Aditi Ashok, who last year became the youngest ever winner of a Q-school for an international tour, has a special opportunity to grow golf in her home country
Aditi Ashok is quickly becoming the face of golf in India. Last year, the 18-year-old represented India at the Rio Olympics when golf made a reappearance after a 108-year hiatus; she became the youngest golfer to win the Ladies European Tour’s qualifying school, making her the first Indian-born golfer to win a Q-school of an internationally ranked tour; she subsequently won two LET tournaments, becoming the first Indian to win on the tour, earning rookie of the year; and in December, she became the second Indian-born golfer to earn her LPGA tour card.
When she picked up golf at five years old, it immediately clicked, “I liked the fact that golf was an individual sport. Each day was a different experience and that’s what kept me interested, as I never got bored with the game as a child.”Continue reading...