Swinging the Greens
Aadil Bedi, 16, Golfer, Chandigarh
S“My eyes are set on the prestigious Augusta Masters and the PGA USA tours.” Aadil Bedi, Golfer
UCCESS STORY In 2018, Bedi became the youngest player to represent India at the Jakarta Asian Games. The young golfer also happens to be number one on the Indian Golf Union merit list. Bedi smashed his first big win in December, 2018, by ranking third in Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI’s) Bengaluru Open.
GENE COOL Hailing from a family of civil servants, Bedi grew up seeing his father play golf every day. At the age of four, he picked up his clubs and the rest as they say is history.
A ROUGH RIDE “I still remember making a flag by tying my mother’s dupatta to an iron rod. And to make me play a round, my father would have to drive 40 km one-way every day because we lived in Fathegarh in Punjab back then,” says Bedi. Talk to him about the lack of infrastructure for golf and he says, “We need to make the game accessible by way of public golf courses. Also, parents need to push their children from a very early age to pursue the game of their interest,” Bedi says.
UP THERE Aspiring to win the Augusta Masters and the PGA USA tours, Bedi who is mentored by Jeev Milkha Singh is optimistic that he will make a mark in this game.