Re: How many times will Paula (the Pink Panther) win this year?
Originally Posted by TitleistWI
You are right, and here are two comments related to what you wrote:
1. When Se Ri Pak came to the US, I remarked how she had such strong legs. Then I read how her strict Dad had made her run up and down the many flights of stairs at the apartment building where they lived to strengthen her legs for golf. He had determined that golf was the way for her to go, and prepared her for a professional career. He saw the potential for her to make "big bucks". The golf academies in Korea take the training of their students very seriously and know that a lot of money is at stake.
2. Some of our young stars, like Cristie, Paula, Natalie, and Laura Diaz are good looking and are offered huge endorsement contracts for make-up, clothing, sunglasses (Paula has designed her own), etc. There are only 24 hours in a day, and if time is spent on photo shoots (remember Natalie's calendars?) and other commitments, it leaves less time for practice. It is a tough balancing act, and let us face it---what good looking girl would not like to be on the covers of magazines, have her own reality show (eg. Natalie's on The Golf Channel), and do modeling? It takes discipline on their part to make sure the outside interests do not take precedence over "getting the job done" on the practice range and practice putting green. Golf is like other professions---you get out of it what you put into it.