Paige Renee Spiranac American Golfer Wiki-Bio

Paige Renee Spirinac is a retired American Professional golfer and social media influencer. She is one of the most followed personalities in the world of golf. 

During her career, she played in multiple Cactus Tour events and The LET Dubai Masters. She made her professional debut in Dubai in 2015 and returned in 2016 for her final appearance. She missed the cut on both occasions.

Spiranac has enjoyed far greater success from her social media endeavors. In June 2015, her social media status exploded when Total Frat Move’s Dan Regester penned an article recommending readers check out her Instagram profile. The post gained her 90,000 followers, which pushed her over the 100,00 mark.

At the time of writing this article, she has over three million followers on Instagram alone and has built up a fortune estimated at $3 million.

The Colorado native is endorsed by brands such as Philip Stein Watches and Mizzen + Main and was an ambassador for Parsons Extreme Golf until 2018. Furthermore, she is married to retired Joplin Blasters baseball player Steven Tinoco. 

Statistics

A list of stats and info about the golfer

  • Age: 28
  • DOB: March 26, 1993
  • Birthplace: Wheat Ridge, Colorado
  • Nationality: American
  • Relationship Status; 
  • Net Worth (as of 2021) – $3 million

Biography

Personal Life

Paige Renee Spiranac was born on March 26, 1993. She is of Croatian descent and the youngest daughter of Dan and Annette Spiranac. She has one sister, Lexie Spiranac, who received a scholarship to Stanford to compete on their track team.

The Spiranac family holds strong sporting genes. Dan Spiranac featured in the 1976 Pittsburgh Panthers Championship squad, alongside Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett. In 2019, he was sentenced to thirty days in prison and four years of probation for securities fraud. Eleven investors fell victim to Dan Spiranac’s Ponzi scheme, including an 87-year old widow from Denver who he needed to repay $48,000. 

Paige’s mother Annette also possesses exceptional sporting talent, having danced for The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.

Paige was home-schooled in Colorado, enabling her to dedicate time to her first love, sport. Spiranac had her sights set on competing in the Olympics as a gymnast. She reportedly spent seven hours a day training, six days a week. 

Unfortunately, her ambitions were shattered when she fractured her knee cap for the second time at age twelve. She had to give up her favorite sport and immediately began the search for her next activity. After a short stint on the tennis courts, Dan suggested Paige take up golf. And she has never looked back.

After completing her school studies, Paige was recruited by the Arizona Wildcats for their 2011-2012 season. In 2012 she transferred to San Diego State University. 

While Paige’s sporting talents and gorgeous looks are evident, her sheltered upbringing of home school and an intense training regimen left her lacking social skills. It is evident in her challenges to shrug off the nastiness of internet trolls that have caused her trauma during her years in the spotlight.

Golf Stuff

Spiranac took up golf after a kneecap fracture brought an abrupt ending to her gymnastics ambitions. At the recommendation of her father, she took up golf, where she would discover that she was equally talented. 

As a junior golfer, she notched up five victories, including The Colorado Women’s Golf Association Junior Strokeplay Championship in 2010. Her performance as a junior golfer earned her a global top twenty ranking which caught the attention of The University of Arizona. As a result, she was offered a scholarship to join them in 2011.

In 2012, she transferred to San Diego State University, where she achieved back-to-back All-Mountain West Conference honors in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons.

While she had hoped to make her mark on the world of golf through tearing it up on Tour, it was an online article that would bring her name into the spotlight. A 2015 Total Frat Move post encouraged their readers to follow Spiranac for her gorgeous looks and golf swing. It increased her Instagram following from 10,000 to 100,000. 

Her profile caught the attention of officials of the Ladies European Tour and The Omega Dubai Ladies Classic, prompting them to extend an invitation to her. Although she missed the cut, she continued to attract the attention of sponsors and golf spectators alike.

Her second attempt at a LET event yielded greater reward when she finished T56 in The Ladies Scottish Open. In 2016 she was once again invited to compete in the Dubai Ladies Classic but failed to make the cut. That was the last professional tournament that Spiranac competed in.

Outside of her endeavors on the LET, Paige attempted to qualify for The LPGA Tour in 2016 but was unsuccessful. She spent most of her short-lived Professional career on the Cactus Tour, and in 2016 ended the season, winning a total of $8,010.

Post her Pro career, Paige has focused her energy on developing her profile as a golf influencer and brand ambassador. She has worked with golf industry giants Callaway, as well as Golf Digest and Top Golf. 

Playing-A-Round Podcast

Outside her life on the golf course and social media, Spiranac has a podcast called Playing-A-Round. She discusses the world of sport, men, and her personal experiences. She also offers the average golfer tips and insights into the game and covers the latest on The PGA Tour.

The Cybersmile Foundation

Spiranac is a self-proclaimed victim of bullying. She has often mentioned how bullying has impacted her throughout her life. Paige has struggled to shake off the attacks from internet trolls, leading to bouts of depression and thoughts of suicide.

Based on her own experiences, she is active and committed to the fight against cyberbullying to reduce the impact on future generations. Her beliefs have led her to become an official ambassador for The Cybersmile Foundation, which combats abuse and bullying online.

2021 US Open Women’s Controversy

During the 2021 US Women’s Open, some spectators noted that Spiranac had not posted anything to encourage or promote the tournament. Paige was quick to fire back. She stated that some players on Tour had requested that she not talk about them or their tournaments. They allegedly claimed that Spiranac is a bad representation of women’s golf.

Leisure and Fitness

In her spare time, Paige has been known to partner with companies like Topgolf and Barstool Sports to host fun and exciting events to help grow the game of golf. 

When she does not have a golf club in her hand, she is likely in the gym, reading comic books, or keeping up to date with the latest fashion trends. She is also a passionate traveler and loves to experience and embrace new cultures.

Relationship

Spiranac got engaged to her then-boyfriend, Steven Tinoco, in December 2016, at the tender age of 23. The couple tied the knot two years later and currently have no children.

Tinoco was no slouch on the sports field himself. He played as an outfielder and first and third baseman for Missouri-based Joplin Blasters. While he never achieved his goal of making it to the big leagues, he can pat himself on the back for marrying the most beautiful girl in golf.

After retiring from baseball, Tinoco did his Personal Training license and is now a Functional Training Specialist.

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