When Did Paige Spiranac Start Golfing?

Published 01/01/2022, 1:30 PM EST
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 07: Paige Spiranac of the United States in action during her practice round 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)


Paige Spiranac is not a stranger to changing careers. Before she became a social media influencer, she used to be a professional golfer; however, golf wasn’t Spiranac’s first choice of sport.

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Paige has more than 3 million followers on her Instagram and more than 1.3m followers on Tiktok. She also has a YouTube channel where she has 260k subscribers.

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As a professional golfer turned social media model, Paige mostly posts golf trick videos as well as fitness videos. Although she retired from professional golf, her posture, technique, and accuracy are as same as before.

As an influencer, Spiranac makes use of all the opportunities to interact with her audience. Even though she shares most of her personal life through her social media handles and her podcast, Paige Spiranac answered all the most asked questions on Google.

Paige Spiranac answers to Google

Google’s most asked question is a corner where celebrities answer the questions from the users through a video.

Since she used to be a professional golfer, the first most asked question on Google was when did Paige Spiranac start golfing. She answered, “I started golfing when I was 12, almost 13.”

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – JANUARY 22: Paige Spiranac speaks at the PGA Merchandise Show on January 22, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Paige explained that before she started golfing, she was a competitive gymnast. But since she fractured her knee cap twice, Spiranac chose to leave gymnastics.

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Spiranac added that she wanted to do something new and chose golf. She said, “I was like, quitting that, let’s start something new and picked up golf, loved it right away.”

Is Spiranac still a good golfer?

Although Paige Spiranac has competed on the Ladies’ European Tour, she never got a card to play on the LPGA Tour. After trying a couple of times to qualify for LPGA Tour, Spiranac quit professional golf.

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She no longer plays professional golf but, Paige posts her playing golf with other professional players or trick-shot videos. On Instagram, Spiranac shared a video of her playing golf with the legend Gary Player. She impressed Gary in the video by hitting an ace.

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Even though she retired from professional golfing, it is safe to say that the social media influencer still hasn’t lost her touch. She has indeed changed her career, but her love for golf remains the same.

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Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.

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