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 Vicky Hurst.
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ANALYZING HER SWING
Four Year veteran on Tour seeks the spotlight
By Katie Ann Robinson
It seems Vicky Hurst’s golf career can be defined by many numbers.
For instance, eight – the age she knew she was going to become a professional golfer.
On June 9, 1990, Hurst was born into a world that was adorned in all things golf. In fact, at nine months pregnant, Hurst’s mother Koko was about to complete a winning round near the Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. when her water broke. She was a single-handicapper and Club Champion while Hurst’s father Joe, an Air Force colonel, was definitely good enough to keep up with her.
Essentially, Hurst was destined to play golf professionally.
Inheriting her parent’s love for the sport, Hurst was handed a club at age 8 and suddenly was a natural. In that same year, Hurst watched the 1998 U.S. Women’s Open as Se Ri Pak made LPGA Tour history when she became the first South Korean to win a women’s major. As a Korean-American herself, Pak’s win along with her mother’s nationality opened her eyes to professional golf.
“Se Ri Pak was one of my idols growing up and she won at Blackwolf Run and I think I remember watching her play,” Hurst said. “I mean she's one of the main reasons why I started in golf, and my parents got me into it because of her.” More>>