‘I think golf is ripe for change’

Through the Muslim Golf Association, founder Amir Malik wants to change the world...

Every time Amir Malik steps onto the 1st tee he faces challenges – and they don’t simply involve putting the ball in the hole. As a practising Muslim, he avoids golf’s many clubhouse rituals, the 19th hole drink and the gambling culture that’s such an important part of a day at the course for so many. He prays five times a day, fitting his faith into minutes around tee boxes or finding a quiet corner of a changing room to show his devotion. He’s faced racism, and yet his deep love for golf remains undimmed. Those experiences have not defined his view of the sport. They’ve inspired him to change it through the Muslim Golf Association....
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