Golf Magazine

It's Just Not Cricket

By Golfrefugees

Did you know that golf is the fastest growing sport in India? Currently there is only one public golf course and eighteen professional golfers from a population of over one billion people.
With golf’s inclusion at the 2016 Olympics the Indian government will invest to build new facilities and encourage participation.
Let’s hope they learn from the mistakes made by the R&A in the UK who concentrated on building too many eighteen hole championship quality golf courses in rural areas.
It would be great to see a mixture of six and nine hole courses constructed near urban areas. Could swing analysis software and simulators play a huge part in coaching a new generation of golfers?
The local Indian population seem only to recognize cricket stars but this could all change over the next few years.

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