sinha and Harshjit Sethi.
Callaway, in association with K&A Golf, will host eight golf leagues across major cities in India to choose the national winner.
Two winners will get a spot to play at the world`s biggest junior golf tournament, the Callaway Junior World Golf Championships in 2012, which will be held in San Diego.
The tour will be one of the most prestigious tournaments for budding golfers and will tee-off in Delhi and will move to other cities like Bangalore, Kolkata, Pune and Chandigarh by May 2012.
"Golf is one of the fastest growing sports in India but there are very limited opportunities available for the juniors compared to the general growth in the industry. We want to nurture talent at the grassroot level and want to prepare India to identify talent for Olympics," Vivek Mehta, Country Head Callaway Golf India, said.
"This is a platform where if they perform well, they will get a chance to become the best junior golfer of the country and move abroad and compete internationally," he added.
The Callaway Junior World Golf Championship has grown from 475 juniors participating from seven countries initially to 1100 participants every year representing 54 countries.