Golfer Ginger Howard recently became the youngest ever to become an official member of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) when she was inducted just before her 18th birthday in March. Howard is also only the fifth black American woman to join the LPGA Tour, reports Clutch Magazine.
She landed on the tour the old-fashioned way — by winning. She has won 78 trophies, including 1st place at 41 out of 66 events. She was also named to Tiger Woods’ Junior Golf Foundation in 2003 and 2005. According to her Facebook bio, Howard has been a Student Ambassador at IMG Academies for the past three years and writes a monthly blog for African-American Golf Digest.
She is serious about rising up the golfing ranks. Howard trains daily at the IMG David Leadbetter Golf Academy in Bradenton, FL six days per week. “We not only focus on our swings but also the mental strategy, nutrition and physical training,” she writes on FB. “I’ve played some amazing golf over my junior career and have gained the mental toughness, perseverance and dedication to continue my pursuit for the LPGA tour.”
Her younger sister Robbi, is also a golfer. So we might have a second record-breaker coming our way soon.