06 February 2019
A Valuable Lesson
Indonesian juniors had the rare opportunity to hear the success story of Ariya Junatugarn first hand. The world no. 1 player talked to the young Indonesian golfers about her passion for the sport.
During a coaching clinic titled "Golf Inspiration", Ariya Junatugarn, who just won the LPGA Player of the Year 2018, shared her experience and hope to inspire young Indonesian’s in realizing their “passion for better”. Held at Damai Indah Golf-PIK Course this past November 30th, the Thai golfer encouraged the fifty juniors who attended to pursue their passion for golf, and spoke about the spirit of playing golf being a passion to make a better contribution for one’s own country.
"I really love golf and believe that this sport is my passion. What I learned from most people's success stories is that they work not because of money, but because of love. Successful people also have clear goals that encourage them to appreciate life every day and know what they will do when they wake up in the morning," explained the 23-year-old star.
Since turning pro in 2012, Ariya has risen to the top of her game just four years later. Joining the Ladies Professional Golf Association in 2016, she has thus far claimed 10 titles, including two majors: the Women’s British Open in 2016 and the US Women’s Open in 2018. The achievements have all been reached thanks to her strong passion which she formed at a young age. Over the years, she has become a player who is full of enthusiasm and dedication.
Speaking about her approach to practicing she explained, “During training, I usually always try to hit the ball for 30 to 40 minutes. That way, over time we can read the direction of our own blows. I tried to keep focusing during the practice.” She went on to say that she believes achievement will come to those who really have the “passion for better” spirit.