Other than Tiger Woods, there may be no one more popular in the world of golf right now than Paige Spiranac.
Spiranac played her college golf at San Diego State University and led her team to its first ever Mountain West Conference championship.
She briefly pursued a pro career, but opted to give up on that dream when the pressure became too difficult.
“From the first golf ball I ever hit, I dedicated everything I had to being a pro golfer,” Spiranac revealed on her Playing A Round With Paige podcast this week.
“I was homeschooled. I practiced every single day, morning until night. It was my only goal. I was a highly ranked junior golfer and then at 18 I had to make the decision to go to college or turn pro.”
She and her family then opted to go the college route.
“So many growing pains,” Paige explained. “I was burnt out of, I wouldn’t say golf, just dedicating my life to something and not really seeing the results. With gymnastics, it was hard because I was fighting injuries and then with golf — golf is such an interesting sport because you can work out, eat right, practice and still not achieve your goals. That was something for me that I just couldn’t wrap my head around.
“It also went against everything that my parents ever told me because I come from two athletes. They always said, ‘If you put the work in and you dedicate your life to something, you will be successful.’ But that just wasn’t happening with golf and I was driving myself crazy because I felt like I should be achieving at a much higher level. … I had everything to be a world class golfer, but I just couldn’t put it together and I didn’t know why. It was driving me actually insane.”
Paige Spiranac Lights Instagram On Fire With Latest Steamy Posts
Spiranac may well have opted against going pro, but she’s still made quite the name for herself. She decided to become what she calls the “OG golf girl.” And it’s worked out quite well. Spiranac has over 3.7 million followers on her Instagram page.
She makes it easy to see why with her latest posts.
Spiranac offered up some easy practice tips on Sunday. Her followers quickly flooded the post with nearly 50,000 likes.
She then turned up the heat on Monday, sharing a picture of her in a tight dress at X-Golf America. Spiranac asked her followers if they’d be up for a date at indoor golf facility.
Unsurprisingly, her followers all took her up on the offer.
Spiranac is just hitting her stride in the golf world. And it appears fans are happy to come along on the ride with her.