<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d15298599\x26blogName\x3dThe+Daily+Rhino\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLACK\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://dailyrhino.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_US\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://dailyrhino.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d-2686788837261841939', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>
The Daily Rhino
Monday, October 24, 2005

Swingin' chicks
THE DR ain't that knowledgeable about golf, but he keeps up to date with it and watches a fair amount. He plays off a triple-figure handicap and can never get the crazy golf windmill hole in less than four. But whoever you are, you'd be hard-pressed to have missed the hype surrounding Michelle Wie. She's sport's hottest female property at the moment and may even surpass the equally tall and skinny Sharapova as sport's highest-paid woman. But whose heard of Kiran Matharu?


In the era of Sharapova, Woods, the Williams sisters and our own Andy Murray - sport is as much about the 'pushy parent' as the prodigy. Amarjit Matharu's family arrived in the UK one year before his birth and now he is driving his 16 year-old daughter to the big time. However, the difference between the media icon of Michelle Wie and the relatively unknown Matharu is stark. Both are 16. Both will have turned pro at the age of 16. Amarjit says "If Kiran was American, she'd be red hot news".

He does fit snugly into the overbearing pushy parent though, he never allowed Kiran to play off ladies' tees and he put her in the highest levels of competition as soon as he could. He can recall her scores from a host of tournaments, but doesn't know how many GCSEs she passed.

India Today's latest issue carried a piece on India's hot young golfing stars, including a few girlies. Despite Kiran lamenting "I've tried converting my friends to it, but they all think it's boring", we can look forward to a bevvy of brown golfers as the women's game really tees off.
 


Permanent link action

Comments:
Post a Comment




Diversity Writer of the Year
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
Runner-up Columnist of the Year
Nominated Features Writer of the Year







Bookcoversmall



Sepia Mutiny
It's the Pirates
Yam Boy
Video Wallah
Shiva Soundsystem
Within / Without


Currylingus
Saheli Datta
Random Acts of Reality
NHS Blog Doc
The Oracle


Cabein (Kunal Anand)
Turbanhead
HERStory
Ethno Techno


1. Much Apu about nothing
2. Rohinplasty (series)
3. Medical student teaching (series)
4. What your stetho says about you
5. Revision: IT BRINGS DEATH
6. Things you kids won't see (series)
7. Tsunami Politics
8. Churchill: Let the fakir die
9. If it looks like a quack...
10. Ten million missing girls



Things you probably won’t be showing your kids

Hear the one about the Archbishop, the Muslim and ...

Tomorrow's Newspaper?

Well I DID tell you it was the best

China comes to Town

Grey's Anatomy is no House Party

Why Bali will continue to be a target

I-blog Nano

The World of Apu

Anatomy of THE Equation










Subscribe with Bloglines

Top of the British Blogs



Rotate Your Mind




August 2005
September 2005
October 2005
November 2005
December 2005
January 2006
February 2006
March 2006
April 2006
May 2006
June 2006
November 2006
December 2006
February 2007
May 2007
June 2007
July 2007
August 2007
October 2007
November 2007
February 2008
March 2008
April 2008
May 2008
July 2008
December 2008
-->



Web This site