Reigning Olympic Gold Medalist Inbee Park’s Advice for Amateur Golfers
Gold medalist, Inbee Park of Korea poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for Women's Golf on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Golf Course on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
In Bee’s Advice for Amateur Golfers…
“Just try to enjoy the game above all else! Obviously, good results always help make you enjoy the game even more, so try to do some range work and practice before you go out to play. This warms you up and loosen the swing up before you start the round. Other than that, enjoy it and don’t try to do too much work…just enjoy and have fun above all else!”
What may change in your preparation during a major championship week like this past week?
"I try to not change anything. I always try to do the same routine I do with other weeks. When I try to do something extra for a Major it just puts extra pressure on me, and the results don't always follow as good. I try to just keep the same mind set as if it were just any other week, and the same prep as any other week."
What does your preparation look like for Tokyo?
"I just came off playing 3 events and will now have a little bit of time off at home before heading to Tokyo. I have been playing so I’m feeling good about my game rather than feeling rusty. I’d take feeling a little tired from playing rather than being rusty, so that’s why I decided to play tournaments in advance to prepare."