The ulimate balancing act, mother and professional golfer

Karine Icher.


BELMONT, Mich. (WOOD) – For some of the women on tour, their day is far from over once they make that final putt.

For Karine Icher, golf is a family business.

“It’s fun, but in the meantime it’s very difficult,” Icher said.

It’s not just difficult because of the pressure to earn a paycheck each week, but because each day she has to drop her 3-year-old daughter, Lola, off at daycare before she heads to the golf course.

“We are very lucky to have daycare on tour. It’s a big help for us to know our kids are in good hands,” said Icher.

The LPGA Tour provides two full-time nannies for all U.S. events, but Lola travels everywhere.

Lola can’t stay at home because her father is also Icher’s caddy.

“People think, oh, you’re very lucky to have your family with you. I am, if Fred doesn’t caddy for me, I’m going to see him maybe 20 weeks a year.”

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