Anna Rawson, Blair O'Neal in Golf Digest's 'Sexiest Shots in Golf' Series

Way back in 2006, Golf Babes was born - originally inspired by, among several others, the golfers/models Anna Rawson and Blair O'Neal. Now, these many years later, Anna and Blair are part of the same video series: Golf Digest's "Sexiest Shots in Golf."

The videos - which Golf Digest posts on its own website as well as on its YouTube channel - feature O'Neal or Rawson demonstrating how to play a particular golf shot. GD started posting and promoting the clips in mid-2014.

First up, one of Anna's photos and clips:

And now it's Blair's turn:

You can find all "Sexiest Shots in Golf" videos to date - and keep up with new ones as they added - by visiting GD's YouTube playlist.

Michelle Wie's Golf Digest Cover

That's the October 2014 Golf Digest cover, with Michelle Wie. And that's significant: GD had gotten into some hot water with women's golf fans for a couple recent covers that featured women - but not professional golfers - in sexy attire. A TV broadcaster in one case, a celebutante in another. Yet, the magazine hadn't had a female golfer on its cover since 2008.

Until October 2014, and Michelle Wie. Good for Wie. Good for GD.

Minjee Lee Goes Pro

Photo by Golf Australia

The world's No. 1-ranked amateur is an amateur no more. A day after helping Team Australia win the World Amateur Championship, 18-year-old Minjee Lee announced she is turning pro.

The announcement was made in a video posted to YouTube by Golf Australia:

Lee has won a slew of top amateur tournaments, including the U.S. Girls Amateur Championship in 2012 and the Australian Women's Amateur in 2013 and 2014. And she's played in plenty of pro tournaments already, too, including Top 25 finishes in both the U.S. Women's Open and the Kraft Nabisco Championship this year. She was part of Team Australia at the LPGA's inaugural International Crown (the only amateur in the field), and won the ALPG's Oates Victorian Open this year.

Get used to hearing about Minjee Lee. Her winning ways are very likely to continue in the professional ranks.

Emily Talley Becomes Brand Ambassador for Bandit Wines

It figures Emily Talley has an appreciation for wine. She grew up in the Napa Valley, after all.

Talley, a native of Napa, Calif., now gets to enjoy a glass of red (or white, or ...) as part of the job: The Big Break NFL champ and 2014 Symetra Tour member is a new "brand ambassador" for Bandit wines, a brand from Napa Valley's Trinchero Family Estates.

"Emily is the perfect pairing for Bandit as she is big fan of the brand, and as a Napa native, our community is a big fan of Emily," Bandit's senior marketing manager, John Garaventa, said in the company press release. Added Emily: "It is so special to be joining forces with a company from my hometown and I will do my best to make TFE and Bandit proud!"

Emily will represent Bandit at Symetra Tour events and at the Big Break Invitational tournament (and, hopefully, on the LPGA Tour eventually). More from the press release: "Since going pro, she has been splitting her time between California and Colorado in the offseason training at Napa’s Silverado Resort, Napa Valley Country Club, and CU in Boulder. Emily is planning to return to Northern California full-time this fall."

A golfer (especially one from Napa) is a natural fit to help market Bandit, which touts itself as a wine for those on the go. It's the packaging that sets Bandit apart: "Bandit features premium varietal wines packaged in lightweight, portable and environmentally friendly Tetra Pak cartons," the Bandit website explains. "Do not let the box fool you — the Tetra Pak is unbreakable, portable and recyclable. It is the perfect pick for wine drinkers on the go. With the inconvenient expense of manufacturing bottles and corks, the Tetra Pak just makes sense (and cents)! It allows for more eco- and cost-friendly shipping, which protects the Earth and enables the winemakers to reinvest their time, energy and cash toward making each varietal a one-of-a-kind experience."

More Emily Talley pics

Frances Bondad Switching Careers

Professional golfer Frances Bondad is now a former pro golfer. She's moving on to a new career, and on Twitter recently she linked to a video that lets all of us watch her as she makes the leap.

Bondad is an Australian who, several years back, was one of the up-and-comers on the Ladies European Tour. In 2011 she was 23 years old and in her fourth year as an LET member.

In 2009, Frances finished 39th on the LET money list. In 2010 she moved up to 26th, and that year included what was then her best finish to date: a runner-up at the Women's Spanish Open.

In 2011, she broke through for her first LET win: a victory at the Sanya Ladies Open in China.

Along the way she'd also been playing back home on the ALPG, where she carded a slew of Top 5 finishes and wracked up nearly $100,000 in career earnings.

In 2011 Bondad was 36th on the LET money list and in 2012 she slipped to 56th (but recorded another runner-up finish). But 2013 is when things went south. Injuries cropped up and she was only able to play five LET tournaments.

It's a story as old as golf: a promising career derailed, first by nagging injuries, and then, when trying to return from the ailments, when the birdies just aren't falling like they used to.

Still only in her mid-20s, Frances faced a decision. And she made one: It was time to try another career path.

So earlier this year Bondad, back home in Australia, enrolled in journalism classes and signed up for classes on television presenting. And that brings us back to Frances letting us look in on her as she makes the leap into broadcasting: her showreel. A showreel is what broadcasters make to showcase their skills to potential employers. Just as a writer would submit samples of his or her writing to a print publication - called "clips" or a "clip file" - broadcasters put together a showreel.

Alas, Frances' showreel is not embeddable, but you can watch it on YouTube here.

Best of luck to Frances in her new career.

Krista Puisite of Big Break Myrtle Beach

(Photo: Golf Channel)

Krista Puisite is a 23-year-old from Latvia now residing in Austin, Texas. Krista wound up in Austin by way of Texas State University, which is in San Marcos, Texas, just outside of Austin.

And Puisite is arguably the best golfer in TSU history. She holds many school records, including lowest season scoring average (72.4 in 2012-13), best tournament score (209), low individual tournament round (67), most below-par rounds and many more. She won five NCAA tournaments while at Texas State, and in her final year was among the national leaders in birdies made. She also earned All-America honors with three victories in her senior season.

Krista turned pro in 2014 and immediately won twice on the Suncoast mini-tour. On the Symetra Tour in 2014, Puisite has made 10 starts and her best finish so far is a tie for fifth place at the Symetra Classic.