At times teammates going all out to beat others and at times competing among themselves for the top slots, life is pretty interesting for the young golfing brigade of Chandigarh. Light showers and thunderstorm played the perfect host for an exciting finish of 4th Albatross All India Inter School golf championship held on 27-28 August at ITC Classics Gurgaon. The team of two namesakes, Aadil Bedi (13) class 8th and Adilbir Singh (15) class 10th of Vivek High School Sector 38, Chandigarh held their nerves tight at closing holes to beat St. John High school's team, again of Chandigarh, comprising of Karandeep Kochar (15) and Rohan Kathuria (16) and won the trophy for Category A-B (13-17 years) by 2 strokes.The two day team score of Vivek high School was 304 and that of St. John High School was 306. Modern High School Barakhamba Road New Delhi has to be satisfied with 3rd place with the score of 309.

Inspite of having the home course advantage, Modern School Barakhamba Road Delhi team comprising Azad Sandhu and Arjun Raj Bahadur played superb golf shots and scored 150 after close of day1. St. John High School was placed at second position with score of 154 Whereas Vivek high school team was at poor 3rd position with score 157 as weather was sultry and high speed greens played truant. Aadil Bedi and Adilbir scored 78 and 79 respectively with 2 birdies each.

On the start of 2nd day, trailing by 7 strokes, the windy overcast weather with mild thunderstorm foretold that today was a different day. Both players displayed fine golf shots and held their nerves tight till last putt. Aadil Bedi fired 4 birdies and score 73 whereas Adilbir scored 74 with 2 birdies. The combined score of 304 surprised many. and resulted in Aadil Bedi finishing 2nd runner up in B category individually. Thus, a 2 stroke team win over St John high School happened. Karandeep played steady game 75, 71 which helped him to win individually in A category whereas his partner Rohan Kathuria played 79,81 with total score 306.

In individual Girls category C, Vasundara Thiara of Vivek High School, registered easy victory with score of 75, 83 (158). She could not field her team in C-D category due to non availability of other student from school. Last year a pair of Vasundhara Thiara and Aadil Bedi brought winning trophy for their school in C-D category. Hunar Mittal of Panchkula finished runner up with 2 day score of 88,89 (177) in Category D girls. Manjot Singh of Category D finished runner up too with score of 81,83 (164).

Tricity Golf Society, acknowledged and applauded the effort of young golfers and is planning to felicitate the winners at a function to be held on 1st November where Ace golfer Mr. Gaganjeet Bhullar will be the Chief Guest. Society is further in the process of raising funds and starting scholarship scheme for caddy players as well as IGU meritorious players apart from hosting national level match on Ryder cup format of " Chandigarh Vs Rest of India".

Aadil Bedi tops IGU-Junior Merit
December 7, 2013. Chandigarh lad Aadil fought well to earn top spot in country’s Junior Merit list in 11-13 years age category in the third All India Final. Bedi scored 75-75-76 to emerge a winner. Best two out of three finals was the basis of IGU Merit list 2013.

With win at BPGC at Mumbai he secured 130 points and occupied top spot in IGU merit. Kshitij N. Kaul of Delhi finished 2nd with 117 points and Sandip Yadav of Kolkata finished 3rd with 102 points.

The12-year-old Aadil qualified for all India finals from North zone. Four players were selected from 4 zones completing for all India merit. In the first match he was smashed badly and with tough rainy conditioned he finished 4th at Kolkata. He was disappointed after not making to be number one in the country. Hoever, he followed up with his coach Jesse Grewal on his swing and techniques. He practiced for fina matches at the Forest Hills Golf Resort under the supervision of Gursimran Singh Sethi for course management and Routine.

Trailing by 4 slots he struck brilliantly at BPGC Mumbai where green speed was over 12 and won 2nd final by 10 strokes with a score of 71,71,74 during three days. Aggressive attitude gave him 9 birdies in that match.

The third and final match just concluded this week at Coimbtore. He practiced for 4 days at the course prior to the match to earn desired lead. He shot 7 birdies to beats his nearest rival by 8 shots on the final day and occupied countries top slot in IGU merit list of year 2013 with 130 points.

Chandigarh Golf Association has announced cash reward of Rs I lac for Aadil Bedi for finishing number one in countries merit list.

” I will be moving to B category and Amateur next year. So, I will be preparing for improving my athletic and motor qualities with my fitness coach. I will take a break from golf for three weeks to prepare for my final exams,” Aadil said.

It was successful 2 weeks for 12 year golfer of Vivek High School Chandigarh. Came back from USA with high confidence after 6th finish in World Junior Masters started winter session with high note.

Trained at CGA Chandigarh with Jesse Grewal and practicing golf course management and routine with head pro Gursimran Sethi at Forest Hills Resort. Aadil played scintillating golf at Bombay Presidency golf club at Mumbai and won All India final with the score of 71 , 71 and 74 by stroke margin of 9 from nearest rival. He shot 9 birdies in 3 day final.

