2010 Golfweek for Her: Forecaddie - Christina Kim reveals her crazy world in book
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The Forecaddie plans to put on his fedora and sip a mai tai while he reads “Swinging from My Heels: Confessions of an LPGA Star.” That is, when Christina Kim gets around to sending him an autographed copy of her recently released memoir.
The LPGA’s most colorful character penned an inside look at the LPGA with Sports Illustrated writer Alan Shipnuck. Her view of the book: “Damn funny.”
“It was sort of a coming-out party, of ‘Hey, this is me,’ ” Kim tells The Man Out Front. “I’m learning to love me. After writing this book, I’m a lot more happy than I’ve ever been.”
While Kim doesn’t feel the book is controversial, she didn’t shy away from hot topics such as lesbianism on tour (“Love is love”) and Korean culture.
She points to the Solheim Cup chapter and one entitled “Euro Trash” among the must-reads. After missing the cut at the Evian Masters, Kim went out with friends and got hammered. Toward the end of that night in France, when she had sobered up some, Kim said she was nearly assaulted.
“Look at me, who the $!*@ is going to mess with me?” Kim asked The Forecaddie. “I don’t have that come-attack-me vibe. More women than people think encounter crap like that.”
Kim gave several players advanced copies of her book in Asia and said she “hasn’t heard anything but great things . . . yet.” LPGA commissioner Mike Whan read it and told Kim that as a golf fan, he found the book incredible.
Kim then asked him how he felt about it as LPGA commissioner.
“I think he had a meeting immediately after,” Kim cracked. “No, I’m kidding.”
As for what comes next, Kim said the door has been left open for an anthology. After all, this book only chronicles one year of her fun-packed life.
Now might be a good time for that meeting, Mr. Commish.