I believe some tend to overlook the importance of fun, especially at a young age. My parents always made golf fun. They never put any extra pressure on me. I was definitely competitive, but it was also something I never took too seriously.
I truly believe that’s why I grew to love the game as much as I did and still play it to this very day.
When I was five years old, my dad took my older sister and me out to play nine holes on Friday nights. There was always some little wager between us. It was usually something along the lines of the winner getting to drive the golf cart to the next hole.
Not to toot my own horn but I usually won.
My sister would get so mad because I’d win the hole with the bathroom. So, it was always a longer drive and I had plenty of time to rub it in. Things got hilarious when I’d win the hole with the speed bump and got to drive over that as well.
Of course, we’d all go out for pizza afterwards. It really was a win-win for everybody.
Those early moments with my family made me fall in love with the sport. Who would have thought those fun family Fridays would lead to earning my status on the LPGA Tour?