Friday, April 30, 2010

Cast of Big Break Sandals Resorts

The Golf Channel has announced the cast of the next installment of The Big Break, and the cast members are:

Lili Alvarez
Stacey Bieber
Chris Brady
Sara Brown
Carling Coffing
Taryn Durham
Ryann O'Toole
Elena Robles
Seema Sadekar
Kelly Sheehan
Maiya Tanaka

As our series progresses, we'll link the names above to each golfers' posts here on Golf Babes. Big Break Sandals Resorts debuts in early June.

Stay tuned ...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Caroline Westrup

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(Photo courtesy of Caroline Westrup, used with permission)


One of the most promising rookies on the Duramed Futures Tour in 2010 is Caroline Westrup. Westrup, a native of Sweden, has played only four DFT events thus far in her young professional career, having turned pro in 2009 after a stellar collegiate career.

She played for Florida State in college, and the FSU media guide makes clear how good Caroline was as a college golfer. Her FSU bio begins thusly: "The greatest golfer in school history ..."

Westrup won five tournaments while at FSU, was an All-America selection four straight years (twice on the first team), and also earned academic all-conference honors four straight years.

Along the way, Caroline also played for the Swedish national team, winning individual medalist honors at the 2006 World Amateur Championships. Oh, and she also earned her degree in sports management.

She has a younger sister, Emelie, who currently plays golf on the Arkansas-Little Rock team. Learn more about Caroline at her Web site, carolinewestrup.com.

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mariana Macias

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(Photos by Vicky Ramos)


Spanish golfer Mariana Macias - full name Mariana Andrea Macias Capuzzi - has rookie status on the Ladies European Tour in 2010, and is also playing on the LET Access Series. She recently posted a rookie blog on the LETAS site, which you can read here.

Macias, 22 years old, played collegiate golf at Auburn University, where she also earned a degree in International Business. Not a bad degree to have for a globetrotting professional golfer. She turned pro in 2009 and played several events on the Banesto Tour in Spain, with a couple Top 10 finishes. Then it was off to LET Q-School, and, this year, to the LET and LETAS.

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Get a Free Pair of Paula's Sundogs

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OK, the Sundog sunglasses from the Paula Creamer Collection won't exactly be free, but you won't have to pay for them, either. You just need to buy three dozen Precept Lady iQ PLUS golf balls, and Precept and Sundog will give you a pair of Paula's Sundog sunglasses at no additional charge ($90 value). The offer is only open to women golfers.

The golf balls have a street price of $19.99 per dozen, so it's a pretty good deal - if you're in the market for golf balls (what golfer isn't?) and could use some new shades.

The promotion starts May 1, 2010, and runs through June 30, 2010.

See preceptgolf.com for more info, or check out the Paula Creamer Collection at sundogeyewear.com.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Stefanie Michl

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The Ladies European Tour is in Spain playing the European Nations Cup, and Stefanie Michl is very tired. She arrived in Spain on a flight from Florida only nine hours before her tee time. Her clubs and her clothes didn't show up at all.

So Michl and her partner on Team Austria, Nicole Gergely, simply shared one bag of clubs. As for attire, Michl borrowed a skirt and shirt from Maria Verchenova. More from the LET

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Jade Schaeffer

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French golfer Jade Schaeffer is the winner of the Dinard Ladies Open on the Generali Ladies Tour this week. Schaeffer closed with a 72 to eke out a 1-stroke victory over countrywoman Lucie Andre, an amateur.

Based in France, the Generali Ladies Tour is a feeder to the LET.


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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Morgan Pressel and the Mojo

morgan pressel mojo 6Morgan Pressel poses upon her arrival to The Mojo 6 picks party in Jamaica. The Mojo 6 is an unofficial tournament on the LPGA schedule, being played right now but not airing on television until May. It uses something called "Raceway Golf," a format that I think was invented specifically for this tournament.

The gist of it is that golfers play each other in 6-hole matches, earning a point for winning the hole and a bonus point for winning the match. Overall points earned rule the first day of play, then the top golfers advance to a second day of standard match play until a winner is crowned. In addition to the scoring method, a second key point is that on Day 1, golfers get to choose their opponents.

This format could make for some good TV moments, but it seems very difficult to scale it up to a larger tournament field. (The Mojo 6 has only 16 players.) Should be interesting to see how this first effort goes, though.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Paula Creamer Aiming for June Return

(Photo: twitter.com/@ThePCreamer)
If things go according to plan, Paula Creamer should be back on the LPGA Tour sometime in June.

Creamer recently underwent surgery to repair ligament damage in her left thumb. She was in a bulky cast for a couple weeks, and a few days ago made the switch to smaller brace. According to a statement Creamer's management team released, she expected to begin physical therapy shortly.

Creamer was quoted in the statement saying she hopes for a return in June.

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Friday, April 09, 2010

Anna Rawson Going to Mojo 6



Alas, she just won't be playing in it. Rawson campaigned hard to win the fan vote for the final spot in the Mojo 6 field, but Bea Recari beat her out. Rawson will, however, be in Jamaica for the first-time event, serving as an on-site correspondent.

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Sunday, April 04, 2010

Cheyenne Woods Gets First College Win

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Congratulations to Cheyenne Woods for winning for the first time at the collegiate level. Cheyenne won The Bryan National Collegiate Tournament on Sunday (hat tip: About.com Golf). She's a sophomore at Wake Forest.

The last few months can't have been easy for Cheyenne. Not as difficult as for her famous uncle, of course; still, people can be unkind, and it's easy to imagine that Cheyenne has taken some ribbing or heard whispers.

Yet, not only has she continued to improve her play, but now she's a winner at the college level. I have to admit: I didn't think Woods had this kind of potential when she left high school. She had a great high school career (Arizona state championships), no doubt, but wasn't considered among the best junior golfers in the country. But with hard work and dedication come rewards, and now I think it's safe to start thinking that Cheyenne - should her career progress continue - has a future in professional golf.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Play Golf with Kim Kouwabunpat in Cabo San Lucas



Hey, pssst! Yeah, you: Would you like to play golf with Kim Kouwabunpat in Cabo San Lucas? Of course you would!

The beautiful Kim K., touring pro and "Big Break" alum, is taking part in the Cabo Celebrity Golf Classic, played on the Palmilla Ocean Course in the almost-as-beautiful resort destination of Cabo San Lucas on April 22-25.

The celebrity pro-am benefits the Casa Hogar de Cabo San Lucas, an orphanage in Cabo. Among the celebrities entered are actors Gary Cole, Devon Gummersall, Dennis Haysbert, C. Thomas Howell, Robert Loggia, Bruce McGill, Kevin Nealon, Richard Schiff, Alan Thicke and Kevin Sorbo; and musicians Branford Marsalis, Alice Cooper and Don Felder of The Eagles.

Here's the thing: As one of the pros playing, Kim can "bring" a team of amateurs with her, or even two foursomes (by "bring," we don't mean that you get to travel with her, just that you'll be on her team and get to play golf with her).

There are different levels of tournament packages available, including a basic one that just includes tournament entry fee (all of which goes to charity), or packages including tournament entry plus lodging. Tournament entry fee only is $1,000 (again, all of that goes to charity).

But hey, you'll get to rub elbows with actors and musicians, play golf on a course set along Pacific shores, hang out in a resort town with sandy white beaches and great scuba opportunities, and play golf with your team captain, Kim Kouwabunpat. Can't beat that.

If interested, act quick, amateur spots are going fast: Send an email to dave@djlmanagement.com and you'll be on your way.


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