Mumbai:With the Crompton Greaves Open set to begin in Mumbai on Friday, the city's golfers got a sneak preview as Shiv Kapur held a clinic.
Kapur shared his skills with a large group of golf enthusiasts in Mumbai, and the size of the group was a testament to how much the sport has grown in India in the last few years.
"It's nice to share whatever I have learnt playing in different conditions. Whenever you play on the Pro Am tour you can't really tell people what they are doing wrong. But in a clinic you can without being too rude," said Shiv Kapur, Golfer.
The short clinic was mainly about playing with different shots with different clubs.
But more significantly, it was an insight into how the champion golfer's mind operates on the golf course.
"A lot of times people ask me how do you hit the ball, how do you do this. And I am not a very technical person so they want to try and get into your mind so this is a great way for me to tell them what is in my head when I am playing in competitions," said Shiv Kapur, Golfer.
After spending the majority of the past two weeks resting because of a back injury, Shiv is hoping he is able to participate in the Crompton Greaves Open.
But whether he actually plays the entire tournament or not, golf lovers of the city felt privileged to interact with him.
"I learnt that I don't have to kill the ball. If I have the correct swing and the follow through, the balls are going to go where it is going to go. All these days and years I have been over trying and he has put it in such a beautiful nutshell and I hope I can emulate what he said," said a fan.
"There are certain things you don't come to know unless you see them play. So they give you a demonstration of different clubs I was very much interested in that," said another.
It was admiration from both sides. Shiv Kapur couldn't but help commend the enthusiasm of the avid golfers who came out in the sweltering heat to attend the golf clinic.
By the same token, the golfers had a few common words for what they heard and saw of Shiv Kapur - pearls of wisdom.