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Merry Christmas from Golf Babes

Merry Christmas 2015 to all those celebrating. Happy holidays to all those who aren't. Happy New Year to everyone. These golf babes are in the spirit of the season. Arizona State University golfer Madison Kerley: Areum Jung: Carly Booth: Courtney Coleman: Paula Creamer: Pernilla Lindberg: Seema Sadekar: Sandra Gal: Jessica Korda and Nelly Korda: Paula Reto: Shasta Averyhardt: Su-Ann Heng:

Meet Brittany Mai

Brittany Mai shared the photo above on her Instagram page with the explanation that the "Mai surname is a type of flower in Vietnam." Having recently graduated from UCLA, you could say that Brittany will now see the flowering of a career. The only question is: Will that career involve golf? #gopro #golf #fun thanks to auntie jay & uncle tom @jayleung83 @kato1964 #best #family #spoiled ❤️A video posted by B R I T T A N Y M A I (@brittany.mai) on Nov 14, 2015 at 8:14am PST Brittany started her college golf career on the team at Northwestern. While there, Mai posted some of her best results, including multiple Top 20 finishes. She had her team's best final-round score in the 2012 Big East Regional after finishing 27th in the 2012 Big Ten Championship. Brittany was studying pre-med at the same time she was golfing. But this San Diego girl wasn't a huge fan of those cold Illinois winters. So she transferred back to Cali and UCLA. "I missed the warm year-roun…

2015 LPGA Q-School Graduates

Congratulations to all the golfers in the graduating class of 2015 LPGA Q-School. These 20 women are playing on the LPGA Tour in 2016. Some are familiar names, others will be in their rookie seasons as pro golfers. The medalist was Simin Feng (pictured above) of China, who dominated. Simin opened with a 65, followed with a 70, the finished with three consecutive rounds of 69. She won by seven shots over the runner-up, Grace Na of the USA. This is Grace: Here are the 20 qualifiers for next year's LPGA Tour: Simin Feng, 342
Grace Na, 349
Budsabakorn Sukapan, 349
Cyna Rodriguez, 350
Maude-Aimee LeBlanc, 350
Meghan Khang, 351
Cydney Clanton, 351
Ashlan Ramsey, 352
Laetitia Beck, 352
Nontaya Srisawang, 353
Gaby Lopez, 353
Julie Yang, 353
Cheyenne Woods, 354
Sandra Changkija, 354
Holly Clyburn, 355
Bertine Strauss, 355
Lindy Duncan, 355
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras, 355
Jing Yan, 356
Benyapa Niphatsophon, 356 You can see the full scores here. The round of day for the final day goes t…

Instagramming With ... Belen Mozo

Let's go Instagramming with Spanish beauty Belen Mozo and find out what this LPGA golfer has been up to lately. Well, lately, she's been busy preparing for the final stage of LPGA Q-School. Don't worry Belen fans: No matter what happens at Q-School, we will see Belen on the LPGA Tour in 2016. She finished 101st on the 2015 money list, which means she still has status and will still get into some tournaments next year. But Mozo is playing Q-School in an effort to improve her status and get into more events next year. One of the things that means is fitness training: Needing to strengthen your glutes for weight transfer in your swing? Probably. Hip thrust is a great exercise for it @mathiouhealthservices / Necesitas fortalecer los glúteos para la transferencia del peso en el swing? Este ejercicio es muy bueno para activar los glúteos.A video posted by Belen Mozo (@belenmozo) on Nov 27, 2015 at 3:01pm PST And lots and lots of practice: The perks of living in Colombia. Natu…

How Two Friends Launched a Company: Backswing Golf Events

McKenzie Lyng (left) and Amanda Robertson What is Backswing Golf Events? It's a company that brings good golf and great personalities, and lots of fun, to golf tournaments and events. (That these golfers happen to be "golf babes" is just a bonus.) It's also a company that was founded fairly recently by two good friends making their first formal forays into the business world. All pro golfers are businessmen and businesswomen really, in women's golf, especially: there are travel arrangements to make, money to scrimp and save for entry fees, expenses to track and tame. (The PGA Tour guys all have "people" who do those things for them.) But founding their own company is a new experience for the Backswing co-founders and co-CEOs, McKenzie Lyng and Amanda Robertson. "I love it because whatever we do and however hard we work determines the outcome of how our business grows," said Lyng (you might better know as McKenzie Jackson from Big Break Mexi…

