LPGA Tour player Beatriz Recari picked up a golf club for the first time at age 9 and seemingly hasn¹t put one down since. Affectionately referred to as Iron Woman by many of her peers, Beatriz loves teeing it up and competing against the best golfers on a weekly basis, no matter where they are in the world. In fact, in 2012, the charismatic 25 year old Spaniard played more golf than any other player on Tour, playing in all 28 events across 13 different countries…and she was one of only three players who did not miss a single cut all year.
Since her maiden LPGA victory at the 2010 CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge, she has become a fan favorite both on the course with her creativity around the greens and off the course with her activity across all social media outlets. She speaks in English, Spanish and is even learning Japanese to grow her fanbase on Twitter, Facebook and her very own blog, www.beatrizrecari.com , where she gives great behind-the-scenes access of what life is like on Tour to all her fans and followers.
Q & A
When did you start playing golf?
I started playing golf at age 9 at Zuasti Golf Club in my hometown Pamplona.
When did you turn pro?
I turned pro in 2005 after securing my card thru LET q-school as an amateur. I won the Under 14 Spanish Championship , Spanish Anateur International Championship in 2004, French Amateur International Championship in 2005 and was a member of the Junior Solheim Cup 2005
What is your favorite memory, win or experience so far in your career?
Best memory is when I holed a 4 iron from 161 meters on the first playoff hole to win the 2009 Finnair Masters - my first professional win. (YouTube Video and it was CNN play of the day!)
What would you say people in the industry recognize you for?
People in the industry would recognize me as always smiling!
What has driven you to work hard and rise up above mediocrity?
Ambition for success had driven me to work harder and harder everyday .
Would you consider yourself a rebel? Why or why not?
I'm a rebel and nice, they compliment each other perfectly. Perfect balance!
What would you be doing with your life if you weren't crushing it on the golf scene?
I think I've got a talent for cross country skiing and of course languages.
Finish this sentence: "Oakley is _________..."
Best song to workout to?
"I Like The Way You Move" - BodyRockers
What is your perfect vacation spot?
A nice clean beach with clear water in a lost place.
What is your favorite post workout meal?
A protein shake and veggie shake.
People would be super surprised if they knew that you…
Don't like yellow!
What particular skills are you working on?
Improving my putting.
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