When junior golfer Pratima Sherpa lists the Royal Nepal Golf Club as her home course, she is being literal.
The 17-year-old has lived her entire life in a maintenance shed between the third green and fourth tee.
When she talks about the pleasure of smacking drives with a wood, she is being serious.
Her first set of clubs was whittled from branches that fell from the trees lining the course.
When this 5-foot-2 powerhouse from Kathmandu says she is trying to do the impossible, she means it.
“Where I’m from, people from poor families are not supposed to even be able to touch a golf ball,” Sherpa says. “I tell everyone, ‘I will show you.’”