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'IRON IKE' SEKHON
Father, Friend, Mentor & Founder.
November 1, 1929 - June 13, 2006

Iron

Indus Golf was established in 2000 by Mr. Iqbal "Ike" Singh Sekhon to promote the game of golf within the South Asian community in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

A charismatic "people person", Ike was a true Dallas icon. During his 50 years as a citizen of Dallas, Ike served as a goodwill ambassador, public speaker, and is referred to as the "Patriarch of the Indian community." Over the years he welcomed and mentored countless Indian families new to the area. Some of Ike's accomplishments include Founding President of the India Association of North Texas, Founding President of the Punjabi Cultural Association of North Texas, and Founder of the Sikh Gudwara of North Texas. Ike enjoyed a life-long enthusiasm for sports. He was a Dallas Cowboy fan from their beginning and never missed a game. He captained his college tennis team and founded the Dallas County Cricket Club, but his true passion was golf.

Indus Golf began with two golf tournaments in the Spring and Fall each year. In 2006, the association was formalized with the election of a committee and the acceptance of by-laws. The formation of a league with events played around courses in the DFW area has proved to be hugely successful and immensely popular.

In the summer of 2006 we mourned the passing of our founder and mentor "Iron Ike" Sekhon. In the Fall of 2006 we played the 1st IRON IKE MEMORIAL. A tradition by which we continue to honor his name.

 

Iron Ike's Golfers Prayer

God grant me the serenity to accept the shots I miss,

The courage to play the ball as it lies'

And the wisdom not to throw my clubs in the hazard!!


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Legend of a Golfer
Dedicated to Ike Sekhon, a friend. 
By Jerry Puar

You may be seasoned golfer or a new hacker on the block.If you are new in town and like this game of golf, I thank my lucky stars for a chance to make another friend.

I will break my regular foursome, I will play you in a twosome, If you cannot come to us I will come to you,I will pick you up or drop you off with a smile and a promise to meet again.

I will take your banter in the chin with a laugh and I will hit back with a joke. But I will keep it above,where it won’t make you choke. I will keep after you till you feel at home, I will play with you till you become one of us.

You may be a no name arrival or on top of the totem pole, I will offer you my camaraderie this is my real goal. I will pick you up or drop you off with a smile And a promise to meet again.

I will follow the rules of golf, they really are the rules of life. Respect them and they are yours for life. If you follow them on the course,they will be your inner force. If you move your ball without a just cause, I will watch you, but I will play on with a pause.

I will keep you in my golfer’s prayer, to leave something, that belongs to another player. I will pick you up or drop you off with a smile and a promise to meet again

I will sit with you at the 19th hole, Drink iced tea, Gatorade or beer, whatever is your style. I will listen to your high and lows and tell you one of mine. I will offer you my camaraderie, This is my real goal. I will pick you up or drop you off with a smile And a promise to meet again.

A new day has now arrived. I enjoy the rustling of the leaves and the whistling of the wind. Carry on the grand tradition of making a new friend. Take him in your foursome or play him in a twosome. Pick him up or drop him off with a smile and a promise to meet again.