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Saturday , February 1 , 2014
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Femme on the fairway

1 How do you break the ice on the golf course with someone you’ve never played with before?

Nikki Ponappa: If the person is playing well, usually complimenting his or her game works as a good icebreaker. And then things like, ‘Where are you from?’ and so on.

2 What outfit do you wear if you want to attract attention?

Sharmila Nicollet:I’ve got good arms and legs so I’d go for colour-coordinated skirts or shorts.

3 How do you add that girlie touch to your look?

Ankita Tiwana: I like everything that’s chhan-chhan like anklets…. I’d like to start wearing ribbons in my hair too!

4 How else do you accessorise?

Sharmila: Colourful rubber bands, belts, earrings and I love my diamond rings. I also change my nail polish everyday!

5 On a day you’re feeling fat, you…

Ankita: Wake up and skip 500 times!

Priya Puri: Cycle, sprint or do a hundred crunches!

6 Which sunscreen do you swear by?

Nikki: Nivea.

Ankita: Neutrogena SPF 50.

Sharmila: Coppertone.

Priya: Banana Boat.

7 Do you have a lucky colour?

Sharmila: Pink on the last day.

8 A superstition you follow is…

Ankita: I keep my card in my right back pocket and glove in the left and if I’m not playing well, I switch it!

9 The song that played on loop in your head today?

Priya: Paradise by Coldplay.

10They look up to…

Tiger Woods

“In spite of all the drama, he has kept his ranking up there,” says Sharmila. (Psst: Tiger is all set to tee off at the Delhi Golf Club on his first visit to India on February 4.)

Annika Sorenstam

“She has a great record including 10 majors… and I Skyped with her once!” smiles Nikki.

Rory McIlroy

“I like his whole aura on the course. I like how aggressive he is yet you never know if he’s having a bad day!” says Ankita.

Thongchai Jaidee

“The Thai pro golfer started playing late in life (17 years) and so did I, so I can totally relate to him. He is my inspiration,” says Priya.

Text: Karo Christine KumarPictures: Rashbehari Das