Shubham Jaglan, the 10-year-old kid from Haryana, may change how Indians approach the sport of golf, which is said to be an elite game played by only the rich and influential. Shubham, who is the son of a milkman, has broken all stereotypes and won the IJGA World Stars of Junior Golf event in Las Vegas on Thursday.
Shubham has shown that if one has the will, talent and the eagerness to succeed, nothing can stop an athlete from achieving their goals.
The title in Vegas was his second world title after winning the Junior World Golf Championships in California last Friday. With such a feat, Shubham has been grabbing headlines for his outstanding performances.
Shubham considers his current achievements as a dream come true and feels all this is due to his hard work.
"It's just a dream come true. It was all my year's hard work. I am celebrating in a great way. All my friends are congratulating me," Shubham told NDTV.
"It was all because of my family's support, my coach, my school which helped me in the US, that's why I could speak to you actually and my golf club DGC for giving me all facilities for playing. Especially my dad supported me through my life and it has been a great journey.
"I am just working hard and being honest, there are no shortcuts for me."
It seems, the 10-year-old is here to stay and place India's name in the global map of golf. Shubham is not new to awards as he also received the NDTV emerging player as well recently.
One must give credit to the Golf Foundation, which gave him the platform and all other requirements to help him become a golfer. The foundation was initiated by Arjuna Awardee Amit Luthra.