Introducing our new "Golf Babe of the Month" program! Each month we will select a #GBOTM to highlight with an emphasis on aspiring LPGA players. As we peel the layers back, we hope you enjoy taking an inside look to their lives and passion for the game of golf. Join us as we celebrate the beauty of the course and the "golf babes" that play it. Please join us as we give a warm welcome to our March 2016 #GBOTM Steph Smith! Give Steph a follow @stephsmithofficial to support her career and follow her journey,
March: Stephanie Smith
Our Interview With Stephanie:
Name: Stephanie Smith
Home Town: The Woodlands, Texas; living in Scottsdale Arizona.
Day job: Professional Golfer
Years playing: 12
What Got You Started?
My dad got me started. He's an amazing golfer and I grew up right on the 4th hole at the Woodlands country club.
What is your high School/and or Collegiate Background?
I played high school golf for the Woodlands High School. Then went on to play for Texas Tech and Texas A&M
Biggest Area For Improvement Or Challenge Of Your Game Today?
I'm constantly working on accuracy on approach shots and tightening up those chip shots.
Best Part of your Game Today?
Driving for show and putting for the dough :)
What Was The Best Advice You Were Ever Given?
Probably by Arnold Palmer when I was a junior. He told me to go out and unleash the talent I have bottled up. Bad days are a learning lesson to make your great days even greater.
Do You Have Any Recommended Resources To Share (Books, Seminars, Coaches)?
My coach is back home in the Woodlands, Alan Hodde. He's the man, so hey Alan if you're reading this!
How Often Do You Play/Practice?
I practice every day and play at least 3 days a week.
What 1 Or 2 Things Do You Currently Do In Your Training That Are Keys To Your Development?
Visualizing my shots whether it's on the range or playing casual rounds. Making it a big part of my routine
What Is Your Biggest Accomplishment Thus Far?
My career low in a tournament is 64. I've played in a US Amateur Open as well.
What Is Your Goal 1 Year From Today?
To be a better player than I am today. Oh and throw some wins in there as well haha.
What Would Be Your Ultimate Career Achievement?
Winning a major on the LPGA and representing 'merica in the Olympics.
Who Is Your Favorite Athlete?
JJ Watt. He's just a badass and let's nothing stop him. Plus his work ethic is so impressive.
Your Favorite Thing To Do/Hobby When You're Not Golfing
Most people don't know this. But I love to cook and bake. And I'm really good at it haha.
What Is Your Favorite Food?
Cheez it's. No really, I think I'm addicted.
What Is The #1 Most Played Song Or Band On Your IPod?
Oh gosh. Drake is pretty far up there. I mean I have a drake lyric on my wedge.
Who Is Your Celebrity Crush?
Sam hunt. Definitely Sam hunt. Wowzers.
Do You Have A Guilty Pleasure?
Snickers ice cream. No doubt if you come to my house. There's at least one box in the freezer. It's my treat when I've had a solid practice day or tournament day.
You Can Go Anywhere In The World On Vacation…Where Do You Go?
Probably Okinawa. My mom's family is from there. I've never been and I'm dying to go.
Steph will be receiving a Golf Babes gift package and a custom Golf Babe of the Month Wedge from Sick Sticks Golf, made specifically for her!
Check out her custom club below: