NOT many people can say they’ve been a professional athlete AND a musician.
But former British golfer Penny Grice-Whittaker has carried out each – and may even claim to be something of a quiz master as well!
Grice-Whittaker gained the British Open in 1991Credit: Getty
The former golfer appeared on The Chase in 2021Credit: ITV
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Grice-Whittaker, 58, burst onto the sporting scene in 1985 and commenced her skilled career by playing on the Ladies European Tour.
She earned her first win one year later on the Belgium Open with a course record of 17 under-par.
As the Sheffield-born star continued to climb the ranks, she added extra accolades to her identify.
They included a Women’s British Open title, a Longines Open title and he or she won the Hisiki Ladies Queensland Open whereas competing on the Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour in 1992.
Despite her success, Grice-Whittaker retired from golf in 1998 after falling out of love with the game.
In 2022, she advised The Times that she did not play for 21 years after stopping.
However, the Brit rapidly found one thing else to focus on.
In the early 2000’s she became a singer and performed as a part of the feminine musical duo Bits-n-Pieces.
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Grice-Whittaker swapped the course for the club circuit as she performed famous hits by Elvis Presley and Kylie Minogue.
But after a while, she stopped singing in favour of a daily job as a postwoman.
Appearing on popular British quiz show The Chase in 2021, she informed a starstruck Bradley Walsh that she worked for Royal Mail, to which he requested: “Have you always worked for the Royal Mail? What did you do before, Penny?”
Grice-Whittaker responded: “Professional golfer, Brad.”
Her admission left golf superfan Walsh in awe and he continued to clap while she recited her accolades.
The former golf ace went on to win £4,000 for her group whereas on the quiz show.