Interview with Thai teenager Ariya Jutanugarn

We met Ariya Jutanugarn from Thailand, current No2 on the World Amateur Rankings, as she led the LETīs Lalla Aicha Tour School 2013 Final Qualifying.

We met Ariya Jutanugarn from Thailand, current No2 on the World Amateur Rankings, as she led the LET's Lalla Aicha Tour School 2013 Final Qualifying.

When and how did you get into golf? My parents have a golf shop in Thailand and when I was 5 years old I started to practice on the driving range and my dad taught me. My parents were the ones to encourage me to continue playing.  
 

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you take with you? Food, a lot of food…clothing and flashlight.
 

Tell us something you hate doing. Why? Singing…I do it very badly.

If you could have an unlimited storage of one thing, what would it be? I love to eat….so lots of food. Lots of “patai”.

If given a complete freedom to start afresh, what profession would you choose and why? I have never thought about that…but probably a golf coach. Or something related to other sports, like tennis… But not a tennis pro, it’s so fun, but you need to run too much.

If given a choice to skip work for a day, how would you spend the entire day? I do not like shopping, so I think I would sleep all day. Stay all day in bed and take something to eat…

Name something you consider yourself to be really good at? Maybe tennis.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? I like Europe and I want to travel in Europe, because there are many nice countries.

What's your favorite midnight snack? Anything sweet, with chocolate.


Do you have a favourite TV commercial or series? Yes, I like Thai drama.

Favourite gift you have received and from who? A friend of mine gave me the iPhone 5 for my birthday in November.

What’s your favourite tradition from your country you love doing? We live in Bangkok but during Christmas we go to the south of Thailand, around three hours drive and we play tennis and go to church. We eat sea food.

How do you spend New Year ’s Eve? We spend time with the family and we eat sea food and then we go to church.

Favourite time of the Year? I like summer in America… not in Thailand because it’s too hot. There it’s hot all year.

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Published: 15/12/2012

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