‘It Really Sucks’: Former Pro Golfer Paige Spiranac Spills Beans On A Realization That Has Been Eating At Her For A Long Time

Published 01/25/2023, 8:00 AM EST
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 07: Paige Spiranac of the United States speaks to the media during her press conference as a preview for the 2015 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters on the Majlis Course at The Emirates Golf Club on December 7, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

The path to success isn’t easy. The path to it is full of challenges and hurdles. For Paige Spiranac, too, success didn’t come easily. Despite being a huge icon and extremely successful, she has seen a lot of failures. Her biggest was when she had to let go of her childhood dream, for which she had worked her “a** off.” She recently opened up about the frustration over it that still haunts her.

The ex-pro golfer has seen many ups and downs in her career. Despite not being able to make it as a professional golfer, the blonde influencer used golf to chart another career path for herself. She now has the biggest online fan base in the golf world. 

Paige Spiranac opens up about her disappointment in failing


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Recently, the ex-golf pro was answering personal questions about herself that her fans had for her on Instagram. One fan asked her if she ever got frustrated and disappointed that she “failed as a professional Golfer.” The question was one that Spiranac certainly thought about often. She said, “Yeah, it really sucks.”

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 27: Starter Paige Spiranac looks on from the 1st tee during day three of Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club on January 27, 2018, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Maxim 2022’s Sexiest Woman Alive said that she had worked really hard to be a golfer. “I was a highly ranked junior golfer with a decent college career, and honesty, even the year I played professionally, I had some good times and some bad ones,” she explained. It devastated the social media icon that despite her skill, she could not make it.

The golf beauty stated that what upset her the most was that she was not good enough. “That realization that you’re just not good enough… “It eats at you,” she stated. Paige hated the feeling that she was missing something, and that was what was in the way of her dream.

Spiranac shuts down her haters with her inspiring words


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The blonde model stated that just because she failed one of her dreams did not mean she would remain depressed and disappointed. Instead, she focused on becoming successful differently. “I then worked my a** off to be successful in another way.”

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – JULY 16: Paige Spiranac attends MAXIM Hot 100 Experience at Hyde Beach at SLS South Beach on July 16, 2022 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images)

She claimed it was noble to be able to pick yourself up and start from scratch. The influencer believes in focusing forward and overcoming failure. As per her, it is important to “pick yourself back up and grind and work hard and still be successful in something.” She said that despite people giving her a hard time for it, she was extremely proud of her achievement.


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Do you appreciate her resolve and grind? And do you also agree with Spiranac’s mindset? Let us know in the comments below.



Sheldon Pereira

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Sheldon is a golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is a Business graduate from Christ University, with a degree in Finance and Accounting. He also has an experience as a Senior Audit Associate at an MNC, but his love for writing made him follow his dream and switch careers.

Edited By: Manaal Siddiqui