Indian Golf Union (IGU) has faced testing times the past few months; first they were derecognized by the Sports Ministry for not abiding with the National Sports Code laid out by the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, and then – recently – saw 50 members walk out of the scheduled Extraordinary General Meeting on June 6, 2018.
Though IGU claims that they successfully amended the constitution as per the demands of the Sports Ministry, the future of Indian golf remains unknown. Civilian courses call this a hijacking by the Armed Forces as they have over 90% of golf courses at their disposal. The fact, however, remains that the Armed Forces have always produced the best sportsmen in India as they are an organised establishment and have always had the land and manpower to manage everything related to the game.
(Read more in the July issue of Golf Digest India. Download here.)