Nice article on Ashok Kumar on DNA by Abhishek Roy.
From caddie to ace golfer - meet Ashok Kumar
"My love for golf started there and I used to play a bit when no one was around. After all we were caddies and we were not allowed to play," recalled Ashok, who has never been to school.
Can you believe it - a golfer who has never been to school? So is this the changing face of golf in India?
It was under Arjuna Awardee Amit Luthra that Ashok discovered himself and he is still grateful to the veteran golfer for all his achievements.
"I used to be his caddie earlier and till date he has been my biggest support. I wouldn't have achieved what I have if he were not behind me," said Ashok, who has had earnings of Rs.4 million in the 2006-07 season.
For Ashok, who idolises legendary American golfer Tiger Woods, qualifying for the Asian Tour this year will be a challenge.
"Last year I missed the qualifying score by two shots. This year I will give my best and hopefully qualify for it," he said.