The Golden Boy of Pakistan Golf sign with CaddiePlayer
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After a series of conquests on the juniors and amateurs circuit, Pakistan national golf star Ahmad Baig will now turn his attention to the professional arena. Baig, who won the Bangladesh National Amateur Championship in Dhaka, has turn pro after Lt Gen Mian Hilal Hussain, President Pakistan Golf Federation (PGF), agreed to use his authority and exempt Baig from PGF’s qualifying school.
“Ahmad Baig will join the professionals’ ranks,” Gen Hilal told ‘The News’. “Baig has been wanting to turn pro for quite some time but we wanted him to represent Pakistan as an amateur internationally. We wanted him to win titles like the Bangladesh National Championship and now that he has done it, he can now play golf as a professional,” .Baig had also requested President PGF to award him a direct entry into the professionals’ circuit after he won the CNS Amateurs Championship last year in Lahore where he carded a record score of -25 in the three-day championship. “We wish him a lot of success as a professional,” said Gen Hilal, who will preside over a ceremony in Lahore on Tuesday when the PGF will award Baig Tour exemptions.
Baig, 22, can look forward to featuring in an expanded national professional circuit. Baig certainly seems to have the guts to shine at the professional level. Last year was an extremely memorable year for Baig, who won the Faldo Pakistan Series in Karachi as a junior ( Baig also won the Faldo Series Asia Finals in Vietnam).
Six-time Major champion Sir Nick Faldo, Britain's most successful golfer, said:
"having played so well in our Asia Grand Final, Baig is clearly an outstanding prospect with a bright golfing future ahead of him."
Ten years on Tour Stephane Barras , Swiss's most successful golf coach and CaddiePlayer founder, said:
"having followed Baig at the 2018 Qatar Masters, I witness something unique in his way of playing the game. Baig golf is magical"
Baig with some of his 40 Trophies