May 15: Indian star S.S.P. Chawrasia funded more than 100 children in his Junior Golf Challenge at Royal Caulcutta as part of his initiative to give back to the game.
The 39 -year-old whose father was a greenskeeper at Royal Calcutta, hopes to grow the game of golf in India by creating this platform for junior golfers to showcase their talent.
“This is my first step in trying to grow the game and create future Olympians and champions,” said Chawrasia in the Press Trust of India.
The S.S.P. Chawrasia Junior Golf Challenge will comprise of 19 categories and among the winners, two golfers will stand a chance to represent the country at theCiputra World Junior Golf Championship in Jakarta from June 6 to 9, 2017.
Chawrasia also plans to sponsor four air-tickets to the winners of the Milkha Junior Golf Championship in Chandigarh which will be staged later this month.
“The junior golfers are the future of the game and the future of golf is in bright hands. Golf is no more only for the rich and is now more accessible for youngsters starting out early. The Ultimate Junior Tour is a great platform for the nourishment of young talent across India,” Chawrasia added