Will marriage help Natalie Gulbis realise her golf potential? Recently she has announced that she has engaged to be married and for her golf career this might be the best thing that could have ever happened.
Since she left the University of Arizona and started her LPGA golf career she has become well-known in the media for her modelling and beauty pictures. What many people forget or are not aware of is that she is a very talented golfer who won extensively at the amateur level and has thirty-seven top 10 finishes as a professional including one win. The question since won her first professional win in 2007 at the Evian Masters has been how many more wins she would achieve in the near future but Natalie has not won since and it might be because she has not been as focused as necessary on her golf game.
Since Natalie Gulbis started displaying her immense talent at the age of fourteen when she qualified for a professional LPGA tournament there has been an expectation that she would become one of the legendary women golfers. She has always driven the ball well off the tee and her physical fitness is unmatched among the other women golfers. However, since she left the University of Arizona and started playing professionally it seems as if she has made a conscious decision to distinguish herself from her competitors based on her looks as much for her play.
The great golfers such as Annika Sorenstam, Lorena Ochoa and Stacy Lewis are known for their legendary focus and dedication to their golf game. Natalie Gulbis in contrast is more recognised for her modelling pictures in Sports Illustrated and the high profile men she has dated in her personal life and less for her golf game.
Natalie Gulbis has the ability to become a more consistent winner as a professional golfer but to do that she will have to put more time on the golf range and less time doing bathing suit spreads in magazines. The upcoming 2014 golf season will be a very interesting year for Natalie Gulbis in the LPGA because if her upcoming betrothment makes her more focused on building up her reputation as a golfer and less as a model she could become one of the most improved women golfers in the LPGA.