Arjun Malhotra, who studies at Pathways School, Noida, is a 12 year old, who stands slightly taller than the Golf club he wields on his conquest of the greens across town and beyond.
Arjun at the Little Master Junior Golf Tour Qualifier in Malaysia
This little golfing prodigy has been adding feather on feather to his golfing cap at this young age, when most kids are busy with their play stations or cartoons. Arjun has played umpteen tournaments in the last couple of years after he took up serious Golf.
Arjun at Tarudham in October
Arjun was won 15 tournaments – Junior Lufthansa Tournament; Shiv Kapur Tournament; JTP Junior Tournament; Inter School Tournament, The Sela Qui Inter School Golf Championship; Indian Golf Union; Albatross to name a few prestigious ones for young golfers.
Arjun with his Dad Sharad and Grandfather Admiral HC Malhotra at 44th Lufthansa Junior Golf
He is ranked 16th out of 280 children at the Canadian School Bangalore and has also shown his aptitude with the driver, wood and irons that he carries in his Golf Bag.
Arjun started his amateur Golf in July 2015, after watching his cousin play the game. Under the able mentoring of his grandfather, Arjun began training at the Noida Stadium and then graduated to the Noida Golf Club. In 2017, he joined the Siri Fort DDA Sport Complex in New Delhi and trained under the guidance of Amandeep Jahal Gold Academy (National Coach).
He says, “I knew that Golf was a game of self-discipline, confidence and concentration. Immense support from my parents and grand parents and extensive physical training to strengthen my body, and mind training to improve my confidence at the sports complex every Saturday and Sunday, have allowed me to enhance my skills in the game..“
Arjun with ex-Indian World Cup Winning Cricket team Captain Kapil Dev at Jaypee
Arjun also plays after school hours, never compromising on his studies. His dedication to the game and improved performances in junior tournaments across most parts of the country have ensured that he is a prodigy at the game.
A few of his awards in recent times…
Arjun at the Ace Junior Golf Tournament in Jaypee -March 2017
Arjun at the Ace Junior Golf Tournament in Jaypee – November 2017
Arjun at the Ace Junior Golf Tournament in Jaypee – December 2017