The Hero Women’s Indian Open, the popular golf tournament for women in India, has announced a 25 per cent increase in prize money for the 2018 edition. The prize money now stands at US$500,000. A rise of $100,000 from the previous year.

For the first time, the tournament will be played over four rounds, from 18th to 21st October, with live international television coverage each day from DLF Golf and Country Club.

About Hero Women’s Indian Open

The Hero Women’s Open was first contested in 2007 with a purse of US $100,000. Since its debut on the Ladies European Tour in 2010, the event has produced excitement and prolific champions, including the likes of Dame Laura Davies, Pornanong Phatlum and Caroline Hedwall.

It attracts the best talent from across the globe with the majority of players coming from Europe and Asia, offering an opportunity for talented young Indian women golfers to test their skills against their counterparts from overseas.

In 2016, Olympian Aditi Ashok, who had used the Hero Women’s Indian Open as a platform to develop her game from a young age, became the first Indian player to win on the Ladies European Tour at DLF Golf & Country Club, before clinching the LET’s Rookie of the Year prize.

Today, Aditi Ashok is a role model for younger players who aspire to take the game professionally.

In 2017, the LET, WGAI and Golfing Union of India, supported by The R&A, continued an achievers’ camp for young girls from across India. The professional golfers shared their skills and knowledge, educating and empowering the next generation to pursue their talents and follow their dreams.

The Ladies European Tour

The Ladies European Tour based at Buckinghamshire Golf Club near London in England founded in 1978 is a professional golf tour for women.

DLF Golf and Country Club

DLF Golf and Country Club run a junior program with over 400 juniors enrolled in the various its programs. Many national and international champions, who have brought honours to the country have been part of this academy.

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