Ashlan Ramsey knew from the fifth grade that being a professional golfer was her life’s ultimate ambition. She went on to become the No. 1-ranked amateur in 2013 before turning pro. And there has been no looking back since.
Currently on her maiden visit to India, Dannon Martis of Golf Digest India caught up with the Symetra Tour pro at the Krishnapatnam Port Golden Eagles Golf Championship. Ashlan’s visit to India has been memorable and she goes on to say what prompted her to come to India to be a part of the event. “I was excited by the opportunity to meet new people and travel to a place I’ve never been before. One of the reasons I love golf is I get to experience so many interesting things. I was very thrilled to experience India and be part of such a prestigious event.”
Being a professional golfer is certainly not an easy task and the journey has not been smooth sailing for Ashlan, but her positive attitude towards the game and life helps her deal with challenges. “It has definitely been a lot different than I anticipated. There is only so much you can think in your head with regards to how it is going to be and it turns out totally different. I think probably for me the biggest struggle would be the injuries which I have had since I turned pro,” says the youngster who turns 22 this month.
Not one to be cowed down, Ashlan aims to keep moving forward. “I have just been trying to deal with everything one step at a time and just have the belief that things are going to work out the way they are supposed to and I am thankful for the opportunities I do have.”
For someone who didn’t know what to expect, the warmth of the people, the opportunity of being part of a marvellous tournament and the amazing hospitality made the trip one to cherish, and the American hopes to return to India soon.
Ashlan also credited Krishnapatnam Port for all their hard work by saying. “KPCL made the Golden Eagles tournament so much fun for me and everyone involved. They are working very hard to promote golf in India and I was honoured to be a part of that. I appreciate all the hard work that goes into making the event a success.”
– by Dannon Martis
(Read more in the January issue of Golf Digest India. Download here.)