Golf social media influencer Paige Spiranac takes a ceremonial swing at the Brewers’ new X-Golf America, then throws the first pitch

Golf social media influencer Paige Spiranac takes a ceremonial swing at the Brewers’ new X-Golf America, then throws the first pitch

Golf social media influencer and former pro Paige Spiranac took the ceremonial golf swing at the new X-Golf America at American Family Field on Thursday and then threw out the first pitch before the Brewers' game against the Yankees on Friday night.

Golf social media influencer and former pro Paige Spiranac took the ceremonial golf swing at the new X-Golf America at American Family Field on Thursday and then threw out the first pitch before the Brewers’ game against the Yankees on Friday night.

Golf has officially arrived at American Family Field with the opening of the Brewers’ new X-Golf America facility.

And to celebrate the grand opening, golf social media influencer and former pro Paige Spiranac had the honor of hitting the ceremonial first drive Thursday in one of the golf simulator bays housed on the Club level above left field.

Then on Friday, he returned to the field for another ceremonial honor.

This time, she traded in the golf clubs for some baseball gear and a Christian Yelich jersey as the 29-year-old threw out one of the first pitches of the game Friday before the Brewers’ 7-6 win.

Yelich caught her pitch.

In addition to Spiranac, an X-Golf ambassador in America, Brewers outfielder Keston Hiura gave one of the seven simulated golf courses a try on Friday.

The facility opened to the public on Friday.

The interior bays are spread over two floors, with three offering views of the pitch. X-Golf offers more than 50 famous golf courses to play.

The area also has two full bars and seating areas to view the game.

Spiranac has over 3.6 million followers on Instagram, 1.4 million followers on TikTok, 673,700 Twitter followers and nearly 300,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel, which she uses for golf instructional and workout videos.

She played college golf at the University of Arizona for one season before transferring to San Diego State University for her final three years. She was an All-Mountain West Region player during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons.

After college, she briefly played on a developmental women’s golf tour before trying to qualify for the LPGA Tour. He played in last summer’s American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, an event won by Burlington native and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers finished ninth. Spiranac was tied for 24th in a field of 87.

Reservations can be made to play at X-Golf America on match days or non-play days at brewers.com/xgolf.

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This article originally appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Golf influencer Paige Spiranac throws first pitch before Brewers game

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