This is Pratima Sherpa, a female golfer in Nepal.
On Tuesday, Pratima got a private lession with Tiger Woods at Medalist Golf Club in Florida, where Woods was scheduled to give a clinic at a private outing. Woods met with her prior to the clinic, giving her a lesson on the back of the driving range for 30 minutes — she used his clubs — and later introducing her to those in attendance, all donors and sponsors to what is now known as the TGR Foundation, according to ESPN.
Pratima, who dreams of being a ‘great golfer’, grew up and still lives in a shed on the fourth hole of Royal Nepal Golf Club. At the age of 11, Pratima was discovered by a Royal Nepal pro and given lessons. In no time, she started winning tournaments. Her parents work at the Royal Nepal Golf Club.
Pratima is in United States for the premiere of a film titled ‘A Mountain to Climb’, which is about her life learning Golf. Through Tiger Woods Foundation donor David Fontanilla, Tiger Woods read a Golf Digest article about Pratima and wrote a letter to her.
When David asked Tiger about meeting Pratima, he said yes. Thus, Pratima got to meet her ‘hero’.
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. pic.twitter.com/rV5KAtKzzl
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 24, 2018
Watch the documentary ‘A Mountain to Climb’ here: