Feb 7, 2017: Ten things you need to know about Dhruv Sheoran
Surprise packages come in curious shapes. Dhruv Sheoran sprang one that took the Indian golfing community by surprise when he won the PGTI Tour’s final qualifying event. The 22 year old amateur might even have surprised himself with that four stroke victory at the Kensville Golf and Country Club.
Dhruv had barely put a decent number at the All India Championships. The disappointed young man nearly decided to miss Q School. But a fortuitous trip to Dehradun, where his good friend Saurabh Bhaduri egged him helped reshape Dhruv’s fortunes.
In this special feature, Golfing Indian brings you ten interesting facts about the emerging golfer –
- Sport runs in his family. His mother Deepa Sheoran is a national level basketball player while his father Col Satyavrat Sheoran played golf for the Services apart from playing football at the national level.
- Growing up as an Army man’s son, he has played almost every sport one can think of. He also credits his father for the support and role in his development as a golfer.
- He holds a degree in Arts, and was never inclined towards studying too much once he got hooked onto golf.
- He began playing competitive golf at the age of 16, got to scratch by 17 – and until winning q-school has never won on either on the Junior or Amateur tour yet. He began shooting under par rounds during his junior days.
- He has worked with Bamby Randhawa down in Bangalore at Touche Golf for a year. He says it changed his outlook towards the game and life as Mr Randhawa is a very positive person.
- In an interesting quirk, Dhruv decided to switch away from his normally quiet routine on the morning of the first round in Ahmedabad. The Pune resident played loud music, setting the tone for an aggressive approach to the final stage of qualifying.
- Dhruv was among five amateurs that won their card for the 2017 season. After starting with a sedate 73, he turned it on quickly. Dhruv finished with consecutive 69s to fire past Harish K and Gulfam for a sensational victory.
- His favourite club in the bag is his 8-iron, he uses a mixed bag which includes Srixon irons, a Titleist ball, Scotty Cameron Putter and mixed woods.
- His dream four-ball would be him, his father, Tiger Woods, and Tom Watson.
- He is not superstitious, but believes in looking good to play good – says it gives him a mental edge.