Young golfers at Malaysia-Singapore annual Sikh games

4 siblings took part in junior golf at Gurdwara Cup & Sikh Festival of Sports. They hope more will join them next year

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Young golfers: L-R Gaurav Raaj, Sonia Raj, Thrishal Raj and Sonam Raj

All four children of an entrepreneur couple took part in the recent Malaysia-Singapore annual Sikh games for golf under-12.

It was great news that junior golf made it to the Gurdwara Cup & Sikh Festival of Sports organised annually by the Malaysian Singapore Sikh Sports Council (MSSSC).

However, the golfing event the young ones will need more takers before it can really take off. The four siblings were the only contestants.

Nine-year old Thrishal Raj Siingh emerged as the champion, beating Gaurav Raaj Singh, 8, Sonam Raj Kauor, 6, and Sonia Raj Kaor, 5.

All the kids started golf practice when they were four. And they practice regularly, hitting the 9 holes and making their way to the driving range.

“My wife Manjit Kaur and I are thankful to the organising committee for welcoming and encouraging our kids to the tournament. The committee had sincerely organised and motivated the kids,” their father Rajender Singh told Asia Samachar in a Whatsapp message.

“We believe this kind of events will further motivate our kids and all Punjabi kids to come forward to play and start a good networking among the juniors. For the next Gurdwara Cup, we hope to see more junior golfers taking part.

These are the grandchildren of Chanan Singh and Jaginder Kaur from Seremban (paternal side) and Harban Singh Rakmo and Nirmal Kaur Rakmo from Johor Bahru (maternal side).

Gurdwara Cup is the name for the annual hockey tourney which began in 1952. it is one of the key fixtures at the annual games which now include soccer, netball, and badminton.

The young golfers with their parents and Jagjit Singh (back row, left) from Kedah Sikh Association

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