Golf influencer Spiranic Opens Paid Account…LPGA’s No. 1 prize winner Lydia Ko is expected to earn more than 5.4 billion won in Korea
Page Spiranic (30, USA), who boasts the largest number of social media followers among golf-related people around the world, has created a paid site.
Forbes, a U.S. economic magazine, reported on the 19th that “only 1% of Spiranic’s social media followers are expected to earn $4.4 million (about 5.4 billion won) in annual income.”
Spiranic has 11 million social media followers, including 3.7 million on Instagram.
Tiger Woods (48, USA), the “King of Golf,” has 3.1 million Instagram followers.
Spiranic has not shown much performance as a golfer, but he is a popular figure among fans for various online activities.
In 2015 and 2016, he was severely criticized for participating in the Ladies European Tour (LET) tournament in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
It was because, “It is not fair to invite a person who has not shown as a golf player to a regular tournament because of his appearance.”
He came back to the 2016 tournament as an invited player and cried, “I couldn’t do anything for three weeks after last year’s tournament,” adding, “I had to see comments that criticized not only me but also my parents, family and friends, calling me a ‘shame of golf’.”
As a golfer until college, he has won small tours such as the Cactus Tour.
In 2017, he was also appointed as a promotional ambassador for a group called Cyber Smile, which aims to eliminate malicious comments and personal attacks.
While creating a paid site called “Only Page,” Spiranick said, “It’s what fans have been asking for since a long time ago,” adding, “We will share golf lessons, live broadcasts, and pictorials with fans.”
“Some people say, ‘People won’t want your golf lessons,’ but in reality, they don’t,” he said. “I hear a lot of stories about flops and bunker shots helped,” he said.
Paid sites cost $9.99 a month. If you sign up for only 1% of your followers with the Forbes Observatory, your annual income reaches 5.4 billion won.
For reference, Lydia Ko (New Zealand), the No. 1 LPGA Tour prize money last season, was $4,364,403.
“The LPGA Tour was a big dream I really wanted to achieve,” Spiranick said. “I still feel like I’ve become a failure every night, but I’m happy to be able to do what I love now.”
When asked what he would do if there was a tournament like the LIV series of men’s golf in women’s golf and he was offered $20 million, he replied, “I will refuse.”
“(Participation in the LIV series competition) will interfere with my business because I can’t control the contents of the content on my own. 엔트리파워볼
Forbes explained, “In the case of the LIV series, men’s competitions also have restrictions on player attire and interviews.”