History of Indian Golf

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Re: History of Indian Golf

Postby ajay » Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:54 pm

Here is the update for a round up of Indians performance in Majors.  I hope I didn't miss anything. In 1997 Ghei became first Indian to show the path to Majors. Since 2002 one or other Indian has been playing at least one major every year.


INDIAN CITIZENS AT MAJORS
1997 Gaurav Ghei British Open MC
2000 Jyoti Randhawa British Open MC
2002 Jeev Milkha Singh U.S. Open Tied 62nd 
2003 Jyoti Randhawa British Open MC
2004 Jyoti Randhawa British Open Tied 27th 
2004 Arjun Atwal British Open MC 
2005 Arjun Atwal PGA Championship MC
2006 Jyoti Randhawa U.S. Open MC
2006 Jeev Milkha Singh U.S. Open Tied 59th 
2006 Shiv Kapur British Open MC 
2007 Jeev Milkha Singh Masters Tied 37th
2007 Jeev Milkha Singh US Open Tied 36th
2007 Jeev Milkha Singh British Open MC
2007 Jeev Milkha Singh PGA Championship MC
2008 Jyoti Randhawa PGA Championship WD
2008 Jeev Milkha Singh Masters Tied 25th
2008 Jeev Milkha Singh PGA Championship Tied 9th
2008 Jyoti Randhawa PGA Championship MC


» Gaurav Ghei was the first Indian to play a major-the British Open in 1997
» Jeev Milkha Singh was the first Indian to play a US Open in 2002
» Jeev Milkha Singh  was the first Indian to make a cut at a major-at the U.S. Open in 2002
» Arjun Atwal was the first Indian to play a PGA Championship in 2005
» Jeev Milkha Singh was the first Indian to play Masters in 2007
» Jeev Milkha Singh was the first Indian to play in all Majors in life time as well as calendar year when he played PGA Championship in 2007
» Jeev Milkha Singh  is the first Indian to make top 10 in any major- the PGA Championship in 2008



Here is Daniel Chopra's record

2004 U.S. Open Championship T24 $63,328.00
2005 British Open MC
2006 PGA Championship T41 $23,080.00
2007 PGA Championship MC
2008 Masters MC
2008 U.S. Open Championship T36
2008 PGA Championship MC

Summary

NameMastersUS Open Open PGA Total
Jeev Milkha Singh  23128
Daniel Chopra12137
Jyoti Randhawa-1326
Arjun Atwal--112
Shiv Kapur--1-1
Gaurav Ghei--1-1
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Re: History of Indian Golf

Postby Kumar » Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:20 pm

Great work Ajay... To go back and get all this information,  :notworthy:

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Re: History of Indian Golf

Postby jaydeep » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:26 am

Thanks Ajay for summerizing everything ... :notworthy:

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Re: History of Indian Golf

Postby PKBasu » Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:33 pm

Terrific work, Ajay  :notworthy: ! Thank you!!!

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Re: History of Indian Golf

Postby gbelday » Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:24 pm

Ajay,
Thanks a lot of your effort!!  Great job dude...

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Re: History of Indian Golf

Postby *sridinats* » Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:00 am

It is great that this link has been started trying to trace out the history of Indian golf. While the link posted, of indiangolftour.com, is not operational anymore, I believe most of the piece has been shifted to the PGTI site. If I am not wrong, it has been written by Swamy.

There are a lot of wonderful stories from the past which might be lost if not stored safely. While the game might have been a rich man's pastime for a long time, the efforts taken during the 60s and 70s has helped the sport head in the upward direction. Manjit Singh was one of those who thought of starting the PGAI way back in 1978 but unfortunately, a lot of discussions which lasted for many years delayed the formation of the association and that might have been a bit of a blow.

Let's hope we can all contribute and dig out interesting stories from the past that depict the growth of golf in India.

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Re: History of Indian Golf

Postby *sridinats* » Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:31 pm

ajay wrote:I saw some information on history of golf that says

"1820
The first golf course outside of Britain is opened in Bangalore, India."


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http://www.golf.about.com/cs/historyofg ... 180050.htm

This precedes Royal Calcutta Golf Course established in 1829


I asked Brent who writes for about.com about the above reference because the oldest golf course in Bangalore is the Bangalore Golf Club which was established in 1876. According to him, the 1820 reference to Bangalore was about a club that no longer exists but he does not seem to have the source material right now. The site has removed the Bangalore reference for now and refers to the RCGC in its timeline as the oldest existing golf club outside the British Isles.

Even if there was a course set up in Bangalore in 1820, it definitely does not exist anymore.

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Re: History of Indian Golf

Postby digitals2_t2 » Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:46 pm

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Postby jayakris » Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:18 pm

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You posted on 6 threads on six different sports hese messages saying "thanks for info" etc, and included a commercial website URL in your posts. Obviously you are pushing a website. I edited out the URLs from the posts, as this is not a practice allowed here. I have not banned you, but one more such post and you will be banned.

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Re: History of Indian Golf

Postby pauljuzza » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:30 pm

I just remember the legendary Indian Golfer Jeev Milkha Singh made his presence felt, when the Asian PGA Tour was launched in 1995. woohoo

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Re: History of Indian Golf

Postby alivereL » Sat May 28, 2011 9:11 am

That's really interesting.. :-)

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Re: History of Indian Golf

Postby PKBasu » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:59 am

At a minimum, it is clear that Jeev Milkha Singh is the pioneer among Indian golfing pros. He was the first Indian citizen to get a card on the EPGA tour, the first to win tournaments on that tour (he has a total of 3, including the year-ending Volvo Open at Valderama in 2009), the first to be ranked in the top-50 in the world, and the first to finish in the top-10 of a major (he was also perhaps the first to have played all four majors; he has played to the finish in 3 of the majors, only failing to ever make the cut at The Open). He has played three years on the PGA tour, although the first Indian citizen to get a full PGA tour card was Arjun Atwal. Apart from the three EPGA titles, he has 6 titles on the full APGA tour, and four on the Japan Tour.


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