PRATIMA SHERPA is an 18-year-old golfer from Nepal, who was raised in a maintenance shed behind the 3rd green of the Royal Nepal Golf Club. She is currently the best female golfer in her country. Pratima grew up on the course, surrounded by the game. Her father, Pasang, was employed as a maintenance worker and security guard at the Royal Nepal Golf Club, while her mother, Kalpana, was a laborer, tending the course greens by hand. Together, they earned roughly five dollars a day for their work. As a young girl, the course became Pratima's playground. Her first club was a wooden stick her father whittled for her from a tree branch. For a female living in poverty to be playing golf was nearly radical in Nepali culture; it was a game for the wealthy, and a sport for men. When Pratima was 11 years old she entered her first tournament. Playing against 30 competitors, she won. Over the past seven years Pratima has done the unthinkable, transforming herself into the best female golfer in Nepal. Her 37 tournament wins were accomplished with little training and a donated, mixed bag of clubs. She aspires to become her country's first female professional golfer, and act as a spokesperson for women involved in sport in Nepal. She also hopes to play collegiate golf in the United States. Pratima's story was featured in the ESPN documentary A Mountain to Climb. The film was an official selection of the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, and won an Emmy in the "Outstanding Short Sports Documentary" category.