Tiffany Joh: Week in Hawaii was 'Awesome'
Tiffany Speaks to Reporters at LA Open Pre-Tournament Press Conference
Hawaii was an amazing experience according to 34-year-old professional golfer Tiffany Joh.
Three times during the week of the Lotte Championship Joh says she was able get into the water and surf while on the island.
In her tenth year on the tour, the Californian has gained a reputation in women’s golf as an avid surfer – something she doesn’t shy away from, even if it means constantly fielding questions about her surfing.
“I kind of like that reputation,” she told reporters last week during the LA Open. According to Joh her interest in surfing shows that you can play golf and still be passionate about other things as well.
Despite failing to finish in the top 75 in Hawaii, Joh said she enjoyed her time on the island. “Hawaii was awesome.
Surfing is integrated into the culture there,” she told reporters.
Even the surfing itself was easier in Hawaii. In California – where the water is cold year round – Joh said she is forced to wear a wet suit. Taking off the suit and drying out can be time consuming. In Hawaii Joh ditched her suit because the water was so warm. This allowed her to jump into the water, surf for 20 minutes, get out and go practice.
Once out on the water Joh says she was surrounded by a group of talented local surfers. “I felt like I was in the water with a million Lydia Kos of surfing,” she joked afterward. “Every eight year old was ripping around me.”
Out on the water Joh said she had a fun time. "The locals were so nice to me in the water.," she said.
- By Shawn R. Dagle Women's Pro Golf Editor/Staff Reporter