Guwahati, January 16: Prantor Baruah, Golf Captain of Dibrugarh & District Planters’ Club, has now become an officially certified “A” category golf referee in India.
R&A, the world’s golf governing body at Royal & St. Andrews, Scotland, conducts rules examition in India in collaboration with Indian Golf Union (IGU ) to create a pool of referees in the country.
Baruah had first cleared their “C” level exam in Coimbatore last August and recently in Hyderabad he cleared both “B” and “A” level.
Prantor Baruah is now the first “A” category R&A IGU certified referee from the North East and the second from the entire Eastern India.
A seven handicap golfer himself, Baruah has been always passiote about golf rules and has been officiating as the Chairman, Rules Committee, Upper Assam Golf Association, and refereeing local tourments for a number of years. And now with R&A IGU “A” level certificate, he can professiolly undertake any such assignments anywhere in the country and is eligible to referee tiol as well as intertiol tourments held in India.
There are total 26 “A” Level R&A IGU qualified golf referees and 74 “B” Level referees in India.