Skipping Balls with Blair O'Neal and Kelly Rohrbach

Skipping golf balls across water is one of the traditions at The Masters every year, where golfers try to skip their balls across the pond on Augusta National's 16th hole.

But what does it take to pull off the ball-skipping shot? Just how hard is it to accomplish? For the answer, let's turn to the Golf Digest video series called The Sexiest Shots in Golf. Blair O'Neal (above) is one of the regulars in that series, and for the ball-skipping video she is joined by Sports Illustrated swimsuit model (and collegiate golfer) Kelly Rohrbach (photo below). No, neither of them is in a bikini in the video, but they are both beautiful, because, well, they can't not be.

Let's watch:

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Shin-ae Ahn Wins 'Best Dressed' At World Ladies Championship

Each year at the World Ladies Champions, an LET co-sanctioned tournament in China, public voting is held to determine the best-dressed among all the players entered.

In 2015, the winner of the best-dressed award was Shin-ae Ahn. This is what she wore to the players' welcome party:

It's a little dark, but here's another look at the same dress, this photo shared by Shin-ae on Instagram:

Ahn is obviously a fan of floral designs, because here's another photo she posted during the week of the World Ladies Championship:

So she won the "Best Dressed" award this week at Mission Hills China, but how did Shin-ae do in the much more important tournament standings? Pretty darn good. This Korean golfer who usually plays on the KLPGA finished seventh in China at 6-under 286.

McKenzie Lyng Branching Out

McKenzie Lyng - you might know her better by her maiden name, McKenzie Jackson - is branching out into acting. The former Big Break cast member can currently be seen on TV appearing in her first commercial for the skincare product Proactiv. McKenzie is featured in the clip below that stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, and first appears at the 33-second mark:

Shorter versions of the commercial, ones focusing on Lyng's story alone, are also currently airing on select channels and in select markets.

"I am trying to get more into the commercials and different acting roles - hopefully some more opportunities come my way," McKenzie told us. To that end, she recently signed with an agency.

But she's still a professional golfer, too. She was known as McKenzie Jackson when she competed on the Golf Channel's Big Break Mexico series. But she became McKenzie Lyng on Oct. 25, 2014.

McKenzie's golf plans this year are to play Cactus Tour and Canadian Tour events, working her way toward LPGA Q-School.

Linda Henriksson

A short video Linda Henriksson posted to one of her social media accounts caught my eye - a coordination drill that she does:

Do you think you could do that? As I told Linda on Facebook, I'd probably fall over (or break my shins) if I tried. But, according to Linda, "You should try! It's not as complicated as it looks!" So if you want to work on your hand-eye coordination, give this drill a try.

Linda is from Finland, and as a little girl her interests were more in football (soccer), track and field, ballet and piano. But she took up golf at age 8, and one year later was playing in under-12 tournaments. She began high school at age 14 - she's one smart golfer - and after graduating high school in 2008 moved to Sweden to go to university.

Linda turned pro in 2011 and played the Nordea Tour in 2011-12. In 2013 she moved up to the LET Access Series, the feeder tour into the Ladies European Tour. Henriksson finished 13th on the LAS money list that year with finishes including third, fourth and eighth. Then, at LET Q-School at the end of 2013, she earned partial status on the LET for the 2014 season.

Henriksson got into five LET events last year and played more on the Access Series (including a fourth-place finish), then went back to Q-School and improved her position for 2015.

Among the other places we've noticed Linda was on's ranking of the Sexiest Women in Golf for 2014.

Want to get to know Linda a little better? Of course you do! So follow her on Twitter, on Instagram, or on Facebook.

Virginia Tech Coach Carol Robertson Makes 2 Aces in 3 Holes

Most golfers go our entire lives without a hole-in-one. But Carol Robertson recently made two - not just in the same round, but in the first five holes of her round!

Robertson is the head coach of the women's golf team at Virginia Tech, a team that Robertson is putting together for its first-ever season, the 2015-16 season. The Hokies decided in 2013 to add the program, and its first tournament begins Sept. 20 at the Lady Paladin Invitational at Furman. Robertson came to Virginia Tech after a couple years as the head coach at Old Dominion. As a competitor, Robertson played collegiately at James Madison and won the Virginia Amateur in 2006.

But with the university on Spring Break, Coach Robertson headed south to the warmer climes of Florida. And playing at Celebration Golf Club in Orlando on Monday, Robertson came up aces.

