She’s yet to breakthrough on the LPGA — and realizes the chances for that are dwindling — but New Zealand-born Tania Tare continues to entertain her social media following with some pretty incredible trick shots.
Tare is just shy of 300,000 followers on Instagram, making her one of golf’s top social media influencers. She’s got numerous sponsorship deals and has played in one LPGA event, pretty impressive for someone who aspired only to be a juggler before seeing a Tiger Woods commercial.
In her most recent post, she balances a golf ball, knocks it off her knee and then smashes it with a driver in mid-air.
“I’m obsessed with trick shots. I love being able to challenge myself not only physically, but creatively as well,” she said in a note to Golfweek. “I will admit though, I’m convinced cup tricks are going to be the death of me. The level of preciseness makes them so frustrating, but so satisfying when you get it.”
Tare had previously hoped to gain fame on the LPGA but numerous wrist surgeries have made that dream more unlikely. She continues to amass a huge following online, however, and has been on television as guests on both “The James Corden Show” and “Tosh.O.” Tare also has associations with Ping, Adidas and OnCore Golf, among others.
“There is definitely a good and bad side. I am beyond grateful for all social media has helped me with and if I did it all again, I’d use it again.” she told Golf Australia. “I do think though that I have pretty solid grounding and that’s why I am able to utilize social media but not get emotionally attached to the unhealthy side that comes with it.
“But at the end of the day, the positives of the use of social far outweigh the bad for me. I’m a big believer in encouraging people to use social media if they are able to see it purely as a tool. The minute you see it as more than that, I think that’s where it begins to be unhealthy for someone. And that’s something you have to answer honestly for yourself.”
Here’s a look at a previous trick Tare pulled off.
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