Golf has a bright future in India: Farooq Abdullah

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New Delhi, Feb 6 (ANI): New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah today expressed hope that Golf in India has a very bright future and if golfers continue to play well then one day India would be on the top of the list.

"The future of Golf in India is very bright. Golf was introduced at the Asian Games and since then India has been making big names in the game. Today Indian players are playing at international level and winning many accolades. So if the same continues then one day you would see an Indian at the top of the list." said Abdullah on the sidelines of a golf event here.

Sports Minister M S Gill, who also attended the event, described Golf as a costly sport and said that India need to focus more on the game of soccer.

"I look at football because it is a common man's game. In Brazil, the football stars are born out of slums and not from the palace. So the same can happen in our country as well. Football is not an expensive game...just give them a ball to play and any ground, and I am sure a star would come out from them," he added.

The Invitational Golf 2010, one of the largest golf events was held at DDA Qutab Golf Course here today.

This year the tournament witnessed presence of 120 golf enthusiasts, including CEOs, industrialists, bureaucrats and diplomats. (ANI)

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