Hero Women's Indian Open 2018

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Name of the Event
Hero Women's Indian Open 2018
18th - 21st October 2018
DLF Golf & Country Club (www.dlfgolfresort.com)
DLF Phase 5, Gurugram 122009

Tournament Contacts
Tournament Director:
Joao Pinto
email: Joao.Pinto@ladieseuropeantour.com
Phone: +44 7816 173 672
Event Co-ordinator:
Claire Fry
email: claire.fry@ladieseuropeantour.com
Phone: +44 7811 991 784
Player Contact:
Bandana Jha
email: hwio2018bookings@gmail.com
Phone: +91 981 186 2223
Tournament Structure
120 players
72-holes Stroke Play
60 professionals and ties after Round 2
Prize Money:
USD 500,000. The winning prize will be USD 75,000 unless informed otherwise.
Withholding Tax:
Entry Closing Date:
Wednesday 26th September, 1700 Hrs
Registration Fee, Date & Time:
INR 6,500 (Professional)
INR 4,000 (Amateur) On 15th & 16th Oct 0700 - 1800 Hrs
Schedule of Events
Mon 15th Nov
Official Practice Days.07:30 – 08:45 (2-balls only tee 1 & tee 10)
09:00 – 15:00 from the 1st tee (players can start at tee 10 if hole 9 is clear)
Tues 16th Oct
Official Practice Days.07:30 – 08:45 (2-balls only tee 1 & tee 10)
09:00 – 15:00 from the 1st tee (players can start at tee 10 if hole 9 is clear)
Wed 17th Oct
Tournament Pro-Am AM & PM Shotgun Starts (07:00 & 12:30)
No on course practice tee times available.
Thurs 18th – Sun 21st Oct
Rounds 1-4: – Tee times TBC
Estimated Finishing Time
(subject to change)
16:00 Sunday 21st October

Caddies are mandatory for all 4 Tournament rounds. No trolleys allowed during Tournament rounds.

Caddie fees: Rs 2,000/- Per round (Tip Optional)
Booking: hwio2018bookings@gmail.com

Pull trolleys available for practice rounds at no cost, please book trolleys on arrival.

Booking for local caddies must be made by returning the booking form to hwio2018bookings@gmail.com

Official Functions
Friday 19th Oct
Official Dinner
Starting at 19:00
DLF Golf & Country Club, Pavilion
Dress Code
Cat 1(Smart dress trousers/dresses/skirts)
There will be a buffet dinner, and players may bring ONE guest.
Wed 17th Oct
Pro-Am Prize Presentations
An informal presentation will take place after play of Pro-Am 2. Best teams from both days required for the presentation.
Players Hospitality

Dress Code
Category2: Golf Wear Dress Code: Cat 2: Golf Attire
Sun 21st November
Tournament Presentation

Next to 18th green (Mandatory for the Top 3 and ties, plus Top Indian Player)
Players Services
A Doctor will be onsite from Monday through to Sunday of tournament week. Doctor’s contact can be obtained from WGAI office.
LET physio will be onsite from Monday 15th October. They will be located in the players’ locker room on the lower floor of the pavilion.
Bag Storage
Located underneath the pro shop, and will be open at 05:20 every morning.
Players Lounge & Catering
The players’ lounge will be located in the Hospitality Pavilion on the grass lawn to the left of the pro shop. Food is provided free of charge for players, tour caddies and one players guest from 15th October (Credentials Required):

Breakfast : 06:00 – 09:30 (05:15 am from Thursday)
Morning Tea: 09:30 – 12:00
Lunch : 12:00 – 15:30
High Tea : 15:30 – 18:30

Travel / Transfers / Transportation
Hotel/Golf Course Shuttles
Approximately 10 – 15 minutes to golf course from hotel. The shuttle service transfer times will be displayed on the tournament noticeboard and distributed in the advance player information.
Nearest Airports
Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi (DEL) – Approx 30 minutes to official Hotel.
Airport Transfers:
Transfers will be provided from New Delhi Airport ONLY. It is for players/guests staying in Official Hotel ONLY.
To book your airport transfer send completed HWIO booking form to hwio2018bookings@gmail.com

Deadline for Airport Transfers is Friday 26th September
Le Meridien Gurgaon, Delhi NCR Sector 26, M.G. Road, Gurugarm - 122002
(Delhi Gurugarm Border) T: +91-124-4992000
Additional Information

Credentials: Players / Caddies are asked to carry their accreditations at all times and to adhere to security requests.

Currency: The currency in India is Rupees / INR (1 USD = 74 INR)

VISA: Visa is required to enter India, this may take some time to process so please allow adequate time. If you require a visa letter from the tournament, please email wgaiindia@gmail.com with the following details: 1. Full Name (as appearing on the passport) 2. Passport Number 3. Nationality 4. Date of Birth 5. Date of issue of passport 6. Date of expiry of passport 7. Address of Indian Embassy / Consulate where application for visa will be submitted (This is important, since we have to put this address on our letter)

ATM: There are ATM’s at the airport and money changing facilities available at the golf club at the start of the week. An ATM is also available at the venue, next to pro shop.

Fitness/Gym Facilities: There is a 24 hour gym located in the official hotel.

Money Changing: Money changing facilities will be available in the Pro-Shop on Monday & Wednesday (3 hours per day)

Food intolerances Please provide any food intolerances to event co-ordinator before entries close.

Thank You Letter

Champika Sayal
Secretary General, Women’s Golf Association of India

J. Narain
Advisor – Sports, Hero MotoCorp Ltd