Chandigarh: A “Rules for Beginners” program for the Caddies belonging to the various Tri City Golf Courses was conducted at the Chandigarh Golf Association . It was well attended by those from the Chandigarh Golf Club (C.G.C.) and Shivalik Environmental Park and Training Area (S.E.P.T.A.) Chandimandir. Panchkula Golf Club (P.G.C.) was invited as well, but failed to confirm attendance.
The program was conducted by Capt. J.M. Singh, R&A /I.G.U. International certified referee, and assisted by Jaipreet Ghuman and H.S. Kang, R&A/I.G.U. certified Level A and Level B referees.
The principle objective of the programme is to promote the knowledge of the rules of the game amongst caddies who compete , whether on amateur of professional tours as they often fall foul of the rules in formal competition .
This was a pilot initiative, the brain child of Mrs Pauline J.M. Singh, North Zone representative of the Indian Golf Union and Col. H.S. Baidwan, Secretary of the C.G.A. They intend to further develop the program and are currently in the process of creating a Non-Profit Organization,” Caddy Vikas,” that works to uplift these caddies and help them build a better future.