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Shamik Chakrabarty


One take at a time

About me

I am Shamik Chakrabarty, and my sports journalistic journey, while driven by my passion for English, began as the next best alternative to being close and personal to the sporting world once it became clear to me that pursuing a career in sports was not an option. Hence, trading my Callaway driver for a keyboard, I've taken to enriching a reader's experience with my words as a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Having already spent a quarter of a decade in the industry, I have had the privilege to cover many live events, including five ICC World Cups, one soccer World Cup, and even some big golf events, at historic locations like the RCGC. My career highlight, however, was writing for the Wisden Almanack. Now focusing on my love for golf and living by my maxim of "staying young by heart forever," I intend to reach out to every golf fan through ES, in this time of social media boom, and further my stance as a journalist.