LPGA Stars on Hainan Island

There's a brand new tournament taking place this week on the LPGA Tour, the Blue Bay LPGA on Hainan Island, China. And some of the LPGA players there shares photos on Instagram and/or Twitter of their pro-am party attire or poolside cool:

Here are the newly blue-haired Jessica Korda and Jodi Ewart:

Lexi Thompson relaxing poolside:

The tour's three musketeers, Mina Harigae, Lizette Salas and Danielle Kang (you'll always find them together):

Sandra Gal by the pool:

And Michelle Wie:

Life Coach Carly Booth?

Ladies European Tour star Carly Booth shared some very simple yet very powerful advice on social media today. Here it is:

And the accompanying photo?

If you follow Carly - and you should - one thing becomes perfectly clear about her: She's a very happy young woman, leading the life she wants to live. You could certainly do a lot worse than to have Carly as your life coach.

More Carly Booth pics

Sharmila Nicollet Featured in Courtyard by Marriott Campaign

Courtyard by Marriott recently ran a promotion called the "Elevator Pitch," a campaign around its Young Entrepreneur Challenge. And Indian golfer Sharmila Nicollet was a big part of the campaign in Marriott International Asia Pacific territory. Watch the video:

Entries for the contest are closed, so don't get any last-minute ideas for submissions. The last minute is already past. The contest was described this way by Marriott International Asia Pacific: "Courtyard by Marriott is looking for the next generation of entrepreneurs with big dreams and big ideas. We are calling for entries for those with a great business idea - be it an innovation, a product or a service. If you think you have what it takes, submit your idea before 28th September 2014 for chance to win 1 million rupees."

A microsite about the contest on the India Times website explains that more than 1,000 submissions were received. Those are currently being whittled down to five finalists, and finally, one winner will be selected.

The microsite prominently displays Nicollet's role in promoting the Young Entrepreneur Challenge, and says she is "currently the only Indian on the Ladies European Tour. Her sharp skills, bold personality and savvy style have helped her stay ahead of the game."

"Bold personality" certainly suits Sharmila, as Golf Babes' Twitter followers would know. We've often retweeted her over the years. If you follow her (@MissNicollet) you'll frequently laugh and sometimes scratch your head, but never be bored.

Ellie Goodall

(Photo: instagram.com/elliegoodall)

Unless you happen to be English, like she is, Ellie Goodall is probably a new name to you. But the first round of the LET Access Series' WPGA International Challenge just ended, as I write this, and Goodall - a 19-year-old amateur - shares the first-round lead.

We don't know where Ellie will wind up in that tournament, of course, be we do know what she's done so far in her very young career. She was the English Northern Girls Champion in 2011 and 2012, and the Northern Ladies champion in 2013. (The Girls championship is a junior tournament, the Ladies championship an adult one.) She was also the Yorkshire Girls champion in 2013.

In a couple big amateur events so far in 2014, Goulding was 10th in the Scottish Ladies Open Championship in April, and 18th in the English Women's Open Amateur Stroke Play in August.

Photos from the LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship Gala

Many (most) of the tournaments on the LPGA schedule throw gala welcome parties for the golfers. Which is great if you're a fan of golf babes, and the golfers who dress up for these parties enjoy using social media. Below are some of the pics shared by LPGA golfers playing the 2015 LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship in Korea.

Here are Ha-Neul Kim and Lydia Ko:

Here's a stunning Lexi Thompson in red:

This one is like a meeting of the Golf Babes Hall of Fame - Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel and Natalie Gulbis:

Another trio, the lovely Mina Harigae, Lizette Salas and Danielle Kang:

And a twirling Sandra Gal:

Kylee Duede

What does 2015 have in store for Kylee Duede? She plans on playing Cactus Tour tournaments in Arizona, along with some Symetra Tour events. And some of the state opens, depending on how the calendar falls. She'll be working toward Q-School attempts for both the LPGA and the Ladies European Tour.

It helps to enjoy travel when you're a touring professional, and Kylee does. "I love traveling, so add golfing to the part and it couldn't be a better gig," she told Golf Babes.

Duede has battled rheumatoid arthritis virtually her entire life, so staying in shape becomes even more important.

"Fitness is a huge part of my success," she said. "Eating healthy and staying in tip-top shape helps me move better in my swing."

The arthritis affects her left knee, and she likely faces a knee replacement at some point in the not-too-distant future. Kylee told the Arizona Republic newspaper earlier this year, "It worries me a little bit. That is why I want to do all the golf I can right now. If I can get 10 good years out of it, I'd be happy."

In the same article, Kylee's instructor (Jack LoBiondo of Talking Stick Resort) called her "probably the most determined and hard-working student that I have ever coached."

At this stage in her career, Duede is best known as one of the cast members on Big Break Florida, which aired earlier in 2014. She turned pro to take part in that experience.

As an amateur, Kylee was a 2-time winner of the Arizona State Match Play championship, in 2011 and 2013, and was runner-up in the Arizona Women's State Amateur in 2013.