Skydivers steal the show in Indian golf league launch

The winners will be richer by USD 200,000, while the runner-up team will take home USD 100,000. USD 60,000 will be awarded to the third placed team, with USD 40,000 reserved for the team that finishes fourth.

updated: February 07, 2013 18:11 IST
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Pune: Innovation, excitement and, of course, a dash of golf characterised the launch of the inaugural Pearls Golf Premier League in Pune on Thursday, as skydivers displayed their pyrotechnics to leave the audience in thrall.

The internationally renowned divers were in the element from the word go as each of them, wearing winged suites and representing the eight franchises competing in the tournament, descended on the Aamby Valley City golf course from a height of more than 5000 feet.

Ahead of the first day/night golf event in the world, the players seemed excited, and so were the organisers and spectators.

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