Claire Hogle’s ‘type of loopy’ rise within the golf influencer world

Claire Hogle’s breakthrough into the golf-influencing panorama had a “type of loopy” starting.

A San Diego native, Hogle grew up in a “{golfing} household” and fell in love with the game earlier than beginning highschool. From there, she took her recreation to the collegiate stage at California State College San Marcos, the place she performed for two-and-a-half “unimaginable” years. However between the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and a shoulder harm, Hogle turned her consideration to content material creation.

“I had a small golf following simply from doing somewhat little bit of YouTube stuff in school, I had possibly 20,000 followers, and I knew I may do one thing with it,” Hogle lately instructed The Put up. “In school, COVID occurred and I obtained an harm in order that route was form of fading away, and I made a decision I used to be going to offer golf influencing a strive.

Claire Hogle is a former college athlete turned social media sensation.
Claire Hogle is a former school athlete turned social media sensation.
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Claire Hogle hails from San Diego and grew up in a "golfing family."
Claire Hogle hails from San Diego and grew up in a “{golfing} household.”
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“I wasn’t positive what would occur if it will work properly or not, and so I simply began posting some golf stuff and other people actually appeared to love it. It’s been tremendous enjoyable and it’s nice to see my exhausting work paying off.”

Since becoming a member of YouTube in Jan. 2015, Hogle has amassed greater than 4.6 million views on her channel, the place she continuously shares educational movies together with her 63,000 subscribers. Elsewhere on Instagram, Hogle — who has even drawn comparisons to the “OG Insta golf lady,” Paige Spiranac — reached a serious milestone in June, surpassing 500,000 followers.

By way of deciding what golf content material to submit, Hogle doesn’t abide by a selected technique and as a substitute seems to be to see what her followers are having fun with.

Claire Hogle has amassed more than 4.5 million views on her YouTube channel.
Claire Hogle has amassed greater than 4.6 million views on her YouTube channel.
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In June, Claire Hogle surpassed 500,000 followers on Instagram.
In June, Claire Hogle surpassed 500,000 followers on Instagram.
Instagram/Claire Hogle

“I type of simply play it by ear, I wish to see what individuals are liking, see what individuals get pleasure from what I submit and what not, after which I’ll type of simply go from there,” she mentioned. “I don’t have something extremely deliberate out or structured, I type of simply go to the golf course and get content material and the very best of the very best will make it to the web page.”

Looking forward to the longer term, Hogle has thought of what a possible return to the aggressive facet of the game may seem like.

“All all through highschool and school my objective was to play professional golf… I obtained a shoulder harm so it type of compelled me to vary course,” she mentioned. “I’ve undoubtedly thought of contemplating taking part in professionally and even simply getting again into aggressive golf, whether or not it’s newbie golf or something. I actually, actually fell in love with golf due to the aggressive facet of it, so, it will be tremendous enjoyable to get again into that and see how I may form my recreation up and see what I can do in that space. We’ll simply should see.”

Within the meantime, Hogle desires to proceed to “create significant content material,” and discover methods to pay it ahead.

Though Claire Hogle changed course due to a shoulder injury, she has thought about what it could look like to play golf at a competitive level in the future.
Although Claire Hogle modified course as a consequence of a shoulder harm, she has thought of what it may seem like to play golf at a aggressive stage sooner or later.
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On her YouTube channel, Claire Hogle posts instructional videos for her subscribers.
On her YouTube channel, Claire Hogle posts educational movies for her subscribers.
Instagram/Claire Hogle

“Golf has given me a lot, so I undoubtedly need to discover some option to give again to the sport, to those that need to take up the sport, so undoubtedly some junior golf endeavors there,” she mentioned. “However truthfully, something that actually touches my coronary heart, any endeavor that I actually, actually care about. It’ll be unimaginable to make use of my platform and assist make a distinction in that approach.”

As her star continues to rise within the influencer area, Hogle is grateful for the suggestions she’s acquired from followers and the way a few of her content material has impressed them to take up the sport.

“I get some messages and feedback [from followers and subscribers] that may inform me that I’m the rationale that they began taking part in, particularly on my YouTube,” she mentioned. “I’ve been doing a little educational content material and getting feedback that individuals are actually having fun with the content material, that they’re going to go strive it out on the vary or that they tried it and that it’s helped their recreation a lot, that’s actually rewarding.

“And seeing girls take up the sport, that’s tremendous enjoyable for me too, as a result of after I took up the sport there weren’t very many different women so, it’s cool to type of construct that group.”

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