In India Golf is a growing sport. There are many professional players who participate in tournaments for money I reported on four top of them on 10th February 2015. Today we look at the Top amateur men golf players in India who play the game for fun.
Jasjeet Singh: Jasjeet was introduced to the sport in 1993 and started playing competitive golf from the very next year. His first significant win came in Chandigarh at the Samarvir Sahi Amateur championship. In 2002 Jasjeet played his maiden Indian Open and emerged as the top amateur in the event. Although 2004-05 season was not good for him, Jasjeet found his touch in 2005-06 season with splendid performance at Classic Open where he finished runner-up behind Simarjeet, and followed it up with a third place at GKD Memorial Golf tournament. He also won the Amateur category at the Indian Open and finished third at the Royal Challenge Pune Amateur. Jasjeet faded away towards the end of the season and finished ninth on the Royal Challenge Indian Golf Tour Order of Merit. In 2006-07 seasons, Jasjeet bounced back in style to clinch the Royal Challenge RCGC Cup and finished second at the Royal Challenge Pune Amateur. He finished the season No.2 on the Royal Challenge Indian Golf Tour merit list.
Simarjeet Singh : This talented golfer, who started playing at the age of 14, has been working as Officer, Special Duty with Oil India Ltd. since 1996. His consistent performances have helped him figure in the top eight in each of the last five years. The highlight of his career was winning the Sri Lankan Open Amateur Golf Championship in 2000, 2001 and 2002. The other key achievements was being a member of winning SAARC team in Bangladesh in 2000, represented India in Asia Pacific Golf Championship in Australia in 2003, Member of the Indian team that won International team championship2005 in Lahore
Gagan Verma: This tall and lanky golfer is currently in his fourth year on the Royal Challenge Indian Amateur Golf Tour, has been a consistent performer on the Amateur circuit. He captained the victorious Indian Team in the International team championship in Lahore in 2005. His other key achievements were finishing third at the Royal Challenge Pune Amateur in 2007, finishing fourth at the Royal Challenge RCGC Cup Challenge in Kolkata in 2006, third at Royal Challenge Samarvir Sahi Golf Tournament, Chandigarh (2005), sixth at Royal Challenge RCGC Cup, Kolkata (2005) etc. He was a Member of the winning SAARC team in Sri Lanka (2005),
Rahul Bakshi: Rahul Bakshi golfing carrier began in 2001 and was the youngest ever winner of National Amateur Golf Championship of India at the age of 17 in January 2008. He didn’t have a golf set when he played his first tournament at Delhi Golf Club some eight years ago He is the only Indian player ever to have won National Junior and National Amateur Golf championship the same season. The Chandigarh golfer has represented India in 17 international tournaments and is the only Indian junior golf player to be invited to play in Indian Open Professional golf Tournament three years in a row (2006-08).