Meet Paige Spiranac, The Gorgeous Athlete Converting People Into Golf Fans

Published on 04/02/2020
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Golf might not be the most popular sport out there, but it is still worth checking out. A lot of young people think it is dull, although we think that you might change your mind after learning more about Paige Spiranac. This gorgeous golfer is truly a sight for sore eyes.

25 Photos Of Paige Spiranac That Will Make You Rethink How Boring Golf Is

25 Photos Of Paige Spiranac That Will Make You Rethink How Boring Golf Is

Meet Paige

Paige Spiranac has been playing golf since she was a young girl. We doubt that anyone was surprised when they found out that she got to play it while she was going to San Diego State University.

Meet Paige

Meet Paige

Collegiate Level

When she was attending that school, she brought home the All-Mountain West Conference title from 2012 until 2014. Aside from that, she also helped the San Diego State University Aztecs win their first Mountain West Conference title in the sport.

Collegiate Level

Collegiate Level

Social Media

She gained a lot of attention when she began to post trick shot clips on her Instagram profile. However, she has since gotten an even bigger audience! Yes, this means that she is also a social media personality.

Social Media

Social Media

Missing Out

We are not joking when we say that you really missing out if you have not yet clicked the ‘Follow’ button found on her Instagram page. This is a good idea if you want to see more of her and get golf tips.

Missing Out

Missing Out

Followers

Right now, she has a lot of followers on her Instagram page. Can you guess how many people have clicked the ‘follow’ button on her account? The answer would be 2 million! Pretty impressive, am I right?

Followers

Followers

Her Childhood

Paige Spiranac hails from a family of Croatian descent. She was born on March 26, 1993. Even though she was born in Wheat Ridge, the family ended up moving to Monument, another town in Colorado.

Her Childhood

Her Childhood

Gymnastics

It was in Monument that she started training as a gymnast when she was young. Back then, she hoped to be a part of the Olympic team. She even skipped level 6 and was invited to train at the Karolyi Ranch.

Gymnastics

Gymnastics

Changing Paths

At the age of 12, something happened to derail her goal of competing in the Olympics. She broke her kneecap twice! No doubt, it must not have been easy to hear the news after having trained so much.

Changing Paths

Changing Paths

Bullied

Something else made her decide to quit gymnastics, however. Isn’t it terrible to hear that Paige was the target of bullies when she was pursuing her dreams? We are sad to hear that she had to go through this.

Bullied

Bullied

Isolation

These were the events that led Paige to pursue golf instead at the age of 12. Her previous experience as an athlete made her appreciate the isolation of the new sport. It is a relief that things worked out well.

Isolation

Isolation

Home School

Back then, young Paige Spiranac had been spending her time in Scottsdale, Arizona and Monument, Colorado. Not only that, but she was also homeschooled since it gave her the time she needed to train.

Home School

Home School

Early Days

When she was just kicking off her golf career, she was able to win 5 titles in the Colorado junior golf circuit. Among others, she won the 2010 Connecticut Women’s Golf Association Junior Stroke Playback.

Early Days

Early Days

College

You already know that Paige Spiranac played golf for San Diego State University. However, she went to one more school as well. She snagged a scholarship at the University of Arizona thanks to her resume!

College

College

Freshman

When she was a freshman, Paige only got to play in 3 events for the Arizona Wildcats. This was during the 2011-2012 season. She was able to reach her best score of 73 that year two times.

Freshman

Freshman

Change Of Environment

She decided to go to San Diego State University after she finished her first year. She came to this decision because she craved a change of environment. Luckily, this ended up being the right thing to do.

Change Of Environment

Change Of Environment

More Success

The student-athlete saw even more success during the 2012-2013 season. She obtained First-Team All-Mountain West honors, sixth-place Mountain West Championship honors, fifth-place Cal Classic honors, and a 19th finish during the NCAA Central Regional Championships. Great job, Paige!

More Success

More Success

Junior

But how did she fare when she was a junior at last? This ended up being a good year for this talented golfer. During the 2013-2014 season, she was able to achieve Second-Team All-Mountain West Honors.

Junior

Junior

A Bright Future

Not only that, but she also fetched a top ten finish at the Mountain West Championship. This is not at all bad for someone new to this field. It was clear that things were only about to get better for Paige.

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A Bright Future

With A Bang

How impressive is it to learn that Paige Spiranac managed to end her college career on a high note? During her final college season, San Diego State University Aztecs managed to snag its first Mountain West Conference Championship title!

