Maria Balikoeva (formerly Verchenova) spent her childhood dancing and attended the ballet school named ‘Inspiration’ in Moscow from 1992 to 2002. During a family vacation in the Czech Republic, Maria was introduced to the game of golf and decided to continue playing.
After starting her amateur career off by winning the Russian Amateur Championship in 2004 and 2006, she turned professional in December 2006 and was the first Russian to become a full-time member of the Ladies European Tour. In August 2013 she finished tied for fourth at the HONMA Pilsen Golf Masters.
Maria is very knowledgable when it comes to fitness and is eager to share her workout tips on her Facebook page.
|DOB:||March 26, 1986|
|Wedge :||FG Tour TC Wedges|
|Accessory :||Wilson Staff Visor|
|Bag :||Wilson Staff Pro Tour Cart Golf Bag|
|February 11, 2013||Wilson Golf Re-signs No. 1 Russian Ladies Player|