Say hello to the women of Highway 18 (from left to right): Ashleigh Korzack, Ashley Davis, Keri Murphy, Jameica Duncombe and Charlotte Campbell.
What is Highway 18? It's the newest "reality golf" series from the Golf Channel, and it premieres on July 22. It will air for 10 episodes in the 10 p.m. (ET) time slot on Tuesday nights.
Think of it as "The Amazing Race" for golfers. The Golf Channel explains "the contending teams ... will race down Florida's highways, fairways and byways spanning more than 1,000 miles over 10 weekly episodes. The contestants will compete in challenges both on and off the course that will demand cooperation and ingenuity in order to survive elimination."
As for each episode's format:
Each episode of Highway 18 will feature three sets of golf challenges: a Start Challenge, a Road Challenge and a Clubhouse Challenge. Murphy will kickoff each episode by revealing the Start Challenges to the contestants, ranging from tests of skill or trivia on golf courses, beaches or a swamp.
Road Challenges can comprise either quick stops – such as target practice at a highway driving range – or well-known, but non-traditional settings, including Daytona International Speedway, Florida Field and Donald Trump’s ultra-exclusive Mar-a-Largo Club.
Clubhouse Challenges will take place at various golf destinations, ranging from famous championship venues – including TPC Sawgrass, Innisbrook and Trump International Golf Club – to municipal facilities off the beaten path. Teams will be eliminated if they finish last in two clubhouse challenges (double elimination).
Keri Murphy is familiar to Golf Babes readers as the video host on GolfNow.com. The other women pictured above are the four female contestants on the series. (There are guy contestants, too, but hey, this ain't Golf Dudes!).
We'll be featuring each of these contestants and telling you more about them as the premiere date draws closer. For now, watch the video trailer.