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Golf Influencer Paige Spiranac Quiets Critics With Handicap Receipts

Golf influencer Page Spiranac is likely known more for her name than her game. Or, let's be honest, for her looks.

That's why when Spiranac revealed her handicap on the course, followers were stunned. Many didn't believe her. So they trolled. Because 20-somethings often have little else going for them, it seems.

Anyway, the story goes like this, according to SB Nation:

"Earlier this year, Spiranac shared that her love for golf had returned. She has played numerous times since then, so on Jun. 26, she posted her handicap on X, formerly known as Twitter, after so many lost it over a swing video," the outlet revealed.

"Spiranc currently holds a +3.4 handicap, according to the USGA Golf Handicap Information Network (GHIN) app. Of course, her tweet went viral. Many people questioned her number and about handicaps in general."

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So Spiranac tweeted out a response.

"1. A + handicap is better than scratch," she wrote.

"2. A +3 handicap is good, but nowhere close to competing against the best in the world. I don't think people realize how good they are, how hard the courses are set up, and all while doing it under extreme pressure. It's a different game they play."

She then explained it further.

"3. You calculate your golf handicap by taking the average score of the best eight of your last 20 scores," Spiranac wrote.

"Meaning you can still have some pretty shitty rounds and still be a low handicap. Pros don't keep a handicap, but someone calculated Tiger at a +9 once, which is insane."

That brought out the trolls in full force.

"I shot in the 70s at Pine Valley, which is known as one of the hardest tracks," she responded. "I haven't shot in the 90s since I was 13."

Mic, officially dropped — and Spiranac showed she's more than just a pretty face. So get over it.