Monday, December 31, 2007

Mystery Golf Babe



I have no idea who this is. But she's holding a golf club, and that's good enough for me.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Cristie Kerr

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2007 was a big year for Cristie - she got married, and she won her first major championship (the U.S. Women's Open).

Friday, December 21, 2007

The Women of "Big Break: Kaanapali"

So, the next "Big Break" series on the Golf Channel will feature an all-female cast - our favorite kind - and was filmed in Kaanapali, Hawaii. Some of the faces of the cast members are familiar to Golf Babes readers, others are newcomers. Here are some of the cast members from "Big Break: Kaanapali":

Cirbie Sheppard
This image is courtesy of Cirbie, from a photo shoot she did for SakiPhotography.com. I'm sure we'll be seeing more of Cirbie on Golf Babes in the future. (Much more - including more pics - about Cirbie here.)

cirbie sheppard pictures

Tina Miller
Tina! We're looking forward to watching one of our favorites on "Big Break: Kaanapali." This image is courtesy of Play Golf Designs.

tina miller pictures

Courtney Erdman
Courtney is not only a fine golfer, she's patriotic.

courtney erdman

Kim, Sam and Liz
From left to right, Kim Welch, Samantha Head and Elizabeth Stuart. These are their Futures Tour mugshots. (Side note: Samantha's twin sister, Johanna Head, is on the LPGA Tour, and Samantha is a two-time winner on the Ladies European Tour.)

kim welch - samantha head - elizabeth stuart

Christina Lecuyer
My apologies for the tiny image, but this is the best I could find of Christina. Makes you want to see more, though, doesn't it?

Christina Lecuyer pictures

Sophie Sandolo
Last, but certainly not least, Sophie Sandolo. Yep, the Golf Channel lured the European queen of the nude and semi-nude calendar in "The Big Break."

sophie sandolo pictures

With Cirbie and Sophie, Tina and Courtney, Kim, Samantha, Elizabeth and Christina, plus (not yet pictured here) Susan Choi, Lori Atsedes, Dana Bates and Adrienne Gautreaux, "Big Break: Kaanapali" should be fun to watch.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Anna Rawson

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I've been remiss in not posting about Anna Rawson over the past few weeks. So above is a magazine scan from one of Anna's recent fashion shoots, although which magazine I'm unsure.

As for why I've been remiss: Because Anna deserves congratulations for her great showing at LPGA Q-School. Alas, she didn't achieve fully exempt status, finishing one spot outside the Top 17 cutoff. But as the highest-ranking player coming out of Q-School with conditional status - and combined with the sponsor exemptions that Anna should be able to get - she should be able to play a pretty good schedule on the LPGA in 2008.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Nisha Sadekar

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The Web site SpyOnVegas.com chronicles the Las Vegas nightlife. And here they catch the lovely Nisha Sadekar at the 944 Magazine Christmas party recently held in the Presidential Suite atop the Rio. Hey, Nisha works very hard building her Play Golf Designs empire, she deserves to hit a few parties, too. Next time I'm in Vegas, Nisha, you and I are hitting the dancefloor. I can do the Robot, and ... um ... the chicken dance. That's about it. So ... yeah.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Sydnee Michaels

Colleges across America are on their holiday breaks at the moment, and NCAA golf is also on break, but a longer one: the break between the Fall and Spring seasons. So we won't see Sydnee Michaels, a sophomore on the UCLA team, back in tournament play until collegiate Spring golf season begins. Check out Sydnee's bio page on the UCLA athletics Web site.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Tiffany Tavee

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Tiffany Tavee turned pro in 2006, after graduating from Arizona State University, but 2007 was her first full professional season. Her 2007 campaign on the Futures Tour got off to a slow start, but Tiffany built up steam as the season continued and had several strong finishes at the end of the year - including her best-yet, a runner-up at the Futures Tour USI Championship in Concord, N.H. Expect to see Tiffany building on that good finish and having a terrific 2008 season.

A native of Arizona, Tiffany won the 2002 Arizona high school championship. In four years at Arizona State, she had nine Top 10 collegiate finishes and was named to numerous all-conference and All-America teams, and earned multiple academic awards.

Tiffany Tavee's Futures Tour profile

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Calling All Aussies: Vote Belinda Kerr Onto "Big Brother"

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Australian golfer Belinda Kerr has her eyes on a different sort of a prize today: She wants to live in the "Big Brother" house in that series' next season on Australian television. And we can help get her into that house.

