Twelve-year-old amateur golfer Shubham Jaglan was on Wednesday felicitated by the Delhi Golf Club (DGC) for his extraordinary feat of winning the US Kids Golf World Championship 2016.
The child prodigy, who is on a winning streak, was awarded at the felicitation ceremony held in the national capital.
"I would like to thank the Delhi Gold Club for the best facilities they have provided, the Golf Foundation, to help me support through thick and thin, my coach for standing beside me all the time and also my mother and father," Shubham said.
The golfer, who started playing the sport at the age of six, has won more than 100 tournaments in his age group and is vying to achieve more in the coming years.
“He eats, breathes, drinks golf. Shubham is so knowledgeable and eager to learn every day. I think this is what makes him special and stand out in the crowd," Shubham’s coach Nonita L Qureshi said.
The Haryana golfer, who won the World Junior Championship last year and went on to win US Kids Gold World Championships this year, have been getting offers for the biopic to be made on him but his well wishers and parents want him to be grounded and to focus on his game.
“I said no to the offers from some of the film directors we got. We want him to be grounded and achieve what other golfers strive for," Delhi Golf Foundation founder Amit Luthra said.