Jeev Milkha Singh becomes world's first golfer to get Dubai Golden Visa

Jeev Milkha Singh becomes world's first golfer to get Dubai Golden Visa

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Category : Miscellaneous Published on: September 14 2021

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·         Star Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh has become the first professional golfer in the world to receive the coveted 10-year-old Dubai Golden Visa in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the sport.

·         The 49-year-old has a long association with Dubai, participated in several tournaments and made many friends in the city.

·         During the 2001 Dubai Desert Classic, Jeev set a world record when he completed four rounds while finishing sixth with only 94 puts.

·         Jeev, who has won four titles on the European Tour, four on the Japan Golf Tour and six on the Asian Tour, has received a 10-year 'gold card' for being an elite professional athlete.

Important facts

About golf

v  Golf is a club-and-ball sport in which players use different clubs to hit balls in a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible.

v  First played: 15th century, Kingdom of Scotland

v  Olympics: 1900 , 1904 , 2016 , 2020

v  Equipment: Ball, Club, Tee

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