Susana Benavides is an Ohio State graduate trying to make it as an LPGA player. She is originally from Bolivia and many think she has the appearance and personality to grow a following.
Everyone knows who Paige Spiranac is. Her rise to fame was astonishing and a massive indication of the work women’s golf needs to do to harness that kind of social interest. Her 620,000 following is 10 times larger than female golf’s world number one, Lydia Ko.
Women’s golf desperately needs to overcome the masculine connotations that still exist in the sport and help address the fact that three times as many men play the game. Personalities like Susana Benavides are important figures in growing the game’s appeal.
Susie is the only Bolivian golfer to play in an event on the LPGA Tour, and the South American is tipped to be a potential candidate for her country at ‘Miss Universe’.
What do you think?