This week is all about ... Mo Martin

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Every week throughout 2012, we will spotlight one LPGA player and provide an in depth look into her life -- both on the course and off of it. Keep coming back each day to learn more about Mo Martin.

 

MEDIA BUZZ...

Mo Martin Holds On For First Pro Title in El Paso
Dream still alive for Mo Martin
Mo Martin Voted Winner Of Heather Wilbur Spirit Award
Martin notches third Symetra Tour win
Mo Martin looking to earn LPGA card in Albany
Rookie Mo Martin makes grandpa proud

 

 

A BEAUTIFUL BOND

by Katie Ann Robinson

Mo Martin shares the ups and downs of professional golf with her grandfather

Mo Martin claims she has never taken the traditional route at any point in her life. So it makes sense to her that she’s a 29-year-old rookie on the LPGA Tour.

The Altadena, Calif. native didn’t grow up taking lessons from a top professional at an upscale country club or public golf course. Nor did she have a proper set of golf clubs, shoes or bag.

“My dad actually sawed down some old clubs and made my golf shoes,” Martin said. “We went to Payless. My first pair of golf shoes had pink stars on them with Velcro straps. My dad drilled holes in the soles and glued spikes in them. He made my golf bag out of one of those tubes that you would mail a poster in. That was my first golf bag. So it started out that way.” More>>

 

PHOTO GALLERY

 

Rookie Blog One

Where to start my first rookie blog, when the year has already included a trip to the southern hemisphere and our first major, is a good question.  As the saying goes, there is no time like the present, and right now happens to be a particularly fun present! I’m on a Hawaiian bound flight, en route to our LOTTE Championship at Ko Olina Golf Club on the island of Oahu. More>>

Rookie Blog Two

I love Los Angeles, I was born and raised there… the palm trees, endless sun, sky scrapers, mountains, beaches, traffic, smog, hipsters and homeless people…it all feels familiar, like only a home could.  I grew up having 12 million neighbors, my fellow “Los Angelinos,” and that felt perfectly normal.  That is until I met my Grandpa and the Ranch. More>>

 

2012 STATISTICS
  • STARTS: 11
  • VICTORIES: 0
  • DRIVING ACCURACY: 83% (3)
  • BIRDIES: 79 (81)
  • SAND SAVES: 30% (127)
  • TOP 10 FINISHES: 0
  • EARNINGS: $78,259
  • EAGLES: 0
  • PUTTS PER GREEN: 1.9 (123)
  • GIR: 62% (101)
  • DRIVING AVERAGE: 236 (146)
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