Lydia Ko, LPGA Tour Star
Another great birthday for Lydia Ko! Two days after her 18th birthday she defended her title at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, for her seventh LPGA Tour victory.
Lydia became the No. 1 ranked woman professional golfer on 2 February 2015 at age 17, making her the youngest player of either gender to be ranked No. 1 in professional golf.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, she had been the top-ranked woman amateur golfer in the world for 130 weeks when she announced she was turning professional on 23 October 2013. She became the youngest person ever to win a professional golf tour event and youngest person ever to win an LPGA Tour event.[6
We can all learn so much from Lydia! She just goes with the flow on the golf course. The next time you get out to the golf course think of Lydia and go with the flow. Let go of distractions and stay focussed on one shot at a time!
You may be thinking, "Debbie, she's only 18 years old and she doesn't have all of life's stressors that I experience everyday!" This is true, she is just a teenager but Lydia has other demands in her world; the media, fame, pressure situations to win millions of dollars as she plays and more! In April 2014, Ko was named as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people, now that's a big responsibility! In the article, eight-time LPGA Tour Player of the Year Annika Sörenstam said Ko was "exceptionally talented, mature beyond her years and well liked by golf fans and competitors alike.
Here is the key, once you step onto the first tee, let go of the rest or your life; it will be there when you walk off the last hole. Nancy Lopez explained that when she stepped inside the ropes her only focus was playing golf. When she stepped outside the ropes her life of family, children, media and more was there waiting for her. Learn from the best and stay in the moment! If you find yourself wandering, just gentle bring yourself back and focus! Staying fully absorbed in every moment will make a positive influence on your entire life!
Be Positive, Live Positive, Golf Positive