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Angela Arora : Teeing Up for Global Golf Success

Monica Sethi Darpan, 24 May, 2024 09:00 AM
  • Angela Arora : Teeing Up for Global Golf Success

"Golf has taught me patience, determination, and the importance of focus. These lessons transcend the sport and permeate every aspect of my life,"

Today, Angela is part of the Canadian National Golf Team, marking her fifth year. She is also making strides in the NCAA as a Division 1 athlete at a prestigious university in the United States, where she balances her rigorous sports schedule with academic pursuits in Business Management.

Angela's journey is a testament to her family's unwavering support. Her parents have nurtured her career, from ferrying her to practices and tournaments to providing moral support during competitive events. Angela credits much of her success to her coach, Tyler McNeil, who has guided her for over a decade. His expertise in refining her technical skills has been crucial. "Angela demonstrates the highest level of commitment to her craft, displaying a methodical, calculated, and precise playing style. Her rise to prominence is inevitable," praises Robert Ratcliffe, Team Canada NextGen Head Coach.

Her recent accolades include participating in her first LPGA event, the CPKC Women's Open, which she describes as a "full circle moment." She also boasts top finishes in NCAA tournaments, like the T20 at the Spartan Sun Invitational and a championship win at the Clover Cup. These accomplishments not only underscore her technical prowess but also her mental toughness—a critical aspect of her training emphasized by her fitness coach, Jason Glass.

Angela is resolute in overcoming the mental pressures that accompany high-stakes golf, learning to manage expectations and excel under pressure. Despite not facing racial discrimination directly, she acknowledges the broader challenges of diversity and inclusion within the sport. Her goal is to pave the way for more inclusivity in golf, particularly for athletes from underrepresented backgrounds.

Looking forward, Angela aims to join the ranks of the LPGA Tour and eventually clinch the title of World Number One. "Golf has taught me patience, determination, and the importance of focus. These lessons transcend the sport and permeate every aspect of my life," Angela reflects.

As Angela pursues her dreams, she remains a grounded and driven athlete, keen on giving back to the community that has supported her. With a vision that extends beyond her individual success, Angela Arora is not just playing golf; she's shaping the future of the sport for generations to come.

What is one achievement you're proud of so far?

I'm particularly proud of winning the individual title at the 2023 Clover Cup Championship (NCAA). It was my first collegiate win and my third start as a collegiate athlete.

What advice would you give to young athletes who aspire to play sports (especially golf) professionally?

Stick with it! Sports can change your life for the better. With hard work and determination, your dreams will come true.

Who is your favourite golf player?

My favourite golf players are Lexi Thompson and Tiger Woods.

How many hours do you train in a day?

I practice golf for 3-6 hours daily and an additional gym hour.

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