The Aussie "Big Brother" allows Web site visitors to vote on potential houseguests. Belinda has uploaded an audition video clip to the "Big Brother" Web site, and if you visit her page, you can cast your vote for her.

The voting is only open to Australians, and you must register on the site to cast your vote. Do it for Belinda! In the photo above, Belinda is in a playful mood. But as she says in her audition clip, she gets a bit stroppy when she doesn't get her way!

And below, well, who can forget Belinda's pose for the 2007 "Top Shots" calendar that featured ALPG golfers?

Visit Belinda's "Big Brother" page and vote for her now.

belinda kerr calendar pics

Monday, December 10, 2007

In-Kyung Kim

in kyung kim pictures

We agree, In-Kyung: You rock!

The photo above shows In-Kyung - or IK Kim, as she is often called - at the 2007 Lexus Cup, where she played for Team Asia in the Asians' victory over Team International.

The 5-foot-3 Kim won the U.S. Girls Junior Amateur Championship in 2005, then turned pro at the end of 2007. This year was her rookie year on the LPGA Tour (profile), and it was a very good one. She had four Top 10 finishes, including a second at the Wegman's LPGA, and also tied the all-time LPGA 9-hole scoring record with a 27 during the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic.

in kyung kim pictures

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Amy Hung

amy hung pictures

It's been a good week for LPGA Tour up-and-comer Amy Hung. Amy was part of Team Asia at the Lexus Cup, a Team Asia that crushed the International squad in the Ryder Cup-style competition that ended today.

Earlier in the week, it was announced that Amy has signed on as spokesperson for the Survivor Celebration and Marathon of Miracles Foundation. The MOM Foundation and its Survivor Celebration campaign are dedicated to raising funds and awareness in the fight against breast cancer.

Amy was also recently features in AAGolf magazine, and the article included a mention of Golf Babes (thanks!).

Friday, December 07, 2007

Sarah Kemp Launches Web Site

sarah kemp pictures

Australian golfer Sarah Kemp is having an eventful week. She recently qualified for the LPGA Tour in 2008 by finishing in the Top 17 at the 2007 LPGA Qualifying Tournament. A couple days later, she launched her Web site, which you can visit at www.sarahkemp.com.au.

And today - Dec. 7 - is Sarah's 22nd birthday. Happy birthday Kempy!

The elegant pose above is from a print ad that Sarah did for Citizen Eco-Drive watches.

More Sarah Kemp pics

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Sophie Sandolo 2008 Calendar

sophie sandolo 2008 calendar

Here are two photos from the 2008 Sophie Sandolo Calendar. Sophie worked once again this year with photographer Paolo Ranzani, and with him forged another artistic, adventurous calendar. Sophie says that in this calendar, she wanted to play on her belief that golf should be part of the Olympics, so her poses evoke Olympic sports.

The calendar will begin shipping on Dec. 15, and can be ordered from Sophie's Web site. On the right-hand side of the page, look for the "Calendar 2008" headline, and just below that the "Buy Now" headline. Click on a preferred method of payment to purchase.

sophie sandolo pictures

To see more of Sophie (and we mean that literally - visit Golf Spelled Backwards. (Not safe for work!)

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

More from the World Ladies Calendar

tina miller pictures

A couple more shots from the Golf Digest World Ladies Calendar. Above is Tina Miller, below is Nikki Garrett. This calendar is issued annually by Golf Digest Japan and is available only through that magazine ... unless you keep a close eye on eBay.

nikki garrett pictures

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Ashley Prange

ashley prange pictures

Ashley Prange is the champion of "Big Break: Hawaii," and - hooray! - she'll be back in another Golf Channel series this month. A new season of "Golf With Style: Global Challenge," hosted by Stina Sternberg, premieres Dec. 4, and Ashley appears in at least two episodes. Those episodes are the ones from Mission Hills, China, which debuts on Dec. 11; and the one filmed in Australia, which debuts Dec. 18.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

LPGA Q-School Grads

Congratulations to the LPGA's Class of 2007, the 17 golfers who made it through the final stage of Q-School to earn their tour cards for 2008.

Those grads include Louise Friberg, an LET veteran:

louise friberg pics

Su A Kim, who had non-exempt status on the LPGA in 2007:

su a kim pics

And Sarah Kemp:

sarah kemp pics
We never need a reason to run this photo of Kempy, eh? It's from the Australian Top Shots calendar of last year.

Check the LPGA results for the full list of Top 17 who made it.