CSR Reddy (IPS), president, Chandigarh Golf Association, and Colonel H S Baidwan VSM (Retd), general secretary, Punjab Golf Association, have been elected the council members of the Indian Golf Union (IGU) for two years from 2016 to 2018.
They were selected into the Indian Golf Union council from the north zone and Reddy has been elected the council member of IGU for the second time. Reddy said: “Chandigarh has seen a rise of amateur as well as professional golfers and a lot of amateur golfers are doing well at the IGU circuit. We already have the National Golf Academy in Chandigarh and we would aim to bring more IGU tournaments here. From this year, Chandigarh will host IGU events in various age categories and it will provide amateur golfers an opportunity to play with India’s best golfers.”
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As the IGU is organising tournaments in Category A, B, C and D in boys’ and girls’ age groups, Chandigarh Golf Association Range will also act as the headquarters for the IGU North Zone from this year.
Chandigarh’s Pauline J M Singh is the chairperson of the IGU Ladies Committee. Golfers like Karandeep Kochhar, who became the youngest and only Indian amateur golfer to win a PGTI event last week, also trains at the CGA Range.
“The IGU has five zones and from this year, Chandigarh Golf Association Range will also act as the headquarters for the North Zone. Our focus would be to bring more coaching programmes and international and national coaches to Chandigarh to give training to the golfers,” said Baidwan.