Confidence in Short putts and new equipment’s get Diksha Dagar a “spectacular” season’s come back with a secure 4 shots win and a 45’000-euro prize at the Tipsport Czech Ladies Open.
I first met Narinder and Diksha at the launching Aramco Team Series London back in 2021 in the Middle of Covid restrictions. I was on my way to the OPEN at Royal St Georges to pay respect to the 1904 Open Champion Jack White*, in the process I got my first Pfizer vaccination, felt awkward/dizzy yet went on to follow and CaddiePlayer Ryan Fox’s 36 holes. Since “Foxy” had one of the fastest/best rises on the Golf World scene, today playing on the PGA tour making all cuts in the Majors.
Having coached former n.1 India Player Gaganjeet Bhullar was a good introduction to captivate the attention of Caddie and Player Dagar. India is today the largest populate country in the World yet the India Golf scene is still a small Family. As a result, Narinder, Diksha and I quickly got along and went on to interesting talk about what it takes to be a great player. Since, we have kept close contact. As I am based in Scotland and the 2022 AIG Ladies Open came to Gullane, I was hoping to meet again Father & Daughter Dagar. On Monday pre-qualify at North Berwick Diksha shoot 4 under to qualify, I then invite the Dagar Family to the Jack White Hickory Historical shop to find a 100 years old hickory left handed putter and here we went to the Muirfield putting green for some short putts practice.
Quote from Stéphane: “First to Master are the short putts as it is the simplest stroke in golf. Once you master the short putts you move on to Master the medium putt and then the long putts. If so, you will Master 1/3 of the game”
The Colonel who Became a Caddie
Narinder Dagar a Officer from New Delhi who now dedicate his time to Caddie her lefty daughter Diksha has all my admiration. I have caddied on the LET, the caddies are more teenagers/starter or boyfriends like so being a Father Caddie can be pretty lonely challenging. Yet Narinder mind is sharp as on the battle field and his vision for Diksha crystal clear… being top5 on the Ladies European Tour is for now just a step and not a conclusion.
Quote from Narinder: “We didn’t have a good start of the season our 4 starts have been hectic as Diksha lost her golf set in a flight transfer. To find a replacement set was a big challenge. Several friends helped us to find the best equipment possible as for example the perfect “Shaft”. Also, The India golf environment was as well a big motivation factor to get selected for the Asian Game or the Olympic Games we needed to be more in an Athletic/Fitness and Competitive Frame of Mind and this is what we are doing now”
- Fully story about the Dagar Golf Family > https://www.hindustantimes.com/ht-newsletter/fairwaysandgreens26062023.html
More Ladies More winners
I must say the past weekend was probably the first time in my CaddiePlayer life that I got to witness 3 Ladies wins on a single Sunday. Therefore I do not want to miss Congratulate Romaine Masserey the Montreux Golf Club Ladies Champion by 35 shots! As well Celeste Mangeat winning my home club Crans-sur-Sierre U16 Swiss Tour series with a last round of 68! Well done, Ladies!
Welcome to BeautyNGolf
All these successful Ladies Golfers has inspire me to unofficially pre-announce the soft launch of BeautyNGolf. An exciting project I am working on since I met Ana early May this year.
Ana “LaVisagista” is an expert beautician based in Milan. Graduated and specialized in aesthetics, with an experience of over ten years in the Beauty sector, she has advanced knowledge of all the chemical-dermatological and aesthetic aspects related to the skin and face.
I am looking forward to combine Ana’s ANTIGRAVITY FACE LIFT technics within the golf industry where Ana and I will host BeautyNGolf Master Classes at exclusive golf resorts around the World.
A beautiful FACE with A beautiful SWING! @BeautyNGolf
Until next time #IamCaddiePlayer #IamBeautyNGolfer …
- *Stephane Barras is a team member of the Jack White Putting School in Gullane Scotland > www.jackwhiteputtingschool.com