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Swinging From My Heels

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This year-on-the-tour journal that LPGA golfer Christina Kim produced with the help of Sports Illustrated’s Alan Shipnuck is subtitled “Confessions of an LPGA Star.”

The subtitle is not entirely accurate. Though Ms. Kim talks about how hard it was in 2009 to break up with the guy to whom she’d been attached for some time, she doesn’t confess much. That’s reasonable. Unlike, for example, Tiger Woods, she doesn’t appear to have much to confess. She’s a young woman happy to be making an excellent living in the company of other golfers, all of whom she apparently admires.

Then there’s the “star” part. Though Christina Kim is certainly a going concern on the LPGA Tour as a personality, and though she has been a member of two Solheim Cup teams, she hasn’t won a tournament in four years. One might assume this circumstance might have tarnished her “star” no little and quite some.

None of this is to suggest that readers curious about the LPGA and one of the tour’s more gregarious members won’t enjoy Swinging From My Heels. It’s a quick, painless read, and it’ll give you somebody for whom to root, now that Lorena Ochoa has announced that she’s retiring.

This program aired on April 29, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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Bill Littlefield was the host of Only A Game from 1993 until 2018.

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