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Karma’s Man of the Moment

Will he Win the World Record…?

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Ben Hogan, arguably one of the greatest golfers of our time, famously said, “There are no shortcuts on the quest for perfection.” Mr. Anup Singh embodies this quote in his very own quest for perfection.
Hailing from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, Anup remembers growing up around Army Cantonments across India, as his father was an officer in the Armed Forces.

Moving states while receiving an education, he graduated in Commerce from Chaudhary Charan Singh University on home turf in Meerut. Passionate and sporty by nature, he developed a keen interest in golf in 1991, when he was a mere 5 years old. Seeing his son’s keen interest, his father fashioned a golf club cut into the size of a 5-year-old. In no time his passion grew into a prolific career and today he is the Head Golf instructor at Karma Lakelands!

He had earlier tried his hand at different sports; including tennis, skating, horseback riding, and was the captain of the football team in school with a love for swimming.

P.G Wodehouse said, “Golf, like measles, should be caught young.” True to this quote, he was scouted as a potential young talent while attending a golf camp at the prestigious Delhi Golf Club. Thereafter, playing regularly in the Junior Circuit under the aegis of the Indian Golf Union (IGU) where he was positioned 3rd. He was soon called for the ITC Golf Trials in 2001 where he finished 2nd and in 2001, he represented India in Malaysia under the 15-age category for the Asia Pacific Junior Golf Championship.

Retaining the top 3 position till 2005, he represented India at the Nick Faldo Tournament Asian Series at the Army Golf Course, Dhaula Kuan for the Hong Kong Amateur Category. His focus shifted to teaching as a Golf Instructor in the NGAI (National Golf Association of India) and today plays a keen role in running the Golf Academy at Karma, where young prodigies are born and honed to perfection.

It was at the right time that Karma discovered this prodigious talent who went on to become a tour-de-force in helping him achieve his dreams and aspirations – from a novice to a professional player.

Anup Singh on a gold course during daytime - Karma Lakelands
Anup Singh juggling a golf ball with his club - Karma Lakelands

A landmark in his career was when he broke the Guinness world record in Golf in 2023 where he walked 12 kilometers while juggling a golf ball on a golf club! Anup broke the previous world record of Ashrita Furman from New York who had walked 2.9 kilometers in 2010.

The announcement & conformation however is scheduled towards the end of June by the Guinness Academy and it would be interesting to catch up with the next issue of Karma Konnect to know whether he broke the world record!

Anup beat another record held by Iwan Widjaja from Indonesia for the longest duration of juggling a golf ball continuously for one hour and Forty-Four minutes by doing it for 2 hours and 27 minutes!

Currently, he is a B-Class certified Golf instructor and sees himself growing with Karma Lakelands while working for his A-levels.

His sagely advice to debutant instructors is to be a people’s person and excel in communication strategy. Honing one’s interpersonal skills is essential along with a quick wit laced with a sense of humour.

Besides golf, he loves riding bikes and trekking in the wilderness and teases his adventurous side sometimes by going on long rides with his father. At home, he is a dad to 2-year-old daughter Nyra and his wife Rakhi Singh who supports his passion for golf.

He feels deep gratitude to team Karma, especially the visionaries Ashwani Khurana, Diki Bhutia and Sandeep Trehan for their unending support in nurturing his talents and supporting his endeavors in Golf. Saving the best for last, he wants to break a new world record for juggling two balls with two clubs while walking. Now that is a feat that we at Karma Lakelands are eagerly awaiting. And as Arnold Palmer famously said “Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger”, and who better to exemplify this than our very own Anup Singh.