RGC BOY SECURES SEVENTH RANK IN ALL INDIA SUB-JUNIOR GOLF CIRCUIT BY INDIAN GOLF UNION(IGU)
Shaurya Baid, a young and budding golfer from Rambagh Golf Club, Jaipur, all of ten years old, has finally made it to the Top Ten India ranking in D Category of Golf. He is the only boy representing Rajasthan in his category in the finals.
Shaurya just returned after playing the Finals of the IGU Sub Junior and Feeder Tour at Golden Greens Golf Course, Gurgaon, held from 19th to 23rd of November, 2012. He secured the Seventh position in the IGU Merit List 2012. Shaurya played a very consistent game all three days and surely displayed determination, patience and a level head all throughout the tournament.
He has been pursuing golf passionately for the past one and a half years and is a natural golfer. He undertakes regular lessons and training at RGC, Jaipur. He's a fifth grader from SMS School, Jaipur. After securing sixth position in the North Zone India Merit List about a month ago, this has been the perfect finish to a great year! A sure shot potential golfer in the making.
The game of Golf is unique in the sense that there are no referees to call a foul and no officials to slap a penalty. In Golf, the Rulebook is sacrosanct. The onus lies on the players to police themselves and to penalize themselves as per the rules. Golf is a Game of Honour and from centuries golfers have observed the traditions with pride, commitment and respect. On this very Foundation of trust and honesty, Golf has gained the reputation of a truly Gentleman's game.
All time Greats like Bobby Jones and Greg Norman have sacrificed huge tournament victories by penalizing themselves when no cameras or officials were watching. Bobby Jones famously said, “When you cheat in golf, the only person you are cheating is yourself “. In all other sports, some people consider it a skill to cheat without getting caught since referees are watching the game. But not in golf, where you decide what scores you are going to submit in the end. Indeed the temptation to cheat and win gets very high in golf as the chances of getting caught are very slim.
A famous businessman never closed a business deal without playing a round of golf with the other person because he believed that it exposed the character of the person more than any other investigation. So we, as a golfing community, are torchbearers of highest moral standards of sportsmanship and integrity.
GOLF IN JAIPUR : THOSE WERE THE DAYS
Maharani Gayatri Devi, the former Queen Mother of the erstwhile Princely State of Jaipur was known for her beauty and elegance but few would know her love for Golf. It was in 1943, while holidaying at Gulmarg in Kashmir that she first had a feel of this awesome game of Golf. She got so fascinated by the sport that the first thing she did after reaching back home was that she insisted the Maharaja to lay out a Golf Course for her . His Highness Maharaja Man Singh II of Jaipur was an epitome of chivalry and a debonair horseman who enjoyed an apex handicap of 10 in Polo.
Incidentally, higher the handicap better the Polo player you are, unlike Golf. He obliged his beloved and in the backyards of Lily Pool (Maharani's abode), part of Rambagh Palace Estate, came up a Nine-Hole Brown Course designed by an Englishman specially hired for the job. He also coached and taught Golf.