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Ace police golfer to participate in Belfast games

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Gurgaon , July 23, 2013
First Published: 03:07 IST(23/7/2013) | Last Updated: 03:08 IST(23/7/2013)

Kulwinder Singh, a Haryana Police officer who is in-charge of the training centre at Bhondsi, is on his way to participate in the prestigious World Police and Fire Games 2013 to be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, between August 1 and 10.

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“This is the second time that I am going to participate in this event. In 2011, I had won a silver medal at Herbert Hoover Disc Golf Course and Split Rock Golf Course in New York between August 26 and September 5. I would compete from August 5 to 7 this year,” said Singh.

The officer is participating in the event at his own expense. “I have to bear all the expenses -- from travelling to staying there and the entry fees to the event. Also I have to pay nearly $700 more as I would be practising twice at the three courses that I would be playing at and all the sessions are paid. But I am following my passion, my heart,” he said.

“The love for the game keeps me going on. Earlier, I used to play squash, but now I am completely devoted to golf,” the officer said.

“Last time I was vacationing in New York and had entered the tournament just for fun. As I won, I took it seriously and this time I am all prepared,” he reminisced with elation. 

Singh has also won the overall golf championship at the 16th All India Police Golf 3-day Tournament held at DLF Golf Course in Gurgaon on October 10-12 last year. “I usually practise at the DLF golf course. My job has never affected my game,” said Singh.

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