Monday, April 29, 2013

Big Break Mexico: Taylor Collins

Photo Credit: Mark Ashman/Golf Channel

Big Break Mexico begins airing on the Golf Channel on May 13, and this look at Taylor Collins concludes our series of posts about the six women are who included in the show's cast.

Collins was a member of three Division II national championship teams at Nova Southeastern University, and won five tournaments individually while she was there. That includes Taylor's turn as the individual winner of the 2011 NCAA Division II National Championship.

Taylor, 23 years old, currently plays on the Symetra Tour, which is also where she played full-time in 2012. Last season, Collins' best finish was a tie for fourth place at the Riviera Nayarit Classic.

The only golf instructor Collins has ever had is the legendary Bob Toski. Learn more about her in the Golf Channel video bio:

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Big Break Mexico: Stefanie Kenoyer

Photo credit: Mark Ashman/Golf Channel
Stefanie Kenoyer is one of the golfers competing on Big Break Mexico, which begins airing May 13 on the Golf Channel.

Stefanie, now 24 years old, played college golf at Furman University. She had 15 Top 10 finishes there, and her victories included wins at the Southern Conference women's championship tournament in 2008 and 2009. She was named the conference's Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010.

She played on the Symetra Tour in 2012 with a top finish of 17th, and is playing the Symetra in 2013. Kenoyer has the distinction of being the only member of the Big Break Mexico cast with major championship experience: She qualified for the U.S. Women's Open as an amateur in 2009.

Here is more about her in the Golf Channel video bio:

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Big Break Mexico: McKenzie Jackson

Photo Credit: Mark Ashman/Golf Channel

McKenzie Jackson is one of the cast members for Big Break Mexico, which begins airing on the Golf Channel on May 13.

McKenzie is 24 years old, originally from Ohio. She played her college golf at Kent State University and is currently based in Arizona.

Jackson turned pro in 2012 and played on the Cactus Tour, where she had four Top 10 finishes. She has partial status on the Symetra Tour in 2013, but will be playing mostly Women's Canadian Tour events and state opens.

Here is more about McKenzie from the Golf Channel:

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Big Break Mexico: Lindsey Bergeon

Photo Credit: Mark Ashman/Golf Channel

Lindsey Bergeon is one of the six female contestants on the Golf Channel's Big Break Mexico, which begins airing in May. Lindsey played college golf at Florida Southern College, a Division II school, and was an All-American first-team selection at the D2 level her last two seasons (2006-07). Florida Southern won the D2 national championship in 2007, one year after Bergeon was the individual runner-up at the 2006 national championship.

She turned pro in 2008 and started playing on the Symetra Tour in 2009. This year, her schedule includes Canadian Women's Tour events and women's state opens. View the Golf Channel's video bio to learn more about Lindsey:

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Big Break Mexico: Liebelei Lawrence

Photo Credit: Mark Ashman/Golf Channel

Liebelei Lawrence is one of the contestants on Big Break Mexico, which debuts May 13 on Golf Channel. She's also a golfer who has had fully exempt status on a major world tour; in Liebelei's case, the Ladies European Tour.

In 2011, she played 15 LET tournaments with four Top 30 finishes, but had to go back to Q-School. She regained her card for 2012 and had two Top 30 finishes. In 2013, she has partial status on the LET and so far has gotten into two tournaments.

Liebelei is a child of the world: She has citizenship in three countries. Born in Greece to a Greek mother and American father, she spent most of her childhood in Luxembourg. So she has citizenship with Greece, the USA and Luxembourg. She also speaks five languages (and, as she notes in the biographical video below, is working on No. 6.)

As a teen she attended the Leadbetter Academy in Florida, then played collegiately at Vanderbilt.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Big Break Mexico: Emily Talley

Photo Credit: Mark Ashman/Golf Channel
The start of Big Break Mexico is just around the corner, so we start a series on the female contestants who are on that show. The series, which debuts May 13, 2013, has a cast of 12 golfers, evenly split between men and women.

 One of those women is 22-year-old Emily Talley. Talley is originally from California, she now lives in Colorado after spending her college years at the University of Colorado. In fact, she was the school's Athlete of the Year in 2012, and that same year was awarded the university's Career Athletic Achievement Award. In 2012, Talley also won the California Women's Amateur. She's playing on the Symetra Tour this year, and in two starts so far has a best finish of 12th.

Here is her video bio from the Golf Channel:

 

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Is Meghan Hardin Too Hot for Golf Babes?

Photo by Dean Fueroghne Photography

Happy Masters Sunday from Meghan Hardin and Golf Babes.

You can follow Meghan on Twitter (@MeghanAHardin) or check out her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MeghanHardingolf.

(Also see more of Meghan on Golf Babes)

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Monica Christiansen


Monica Christiansen is a Danish golfer who was a contestant on Denmark's version of Dancing With the Stars. I don't speak the language, so I can't explain why the show's publicity department had Monica posing inside a cage. But I can tell you she didn't win.

But Christiansen did win on the LET Access Series, claiming the trophy at the Dinard Ladies Open in France. She won despite suffering from flu-like symptoms, and she was the only golfer in the field to finish below par.

I bet she's kicking her heels up more because of this victory than she did in her dance routines.

 
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Monday, April 01, 2013

Cover Girl: Holly Sonders

Congrats to Golf Channel's Holly Sonders for making the cover of Golf Digest. This article on the Golf Channel website has the details, but here's a behind-the-scenes look at Holly's photoshoot with GD:

Check out our previous posts about Holly

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