Savannah Vilaubi Gets Her First Pro Win

(Photos: @savannahvilaubi/Instagram) The second-to-last tournament of the 2015 Cactus Tour schedule concluded on Tuesday, Oct. 27, and it crowned a first-time winner: Savannah Vilaubi. Vilaubi not only won for the first time since turning pro, but she did so by posting a career-best 64 in the final round. That is gettin' it done. Savannah posted scores of 70, 72 and 64 to win the tournament, finishing at 10-under 206. That 64 included a birdie on the final hole, and she needed it: She beat runner-up Spencer Heller by a single stroke. In a post on Instagram afterward, Savannah wrote:"Gratitude over anything is what I'm feeling right now, but vomiting from the nerves is a close second ... I shot a new career low of 64 to come from 4 strokes behind and get the win! I'm so thankful for the beautiful girls I got to meet and play with this tournament. The camaraderie I've experienced on the Cactus Tour is so wonderful and such a blessing to be around. I'm so than…

Catching Up With Brandi Seymour

What ever happened to Brandi Seymour? You might remember her - we certainly do - for her time on camera at the Golf Channel. But Brandi's golf roots go back to her youth in Torrance, Calif., playing Western States Golf Association junior tournaments. She did well enough to earn a golf scholarship to Oregon State University. And Seymour graduated from OSU in 1999 with a degree in communications. After her college golf career ended, Brandi went home to Southern California and went to work in the public relations field. But after a while, that just wasn't cutting it. “My main thing, a couple years after I got out of school, was ‘How do I get back into golf?’" Seymour told the Corvallis Gazette-Times in a 2005 article. She got back into golf by getting hired at the Golf Channel. That was in 2002, and Brandi started at the network behind-the-scenes as an associate producer for spotting and scoring. What does that job entail? "Knowing where all the significant acti…

Nelly Korda Wins Stage II of LPGA Q-School

The second stage of the LPGA's 2015 Q-School is over and the winner is 17-year-old amateur Nelly Korda. Korda finished one stroke ahead of runner-up Grace Na at 3-under 284. She carded rounds of 75, 70, 70 and 69. The Top 80 finishers in Stage II move on to the final stage of 2015 Q-School, which takes place Nov. 30-Dec. 6. And Korda will be there. Nelly can remain an amateur if she does not earn her tour card at the final stage, a nice option to have. But if she makes it through, well, hello pro career.#TweetSomethingYouGetAlot "Are you Jessica Korda's sister?"— Nelly Korda (@NellyKorda) July 3, 2015 The answer to that question, of course, is yes. Nelly is the younger sister of LPGA winner Jessica Korda. And in fact, the sisters pulled off quite the feat just a couple weeks ago: They recorded wins on back-to-back days. Jessica Korda won the LPGA Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia on Oct. 11, 2015. The next day, Nelly won the AJGA Ping Invitational. And the Ping Invitati…

Maria Rodriguez is a 'Model' Golfer

You've probably already "met" Maria Rodriguez, even if you don't realize it. She's the golfer behind a viral Instagram video that's been making the rounds recently, including being featured by Golf Digest. Here is that video: Things you can do with a big butt and a good golf swing 🍑⛳️ @nanimerchiA video posted by @marirodriguez on Oct 21, 2015 at 8:17am PDT Maria Rodriguez is the one hitting the shot; her University of South Florida teammate Maria Merchan is the one whose booty is the "tee." (Is that brave, or nuts? Kids - don't try this at home!) Rodriguez is in her junior season as a member of the USF women's golf team. She's originally from Cali, Colombia, but moved to Florida to attend high school at the IMG Academy. Her brother Carlos plays on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica. Maria didn't make the tournament day roster as a freshman, but last season was a breakout one for her and she made the roster in all nine of South Florida…