Two officers from the Haryana Police and the Border Security Force (BSF) have won gold medal in a team event of golf in the World Police and Fire Games (WPFG- 2015) which was held at Fairfax County in the US from June 29 to July 1.
Kulvinder Singh, DCP, West Gurgaon and Pushpinder S Rathore, DIG, BSF together scored 188 for the gold medal. The silver was won by the US team by scoring 190 and Malaysia Police won the Bronze at 195. The golf competition is won by the lowest number of strokes by an individual or the lowest score on the most individual holes during the complete round. Singh had won the All India Police Golf Championship in 2012 and Rathore is a winner of 2014 All India Police Golf Championship.
The Haryana Police officer is a regular participant at the WPFG, which is conducted at an interval of every two years. Policemen and firemen from all over the world participate in this championship.
About 12,000 participants from 70 countries had taken part in the 40 various sporting events this year.
Over 400 players participated in the golf event which was played on three different courses over three days at Laurel Hills Golf Course, Evergreen Country Club, Lansdowne Golf Club in Fairfax County, Virginia, US.
Kulvinder Singh, who participated in the event for third time, had also won a gold medal at Herbert Hoover Disc Golf Course and Split Rock Golf Course in New York in 2011.
He participated in the event at his own expenses as the Indian Police team sponsored by the Union ministry of home affairs did not have any golfers.
“I participate in these events regularly and I bear the expenses of the tours,” he said. Asked how he finds time to practise for his game, he said, “Usually, I practise every morning and evening at the DLF Golf Course. Time is never an issue when it comes to golf. I always find time from my regular schedule to play. This sport is my passion and I am following it”. Singh had also won the overall golf championship at the 16th All India Police Golf Tournament held at DLF Golf Course in Gurgaon in October 2012.