DIBRUGARH, Jan 21 � Prantor Baruah, golf captain of Dibrugarh & District Planters' Club, has been officially certified �A� category golf referee for India.
The world's golf governing body at Royal & St Andrews, Scotland, known as R&A, conducts rules examination in India in collaboration with Indian Golf Union (IGU) to create a pool of referees in the country. Baruah had first cleared their �C� level exam in Coimbatore last August and recently in Hyderabad he cleared both �B� and �A� levels.
He is now the first �A� category R&A IGU certified referee from the North East and the second from entire eastern India.
A handicap golfer himself, Baruah has been always passionate about golf rules and has been officiating as the chairman, rules committee, Upper Assam Golf Association, and refereeing local tournaments for a number of years. And now with R&A IGU the new certificate he can professionally undertake any such assignments anywhere in the country and is eligible to referee in national as well as international tournaments held in India.