The less glamorous side of professional golf

From borrowing clothes to driving cross country...

Alejandra Llaneza, 27, wrote about her experiences of playing on mini-tours for The Players Tribune, exposing the less glamorous side of pro golf than the one fans see through Ian Poulter’s Instagram feed.

Llaneza won her first Symetra Tour event in 2015 and finished seventh on the¬†money list to earn full-time status on the LPGA Tour for next season. She doesn’t expect her days of budgeting and pinching every last dollar to end once she hits the road for the 2016 LPGA slate of events.

“But the reality is, many golfers on the women’s tour are still budgeting meals and looking out for sweet deals on flight alert apps.”

Read the whole article here. A great read and an interesting perspective showing the trials and tribulations of the hundreds of golfers competing below Golf Channel’s radar.