Dating can be a tricky ol’ game, especially when you’re a former professional golfer who gets used for free lessons by potential love interests.
That’s what was happening to Instagram star Paige Spiranac who says that guys only wanted to take her out to help them improve their golf game and to try and get equipment.
Speaking on her podcast Paige revealed: “I would always open up a conversation with, ‘Hey I play golf’ and anything along those lines and I thought that it would work. Unfortunately, guys were using me for golf lessons, golf equipment and golf balls.
“[They’d say] ‘So Paige, let’s go out on a golf date. I’ll take you to this driving range and we can just hit golf balls’ and I’d be like, ‘Yeah, that sounds awesome’.
“It would turn into an hour lesson of me just helping the guy become a better golfer. That happened all the time, since I was desperate and I wanted guys to like me.”
She went on to outline one specific encounter: “There was this other guy who did the same thing but he wanted golf lessons, and he would text me like 24/7, he was really cute and flirty with me.
“But the only time we would go on ‘dates’ – and I put that in air quotes – is because they were lessons, and so I would sit there and give him lessons, and he didn’t tell me he had a girlfriend for six months.
“Six months and all of these lessons and nothing happened. He was like, ‘I just want to take it slow, can you help me with my takeaway?'” For the uninitiated – the takeaway is the way you begin a golf swing.
Paige continued: “It happened all the time and I never learnt my lesson because I thought, ‘This is my way in, guys think I’m cool because I play golf’.
“Then it just turned into me giving them golf balls and getting them on courses for free. They were all in other relationships.”