7th March 2023, Bengaluru – Brookfield Properties and The Leela Palace Bengaluru are making a significant stride to elevate the game of golf in India through their collaboration as Title Sponsors for the Karnataka Golf Association (KGA) Premiere League tournament popularly known as KPL. This contemporary format of the game concluded on March 3, 2023, with 24 teams vying for the top spot and the prestigious KPL Trophy. Cauvery Express (Owned by Nirod Kumar Lenka) received the coveted KGA Premier League Trophy while the Fanzart Eagles (Owned by Mr. Anil Lala) was the runner-up. The tournament, designed to be a thrilling experience, with a unique ‘IPL-like Format’ witnessed the participation of over 450 golfers and 500 attendees from the business community, along with members of the KGA. Several eminent personalities like Geetanjali Kirloskar – Director of Kirloskar Group, Kodandaram Ramaiah – Owner of MSR Hotels and Sitaram Shetty – Chairman of SNC Power Corporation Private Limited were part of the KPL.
As an extension of this association Brookfield Properties and The Leela Palace Bengaluru curated an exclusive 9-hole
shotgun format tournament on February 23, 2023, for the CXOs which was teed off by Vijay Amritraj, an ace Indian celebrity tennis player. The tournament also featured prominent names from the corporate world, such as Ranjan Biswas (Director, EY), Arjun Pratap ( a TedX Speaker and the CEO of EDGE, an AI-powered innovative HR tech provider), Dr. Mahesh Reddy (Director, Corporate Affairs & Projects – CSR, Dream Sports), Don Kyu Kim (from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea) and many such who engaged in some high-level corporate power play and kept the spectators on the edge of their seats. Another bespoke event ‘A masterclass with KGA golf champions’ is also on the cards.
Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Shantanu Chakraborty, Executive Vice President at Brookfield Properties, said, “We are excited to bring these exclusive experiences to our clients and partners across India. This partnership with KGA provided a bespoke platform for leaders from various walks of life to come together to connect, collaborate, exchange perspectives and bond over the game of golf.
Madhav Sehgal, General Manager of The Leela Palace Bengaluru added, “We at The Leela Palace Bengaluru are thrilled to be in association. With a shared vision and values, these initiatives promise exciting collaborations. We look forward to standing alongside Brookfield Properties in supporting and contributing to the growth of golf in India.”
Prithviraj Urs, President, KGA commented “I would like to begin by saying that it has been a great privilege for me to
have been to be part of this event and most importantly, to be able to play and enjoy the fellowship. I am delighted that Brookfield’s and The Leela, were are title sponsors for our KPL this year. They have brought in a wonderful hospitality angle, and we look forward to their partnership in the year ahead. The team at KGA led by Sanjay have also been simply superb.”
With such initiatives, Brookfield Properties and The Leela Palace Bengaluru are taking their partnership with the KGA to the next level, providing golf enthusiasts and partners with an opportunity to engage with the best golfers and experience the sport uniquely and memorably.