January 30, 2023


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This two-time LPGA winner has huge plans for her post professional-golfing profession

3 min read

With the exception of legends like Juli Inkster and Laura Davies, modern feminine execs are inclined to go away qualified competition driving far previously than their male counterparts. Annika Sorenstam, Lorena Ochoa and Suzann Pettersen are 3 players who left comprehensive-time levels of competition at substantial points in their respective occupations to increase households and go after other pursuits.

Even 25-year-previous Lydia Ko produced headlines when, at the top of her powers age age 17, she revealed that she did not see herself keeping on tour previous age 30.

So it really should come as no shock that today’s feminine stars already have their submit-professional-golf occupations at best of mind, and 31-yr-outdated Marina Alex, who just notched her 2nd profession victory in May perhaps, is no exception.

On this week’s episode of Off Course with Claude Harmon, Alex unveiled what she’d like to go after when she stops competing year-spherical.

The stark differences amongst the PGA and LPGA Tour


Jessica Marksbury

“There are a large amount of other points that I’m fascinated in,” Alex mentioned. “I really do not really feel like golf is the only matter I want to do and I want to be prosperous at. I really like golf and I really do not want to be out of golfing. I imagine that I’m pretty passionate about in which our tour and women’s golfing is at, and where by it could be, and that is the avenue I that I’m gonna go subsequent.”

Alex states she’s not accurately guaranteed what that will glimpse like, but she wants to see the video game expand.

“I would enjoy to see some thing like a Presidents Cup develop into a crew event with a dude and a girl,” she explained, acknowledging that massive-time alter does not happen overnight.

“You approach out small in-amongst ways to make some thing come about,” she ongoing. “Let’s say I would love to operate a mixed-workforce Presidents Cup. That would be awesome, but you never just start that tomorrow. So it’s like, what are the minor in-involving phases that can get that to turn out to be a fact? And that’s the preparing that I sort of have to do.”

For additional from Alex, together with why her second gain was so a great deal sweeter than her very first, and the stark variances concerning the PGA and LPGA Tour, check out the total interview beneath.

Jessica Marksbury


As a 4-calendar year member of Columbia’s inaugural course of woman varsity golfers, Jessica can out-birdie absolutely everyone on the masthead. She can out-hustle them in the office environment, also, in which she’s generally responsible for developing both print and on the internet options, and overseeing key specific assignments, such as GOLF’s inaugural Design Is­sue, which debuted in February 2018. Her origi­nal interview sequence, “A Round With,” debuted in November of 2015, and appeared in each in the journal and in video clip form on Golfing.com.

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