The 12-year-old Chandigarh lad Aadil Bedi is all geared up to represent the coun-try at the World Junior Golf Master Championship starting July 22 (Monday) in Las Vegas, the USA.
Aadil participated in the same tournament in 2010 but couldn't do well. The setback didn't deter the golfer. Aadil researched on net and specially prepared for the 5,500m yard-age courses the Americans play on.
His mother Hargunjit Kaur, who herself is a table tennis player, told HT that Aadil fol-lows a regimented schedule when it comes to practice and is determined to succeed.
"He was 5-years-old since he started playing, and as wins came along, he became more involved in the game," Hargunjit said.
Initially his family had to push him to follow a strict schedule but eventually he developed an interest in the game.
"Today we don't have to force him. From fitness to spending hours on the course, Aadil takes the lead," his mother added.
Besides finishing ninth in the European Championship played in Scotland, Aadil has also par-ticipated in Sydney, Australia, True Vision Junior Golf Tournament, Bangkok, Thailand, and Callaway World Cup in San Diego, California.
"I have come better prepared this time and have brought along the Indian flag, which I hope to raise high by putting in good performance.
"Hopefully, I will come back with a medal this time around," Aadil told HT over phone from the US.
The three generations of Bedi family-Aadil, his father and grandfather are all in Las Vegas.