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We are just a day away from the 18th edition of the momentous Asian Games and we have a talented brigade of young Golfing guns that promises to fuel new dreams for an aspiring generation of men and women. The super 7 Golfers will play a pronounced role in paving the way for a brighter future of Indian Golf as they make their way at the vibrant Pondok Indah Golf Course in Jakarta when the competition is held from 23-26 August.
And with that being said, here we take a look at those promising young Golf talents who can bring home the glory.
'I can hear Jana Gana Mana being played……’
The latest Golfing sensation 17-year-old Aadil Bedi scripted history by becoming the youngest Golfer to represent India in the prestigious Asian Games. And his career is dotted with interesting milestones. Aadil, who took up Golf at the young age of 4, clocked 10000 hours of practice in 13 years, won 168 medals and trophies in 284 national and international matches across the globe. At present Aadil Bedi is the top Amateur golfer and has 281 points out of 9 matches won 1, runner-up in 2, three-time at T5, 3 times T10 so far in IGU amateur circuit in men’s division.
In an exclusive interaction with 4moles.com, he said, “I have earned this spot through my hard work. It’s like my childhood dream come true. Feeling indeed very special and I can hear JAN GAN MANN .... on our victory.”
And how is he preparing for the forthcoming Asian Games and he quips, “Yes my preparation is almost done now. I have prepared my special shots on trackman with my coach and father. My Green reading has improved now with water level technology. I think I can do well in the prestigious event.”
The competition will be tougher, however, if Aadil continues his rich vein of form, success can well and truly be achieved.
Talk about the Indian women's contingent of Golf and you will have the name of the young 17-year-old Sifat Sagoo on your lips. Sifat, along with Diksha Dagar and Ridhima Dilawari, is all geared up to spawn a gallery of accolades with their performances.
When 4moles.com contacted her, she enthused, “I have undergone a rigorous amount of training in all these days. Right now, I am in a stress-free and happy zone- trying to keep myself mentally fit before taking a plunge in the most coveted event. I want to completely focus on my game and that will only happen when I have a higher level of mental agility.”
Talking about her that special feeling to represent India in the Asian Games, she said, “The feeling cannot be explained in words. It’s just like playing in the Olympics, getting to represent your country at such a big platform, playing alongside the best players in the world AND A huge step up and a sense of accomplishment. It also encourages you to work harder and achieve even bigger things in life.”
We hope to see the women brigade scale a new peak at the Asian Games.
Being the son of Arjuna awardee MP Singh who has represented the country in Hockey at the highest level weighs heavy on Harimohan Singh’s shoulders. But that has never deterred the 24-year-old Golfer to achieve his dreams on the international Golfing circuit. With a placid expression permanently etched on his face, Harimohan is all set to set new standards of excellence in Golf.
Talking exclusively to 4moles.com, he said, “The Louis Philippe Cup 2018 was a great preparation in our quest for a medal at the prestigious Asian Games. It’s an amazing feeling to represent India, a special moment and indeed difficult to express the same in words. All I can say that I am really excited and looking forward to playing there. It’s an honour and a privilege to represent India at the Asian games. It motivates you to push the envelope more..every time you play.”
19-year-old Rayhan Thomas is upbeat, too, about his and his team’s chances of a podium finish in Jakarta. Originally from Kerala but born and brought up in Dubai, Rayhan is ranked among the top 25 amateurs in the world and second among Asian amateurs.
In an exclusive interaction with 4moles.com, Rayhan says, “My game is in a good place once I start scoring. I have good chances to win as I have played at Pondok Indah before so I have a game plan in place. Playing in Delhi Golf course, DLF and KGA have helped me to prepare well as these tight golf courses are similar to that of Pondok Indah.”
The other players who are all set to bring home the glory are Kshitij Naved Kaul, Diksha Dagar and Ridhima Dilawari.
Clearly, the super seven could also pave the way for more international success, keeping Indian Golf vigorous for years to come.