Golf influencer Paige Spiranac shows off her tackling skills as she hangs out with Manly Sea Eagles
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Golf influencer Paige Spiranic swapped the clubs for a footy in a hilarious crossover with NRL side Manly Sea Eagles.
While golf and modelling are her forte, and has earned her a massive social media following, the American decided to try her hand in rugby league.
The 29-year-old was a guest at the Manly Sea Eagles training on Wednesday (March 7), but only after showing three of the club’s stars a couple pointers on the course.
She teamed up with Toafofoa Sipley to take on Reuben Garrick and Jake Trbojevic in a nine-hole game of golf in Mona Vale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Despite impressing, she and Sipley actually went down by one-storke to the pair - and obviously, Spiranic was looking to get her frustrations out.
They returned to the club’s home ground of Brookvale Oval, where Paige decided to unleash some of her anger on a poor tackle dummy.
The former golf pro showed off her footy skills as she lined up and sprinted toward the tackle bag before balling it over and almost face planted the turf.
She remarked: “If you give me something to tackle just know I'm going all out, lol.”
Proving her footy skills weren’t limited to defence she banged home a goalkick from in front of the posts.
She probably wouldn’t make Manly’s first choice as kicker after Garrick’s impressive display on against the Bulldogs in the opening game of the season.
But she’d make a decent backup.
The ever-popular influencer has amassed over 3.7 million followers on Instagram since leaving her pro golf career behind.
She is an ambassador for PointsBet, the sponsor of Manly, to go a long with her own subscriber-only ‘OnlyPaige’ website.
Earlier this year, she revealed that her mother has been “highly involved” in helping her make her content amid her critics calling her out over her work.
The website, which Spiranac announced last week, offers her legion of social media followers a one-stop destination for “all things Paige.”
The OnlyFans-themed service will set users back $9.99 on a monthly basis or a full upfront fee of $99.99 for 12 months.
Spiranac has previously pulled no punches towards her harshest critics and opened up about her mother’s past work as a lingerie and bikini model.
She added that mum Annette has played an active part in her shoots for her pictures, along with doing the photo shoot for her steamy calendar.