Mysuru: M B Disha Kavery is a 13-year-old, eighth grader from Excel Public School in Mysuru and is a promising young golf player. In a span of mere five years, she has managed to bag 72 titles.
It was pure coincidence that brought Disha to come to love the game. One day, an eight-year-old Disha went for a walk with her parents, Biddappa and Roopa Neelamma, to the golf course, where she first saw and got fascinated with the game. She was instantly attracted and told her parents that she wanted to play golf and the following year at a summer camp held at JWGC, Mysuru, she held her first golf club and she hasn't looked back since.
Disha gradually began playing on golf course and her inborn talent helped her grasp the techniques quickly.
The year 2017 was a great one for Disha. Among the 72 titles including south zone and national tournaments, 25 titles are of the U-13 category. This year onwards, Disha will be focusing on the junior category i.e, the U-15 category, where she will face stiff competition from players from across the country. Under the guidance of Coach Bamby Randhawa, she is going all out in her efforts to perform well in the junior category tournaments. She was initially trained by Paramjith Singh and Harish. In 2016 and 2017, she was ranked the No. 1 player in South India in the sub-junior category.
Speaking to Newskarnataka, she said, "When I went to the golf course with my parents, I was inspired after seeing the players practising their sport. I have won nearly 72 different events and want to do well in the coming days. Most of the events that I have won were in the sub-junior category but, this year, I will be playing in the junior category, where I will be competing with top players from across the country."
When asked about her training regimen, she said that on an average, she practises for four hours a day. If she has a holiday, she will spend more time at the course.
“She is very hardworking. I hope she comes out with flying colours in the B category tournament, that is the junior category, in the coming days. Though she is very calm, she will be competing with top ranking players and she needs to be mentally tough, which is very important while playing in higher level tournaments”, added Roopa, Disha's mother.
Disha has emerged as the runner-up in the N Ranga Rao Cup Golf Tournament where more than 180 players participated in the tournament. She also won the Best Lady Golfer at the Mahindra Cup, Engineers Cup and Coffee Cup. She also emerged as Best Junior Golfer in the Eagles Cup, Best Ladies Winner in the Captain Putter Cup and won many such prizes in the south zone competitions.
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