LPGA players practice their shots – at shooting range

Michelle Wie at shooting range
Provided by Michelle Wie via Twitter
Michelle Wie tweeted that she was "scared" before heading to the shooting range for the first time, but her pistol target shows that accuracy was no problem.
By John Holmes

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, September 22, 2013 | 12:30 a.m.

The LPGA Tour is off this week so, naturally, some of its more promiment players spent Saturday at the range.

No, not the driving range. Michelle Wie, Christina Kim and Jane Park were in Texas, so the range in question was a shooting range.

They were in Austin along with bride-to-be Jeehae Lee – a former LPGA Tour player who now works at IMG, which represents Wie and several other players – and IMG vice president Nickole Raymond. And part of their pre-wedding ''Hen Party'' activities included a visit to the Hidden Falls Adventure Park northwest of town, where they got familiar with a variety of firearms large and small.

''Going shooting today for the first time!,'' tweeted Wie, who added the hashag "#scared." She proved to be something of a natural with a pistol, however, as the right-hand image above showing her target proves.

After mastering their handguns, the firing females moved on to some serious hardware. 

''Got to shoot a Desert Tactical 338 Lapua sniper with the help of a marine,'' Wie tweeted. ''That was one BIG gun.''

Kim agreed, calling her experience with that weapon ''insane.''

And, Raymond said, ''Things got way more bad ass when the Marine brought out the Desert Tactical .338 Lapua.''

Wie also tried out an M-16. And as much fun as they obviously had, it sounds as if they came away from their experience with a new appreciation of the guns and their capabilities. Wie also had a word of warning for Lee's future groom, James Kuk.

''The bride was a pro!!,'' she tweeted. ''@kuk504 watch out...''




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