New Delhi: The majestic Delhi Golf Club will play host to the Bachelor's Cup, a week-long celebration of 100 years of golf.

The tournament will see as many as 700 golfers from various age groups relishing the experience of teeing off in the shadows of the historic monuments.

Although the present location of the Delhi Golf Club shifted in early 1930s, golf has been known to be played even before the capital of India was shifted from Kolkata to Delhi in 1911. Ever since the "Bachelor's Cup" has been a regular feature with inscriptions of the date and a list of early winners.

Spread over 179 acres of land, the Delhi Golf Club is home to many professional tournaments, including the Indian Open, part of the prestigious Asian PGA Tour.

Many of the great players of yesteryears such as Peter Thompson, David Graham, Graham Marsh, Payne Stewart, Maurice Bembridge, have all relished the challenge and enjoyed playing at the DGC.

It was here than many Indians have left their mark in Indian golfing history. Ali Sher who grew up treading the greens and fairways of the DGC, became the first Indian professional to win the Indian Open in 1991 and his repeat success in 1993 changed the face of Indian golf.

Another DGC prodigy Gaurav Ghei chipped in with an eagle to clinch the Gadgil Western Masters in 1995 and SSP Chowrasia won the first ever European Tour event - the Indian Masters in 2008.

Veterans Jyoti Randhawa and Arjun Atwal have also emerged champions in international events on this very soil.

Asian Games gold Medallists and regular on various Tours across the world - Shiv Kapur and Jyoti Randhawa are amongst the list of elite achievers.

(Agencies)