With A Bang

With A Bang

Proud

All of us would be proud to make history in the same way that she did. Let us hear what Paige Spiranac thinks about it! According to her, that was “one of the absolute happiest moments of my life.”

Proud

Proud

CWGA Match Play Championship

In July 2015, the Colorado Golf Association had its 100th Colorado Women’s Golf Association Match Play Championship. It happened At Raccoon Creek Golf Course. Let us now see how Paige did when she entered this competition.

CWGA Match Play Championship

CWGA Match Play Championship

Victory

Paige Spiranac managed to deliver a finish with 9 holes under par during her 35-hole title match against Brittany Fan of the University of Colorado Boulder. She managed to secure a win this way. Nice job!

Victory

Victory

Follower Explosion

In 2015, she suddenly received a huge amount of attention. It turned out that this happened because a Total Frat Move article encouraged users to check out the golfer. Two days after that, her Instagram followers blew up from under 10,000 to 100,000!

Follower Explosion

Follower Explosion

Pro Golfer

Paige Spiranac became a pro golf player in 2016. When she participated in the CoBank Colorado Women’s Open, she ended up at 9th place at one-under-par. This honor was a prize in itself already, but she also brought home $1,750 for it!

Pro Golfer

Pro Golfer

So Far

Right now, she only has a single win to her name. She won her first and sole win (so far!) at the Scottsdale’s Orange Tree Country Club. You should really keep your eyes peeled for this young woman. We are certain that she will go on to achieve amazing things in the future.

So Far

So Far

The Man In Her Life

Paige met Steven Tinoco, her fiancé when he ran across her and requested to take a photo together. The day after that, he sent her an Instagram message and asked her out on a date! He is a personal trainer and a minor-league baseball player. They now live with each other in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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The Man In Her Life

Put A Ring On It

After their first date together, Paige already knew that he was the one for her. She adored that he got her flowers and opened the door for her. Steven was a true gentleman! After dating each other for a couple of weeks, he popped the question when they were in Dubai.

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Put A Ring On It

A Swing At Tennis

When she did not succeed in gymnastics, she gave tennis a shot as well. She had a pro tennis player for an aunt, who coached Paige in a professional manner. However, the young girl thought that it was dull and wanted to try another sport.

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A Swing At Tennis

Ronda Rousey Is Her Idol

Who does Paige look up to? Her idol is not a golfer, although she is another athlete. It is none other than Ronda Rousey. The MMA artist is the role model of this golf player. She does not only like to call Rousey “superwoman,” but also says that she wants to follow in the footsteps of the judoka-turned-wrestler.

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Ronda Rousey Is Her Idol

Points Docked

There was a time when Paige was at a Dubai golf tournament. Things did not go as planned. Paige looked at her smartphone during swings, which did not go unnoticed by the judges. They then docked a few points from her score, which was why she failed to qualify for the following round.

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Points Docked

Twitter Gal

Aside from Instagram, she uses Twitter as well. Recently, she posted a funny tweet. It read, “Idk if you heard but I have a podcast. A golf podcast from a girl who’s known for only showing cleavage on the gram…it’s an uphill battle. So yeah please listen. I’d very much appreciate that!”

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Twitter Gal

Dog Lover

We also love the fact that she is crazy about dogs. On her Instagram page, you will find a bunch of photos captioned “Puppy Love.” Apparently, she and her pet have been together since he was a pup!

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Dog Lover

She Received Death Threats

A couple of years ago, she started to get anonymous text messages and phone calls. These people bashed her for her clothes. Apparently, they were telling her to kill herself for her “tight, cleavage-baring outfits.” Paige recounted, “I was harassed, my family embarrassed.”

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She Received Death Threats

Camera Shy

It might come as a surprise, but she is not fond of the camera. Paige Spiranac launched a YouTube channel of her own to conquer her fear and share her thoughts on a public platform. She likes to teach people about golf, but she did not have enough confidence to do this in the past.

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Camera Shy

CyberSmile

She has a big following on social media, so she tries to use it for the greater good. She is involved in anti-bullying groups like CyberSmile. She talks about her low self-esteem and experience with bullying. She openly talks about her past experience in the hopes that she could help someone out there.

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CyberSmile

Golf Digest Contract

Golf Digest offered her a contract, but it was not only for her golfing skills. They did not really care if she had yet to win an LPGA tournament. Her looks were the reason she was hired. Her outfits would bring a ton of traffic to the website, so they gave her a deal.

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Golf Digest Contract

She’s Been Proposed To Before

Even though she is now engaged, it has not stopped her fans. She continues to get gifts and messages from her fans on Instagram. Most of them are men. Paige has even gotten proposals from them!

