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CARNOUSTIE 2018 an Adventure to Remember

It was my fifth ‘outing’ to attend another Open Championship hosted at the famed Carnoustie Golf Link at Angus. This time the visit to the Open had an added element as I had a previous offi cial appointment with the legendary Gary Player at the Carnoustie Hotel. During the brief breakfast tete-a- tete and after […]

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Jamshed Ali, the caddie on the other side of the wall

Kolkata has always been a city of fi rsts and it is no surprise that the legacy of the sport of Golf in India had its inception here in the lawns of the Royal Calcutta Golf Course as early as 1829. Since then, it has come a long way with many young aspiring golfers coming […]

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THE GAME-CHANGERS

Maureen Walker who championed the early days of women’s golf in India credits its success story to three factors when she rightly says, “To my mind there are three things that bring ladies into golf. Firstly, if their parents are players, then it helps create an environment where the girl is encouraged to play. Secondly, […]

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ARJUNA for SSP Chawrasia

India’s golfi ng Arujna Awardee takes time off to talk to Farzan Heerjee about his pursuit of excellence; his inspirations; and his future… The sheer grandeur of the hallowed hall; the palpable reverence in the air; the ‘mightiness’ of the honour that he was about to receive; the conscientiousness of the man it was named […]

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A putt for old times; and new

A putt for old times; and new And then there was the “fi re”! A milestone if ever there was one in its frightening significance in the annals of the now 187 year old club. It happened on April 23, 1998, a hundred and sixty-nine years after the club was founded in 1829. It was […]

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Golfing delight at Jamshedpur

A steel plant; a planned city which is home to two lush golfing greens barely few kilometres away…welcome to Jamshedpur, a city which dedicates itself to promote sports and healthy lifestyle. Better known as India’s first industrial township, the city reflects a pioneering vision of sustained growth. Over the years, Jamshedpur has been home to […]

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Golfer with a Swing in him

UTTAM SINGH MUNDY It is a daunting task for me to pen down and say something about a gentleman golfer tucked so close to my heart that many of us have looked up to as stylish, suave and debonair both on and off the course- the inimitable Uttam Singh Mundy. But I fi nd that […]

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The Presidents Cup

Mundy, acknowledged as a golfer with a passion for the game and everything that goes with it, recounts his surreal experience at the Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey. “I’d always dreamed of being in the midst of legendary golfers and interacting with the greats however briefly, and I finally did it […]

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A TOAST FOR TWO

DILIP Thomas ISHWAR Achanta Folks we are in great company here. Let’s raise a toast and reflect on two stalwarts who have greatly been responsible for moulding the game in this country. Let’s celebrate their individual successes and the fact that we, because of their integrity and excellence, have a bright future to look forward […]