By Audrey Vijaindren | NST | MALAYSIA |
ALOR STAR: While most children her age are glued to gizmos and gadgets with a bag of chips in hand, Mehekpreet Kaur Randhawa’s daily routine is slightly different.
The 8-year-old girl from Kedah, a rising star in golf, heads for the greens for training.
Ever since picking up the game less than a year ago, her weekly schedule involved a day’s training with her coach and an additional two days with her mum.
“But normally, about 10 days before a tournament, I train for about four hours daily and get to bed before 8pm.”
It all started when Mehek-preet’s was in Year One.
“My father (Sharanpal Singh Randhawa) wanted me to pick up a sport. As he plays hockey, I suggested that I would take up the sport. Instead, he told me to pick up an individual sport.
“He reasoned that if I played an individual sport, it was all on me. If I am good, I am good. But if I am not good, then I am not. Basically, I will have no one to blame if I failed.
“After thinking about it, I realised that it was true. My next option was golf, since my grandfather (Pritpal Singh) played the game too,” she said.
Now that she has started on the right foot, Mehekpreet hopes to make it into the big leagues by turning pro before 15.
Read the full story, ‘Golf sensation Mehekpreet aims high’ (NST, 3 Aug 2019), here.
Young golfers at Malaysia-Singapore annual Sikh games (Asia Samachar, 25 June 2018)
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