After 8 zonal league matches 3 all India was scheduled to play. For all India IGU merit of year 2013, result of best 2 matches will be counted. Aadil finished 3rd runner up in first match at Kolkata and won 2nd final at BPGC Mumbai. 3rd and final match is scheduled this week at Coimbatore Tamilnadu.

Last week Aadil Bedi participated Albatross international golf championship at Jay Pee Greens at Greater Noida in category C (11-13 years). Aadil shot brilliant 76, 76 75 (227) and beats beats Phasin Vichttchareonpaisarn (229) of Thailand by 2 strokes in nail biting finish in 3 day match. Adam Arif bin Madzri of Malasia finsihsed 3rd with score 233. Takafumi Shimoji of Japan and Tristan Galant of South Africa finished 4th and fifth with score of 236 and 239.

Representing team Albatross India with 9 year old Shubham Jaglan of Delhi in categroy division C-D, team Albatross beats team Thailand comprising Wit Pitipat (229) and Phasin Vichttchareonpaisarn (229) = 458 by 8 strokes. Shubham shoots 72 73 78 - 223 on par 70 at Unitech Golf course and won in his D category from Wit Pitipat (229) by 6 strokes. Team albatross India score was Aadil 227 and Shubham 223 = 450.

Kartik Digvijay Singh of Chandigarh shot 76, 76 and 76= 228 and finished 3rd in B category. Another city boy Jujar Singh playing in E category 7 years playing 9 holes competition shot 37, 37, 41 = 119 over 3 days and won in his category.

3rd Albatross Inter School Championship was concluded at ITC Classics Golf Club Gurgaon in wet and humid conditions where a pair of Aadil Bedi and Vasundhara Thiara made their school "Vivek high School, Sector 38 Chandigarh" northern India Champion by beating Scottish High International school Gurgaon by margin of 11 strokes. Total 15 school team took participation in championship. Duos shot 2 day score 307.

Individually Vasundhara Thiara shot 79 an 80 (total 159) in two days. She shot 6 birdies and 14 pars on Canyon Course. Whereas Aadil Bedi shot 77 and 71 (1 under) (total 148), which includes 26 pars and 3 birdies. Vasundhara was leading both days and beats even boys in her category and won in D category, where as aadil came from 6th position behind and with the help of 3 birdies he shot best round of 1 under par and won the C category individual title.

Championship was based upon total score of two player from same school in C/D category (boys/ girls).

Both Aadil and Vasundhara leading in IGU merit too. Aadil won 3 matches and finished 2nd and 3rd in other 2, where as Vasundhara won 4out of 4 she played out of 6 matches. Not only domestic golf circuit both the players has been doing well on international circuit. Vasundhara finished 3rd in European Championship 2013 in Scotland in May this year by shooting 85,73 and 71. She also finished 17th in world cup at Pinehurst NC USA by shooting 76, 73 and 82.

Aadil finished 6th in World Junior Masters in July 2013 by shooting 77, 73 and 73. He also did reasonable well in World cup at Pinehurst NC USA by shooting 74, 72 and 70 and finished 21st out of 160 top world class golfers.

Both the junior golfers practice at CGA golf range Chandigarh and student of experienced Coach Mr. Jesse Grewal and Psychological coach Ms Irina Singh. Speaking on the occasion both players said that we are thankful to chairman Mr. H.S. Mamik and Mrs. P. K. Singh Principal, who encourage us, give us support and allow us to play golf.

Although USA trip is over but memories of good learning experience will remain fresh for long time. Playing on fast sloppy bent grass greens was an experience. Pinehurst is home of golf for America. 14th world cup championship was held at course no 8 for boys 12 year old. 3 day competition of 18 hole took place. Course was very hilly with slope rating 76 and weather with humidity 89%. Tough conditions with wind make it more worse, but not for 12 year old Aadil Bedi of Vivek High School chandigarh. He shot brilliant 74,74 and 70 (2under par) with total of 218 in 3 days and secured 21st place. Alexander Pak of USA won the championship with score of 212. Jensen Rogenes of USA finished 2nd with the score of 214 and Preston topper stood 3rd with score of 215. Total 159 players participated in 12 year old boys from 49 countries. 52 USA State Champions and rest were champion from developed countries after strict league matches.

On the basis of World cup championship score, squad for Prestigious 4th Van Horn World c up was selected from boys 12 year old. The top 10 boys and top 6 girls from the United States will play against their International counterparts in a team best ball 18 hole stroke play event on the famous Pinehurst No. 2. Aadil Bedi secured 6th position among International player from boys category. Pairing with Eric Berggren of Sweden shot brilliant 69 (3 under) in team best ball stroke play event on Pinehurst no 2 course on Sunday against pairing of Ricky Castillo and Preston topper but International lost to USA by 3-5.

