Rising golf star Rachel Heck’s love for the game is all thanks to ice cream

When Rachel Heck’s father found out his third child would also be his third daughter, he made a decision: No ballet. No recitals. These girls are going to play golf. 

That choice – made before Heck, now 17, was even born – turned out to be life-changing in ways the family couldn’t even imagine. 

“I can’t remember ever not wanting to be a golfer,” the rising star told AOL.com. 

But what exactly was it that lured Heck to golf at such a young age? Like many kids, she was motivated by food. Her father turned golf practice into a competition between his three daughters, and the prize was always ice cream – mint chocolate chip ice cream, to be exact.

“Every day after work, he would take my sisters and I out to the driving range,” Heck said of her dad. “We would always play some silly little game but the goal, if we won – which we always did because it was probably impossible not to – we got ice cream. So, for me, growing up, golf just meant ice cream.”

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