Ace No. 1 happened on the third hole, a 159-yard par-3. Amazingly, it wasn't long until this happened:

Ace No. 2 came just two holes after the first, on the 161-yard fifth hole. Two holes-in-one in her first five holes, two aces within a 3-hole stretch. That's amazing!

And probably a good way to make sure your freshmen listen when you coach 'em up.

Phoebe Torrance (Sam's Daughter) On Road to the Big Screen

Longtime European Tour member, Ryder Cup player and Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance tweeted out a celebratory message today:

The message was to his daughter, Phoebe Torrance, an aspiring actress.

And Phoebe is an actress who, while currently light on credits, is brimming with talent and potential. You don't get into the The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York, where she previously studied, or the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she currently studies, without sparkling talent. Those are two of the (probably the two) most famous and most prestigious artist academies in the world.

Like her father, Phoebe plays golf. But there was always a competing urge to perform: After all, her mother is the English actress Suzanne Danielle. In that household, Phoebe gravitated toward her mother's profession.

She does still play golf today, however; Torrance told me on Twitter that "my grandpa Bob always said I had a good swing - but no handicap! Nowhere nearly as good as my bro." Phoebe's brother is Daniel Torrance, and she has a sister, Anouska Torrance (who has "model" written all over her, as well).

Signing on with Storm Management - which prompted papa Sam's tweet - is, itself, a very big deal for Phoebe. Storm is one of the iconic names in artist management. As the agency itself puts it, Storm "is renowned internationally for representing many of the world’s most iconic faces, including Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Cara & Poppy Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Lily Cole and Eva Herzigova." Check out the page of Storm Artists that now includes Phoebe Torrance and you'll find many, many more recognizable names and faces.

Phoebe's IMDB page shows a few credits to date: a 2012 short called You Love Me; a 2013 short called The Bouncer; and a 2014 independent flick called Game Over.

You can watch Phoebe's showreel here, on the website of her UK representative, Curtis Brown.

With that talent - and that face - there's little doubt we'll be getting to know her much better in the years ahead. And who knows, once she's famous (I'm just going to go ahead and call it: Phoebe is destined for fame) maybe we'll even get to see her golf game in one of the tour's pro-ams.

You can follow Phoebe on Twitter or on Instagram.

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Kristen Kenney Host of New Golf Channel Series 'Altered Course'

Golf Channel has a new competition series coming this summer, and a new host to help bring it into our homes. The series is called Altered Course, and the host is Kristen Kenney.

The series will be Kenney's debut on the Golf Channel, but she's a veteran sports broadcaster. She is currently the pit reporter for the Red Bull Global RallyCross series on NBC and NBCSN.

What is the show about? Kenney explains the concept herself in one of her Instagram photos, which shows her racing after competitors (and her crew racing after her):

I am thrilled to announce I will be the host of a new reality golf competition series on @golfchannel @gcalteredcourse! Yes, as you can see, a very fit crew and myself will be running alongside the action as teams navigate treacherous terrain and race against the clock! Major props to @nopoblano, Gullberg, Greig, Juan and Roger, who had to chase after me on the course! This is a dream job, and I am extremely grateful to be a part of this incredible journey with the GC family. Press Release: GOLF CHANNEL ANNOUNCES NEW COMPETITION SERIES, ALTERED COURSE. Teams to Compete on Extraordinary Hole Layouts Exceeding 700 Yards Requiring Daring #Golf Shots, While Racing Against Time. Kristen Kenney, pit reporter for the @redbullgrc Bull Global RallyCross series on NBC and NBCSN, has been tabbed to host the inaugural season. The series will premier this summer on #golfchannel.

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Altered Course pits 2-person teams who must showcase their physical fitness as well as their golf prowess. They race against the clock while trying to beat other teams' golf scores, playing across multiple normal golf holes that have been combined into one monster hole.

The series will air on Golf Channel in Summer 2015.

Kristen was a Division I soccer player at Elon University in North Carolina, where she studied broadcast journalism. She later earned a degree in Communications from the University of Miami. She became a correspondent at the Orlando PBS station, and in 2007 was featured in the documentary Tanzania A Journey Within. While in Africa Kristen nearly died from malaria, but the experience led her to found the non-profit Malaika (angel) For Life. That organization provides malaria treatments in Africa.

Kinney later joined Fox Sports Next in Washington, D.C., then took part in covering the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She has also covered the World University Games for ESPNU and college basketball on the CBS Sports Network.

You can follow Kristen on Facebook, on Twitter or on Instagram.