The third Prestige SJBHS OBA Golf tournament held on Saturday January 20, 2018 was a Centenary Special event. The team of volunteers decided to change the customary morning event to an afternoon one, ending with live music, cocktails and dinner.
About 95 Josephites spanning 1963 to 2007 registered. After a light brunch, group photo, school song and tournament briefing, the shot gun start at 12 noon signalled serious golf, on one of India’s best golf courses. Five hours later it was over, thirsty players adjourned for excellent Geist craft beer, (thanks Narayan, Mohan and Paul). Live music with Ajit Nambiar and his band followed, with an enthusiastic and appreciative audience loving every moment. The prize distribution with Fr Clifford Sequeira and Irfan Razack presenting numerous trophies followed. David D’Souza was the open category winner, Gen Bala Thambiah the seniors’ winner, with St Patrick’s House and Class of 1988 winning the two rolling trophies. This was followed by an auction of memorabilia. Finally, dinner and cocktails with DJ Praful, with about 150 Josephites and spouses partying late into the night. The bar has been raised very high in terms of organization, hospitality, participation and fellowship. It’s going to be a challenging act to follow. On behalf of the OBA and all participants, a big thank you to the Prestige Group, all our generous sponsors for supporting us, and our team of dedicated volunteers who put in months of work in making this wonderful event a reality.