The path to success for every golfer is different. Some slave and obsess over their craft, while others take a more care-free approach. Brittany Lincicome believes she has it just right.
“I don’t want to wake up when I’m 30 and say I’ve dedicated my life to [golf],' Linicome said in a story with the Philadelphia Daily News. 'I know girls who weren’t allowed to date, go out with their friends or do anything that wasn’t golf-related.'
“Some girls need to hit balls for 8 hours. Others can take a couple of days off and be perfectly fine. Then it’s back to the grind. I feel like I have a really good balance. If I practice a little bit more, I might be better, but that’s not something I want to sacrifice right now. Maybe when I’m 30. I think it’ll kick in eventually.'
It may have already. As the only American with multiple wins on the LPGA last season, Lincicome found herself driven to work harder on her game.
“Having a little more success last year, I found myself this year wanting to practice more and do better,' she said.
Even with the increased intensity, the Florida native stresses a desire to enjoy her youth and avoid the time-consuming practice regimen she observes of many Korean-born players.
'I'm not saying it's wrong, just different,' she said. “They probably couldn’t perform on 1 hour [of practice] a day. But you’ll see some girls out there and still not getting any better. You want to go up to them and say, ‘You know, you’re kidding yourself. Maybe you need to let it go.’'