Slumdog Golf: Golf in the slums of Mumbai

by Derek on April 19, 2011

in International Golf,Video

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I came across this incredible short film/documentary following Anil Mane’s journey from caddie to professional golfer while living in the slums of Mumbai.  This is definitely worth 7 minutes of your time today.

Seeing these guys playing through the streets is amazing. A putter made from rebar? Penalty shots for landing in the garbage? Wow.

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Jordan J. Caron April 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm


Thanks for posting as I don’t get ESPN up here in Canada. It’s crazy to hear and see a story like this compared to what almost all golfers go through in 1st world countries. During the Masters a couple of crew members were talking about Angel Cabrera and when he was growing up. If he needed food and his parents weren’t around him and his friends would go capture a live chicken and cook it. It’s not the same as what Anil deals with or even TGC staffer Mark Burke but it sure is inspiring.


Derek April 19, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Glad you liked the video. It definitely gives you an appreciation for what you have. Even when you think things are tough, there are people out there making do with a lot less. I still can’t get over the club made out of rebar.


Jordan J. Caron April 20, 2011 at 2:31 pm

The “grip” on these rebar clubs is very small. I wonder how much of a change it was for Anil to go to golf clubs and a larger grips.


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