Not just integrity, golf fosters friendships too

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Anisha Agarwalla (in blue) and Neha Tripathi might be competitors on the Women's Golf Association of India, but their association is deep and dates back to the days when Anisha was in school in Kolkata.
Anisha Agarwalla (in blue) and Neha Tripathi might be competitors on the Women's Golf Association of India, but their association is deep and dates back to the days when Anisha was in school in Kolkata.

This was a chat alright but with some different shades of emotion.

Camaraderie was the overiding sentiment as Anisha Agarwalla and Neha Tripathi took a walk down memory lane and recounted an association that started years back in Kolkata.

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It was an inter-school golf competition and there were different roles to be played. Anisha featured in one of the teams and Neha, then a greenhorn pro, was a rules official.

 

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Instances such as these have cemented the bond, and time has made it stronger. Their paths cross a lot more frequently now with Neha a senior pro at the Women’s Golf Association of India and Anisha looking to play a full season on the domestic tour.

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A lot of notes have been exchanged over the years and among the tips Neha, wiser from the experience of 16 titles and a decade-plus run, has for her ‘baby’ friend, especially as Anisha vies to make a mark on the pro circuit, is to never give up on her dreams, come what may.

Photo credit: Anisha Agarwalla/Neha Tripathi