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She’s Been Proposed To Before

She’s Friends With Tiger Woods

Even though she is not the best one in the field yet, she has met and trained with bigshot golfers. There was a time when she learned chipping tricks from Tiger Woods. She once posted their photo with this caption: “Today I met Tiger Woods and he gave me a chipping lesson. So basically, my life is complete.”

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She’s Friends With Tiger Woods

Don’t Expect A Wedding Anytime Soon

Paige has expressed that she is not planning to tie the knot in the near future. She got engaged to Steven in 2016. It is now 2020, but they have not yet exchanged vows yet. The golfer does not post about her fiancé online as they like to keep things on the down-low.

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Don’t Expect A Wedding Anytime Soon

An Athletic Family

The Spiranac family is an athletic clan, so it was a given that she was going to take the same path. Her dad played football for the University of Pittsburgh and even brought home an NCAA title. Her mom, on the other hand, was a professional ballerina. Lexie, her older sister, used to sprint at Stanford University.

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An Athletic Family

She Faced Many Medical Issues

When she was still young, she suffered a number of medical problems. She had a hair issue, allergies, and severe asthma. Those issues did not just hinder her progress but also made her a target for bullies.

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She Faced Many Medical Issues

Some Aren’t On Board

Even though she now has plenty of fans, not everyone likes her. Paige Spiranac started to play golf because she liked the sport. However, a lot of people have gotten angry because of her Instagram posts and outfits. According to them, she was deviating from the golf dress code and tradition.

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Some Aren’t On Board

A Role Model

It is her goal to become a good role model to young women all over the world. Paige wants to feel welcome in a male-dominated sport and encourage other women to join in on the fun. She hopes to change the current golf demographic, which is dominated by white men.

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A Role Model

She Was In Sports Illustrated

Paige also had the chance to appear in Sports Illustrated magazine. In 2018, she graced the cover of this famous magazine. Unlike other female athletes, she had her sports equipment with her for the shoot!

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She Was In Sports Illustrated

She’s Also A Writer

Paige is great on the golf course and in front of the cameras, but did you know that she is a writer as well? In December 2018, she started a monthly column at Golf Magazine. She is still with them now.

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She’s Also A Writer

Sponsored Athlete

She is currently being sponsored by Philip Stein Watches, CyberSmile, 18Birdies, and Mizzen + Main. Aside from appearing on Sports Illustrated, she has been featured in the Golf Digest magazine too!

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Sponsored Athlete

PXG Sponsored

Paige Spinarac also signed a deal with Parsons Xtreme Golf, PXG for short, in 2017. The golf player represents the brand on social media and TV ads. She is focused on four categories: Healthy Living, Inspiring Women, Growing the Game, and Promoting Anti-Bullying.

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PXG Sponsored

World Record

Golfweek shot her with her fiancé Steve Tinoco and PGA golf player Tiny Finau. They tried to break the golf-trick shot Guinness World Record and succeeded! They were able to beat it by one catch. Nice!

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World Record

She Has A Podcast

Paige Spiranac aired her first podcast on February 7, 2020. The podcast is called Playing-A-Round, and the pilot episode was called “Teeing Off.” This golf star might be venturing in other fields now, but she is still passionate about the sport.

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She Has A Podcast

She Has A Youtube Channel

Paige launched her Youtube channel, which she titled Paige Spiranac- golf, fitness, lifestyle. Over there, you will find her videos that talk about exercises, recipes, and golf tips. The video with the most views boasts 906k views. The golf star has 105,000 monthly subscribers on top of that.

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She Has A Youtube Channel

What’s Her Salary?

Paige does not make a lot of money as a golfer. In 2016, she won nearly $2,000 after joining a golf competition. A huge bulk of her earnings come from social media and fashion sponsorships.

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What’s Her Salary?

Still Competing

On February 17, Paige Spiranac got to participate in the Genesis Invitational at the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, California. She was thrilled to join the ranks of the best golfers in the world!

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Still Competing

How Tall Is She?

A lot of athletes are pretty tall, but Paige Spiranac is pretty average. To be fair, she is on the taller end of average for ladies. She stands at 1.68 meters or 5’5.” She also inherited a slim physique from her parents.

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How Tall Is She?

Her Very Own Website

Aside from her social media pages, she has a website of her own. It is called www.paigespiranac.com. On the website, she is described as “a rising golf talent, media personality, and online influencer who’s on a mission to show how much fun golf can be while making a positive impact on the world.”

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Her Very Own Website

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