Bhullar sets up charity foundation

Fri 19 Apr 2013

Bhullar sets up charity foundation

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Singapore, 19 April: India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar has embarked on a charity drive with the setting up of a foundation that aims to groom unprivileged golfers and help raise the profile of golf across India.
Following in the footsteps of Asian Tour honorary member, K.J. Choi of Korea and four-time Major winner Ernie Els of South Africa, Bhullar hopes that through his charity foundation, he can help fund promising juniors and amateur golfers from the Indian Golf Union ( IGU) circuit who cannot afford to make golf a career option.
The four-time Asian Tour winner has pledged to help provide them with golf equipment, trainings and travel expenses.
“I was playing with Els and Choi in a tournament and they told me about how their foundations are changing the lives of underprivileged children in their respective countries. I thought I should also do something similar for upcoming golfers in my country too. It’s like giving back to the game,” said Bhullar, who is currently ranked second on the Asian Tour Order of Merit after a season haul of US$ 269,066.43.
“I am going to talk to the officials from IGU and discuss about what should be the criteria on selecting underprivileged budding golfers. We can probably take IGU’s Order of Merit as one of the selection criteria,” Bhullar told the Indian media.