Chadha wins AGC’s 2019 best golfer honour

03Sep 2019
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Chadha wins AGC’s 2019 best golfer honour

THE boy received a standing ovation. Garv Chadha may only be aged 15 but the young golfer has managed to beat 32 other players in the 2019 Match Play golf competition, organized by the Arusha Gymkhana Club (AGC) and got declared the overall best golfer of the year  at  the club.

As it happens, Garv, a student at Braeburn International School in the region, was previously also named the club’s best golf player of 2018 last year.

Young Chadha used to play in the junior golfing category but now the young golfer has crossed the stage and is playing with seniors.

Commenting on his son’s sporting achievement, Garv’s father Robby Chadha, a veteran golfer himself said the boy has succeeded in balancing academic responsibilities at school with extra-curricular activities such as golf.

The teenage player, Chadha said, is now aiming at the skies when it comes to teeing but also doing well in class.

Chadha Junior, with a National Order of Merit accolade, has been playing golf for over five years now, having started the sport at the tender age of 10 back in 2014.

Garv Chadha (R), pictured with Arusha Gymkhana Club (AGC)’s Golf Section captain after the latter had been presented with the AGC’s 2018 best golfer award at the club. PHOTO: COURTESY OF AGC

Other than topping the feat in Arusha, Garv Chadha also plays in the national amateur golf team.

His winning in the AGC Match Play golf competition therefore did not come as surprise for Tanzania’s young version of Tiger Woods.

The competition brought together 32 best golfers from Arusha. It happens that the Arusha Gymkhana Club conducts 36 golf competitions per year and from that, the Arusha’s social, recreation and sporting institution picked 32 best players to compete in order to produce the overall winner.

The Arusha Gymkhana Club’s golf coach, Olais Mollel, explained that his institution remains the source of top golfers in the country through organization of the regular competitions for juniors meant to be the benchmark in yielding outstanding golf personalities from Arusha.

“We have various golf development programs including those targeting to recruit young players as well as female golfers,” he said.

He pointed out that there are 14 female golf players with amazing performances, 16 junior players and 130 senior golfers.

Meanwhile the AGC here has just winded up the TANFOAM August 2019 Monthly Mug played at the club’s course over the weekend.

The event saw Hiten Nathwan score 74 points and become the Division 1 winner of the mug.

He was followed by Mike Rotich, the runner-up who scored 75 points. Another golfer, George Frisby, topped the Division 2 category with 73 points, while Jamal Mukarram who got 74 points, finished second.

Division 3 saw Vivek Gohil lead the rest of the pack with 68 points, while Khevan Shah with 76 points came in second.