LPGA Golfer Spotlight – Cristie Kerr

Cristie KerrLPGA Golfer Cristie Kerr just like any other sports celebrity had to go through a series of challenges and life changes before they became famous for their chosen profession and passion. At a young age of 8 she was already drawn to the sport golf.

She her first Florida State Junior Girls Championship from the year 1993- 1995 and she also became the Florida State Women’s Champion. Series of achievements came including her winning the U.S Curtis Cup Team in 1996.

When she reached the age of 18 she finally decided to give up her college dreams in order to become pro. During that year she devoted her time between the Players West Tour and the Futures Tour after that she earned the LPGA Tour Card from Q-school.

In the year of 1997 after the series of winning streaks Cristie Kerr experienced her first failure when she was asked to go back to Q-school to regain her card. In the year 1998 she had to struggle with family issues and this caused her to have a long streak of losses resulting to a poor social life. Golfer Cristie Kerr also gained weight that led her to make some changes in her life. She hired a nutritionist and strength and fitness coach.

The weight problems disappeared and she also changed her looks including her hairstyle and since then her swing has improved and this resulted from her getting better flexibility.

In 2000 she finally belonged to one of the richest golfers and she has her first victory in 2002, she had her first Soleim Cup appearance. Her series of victory continued until 2006 earning hear six Top 3 finishes and three victories.

In 2007 she broke through and got her first major championship victory. She kept on climbing in the career ladder until 2010 when she received the LPGA championship and due to her record 12 strokes she reached the No. 2 in the world ranking for the first time.

Until this very day she is a force to reckon with in the golfing sport.

Kerr aims for third Kingsmill crown

WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia — Stacy Lewis, Ai Miyazato and Cristie Kerr will headline this week’s Kingsmill Championship women’s golf tournament, which will be rich in US talent but short on international stars.

None of this year’s major champions — Yoo Sun-young, Feng Shanshan and Choi Na-yeon — are entered in the event, which begins Thursday at the River Course.

Notable absentees also include South Korean Park In-bee and world number one Yani Tseng of Taiwan….

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