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SHOT 13 – Gangjee says his ace on par-4 pales in comparison to 7-Iron in 1997

SHOT 13 – Gangjee says his ace on par-4 pales in comparison to 7-Iron in 1997

By Joy Chakravarty (@TheJoyofGolf) No story about Rahil Gangjee’s shot-making and career would be complete without a mention of that rarest of rare hole-in-one on a par-4 in a recognised Tour event. The Indian ace…

SHOT 12 – One stunning shot that led to a flurry of birdies and a cherished maiden title for Joshi

SHOT 12 – One stunning shot that led to a flurry of birdies and a cherished maiden title for Joshi

By Joy Chakravarty (@TheJoyofGolf) As the winter sun started to drift towards the horizon, Khalin Joshi was facing all kinds of problems in giving a last push to his maiden Asian Tour title hopes in…

SHOT 11 – That time when Jeev used a lethal six-iron to slay the Valderrama beast

SHOT 11 – That time when Jeev used a lethal six-iron to slay the Valderrama beast

By Joy Chakravarty Valderrama… some call it Europe’s very own Augusta National. Hailed as a modern masterpiece of golf architecture, this Robert Trent Jones-designed golf course has severely challenged leading exponents of the game ever…

SHOT 10 – The glorious Ghei shot that was heard around the world

SHOT 10 – The glorious Ghei shot that was heard around the world

By Joy Chakravarty Whenever there is a talk about Gaurav Ghei’s magnificent chip-in for an eagle on the 72nd hole to win the 1995 Gadgil Western Masters at Delhi Golf Club, it should be accompanied with…

SHOT 9 – When Bhullar delivered the perfect climax to a love story in Fiji

SHOT 9 – When Bhullar delivered the perfect climax to a love story in Fiji

By Joy Chakravarty (@TheJoyofGolf) If Shakespeare was alive and watching Gaganjeet Bhullar woo Fiji, he would have rewritten the climax of Romeo and Juliet. Every great love story deserves an ending that is as happy…

SHOT 8 – When the golf ball followed Commander Digvijay’s orders to a tee

SHOT 8 – When the golf ball followed Commander Digvijay’s orders to a tee

By Joy Chakravarty (@TheJoyofGolf) Most players I spoke to for this series, had to think a bit before declaring their choice of career shot. Not Digvijay Singh. The moment I asked him about his unforgettable…

SHOT 7 – Magic in Maui – how Chopra became the Champion of Champions

SHOT 7 – Magic in Maui – how Chopra became the Champion of Champions

By Joy Chakravarty (@TheJoyofGolf) With all due respect to his Swedish citizenship, I have always considered Daniel Chopra more Indian than Scandinavian. After all, I am yet to meet a Swede who can watch every…

Good Reads 01 – Selection of must-read stories from the world of golf

Good Reads 01 – Selection of must-read stories from the world of golf

A selection of must-read features and stories from the world of golf Note from the Editor: Every few days, we will bring you a selection of must-reads from the world of golf. Stay safe, read…

SHOT 5 – The fade that refuses to fade away from Atwal’s memory

SHOT 5 – The fade that refuses to fade away from Atwal’s memory

  By Joy Chakravarty (@TheJoyofGolf) Arjun Atwal, the only Indian to ever win a PGA Tour title, deliberated for some time before answering: “I reflect the most about my three-putt on the 72nd hole at Torey…

Patience is a valuable virtue, says Asian Tour CEO, Cho as Asian and European Tours plan re-start

Patience is a valuable virtue, says Asian Tour CEO, Cho as Asian and European Tours plan re-start

V Krishnaswamy  Even as the PGA Tour in the United States gets ready to re-boot with the Charles Schwab Challenge at the Colonial in around a month’s time, the next two biggest Tours, the European…