Swinging from My Heels: Confessions of an LPGA Star

Swinging from My Heels: Confessions of an LPGA Star

by Alan Shipnuck, Christina Kim

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Overview

In this rollicking account of the 2009 season Christina Kim invites readers deep into her life, providing an intimate diary of a young woman's struggles on and off the golf course. The book takes us between the ropes for all the action, glory, and heartbreak, including Kim's nail-biting near-misses at two major championships. She goes inside the team room at the Solheim Cup, revealing the hijinks and late-night gab sessions that bonded the victorious U.S. team.

In this courageous telling, no topic is out-of-bounds, as Kim dishes about the LPGA's sexual mores, the culture clash of an American-based tour increasingly dominated by Koreans, the tumultuous economic forces squeezing the players, and her own battles with her body image and her traditional parents. Winsome and good-natured, but never afraid of a laugh line or a choice profanity, Christina Kim provides a must-read for anyone who loves golf or has wondered about the inner-self of a professional athlete.

Christina Kim has been one of the LPGA's most popular players since 2003, when she was a nineteen-year-old rookie. A two-time winner on tour, she was also a key member of the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup teams in 2005 and 2009. Born and raised in San Jose, California, she now lives in Orlando.

Alan Shipnuck has been covering professional golf for Sports Illustrated since 1994. He is the author of the national bestseller Bud, Sweat, & Tees: Rich Beem's Walk on the Wild Side of the PGA Tour. He lives in northern California with his wife and children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608190881
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 04/13/2010
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.48(w) x 9.58(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

Christina Kim has been one of the LPGA's most popular players since 2003, when she was a nineteen-year-old rookie. A two-time winner on tour, she was also a key member of the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup teams in 2005 and 2009. Born and raised in San Jose, California, she now lives in Orlando.

Alan Shipnuck has been covering professional golf for Sports Illustrated since 1994. He is the author of the national bestseller Bud, Sweat, & Tees: Rich Beem's Walk on the Wild Side of the PGA Tour. He lives in northern California with his wife and children.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Chapter 1 Blue Hawaii 1

Chapter 2 Daddy's Girl 17

Chapter 3 South by Southwest 38

Chapter 4 Breakthrough 49

Chapter 5 Roots 63

Chapter 6 Searching 78

Chapter 7 Dollars and Sense 99

Chapter 8 Euro-trashed 124

Chapter 9 "U-S-A! K-I-M!" 147

Chapter 10 Aftermath 169

Chapter 11 Homecoming Queen 184

Chapter 12 An Innocent Abroad 194

Chapter 13 The End of the Road 215

Afterword 229

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Swinging from My Heels: Confessions of an LPGA Star 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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I have read many a golf book and this ranks right up there with the John Daly books as one of the silliest and uninteresting golf books ever. Kim doesn't know whether she wants a lover or a top professional golf status. She leans more to the former. I picked it up because I had faith in the author, never again.
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