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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: More Blair O'Neal photos and info
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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…

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 fini…

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.#Hokies@VT_WGolfCoach getting the ball from the hole after her first hole-in-one of the day. (Notice the wording). pic.twitter.com/7T9wqV9K7P— VT Women's…

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: Congratulations @phoebetorrance on signing with @StormModels ,love you lots http://t.co/9kXkLzNvwW#Artist#Actresspic.twitter.com/HLsFYvWGf3— Sam Torrance (@torrancesam) March 6, 2015 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 m…

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 j…