Former pro golfer Paige Spiranac has opened up about her past difficulties with dating, revealing that men would often use her for free lessons.
Spiranac, has a big following on her Instagram. She currently has more than 2.4 million followers. Spiranace hasn’t played since bagging a professional win at Scottsdale’s Orange Tree Country Club in 2016, and chose to focus on her increasingly popular brand instead.
While speaking on her podcast, Playing-A-Round, the 27 year old instagram powerhouse reminisced about how men would capitalise on her tremendous golf skills to get free lessons on dates, with some even having long-term girlfriends.
The former golfer turned social media personality is now engaged, so any amateurs looking to finesse their swing should look elsewhere. While talking to the guys, Spiranac used to open with the fact she played golf in a bid to grab their attention. Unfortunately, they quickly used her for ‘golf lessons, golf equipment and golf balls’.
‘‘So Paige, let’s go out on a golf date. I’ll take you to this driving range and we can just hit golf balls,’ and I’d be like, ‘Yeah, that sounds awesome.” She said.
“Then it would turn into an hour lesson of me just helping the guy become a better golfer. That happened all the time, since I was desperate and I wanted guys to like me,” she added.
“There was this other guy who did the same thing but he wanted golf lessons, and he would text me like 24/7, he was really cute and flirty with me.
But the only time we would go on ‘dates’ and I put that in air quotes, is because they were lessons, and so I would sit there and give him lessons, and he didn’t tell me he had a girlfriend for six months! Six months and all of these lessons and nothing happened.
He was like: ‘I just want to take it slow, can you help me with my takeaway?”
Regretfully, Spiranac’s dating lifestyle was a do over of these types of guys for quite sometime. Over and over again, she’d think telling them all about her golf career would be her way in, ’guys think I’m cool because I play golf’.
It seems like honest intentions were few and far between, ‘‘It just turned into me giving them golf balls and getting them on courses for free. They were all in other relationships,’’ she added.
Following her short professional stint, Spiranac has become a worldwide internet personality as well as a fierce commentator on the world of golf. When the LPGA tightened dress code regulations in 2017, she published an op-ed slamming the decision, titled ‘The Progression of Women’s Golf Is Plunging Further than Our Necklines’.