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.

Tessa Teachman of 'Big Break Myrtle Beach'

(Photo: GolfChannel.com)

Tessa Teachman has done something that not many golfers can claim: She's won high school state championships in two different states. Given that you have to be attending high school in a given state to play in that state's high school championship tournament, there aren't many golfers out there who've won in different states. But Tessa won the New York high school championship in 2004 and then the Louisiana state championship in 2007.

Beginning Oct. 7, we'll get to watch Teachman as a cast member on Big Break Myrtle Beach; that's the date the new series begins airing on the Golf Channel. Teachman is one of six women, along with six men, who make up the cast.

After high school Tessa played collegiately at Louisiana State University. She made the National Golf Coaches Association All-Scholar team three consecutive years (2010-12). A wrist injury bothered her all four years in college, but she managed to finish third in the NCAA individual championship in 2012.

She turned pro in 2013 and posted a victory on the Suncoast Series. In 2014 she has full status on the Ladies European Tour, earned with a 10th-place finish at Q-School. Despite that, Tessa has been able to play only two LET tournaments this year. Why? As for many young women golfers, sponsorship dollars are tough to come by, and with the higher expenses of travel to Europe for the LET, Tessa simply hasn't had the financial opportunities to play overseas much this year.

Hopefully the exposure she'll get on Big Break Myrtle Beach will help change that. (And hopefully the same is true for the other cast members, too.) Any potential sponsors out there who'd like to touch base with Tessa can make initial contact via her Facebook page or on Twitter.

Jean Chua's Beach Photo Shoot

(Photos courtesy of Men's Health Malaysia)

Jean Chua is back home this week, in her hometown of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to play in the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia tournament.

You can also spot Jean this month in the page of Men's Health Malaysia, frolicking on the beach as part of a photo shoot that accompanies an article about her.

The article is headlined "The Trailblazing Angel," and is teased this way by the magazine: "We spent a day at the beach with Jean Chua, one of the Malaysian angels at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia Tournament this month. She opens up about dating and how you can measure up."

Some of the ways you can measure up if you want to date Jean are included in her Twitter bio: "LPGA golfer, born in Malaysia. Avid Fantasy Football Fan. Victoria Secret head to toe. Learning the ropes of hunting gators." Fantasy football, Victoria's Secret, gator hunting. And unexpected combo! (She's serious about the gator hunting, by the way.) An interest in ballroom dancing will also help your chances.

How can you read the article and see more photos from the shoot? It's not online yet, but keep an eye on the Men's Health Malaysia website, and also the magazine's Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages.

Jean's first sport of choice was rythmic gymnastics, but she switched to golf in her early teens. She won the Hong Kong Amateur in 2003 and and the Asian Girls Junior Championship in 2004. She earned a scholarship to Wake Forest University and recorded once NCAA victory there.

She turned pro in 2009 and won in her very first start as a pro at the Thai LPGA Open. In 2011, Jean first earned Symetra Tour status. She had excellent seasons in 2012 and 2013, finishing 15th and 25th, respectively, on the Symetra Tour money lists. Both seasons she recorded runner-up finishers, at the 2012 Riviera Nayarit Classic and at the 2013 Eagle Classic.