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What Golfers Read- Interview with Prabhdev Singh, founding editor Golf Digest India


In the words of Prabhdev Singh, “ I have played the game since I could walk, as my parents played golf too. I started writing on golf when I got into sports journalism in the early 90s. For a long time I was the only career journalist who also played and wrote on golf in India”. Singh founded the Indian edition of Golf Digest, Golf Digest India, in 2002 and ran the magazine for close to a decade. He is one golf journalist who has played and covered golf tournaments all over the world.

1. How many hours a week do you play golf?

My golf is quite erratic. When i’m into it, i can play about twice a week or then again once in a couple of months.

2. What do you like to read ? And why?

My reading is either for entertainment or learning. So, I read P.G. Wodehouse for entertainment . The only magazine i read, other than golf magazines, is the Architectural Digest as that is of interest to me. I also make it a point to spend some time over the daily newspaper and that usually happens at the start of the day.

3. The book that has stayed with you the longest- maybe inspired you or connected with you?

I read Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki by Murakami recently and kind of connected with some of the writing but like I said earlier, my reading is mostly for entertainment. I don’t like to read ‘heavy stuff’. There’s plenty of that happening in our lives anyway!

4. What are you currently reading?


I’m currently reading P.G. Wodehouse and that is my way of unwinding.

5. Why do you play golf?

Well, I could write an essay on why I play golf but in short… I love being outdoors. Golf also tests you. The minute you start thinking that you’ve mastered the game, it tends to bite you in the backside. But every once in a while the golf ball behaves exactly the you want it to and that feeling is somewhat orgasmic. So you have to learn to take the highs with the many lows, and try and maintain a steady graph.



About artikaaurorabakshi

Artika Aurora Bakshi Artika Aurora Bakshi is the author of three well-acclaimed children’s books,My Little Sikh Handbook, My Little Sikh Handbook 2: Ardas, My Little Sikh Handbook: Travel Journal, and an anthology of stories, Hold On To Me. Her first story, set in Amritsar, during the pre-Partition period, All She Had Left, was published on Story Mirror. She co-manages, a manuscript help and book review site. Her passion for reading has led her to helping other writers with their manuscripts. She comes from a family of lawyers and has a master’s degree in International Banking & Finance. Currently based in Sri Lanka, she teaches Commerce and History on a part-time basis at an international school and enjoys being part of the literary scene in Sri Lanka. A regular at the Galle Literary Festival and other literary events in Sri Lanka, Artika’s articles and book reviews have featured in the Daily Mirror, Daily News, The Ceylon Chronicle, and various blogs, such as,,, She was actively involved with SAARC Women’s Association of Sri Lanka and was President of the Association in 2016. An avid reader, Artika runs an online book club with a membership base of over 600 members. Her quotes are featured under soul.nightingale on Instagram and on Soul Nightingale by Artika Aurora Bakshi on Facebook. Artika is also working on her fourth children’s book in the My Little Sikh Handbook series and a second anthology of stories for adults. You can reach Artika at .

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