“I know its very difficult, but not impossible. One day I will make my country proud.”, said Pratima, and she did make us proud.
Pratima Sherpa, 18 of age is the first golfer in Nepal. Born and raised in a shed on the 4th hole of Royal Nepal Golf Club, Pratima lived there as her family worked there.
And now, the aspiring golf pro from Nepal attended the weekend premiere in New York of a film made about her life learning the game while living in a shed alongside a golf course in Kathmandu. She even got a chance to get some lessons from Tiger Woods, an America professional golfer who is among the most successful golfers of all time.
“Pratima is simply incredible,” Woods wrote in an email sent to ESPN. “I read her story and I was amazed. The chance to meet her and talk to her was really inspiring. It was great to witness her journey and to see the happiness she exudes.”
Woods even tweeted mentioning Pratima.
Here is a short overwhelming documentary about her story by ESPN.
“Raised in a maintenance shed on a golf course in Nepal, Pratima Sherpa aspires to become her country’s first female professional golfer.”