A selection trial that stoked a fire in Chitrangada Singh

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Chitrangada Singh during the team trials for the Queen Sirikit Cup at Jaypee Greens in January 2020.
Chitrangada Singh during the team trials for the Queen Sirikit Cup at Jaypee Greens in January 2020.

Chitrangada Singh started out in golf by practising with her grandmother at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC). After the initiation to the sport, for which Chitrangada is grateful to her grandmother, the young athlete attended a coach camp under the Indian Golf Union at Tollygunge Club, where she trained under renowned pro and coach Indrajit Bhalotia.

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In early 2020, Chitrangada got the opportunity to play the Queen Sirikit Cup trials organized by IGU, by virtue of being among the top 15 players on the national merit list. Conducted over six days, the first three rounds were at the Noida Golf Course and the rest at Jaypee Greens. Chitrangada couldn’t make the cut but gained a lot of experience by competing with the country’s top players.

The 2013 IGU camp at Tollygunge Club of which Chitrangada Singh was a part.
The 2013 IGU camp at Tollygunge Club of which Chitrangada Singh was a part.

That week stoked a fire and gripped her with the urge to get better. Presently, she is busy preparing for the Women’s Golf Association of India event scheduled on her home course RCGC in December.

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Despite turning out on the pro tour,  Chitrangada doesn’t plan to turn professional immediately. The focus is on playing the Nationals on the amateur circuit and go on to represent India on the international stage.

Photo credit: Chitrangada Singh

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