Ahmedabad: Shiv Kapur is hoping to take advantage of valuable tips on the Kensville Golf and Country Club given to him by his good friend and senior colleague, Jeev Milkha Singh, whose first-ever signature course will host the Gujarat Kensville Challenge this month.
Kapur confirmed his participation in the season-opening Gujarat Kensville Challenge as top-drawer golf kick-starts in India with the Euro 200,000 European Challenge Tour event in the bustling Western metropolis.
"When we were travelling together in Europe, Jeev often used to talk about this course he was working on in Ahmedabad. And all that talk has given me a good idea of the layout and the challenge it presents.”
"He has always been excited about the course and I am looking forward to using those tips from Jeev at this new championship course," said Kapur.
Sameer Sinha, MD Savvy Group, the promoters of Kensville, welcomed the confirmation of Kapur’s participation.
"The addition of Shiv Kapur to the field is terrific. Shiv is a tremendous talent and has achieved a lot despite his young age. I am glad that he will be able to make it this year," said Sinha, himself a keen golfer.
Kapur who turns 29 next month, said, "Time sure flies. It seems like yesterday that I made my pro debut in 2004 and suddenly seven years have flown by. I have had my highs and lows, but there is a lot I want to do in my career.”
"I am looking at this season, starting with the Gujarat Kensville Challenge as the start of a new phase in my career."
Kapur, winner of the Asian Games gold medal back in 2002, turned professional in late 2004.