Top woman golfer Sherpa flies high
Kathmandu, May 9
Nepal’s No 1 women golfer Pratima Sherpa, who rose from hut to putt, caught international attention after ESPN prepared a film ‘A Mountain to Climb’ about her and Nepal Golf Cup.
At the same time, encouragement letter from former World No 1 pro Tiger Woods was one of the inspiring things that happened to Nepal’s young golfer Sherpa.
Now, she has been nominated for the People’s Choice category for the NSJF Pulsar Sports Award slated for May 17.
Other nominees are footballer Kiran Chemjong, cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane, volleyball player Man Bahadur Shrestha and table tennis player Santoo Shrestha. The winner will be decided through SMS voting, Facebook likes, votes from the NSJF members and coaches of 35 sports.
Although, Sherpa will have to wait till May 17 for the announcement of the award, but she has already earned immense popularity and one of the biggest cause would be to get lesson from her idol Woods as she got the chance to meet the American golfer in Florida. She spent 30 minutes with Woods at the Woods Medalist Golf Club in Jupiter.
Sherpa got the opportunity when she went to USA to attend the premier of the film – ‘A Mountain to Climb.’
Sherpa, the first Nepali woman golfer to participate in the Surya Nepal Golf Tour Qualifying School, won around 30 trophies last year apart from defending the title of the Faldo Series Nepal Championship that helped her to travel Vietnam for the grand finals.