Skip to main content

Cortney Reno

cortney reno pictures

Cortney Reno is a Michigander, Dearborn born, Grosselle bred, the state golf champ in 1997, and matriculated through the University of Michigan. She called her college days at Big Blue "a great learning experience - being involved in Michigan athletics makes you want to be a better athlete."

She was a pretty good athlete in college - one tournament victory and 12 Top 10s. Cortney turned pro after graduating from Michigan in 2002, and in 2003 embarked on her tour career. And it's been a steady march forward for Reno. In fact, she says:

"My biggest accomplishment, besides winning tournaments or player of the year, is improving every year since my rookie year. Playing professionally is something I've always wanted to do and it was a big transition from college. Since then, I have improved every year and I still love it, and especially love the challenge it brings. I love being tested under pressure and thrive - almost crave that feeling of being put on the spot and having to perform."

Cortney mentioned winning tournaments and awards: In 2005, she was Player of the Year on the Canadian Women's Tour after posting one victory and leading the money list. Cortney also played 11 times on the Futures Tour that year, winning the Children's Hospital Futures Golf Classic in Maryland.

While win No. 2 on the Futures Tour has yet to come, Cortney's 2007 season was her best overall to date. She made 17 of 19 cuts, including four Top 10s, lowered her scoring average by more than a full stroke, and finished 20th on the Futures Tour money list.

"I am working with my coach in Tampa right now," Cortney said, "and getting ready to start in March - first the Florida Open as a warmup, and then the Futures Tour."

Cortney plans to play every Futures Tour event in 2008 "in hopes of improving on my year-ending position from last year and gaining some sort of LPGA status. I'm ready to put the work in to get there!"

One more note about Cortney: She is one of the Play Golf Designs professionals.

Popular posts from this blog

Michelle Wie's Bahamas Bikini Bonanza

Michelle Wie attended Tiger Woods' Hero World Challenge in early December, which is played at The Albany resort in the Bahamas.

Hyunju Yoo (Hyeonjoo Ryu): Newest Glamour Girl of the KLPGA

First, let's clear up why we've listed two names for this golfer in the headline. When she first came on the scene, she (and everyone else) spelled her name "Hyeonjoo Ryu." But recently on social media, she started spelling it "Hyunju Yoo." And we figure she knows better than anyone how to translate the Korean spelling of her name into an English spelling.

LPGA Golfers Enjoy the Bahamas Beachside and Poolside

Social media gives us a glimpse into the lives of professional golfers the likes of which we could never have gotten a mere 10 years ago. One word tells you all you need to know: "selfie." And when LPGA players visit a tournament site such as, say the Bahamas, selfies sometimes involve bikinis and other swimsuits. The LPGA Tour plays this week at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic. They are staying at the Atlantis Resort, which has a bevy of pools and other water features for them to enjoy; and are also right on the beach. Make that "beaches," since the resort is surrounded by sand and ocean, too. Below are a few of the swimsuit selfies LPGA golfers have shared on their social media accounts this week. First, Danielle Kang: Here are two showing Hee Young Park (left) and her sister Ju Young Park. Ju Young is an LPGA rookie in 2015. Jaye Marie Green (left) and Victoria Elizabeth: Lexi Thompson: And there's Danielle Kang again (right) with M