Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Rate My Swing

Hey people. I recently changed my swing and here's the letest video of it. 
I believe its more on plane now than before. 
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Golf The Easy Way!!!

This week we have Aadil Jehangir teach you how to hit the ball long. The Subject for this lesson is Saad Ullah Chaudhry who is an average golfer who has recently started golf and plays at the Gymkhana Golf Club. These Tips have surely helped him hit it long and straight. Hope they work for you too
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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Edfors Wins by 2 on Asian Tour

Johan Edfors of Sweden recovered from a double bogey on the 16th hole with two birdies for a 4-under 68 and a two-shot victory in the Black Mountain Masters on Sunday.
The Swedish however did not win it with a bg margin but a mere 2 stroke victory from Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand.
Prayad Marksaeng had reason to celebrate, too, closing with an 8-under 64 to tie for second. That appears to be enough for Prayad to move into the top 50 in the world and earn a trip to Augusta National for the Masters.
Edfors went wire-to-wire for his Asian Tour victory, although he nearly threw it away with a tee shot that landed next to a tree on the 16th hole. That led to a double bogey and dropped him into a tie for the lead, but he birdied the last two holes.
Edfors finished at 17-under 271.

Can History Repeat Itself!!!

Wow.. Tiger really is amazing.. The King himself said "He's rusty" but still close to wining it again like last year. Paired with O'Hair in the final group same as the previous year, History can really repeat itself. If Tiger somehow manages to win it this year again, it'll be the 6th Bayhill Invitational Championship adding up to his resume. Tiger quoted, "I played decent today." 
Here's a highlight for you all - He chipped in 3 times!!! The guy was amazing as always on his short game, chipping it in 3 times!!! for birdies. He later said after finishing the day, "i'm getting my feel back." Watch out folks!!!
 
Tiger Woods is at 208, 2-under par, but off by quite some strokes from O'Hair. But its Sunday Tomorrow and anything can happen on sunday with these difficult conditions. What are your thoughts on this people?

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GOLF IN PAKISTAN! DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL

Over the last few decades Pakistan has produced golfers of world from Mehmood “Mithu” Hussain to Shabbir Iqbal, but the unfortunate thing is that only a select few know about them. One of the main reason for this has been the lack of media support given to these mega stars of yesteryears and today. This leads to almost negligible sponsorship to the game of golf which is rather sad. We have had stars who have shown their skills and talent not only is Pakistan but around the world. I would want to mention the name Taimur Hussain who has had the honor of being the only Pakistani to win on the Asian Tour in 1998 and coincidently he beat India’s biggest star Jeev Milkha Singh which in itself is a great accomplishment, and yet taimur has never been given due credit for achieving this feat. 
Ghulam Nabi another legend of Pakistan golf has never been given any credit for his achievements. Ghulam Nabi and one of the biggest stars in the world of golf today, Vijay Singh used to share the same room in Malaysia when they were both starting their careers but now we see where Vijay Singh has reached. The main reason why sponsors do not come forward  and hold golf events in Pakistan is that whenever they are willing to sponsor golf events, the money that they give is not properly utilized and more than half of it goes into the pockets of the management. 
Shabbir Iqbal is currently the top ranked professional golfer of Pakistan. A self taught golfer, this young man has demonstrated immense talent in the national golf circuit of Pakistan. His golfing ability to focus on his game and even during the moments of nerve shattering heightened pressure; he remains cool, playing like a champion. 
Over the past two years he has won every title in Pakistan times over. The need of he hour now is that the national organization supports him and so does some devoted sponsors so that he can play overseas and spell his magic in the international golf circuit. 
In Pakistan we are short of golf courses and the game does not get adequate backing from the powers. Interestingly our leading golfers are as big heroes as any cricketers, yet remain virtually unknown because of the inadequate media coverage. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

FOUR AMATEURS WHO HAVE IT ALL TO STRIKE IT BIG!!!

A few amongst our emerging talents of Pakistan have shown a promise to strike it really big on the golfing scene – even make it as bonafide golfing superstars in not too distant future. Aadil Jehangir, Wazir Ali, Aleem Ur Rahman and Hamza Amin are the four of the youngsters who have performed exceptionally well on the golfing circuits of not only Pakistan but all around the world.
Aadil Jehangir who is pursuing his higher education at the Lahore School of Economics from Pakistan has the potential and talent to make it big on the world of golfing scene. Aadil who is also been ranked as the best amateur golfer of Pakistan in recent times says that he really struggles with golf and studies at the same time. “A professional golfing career and professional higher education don’t mix together. We have no concept of college golf in Pakistan which is a sad thing.”
Wazir Ali, Aleem Rahman and Hamza Amin are all studying abroad at universities in the United States and Austria and making waves at the college golf by securing positions of distinction as members of University golf teams. Aadil who has been a part of the National Golf Team of Pakistan several times and even now needs a special mention here as he has been a force to recon with and an asset to the Pakistan Squad. Credit for his success mainly goes to the hard work that he has done on the driving range and his will to perform and achieve the centre stage whenever he enters the golf course.
Hamza who is a great friend and workaholic has done tremendously well in his career. Personally I have never met a person that bold and determined towards his goals. On the course he’s an enemy and off it, the best buddy. Though he can’t play golf the whole year long in Austria due to the cold weather but he travels to the country to play on the regular tour of Pakistan. A highlight of his career is that he has won honors as the national junior champion of the country and in recent times represented the Pakistan National Squad in the World Amateur in Adelaide, Australia.
Hamza, Wazir and Aleem though who are not as experienced as Aadil have also made their presence felt and have already achieved a lot in their still early careers. Being the member of the Pakistan National Team myself I have had the honor of representing the country with these great players of the future.
The world is becoming far more competitive each passing day while individual talent and the hard work is the key to success; institutional support is ultimately what paves the way for the international laurels. Individual effort has produced some internationally acclaimed superstars from Pakistan, squash being one of the examples. But lack of an organized skill development ultimately has affected this and other sports where Pakistan could create a name. Pakistan Golf Federation and the Provincial Golf Associations do exist but they have little or no resources to support dedicated programs for individual talents. These organizations can do good like become sort of nurseries for the future hopes but it would take more than just their presence to expect results.
Very few amongst the educated in Pakistan, think of golf as a profession. I am aspiring to be one but is there an encouragement at any level. Universities/Colleges abroad recognize students who are talented in sports not only through scholarships programs but an element of academic concessions. Is there a case for such recognition amongst our intuitions?
If given all this, who knows the next TIGER might come out of the four of these…

Monday, March 16, 2009

About Us - Introduction

Living Golf!!! What exactly is living golf? Well this blog is about the Golf Society of Pakistan and would provide information of Golf in Pakistan and also around the world. Where does Pakistan Golf stand in the world? Who are the Pakistani golfers and their achievements? Hardly anyone knows about golf in Pakistan. There are a very small proportion of golfers and golf followers in Pakistan. Companies and sponsors are very reluctant in supporting the golf. We basically want to spread the news and information to the people who have interest and follow golf in Pakistan. The blog will also provide information about the upcoming events and also the upcoming stars of Pakistan.
Aadil, Danyaal, Faraz, Usman