Sunday, January 29, 2012

Scenes from the PGA Merchandise Show

The annual PGA Merchandise Show took place in late January in Orlando, Fla. Each year, companies bring in some of the golfers who endorse their products, or they might hire a pro golfer to make an appearance. Yesterday, we posted a photo of Pernilla Lindberg that Lindberg had posted on Twitter, from an appearance at the show. Below are more such photos: Pics posted by the golfers themselves on Twitter, taken either during an appearance at the show or a show-related funtion or party.

Victoria Elizabeth and Elena Robles:

victoria elizabeth and elena robles

Rachel "Chill" Connor:

rachel connor

Paula Creamer:

Paula Creamer

Nicole Hage and Anna Rawson:

Nicole Hage and Anna Rawson

Mallory Blackwelder and Sara Brown:

Mallory Blackwelder and Sara Brown

Kelly Jacques:

Kelly Jacques

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Pernilla Lindberg

pernilla lindberg

The above image is one that Pernilla Lindberg posted on Twitter (@pernillagolf) from the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. In the photo, she is appearing at the booth of Cross Golf USA, the American licensee of the Swedish apparel company Cross Sportswear.

Pernilla is from Sweden, and came to the USA for an All-American collegiate career at Oklahoma State University. She won the 2008 Amateur World Championship, and turned pro late in 2009.

Her rookie season on both the LPGA and LET was 2010. In 2011, she split time between the tours, starting 12 times on the LPGA. But her greatest success was in LET events in 2011, when Lindberg finished inside the Top 7 in five tournaments. That included her best pro finish to date, a runner-up at the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open.

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Say Bonjour to Bonjoc's 'Seema Sparkle' Line

seema sparkle pink purseSeema Sadekar has sparkled her entire life. Now she's ready to help the rest of us sparkle with the "Seema Sparkle" line of shimmering ballmarkers from Bonjoc.

Bonjoc Ball Markers have been around for a while; they use Swarovski elements to create sparkly ballmarkers for golfers who want something a bit more fun than the typical, boring ballmarker. seema sparkle red shoe

Seema has long had an interest in fashion, which has resulted in self-designed (and often sparkly!) golf outfits. So it was a natural fit for Seema's sparkling personality to team up with Bonjoc's sparkly ballmarkers.

"Golf represents a fit and fabulous lifestyle," Seema says. "It's important to use accessories to encompass who you are on the course."

And the result is the "Seema Sparkle" line of Bonjoc ballmarkers, designed by Seema herself. seema sparkle cone

The three designs pictured here are named (from top) Pink Clutch, Red Stiletto and Sparkly Scoops. Other Seema Sparkle ballmarkers carry such names as Kiss Me, Totally Tutu, Check Please and Marry Me. You can see the full collection, which at launch includes 11 designs, on the Bonjoc website here.

Note that Bonjoc is a wholesaler, not a retailer, and so does not sell directly to the public. However, the Bonjoc website includes a list of online retailers offering Bonjoc ballmarkers.

seema sadekar

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Maiya Tanaka

Maiya Tanaka

Maiya Tanaka has been on a reality show before; she was one of the golfers on Big Break Sandals Resorts a couple years ago. But now, she's on a much bigger show: The Amazing Race.

Teaming with her sister Misa, Maiya is one of the cast members on the 20th season of Amazing Race, which begins airing on CBS on Feb. 19.

From the show's website on CBS.com:

What scares you most about traveling? Getting a weird disease and the food.
What excites you most about traveling? Learning about new cultures and the way others live. Expanding my perspective on the world.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: We communicate very differently. Sometimes I don’t understand her stubborn ways. She gets mad but then gets over it where as I kind of hold a grudge.
Pet peeve about your teammate: She is stubborn and likes things to be her way – or the highway.


Or the highway? Sounds like the Tanaka sisters found the perfect show. Good luck to Maiya and Misa. Don't forget to send Golf Babes a postcard.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Lara Baldesarra

Lara Baldesarra

On the day I'm writing this, Lara Baldesarra is probably pretty much unknown to golf fans. But that will change just a few days later - on Jan. 26, to be exact - when Baldesarra joins the Golf Channel to host Grey Goose 19th Hole. The announcement hasn't been made yet by Golf Channel, but Grey Goose included the news in a recent press release, and Lara confirmed it on her Facebook and Twitter pages.

And Lara added, "So exciting to change gears and move to my other passion in life - golf!"

Her other passion? She phrased it that way because Baldesarra has spent the previous few years broadcasting soccer. She spent a year as one of the hosts of the Fox Soccer Report on the Fox Soccer network.

Baldesarra is Canadian and studied at universities in Canada, Mexico and France along the way to her degree in Broadcast Journalism. She then joined the Canadian sports network TSN prior to her time at Fox Soccer. On Grey Goose 19th Hole, Baldesarra will host new episodes on Thursdays and Fridays on Golf Channel.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Jodi Ewart

jodi ewart

Congratulations to Jodi Ewart, the winner of the LET's 2012 Q-School tournament. Jodi finished at 11-under par over the five rounds at La Manga Club in Spain, winning by two strokes over amateur Anais Maggetti.

"It feels good," Ewart said afterward. "I mean, fourth on the LPGA and now winning the LET: it’s a pretty good off-season if you ask me. It feels good and I’m really looking forward to this year."

The mention of "fourth on the LPGA" is a reference to Ewart's fourth-place finish earlier in the LPGA Q-School finals. So Ewart now has status on both tours for 2012.

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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Paula Creamer Is a Badass

Here's the photographic proof:

paula creamer badass

(Thanks to Paula for posting this pic on Twitter.)

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Monday, January 02, 2012

Happy New Year from the Sadekar Sisters



Happy New Year to all from Golf Babes and the Sadekar sisters - Seema (standing) and Nisha. Expect 2012 to be a great year for the lovely and talented Sadekars, and make it a big year for yourself, too.

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