LAHORE, Jan 22 (APP):Ahmed Baig the celebrated and brilliant one
of the Pakistan Golf Scene was formally awarded the Professional Golfers Card personally by Lt Gen (r) Hilal Hussain, President of Pakistan Golf Federation.
The award was presented at a ceremony at Sky View golf club here,
said a spokesman of PGF.
Award of the Professionals Golf Card is a huge honor for this golfer
of talent and ability and will enable him to participate in open golf tournaments in Pakistan and overseas.
As a result of this award that was earned by him through accomplishments as an amateur golfer, which included winning the Bangla Desh National Golf Title recently, Ahmed Baig travels to Dubai
today to join the famous and prestigious Butch Harmon School of Golf
where he will undergo five days exclusive training and practice at
various golf courses before launching himself in the Qualification
phase of the MENA Golf Tour which commences golfing activity at the
Ayla Golf Club, Aqaba, Jordan from 30th January 2019, he said.
Incidentally this institution is widely regarded as the best golf coaching place in the world. Its philosophy is based on helping entrants to understand their own unique game and readily available to talented players is state of the art computer and video equipment to analyze
every aspect of the golfers swing.
“This training academy has worked with successful players like
Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples, Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, Adam Scott
and Ernie Els,” said the spokesman.
On this occasion, Lt Gen (r) Hilal advised Ahmed Baig to bring
more laurels for Pakistan through excellence in golf tournaments
overseas and within the country. As an amateur golfer he had already accomplished much and there was hardly any competition for him in
the amateur competitions.
The time was ripe for him to compete in professional golf events and once again prove that he is a golf champion of merit and possesses the skill and ability to match
wits with the top golf professionals anywhere, he added.
Another golfer who was honored on this occasion was Ghulam Nabi,
a former golf champion of the decades of eighties and nineties who
has the distinction of winning the Pakistan Open Title six times.
Now that he will be playing and competing as a senior golf professional,
he gets exemption from any qualification requirements and can
participate in championships reserved for senior golf professionals.
And Lt Gen (r) aptly summed up the situation by saying that we are
honoring the past(Ghulam Nabi) and the future (Ahmed Baig) through
this act of recognition.
The ceremony at the Skyview Golf Club was attended by Mrs Asma
Shami, Head of Ladies Golf in Pakistan, officials of Punjab Golf Association, Brig (r) Bajwa, Coach and mentor of Ahmed Baig, Secretary of Skyview Golf Club and professional golf players.