Paige Spiranac has never played in an LPGA Tour event.
Despite that, Spiranac is very likely the world’s most famous women’s golfer.
The former college golfer turned influencer has blossomed into a monumental star, even landing the No. 1 spot in the Maxim Hot 100 in 2022.
Spiranac recently explained why her professional golf career never took off.
“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.”
Spiranac and her family decided she would go to college.
“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.
But that doesn’t mean she’s left the game aside. On the contrary, it’s a major part of her social media stardom.
Paige Spiranac Goes Viral In Latest Instagram Reel
In her latest viral Instagram post, she shows golfers how to hit a draw by simple changing their setup.
Spiranac’s tips include three simple steps: close the (club) face, close the stance, close the shoulders. She then advises golfers to put all three steps together and “swing away.”
The video has already earned her nearly 120,000 likes in less than 24 hours.
Spiranac’s brand equity in the golf world is undeniable, even if her dreams of a pro career didn’t quite work out.