The Golf Channel has announced the next season of The Big Break begins on Sept. 20 and is called Big Break Ireland. The cast includes six men and six women. We're going to ignore the men, because this ain't Golf Dudes. We'll be writing more about the six female contestants in the future, so here we'll just introduce each by quoting what the Golf Channel said about them in its official announcement.
Golf Channel: "24, Versailles, Ky. – The daughter of 13-year LPGA veteran Myra Blackwelder and professional caddie Worth Blackwelder. After traveling worldwide with the Ladies European Tour in 2010, Mallory is competing full-time on the Futures Tour in 2011."
Annie Brophy (left)
Golf Channel: "24, Spokane, Wash. – A rookie on the LPGA Futures Tour and Notre Dame alum, Brophy is looking to capture the Luck of the Irish."
Kelly Jacques (right)
Golf Channel: "25, Thornton, Colo. – Jacques made her return to competitive golf in 2011 after taking time away from the game following graduation at the University of Oklahoma. Currently competing on a limited schedule on the Futures Tour, Jacques has a new, fresh outlook on the game."
Golf Channel: "27, San Jose, Calif. – Currently competing on the LPGA Futures Tour, Rodriguez is a late bloomer to the game, deciding to focus solely on golf at age 19."
Golf Channel: "24, Riverside, Calif. – Currently living out of her car, Smith is competing full-time on the Futures Tour. The alumfrom the University of Tennessee is looking to follow in the footsteps of 'Big Break Sandals' competitor Ryann O'Toole, her close friend and travel companion."
Golf Channel: "26, Greenville, S.C. – Girlfriend of 'Big Break Indian Wells' competitor Robbie Biershenk, Wright is competing on the Futures Tour and supplements her income by competing in charitable competitions on the golf course."
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