Seventeen year old golfer Afnan Mahmud Mahi is on the verge of realising his dream as he is set to feature in the US Junior Golf Tour, which gets underway tomorrow in Florida.
The “World Junior Golf Tour” invited Mahi to the tournament following his brilliant third placed finish in the “Faldo Asian Grand Final” held in Shenzhen, China last year.
He will become the first ever Bangladesh golfer to attend a tournament in the USA.
During the tour, Mahi is also scheduled to take part in a golf clinic for 45 days under the supervision of renowned golf coaches Tom Barnett and Reid Whitakerin.
He has been a member of the Bangladesh golf team since March last year. He started playing golf in 2008 at the age of nine. His crowning moment came last April in India where he became champion in the Amateur Group of the Professional Tour of India.
Regarding Mahi’s participation in the USA, ace Bangladesh golfer Siddikur Rahman said, “It is a matter of pride for any golfer. I played with Mahi. He will do good in future. If he can bring out his best performance, he will do good there.”
On the other hand, Bangladesh golf coach Habibur Rahman said, “I have coached Mahi. He is the very best among juniors (Under-18). His swing is excellent and he possesses the character to perform with a cool head. If he can keep his consistency, one day he will achieve fame, just like Siddikur. I wish he will do good in the USA.”