Our latest featured player is Queen Igbineweka from Southern California. In just three years of playing tournament golf, Queen has played in 65 events, winning 31 and placing in the top three 51 times. Queen moved up mid-2015 to the 11 and 12-year-old age group and has continued her stellar play in the new division, placing first or second enough times to earn enough points to win her second Female Player of The Year Award in December 2015. Away from golf, Queen is a keen dancer.
Hi Queen, It’s great to have you as our latest Girls Golf featured player. How did you get started in golf?
I started when I was 8 years old. My mom and dad were wondering what could I do for an activity that didn’t involve running.
Where do you play?
I practice usually at Murrieta Driving range in Murrieta CA. and at The Legends Golf Course in Temecula CA. I’m lucky enough to play at golf courses all over Southern California
Great area for golf. What do you love most about the game?
I like meeting new friends who play golf and I love watching and learning how to hit a golf ball.
Are you having lessons?
Yes, I have had two instructors: PGA Professional Mary Richie who is now the head woman golf coach at the University of California Riverside, and PGA Professional Jenny Holt out of Temecula. I’ve also had some pointers from PGA Professional, Terry Davis from Hawaii who is one of my dad’s personal friends.
Tell us about your best golf experience ever?
When I won my first trophy it was for third place in a putt off. After that, I started winning and winning.
What part of the game do you love the most?
I like using my driver because I like to to see how far I can hit a ball. Actually, I enjoy every part of golf. These are the clubs that I am currently using:
- Driver Taylormade Superfast 2.0
- 5 Wood Taylormade Superfast 2.0
- 4 hybrid callaway RAZR X
- 5 hybrid callaway RAZR X
- 6 thru AW callaway RAZR X
- SW callaway RAZR X Black
- LW callaway RAZR X Black
- Putter Topflight
- Ball Bridgestone Lady precept yellow
Love the yellow ball! Have you got a favorite player?
My favorite is Rickie Fowler because he is a great player who is very colorful and, of course, I’m a fan – Rickie grew up here in Murrieta CA.
Thank you, Queen. It’s been great to catch up with you. Good luck with your continued success and enjoyment of the game, we look forward to tracking your progress over the coming years.