Feb, 13, 2017: Aditi Ashok is redefining the perimeters for women’s golf in India. The teenager is marching relentlessly, holding her own on the international golfing circuit. There is no question that she is driving women golfers in India to re-imagine possibilities through her own exploits on European and American soil.
In this special feature, Golfing Indian presents ten inspiring facts about her fledgling career
- Aditi Ashok took to golf as an eight year old. She was inspired by watching Laura Davies and Gwladys Nocera play in the 2007 Ladies Masters in Bengaluru.
- Aditi admires Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods. She hopes to emulate them on the world stage.
- Aditi won a WGAI Ladies’ Professional Tournament at the age of just 13 years and 5 months
- Aditi is a three-time National Junior Champion, winning a hat-trick of titles in 2012, 2013 and 2014. She is also a two-time National Amateur Champion, winning in 2011 and 2014.
- Aditi is the first and the only Indian golfer to have played the Asian Youth Games (2013), Youth Olympic Games (2014), Asian Games (2014) and Olympic Games (2016).
- At the age of 18, Aditi Ashok is the youngest player, and the only female golfer to represent India in the Olympics held in Rio 2016.
- Aditi was only 17 when she became the only Indian to win a qualifying school event. She turned professional immediately after winning the Lalla Aicha Tour School and earning an LET card for 2016.
- Aditi won the 2016 Hero Women’s Indian Open and Qatar Ladies Open to become the first Indian to win a Ladies European Tour title and finished the season second on the Order of Merit.
- Aditi won the Ladies European Tour’s Rookie of the Yearaward for 2016
- Aditi also secured an LPGA Tour card for 2017 through LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.