Before this playing at Las Vegas in World junior Masers Aadil shot 77,73 & 73 and finished 6th in merit. Masters starts with par 3 competition. Aadil shot 4 under par and won the competition with stroke margin of 3.

Speaking after successful tour of golf to USA Aadil Bedi said "American players were much more aggressive on the sloppy fast greens, that why they score better than us. I got some special equipment now and work with my coach Mr Jesse Grewal and my Psychological coach Ms Irina Singh on Putting and chipping. As all India final are approaching, America experience to play under pressure will be quite useful to shoot under par rounds."

Date 6 August 2013
Harry Bedi (father)
Mobile: 98143-53457


Rising Junior golf star of Vivek High School, Chandigarh, touching the heights of his junior golf career in year 2013. Inspired from the selection in World Junior golf Master 2013 and world cup 2013 in USA, his preparation showing results at IGU golf circuit by winning 3 out of 5 matches and finished runner up in one match.

Last match was held in Army golf Course Delhi last week. It was hot almost 50 degree with narrow fairways and green speed over 10, Aadil display courage, planning and patience on last day. Trailing behind by 3 strokes from his competitors and was tied 3rd position on the start of 2nd day. He replied with opening hole eagle followed by 3 more birdies and shot superb 72 and won by 3 stroke. This was 5th match out of 8 to be played in IGU Circuit.

Earlier in last months, 4th match was played in link course Golden greens Gurgaon. Aadil shot 74 on day one and took a lead from Kshitij N Kaul, which he never relinquished on 2nd day. He shot 77 on 2nd day, which include 7 birdies in a match and won by 1 stroke in thrilled match.

2nd leg match was held at Kharga golf course Ambala.On the completion of day one score was 1 over par 73 and Aadil was tied with Digraj. 2nd day was witnessed with some fireworks of 5 birdies and 10 pars and won by 2 strokes.

At present aadil pocketed 199 points out of 5 he played for his quota. Total 8 matches are to be played. Only top 4 players will be taken to 3 all India finals. Aadil is leading IGU Merit list with 199 points and Kshitij Kaul of Delhi is on 2nd position with 156 points. He has been India no 1 player in year 2011 in D category too.

Aadil said " I am taking these tournament as my preparation for World Junior golf Master 2013  at Las Vegas and world cup 2013 at Pinehurst NC, going to held  in USA in next months. I am working hard with my coach Jesse Grewal and fitness coach Sagar Dhiman apart from my Psychology coach Ms Irina Singh."  I am concentrating on my scoring average which will be very important factor in USA next month which I learnt last year at Scotland in European Championship where i finished 9th.


It was in Kuwait when Aadil Bedi was four-years old and his maternal uncle showed us the “ shining white” golf ball. He was so fascinated towards it that when he came back India after holidays, he insisted to play golf in golf clubs nearby. While his mom was also working and his dads office was at home, after coming back from school his dad used to take Aadil to CGA range Chandigarh for few hours every day.  Since his original interest were i.e. coke, chips and chocolate from local pro shop, typical as that of any other little toddler, he used to watch his dad swing while keeping himself busy with his own little things. Size of his golf clubs were not available, he just used to walk all 18 holes with dad.  Travelling from Fatehgarh Sahib to CGA Range was daily phenomenon; Aadil developed his love talking about golf matches and golf shots, until Aadil’s mom intervened. She suggested that if we were so passionate about golf we should consider shifting to Chandigarh.  Aadil started persisting to play. His folks then ordered his first putter and seven-iron. He then started playing golf for the first time at the age five, and amusingly started playing full 18-hole with just one club and a putter. He started to enjoy golf so much that from discussing each and every detail regarding the course, rules, weather, direction and what not, he even started collecting old and new movies about famous legends in golf.

A day arrived when aadil became no 1 player in IGU Merit list of current year after winning at Ambala and finishing runner up at Chandigarh.  Aadil shot superb 73 and 76 and won the tight match by 2 strokes. In a match at Chamdimandir, he shot 81 and 74 and finished runner up.  After 2 matches Aadil collected 80 points with 3 matches to go before he participate in All India final later in the year. He also won CGA State championship earlier in this year for consecutive 3rd time in a row.

Based upon last year scintillating performance in European Championship in Scotland last year and in current year in IGU matches, he got selected in "WORLD JUNIOR MASTERS 2013" going to held in Las Vegas in July 2013. He preferred to play in USA than in European championship. He says " competition in USA is much tougher than in Scotland. I am learning to handle pressure in tight game when your competitors are behind you. In USA I will participate in US KIDS WOLD CHAMPIONSHIP too for which I got green card status entry based upon last year performance in Scotland".

HE said that I am working hard with my team Sagar Dhiman fittness coach, Mr Jesse grewal Swing coach, Ms. Irina Singh Psychology coach and Dr Satbir Dietician with the help of my caddy Jasvir and Manager Prem Nath.