Neil Chaudhuri is a professional golfer from Leicester who plays at The Leicestershire Golf Club. After a successful amateur career representing his country and playing off a handicap of plus 3.4 (3.4 below scratch), you can now find Neil playing professionally and competing in tour events across Europe.
When he's not competing, Neil is giving back to the game by analysing the games of up and coming golfers in his online academy.
- 2008: Earned full men’s England Cap - Scoring the winning point in his debut match against France. England vs. France, Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxford, England.
- 2008: Member of England Men’s ‘Elite’ Team – consisting of the top 10 amateur golfers in the country. (Selected from 740,000 club members).
- 2008: Played in the 6 man England team in ‘The Ashes’ match - England vs. Australia. (Other team-members include European Tour players Chris Wood and Danny Willet). Moonah Links, Melbourne, Australia.
- 2006: Member of England Men’s ‘A’ Squad.
- 2005: Member of England Men’s ‘B’ Squad.
- 2005 – 2008: Selected to represent the English Golf Union in numerous events on 3 different continents.
- 2008: Selected as an ‘Elite Performance Athlete’ by the English Institute of Sport.
International titles won
- 2007: CZECH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP – Tournament record 15 under par total with rounds of 67,65,67,66. Astoria Golf Resort, Cihelny, Czech Republic.
- 2005: PERUVIAN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP - in my debut event, representing the English golf Union - shooting a final round 67 (5 under par). Lima Golf Club, Lima, Peru.
National titles won
- 2006: DUNCAN PUTTER CHAMPIONSHIP - firing a course record 63 (7 under par) in opening round, breaking 42 year old record. Southerndown Golf Club, Bridgend, Wales
Regional titles won
- 2003: MEN’S MIDLAND ORDER OF MERIT – aged 18. Past winners include 2008 Ryder Cup star Oliver Wilson & several European Tour Players.
- 2004: LEICESTERSHIRE AND RUTLAND MEN’S COUNTY CHAMIONSHIP – Gary Wolstenholme M.B.E. was runner-up, The Leicestershire Golf Club, Leicester, England.
- 2002: COUNTY BOYS STROKEPLAY & COUNTY BOYS MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS - only 2nd junior ever to do ‘the double.’ Cosby Golf Club, Leicester, England
- 2003 & 2004: NOTTS TROPHY. Hollinwell Golf Club, Nottingham, England.
- 2003: THE GOG’S TROPHY. Gog Magog, Cambridge, England.
- 2005: RUNNER UP IN SPANISH AMATUER CHAMIONSHIP defeating Spanish superstar Rafael Cabrera Bello in the semi-final. El Saler Golf Club, Valencia
- 2007: 4TH IN WELSH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP – firing a 66 (6 under par) in 2nd round. Machynys Peninsula, Llanelli, Wales.
- 2005: TOP 10 IN WELSH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP – firing a Course Record 65 (4 under par) in 2nd round. Royal St David’s Golf Club, Harlech, Wales.
- 2008: QUARTER FINALIST IN AUSTRALIAN MENS AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP – out of 326 of the best amateur golfers from around the World.
Other career highlights
- 2006: FINALIST IN THE UP AND COMING SECTION OF ASIAN SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR, Hosted by Sony Entertainment Television.
- 2001: FINALIST IN UNDER 18 YEAR’S SECTION OF ASIAN SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR, Hosted by Sony Entertainment Television
- 2002: Record winning score in Club Championship with rounds of 69. 64. 64 was new course record. The Leicestershire Golf Club, Leicester, England.
- 2004: Set new record score in Club Championship, beating my 2002 record, with rounds of 67, 65. The Leicestershire Golf Club, Leicester, England.
- 2002: MIDLAND SCHOOL’S BOYS CHAMPION. Wellingborough Golf Club, Northampton, England.
- 2002: LEICESTERSHIRE AND RUTLAND COUNTY BOYS CAPTAIN.
Out of the ordinary golfing experiences
While many golfers go through their entire playing career without ever recording a hole-in-one or an albatross, Neil has been lucky enough to achieve both of those feats.
- In 2007 on the par 3 17th hole at The Leicestershire Golf Club, Neil holed a 9 iron from 153 yards.
- In 2003 on the par 5 14th hole at Willesley Park Golf Club, Neil holed a second shot with a 4 iron from 220 yards.