Posted: Feb 20, 2013 6:00 AM by Samantha Ptashkin
Updated: Feb 20, 2013 6:05 AM
TUCSON- Hannah Pearson brings the girliness to the golf course.
When the four-year-old hits the green, she wears pink clothes, carries pink clubs and uses pink golf balls.
But she's also quite serious about the game. "I just practice every day," Pearson says.
Last month she took a swing at the "Best Pee Wee Golf Swing in the World" competition. "It was a driving competition," Pearson says.
She took first place. "I think she's a phenomenal," says Kent Chase, Pearson's coach.
He's a former pro, based out of Phoenix, with 30 years of experience. One of his former students is Tiger Woods' niece. "I started coaching Cheyenne Woods when she was six or seven," Chase says.
At age four, Pearson is now his youngest student. They practice together a couple times a week.
Pearson doesn't just know about technique, she also follows all the pros. She says she watches Tiger Woods on TV and Paula Creamer is another one of her favorites.
Chase likes to joke she can take even take on the pros at the Accenture Match Play Championship. "If she went out there right now the spectators would probably crowd around her more than they would anybody else," Chase says.
While she's not quite at that level yet, it's a goal. "Hannah wants to be on the LGPA tour," Chase says. "That's her long term goal, her big goal."
This summer Pearson will compete in the San Diego Junior Masters Golf Tournament.
To learn more about Kent Chase, head to www.kentchasegolf.com/
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