MADIKERI: Sixteen-year-old promising golfer Caelan Konganda recently achieved hole-in-one at the AAT Altus Open at Dallas in United States. He aced the eight hole at the Old American Golf Club from 166 yards.
Caelan had finished second at the Dallas Junior Invitational some years back. Presently in 10 grade, he was introduced to golf at the age of three by his grandfather Cheppudira Brigadier Ponappa. Caelan is the son of Tim Konganda and Gina of Dallas.
Caelan has published a book on Amazon titled ‘The Survival’. He has taken part in skits showcasing Kodava culture at Kodava conventions in New Mexico and Dallas. Caelan will be volunteering at the Cheshire home this December in Kodagu.
His aunt Cheppudira Nikki Ponappa is professional golfer and golf instructor in India.