NEW DELHI: Delhi Golf Club (DGC) and Jindal Stainless Foundation (JSF) work together to facilitate mainstreaming and adoption of golf, which is now an Olympic sport.
The JSF grant will be used for two-pronged support. The first initiative aims at providing golf training to caddies’ children, staff, and other sportspersons, who are striving to upskill themselves, to promote golf as an attractive and a remunerative sport.
The other initiative will focus on upgradation and maintenance of Green complexes at DGC. Golf is a growing sport in India; however, accessibility to this sport remains a challenge for aspiring golfers. There is tremendous interest for this game among youth.
Chairperson, JSF, Deepika Jindal said, “We want to enable talented and aspiring players. Such opportunities will help bring down the entry barrier to this sport, which currently is a detrimental factor for golf’s growth in the country.”
Collaboration and support from organisations like JSF will help materialise DGC’s plan for upgrading its infrastructure. DGC has on-boarded the renowned golf course architecture firm, Gary Player Design for the remodelling project and its golf course is slated to re-open in end of 2019, post renovation.
India has produced a number of professional golfers who started their careers as caddies.
SSP Chowrasia, C Muniyappa, Rohtash Singh, and Ali Sher are among them. Appropriate resources for training will encourage more and more caddies and aspiring youth to take up the game and bring laurels to our country.