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 action is on the golf course, where we have cameras, knowing the players' hitting order, knowing timing and selling the Senior Producer the best options for the next live shot," Brandi told Golf Babes, "as well as coordinating with the replay producer to cover anything we might not get to live."
Soon the network had Brandi hosting taped lifestyle features about the golfers, and before long she was handling post-round interviews on live broadcasts as well as producuing player features.
Brandi was a familiar and welcome face on the Golf Channel's Web.com Tour (then known as the Nationwide Tour) broadcasts, and also took part in many LPGA broadcasts.
But she left the Golf Channel in 2008, and left golf broadcasting, too.
So where is Brandi Seymour today? She went home again, leaving Florida (where Golf Channel is headquartered) for Southern California, and Seymour now works in the entertainment industry.
"I absolutely loved my time at Golf Channel but left to return to Los Angeles and have a life off the road after many years," Brandi told GolfBabes.club.
Seymour went to work on the production side of a television pilot which, alas, never aired (hey, that's Hollywood).
But she soon landed a gig at one of the top entertainment design companies in L.A. as a project manager.
"I collaborated with studio marketing executives in creating campaigns for Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, The Weinstein Company and The Los Angeles Opera. Eventually I was promoted to the position of Account Executive for our Home Entertainment/multi-media division. Working directly with clients and creative staff, we create campaigns for theatrical, home entertainment and multi-media buys."
She also works at supporting charitable foundations such as The Bridge Golf Foundation, The First Tee of South Los Angeles and Midnight Mission.
And golf? Does Brandi still play?
"Now, I play golf about twice a month or a little less with either clients, in charity events, or with friends," Brandi told us. "I have always enjoyed practicing so when I don't have time to play, I still tinker with my swing. I like to put the headphones on and zone out."