Yin Ruoning started to learn golf at the age of 10. At the age of 16, she represented the Chinese golf women’s team in the 18th Jakarta Asian Games, and finally won the bronze medal of the women’s team in the golf event with a score of 18 under par. In 2019 alone, the 17-year-old Yin Ruoning won 9 championships, including 7 amateur championships and 2 youth championships.
Yin Ruoning’s decent golfing endowment stems from his kind father who has a deep golfing experience for more than 20 years. In 2013, 11-year-old Yin Ruoning was sent by his father to study in a golf training class organized by the Yunnan Golf Association. Within a year, Yin Ruoning won a championship in a youth competition, and this hole opened the door to the world of golf for his dream. .
In January 2020, Yin Ruoning participated in the Women’s Chinese Tour Qualifying Examination and became a member of the Women’s Chinese Tournament as the champion. Two months later, Yin Ruoning changed his professional status.
“If I choose to go to the U.S. to study at university, I will definitely have to study for four years. I cannot give up halfway after two years. However, if I wait until I finish university and then change my career, I will be old soon, which is a waste of time.” As of last year, he had decided to change his career. Yin Ruoning said calmly but without failing sincerely, “I think changing a career means a change in identity and another beginning of my sports career. I look forward to my performance in the professional arena in the future. .”
Amateur and professional are two worlds. Participating in professional events with an amateur mentality and a professional mentality is completely different. Occupation is the pressure of bonuses and survival, and amateur players have more requirements for learning and progress. Amateur championships can be better, without the pressure of bonuses, the professional is the opposite.
In the three women’s China Tour matches after turning professional (2020 Zhuhai Guowei Central Plaza Hollywood Residence Challenge, 2020 Golf Wine Zhuhai Golden Bay Challenge, 2020 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air Conditioning Cup·Oriental Celebrity Tournament), Yin Ruoning achieved three consecutive championships. It has created a world record for winning three consecutive championships in the history of golf, and has entered the top 300 in the world for the first time.
Looking around the world, there are very few people with such a record. There is only one case of the Women’s PGA Tour, and it needs to go back 69 years. In 1951, Beverly Hanson (Beverly Hanson) became the first player in the Eastern Open to win the championship for the first time as a professional player. There were two cases on the men’s PGA Tour. The first record was Marty Fleckman (Marty Fleckman), the second was Ben Crenshaw (Ben Crenshaw), in 1973, after winning the NCAA tournament for the third consecutive year, he turned professional, won in November of that year The first race to participate in after the transition to professional. Many players in China, including Shi Yuting and Du Mohan, were carrying great expectations when they changed their careers. However, they all experienced a long learning period and finally made breakthroughs and won the championship.
Obviously, each player’s growth experience is different, and the path taken is also very different, it is difficult to compare. But Yin Ruoning’s ability to win in such a short period of time is enough to show that she has great potential and learns very quickly. Guinness World Records also wishes her step by step, eventually breaking through her limits and achieving more good results.