Christina Kim Is The Brashest, Bawdiest, Funniest Player On The Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour Golf Fans Know Her For Her Colorful Wardrobe, Even Colorful On Course Antics, And An Explosive Game But In This Rollicking Account Of The 2009 Season, Kim Invites Readers Deep Into Her Life, Providing An Intimate Diary Of A Young Woman S Struggles On And Off The Golf Course, And Revealing The Glory And Heartbreak Of Life On The Tour.Once Known As A Prodigy Who Shot A 62 In Her First LPGA Event Some Six Years Ago, Kim Has Newly Rededicated Herself To Realizing Her Potential, And She Takes Readers Between The Ropes For All The Action, Including Her Nail Biting Near Misses At Two Major Championships She Also Goes Inside The Team Room At The Solheim Cup, Revealing The Hijinks And Late Night Gab Sessions That Bonded The Victorious U.S Team Along The Way We Get Intimate Portraits Of Her Close Friends On Tour, Including Tour Leaders Such As Michelle Wie, Lorena Ochoa, Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel, And Natalie Gulbis.In This Courageous Telling, No Topic Is Out Of Bounds, As Kim Dishes About The LPGA S Sexual S, The Culture Clash Of An American Based Tour Increasingly Dominated By Koreans, The Tumultuous Economic Forces Squeezing The Players, And Her Own Battles With Body Image And Her Traditional Upbringing Winsome And Good Natured, But Never Afraid Of A Laugh Line Or Choice Profanity, Christina Kim Provides A Must Read For Anyone Who Loves Golf Or Has Wondered About The Inner Self Of A Professional Athlete. Christina Kim gives an incredibly honest portrait of her 2009 LPGA season in this book If you follow the LPGA, you ll love the insider knowledge about other players and life on the tour I was especially intrigued and surprised to see how much they actually get paid versus what their expenses really are a lot of these ladies are just scraping by Christina frequently details her rounds in exquisite detail shot to shot, which at times was boring and at other times captivating Overall, I enjoyed
Admittedly, I m a big fan of Christina Kim, but this book surpassed even what I was expecting At the beginning, Kim stated she hoped it would come off as an intimate diary than a sports tome She succeeded with aces What an outstanding peek into not only life on t
More of a diary of golf swings and mood swings Some interesting insights for one who s never read any first hand accounts of LPGA life also reveals how such a nuanced activity is affected by the smallest shifts in mood or frame of mind But it would ve
Fun read, but discouraging how hard the laddies have to work to make money on the tour compared to men I was already a Christina Kim fan before the book I like her even now One of the better sports books I ve read in a long time. Lots of fun Kim seems like the Bette Midler of the LPGA She s funny, a bit bawdy, full of life and heart I want to read by her. Great, entertaining read lots of good insight into the life on tour on the LPGA. Interesting look into the life of a professional golfer, and one not shy about sharing her opinions.
- 228 pages
- Swinging from My Heels
- Alan Shipnuck
- 05 July 2018 Alan Shipnuck