Overcoming handicap: 17-year-old Diksha Dagar overcomes disability to pursue golf

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Written by Tushar Bhaduri |
Updated: August 13, 2018 1:23:23 am


Diksha Dagar playing golf. She says she likes golf because it’s not a fast game. (Express Photo by Gajendra Yadav)

“When I hit the ball, I can judge by the feeling on contact whether I have hit it well. If I have, I don’t even have to look up to see where the ball has gone. If I haven’t, I just have to implore the ball to go, go, go.”

That may be the standard response for any golfer, but is especially so in the case of a player who can’t necessarily judge the quality of the shot by the sound of the club making contact with the ball. Like Diksha Dagar. The left-hander looks like any other promising young golfer from a distance. Till you interact with her.

Diksha is “profound deaf”, a condition which, according to the website hear-it.org, means she is very hard of hearing…

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