Ace Indian golfer Bhullar says not yet peaked in my career
Pune (Nov. 12, 2014): Golf is a mental sport and apart from talent what matters is the experience of playing different tournaments , visualizing different shots that come of age . So unlike other sports the peak of Golfers is after the age of 30, according to ace Indian Golfer and Arjuna Award winner Gajanjeet Bhullar. He was in Pune to conduct Golf Clinic organized by Westin at Poona Golf Course. He shared insights and tips as part of the Westin brand’s global initiative Westin Wellbeing Movement.
The Twenty Six year old is currently out of activity due to wrist injury. But I am undergoing physiotherapy and playing shorter games and practicing. I will be playing in the tournaments in Indonesia, Thailand and Dubai and I am mentally prepared for it. My first target would be to reach the top fifty which will give me an opportunity to play WGCs. Then my aim would be 2016 Olympics . The good thing about Olympics is that only sixty players get an opportunity which increases the probability of winning.
He said that since Golf has been included in Olympics, it is necessary to improve Golfing Infrastructure in India. In developed countries the golf course is open to public and people can rent golf kits and play. Out of 30,000 Golf Courses in the world, 23000 are in the US. In India Golf is still an expensive sport since the membership fees are high and have a long waiting list. India needs improved Golf infrastructure as I am confident that we have immense talent to compete with the likes of US, Russia, Japan, Korea and others. Although India has a few positives in young talent coming to the fore what’s lacking is the hunger to win.
He added I have fond memories of Pune as I had won the sub junior championships way back in 2006