‘Amazing’ Sherpa gets golf lessons from Tiger Woods

Published On: April 26, 2018 08:09 AM NPT

KATHMANDU, April 26: Nepal number one female golfer Pratima Sherpa’s documentary about her life struggles was premiered in New York, the United States.

The 18-year old Sherpa, who went to the US for the documentary premier, took full advantage of the opportunity to meet American golf superstar Tiger Woods. 

She also got a chance to train with Woods for half an hour at the Medalist Golf Club in Florida. She said that she was excited to meet Woods. 

Woods took to Twitter to praise Sherpa saying that she has extraordinary abilities in golf. Woods also said that the conversation and meeting with Sherpa was inspiring. 

Woods said that he got the chance to know about Sherpa, who is the first Nepali woman player to make Nepal known to the word, through an article published in the Golf Digest paper some few years ago. 

“Inspiring day working with my @TGRFound team and meeting Pratima Sherpa, an amazing young woman from Nepal. We can all learn from her perseverance, hard work and determination,” Woods tweeted.

As part of her training, Sherpa last year traveled to the United States and stayed with the family of Mike and Tanya Montano in Ventura, California. Having heard about Sherpa’s story, they reached out with an offer to have her come to the United States and play in several junior tournaments.

Woods gave Sherpa some few tips about golf. She is returning to Kathmandu this week.

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