The Indian Open in 1964 replaced the All India Amateur Championship as the major Golf Tournament in the Country and India soon entered the International Golf arena. Indianholiday.com is your one-stop search for all that you wanted to know on the Eminent Golfers in India.
In 1970 Indian Open became a part of the Asian tour and in 1991 Ali Sher became the first Indian to win the title.
Eminent Golfers in India
The success of Indian Golfers gave a strong boost to Indian Golf and it made rapid progress over the years.Ali Sher’s victory in Indian Open brought forward many new Indian golfers in International ground. Renowned Golfers like Jyoti Randhawa, Harmeet Kahlon, Gaurav Ghei, Shiv Kapoor and most recently Jeev Milkha Singh came into the forefront. All these five Golfers figure also in the Asian Top 50 list with Jyoti Randhawa taking the third position. Randhawa became the top in the Asian Tour Money list in the year 2002. Besides this, he has the record of winning 7 Asian Titles, the first one being the Hero Honda Masters in 1998.
The most emerging Golfer in India in recent years is Jeev Milkha Singh. He is the first Indian Golfer to become a member of the European Tour and also became the first Indian to rank among the top 50 in Official World Golf Rankings. Popularly known as “The Flying Sikh”, Milkha Singh was awarded the Arjuna Award by the Government of India. Another noteworthy Professional Indian Golfer is Arjun Atwal who is the first Indian to become a member of US based PGA tour. He has in his record 8 professional wins which include 2 European tour and 4 Asian Tours.
Many golf clubs like Jaypee Greens at Noida, Bangalore Golf Club and Eagleton Club have come up for expanding golfing infrastructure in the Country. These Clubs also train youngsters who desire to become future Golf Professionals.