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Vote for Karen Palacios-Jansen in Golf Channel's Instructor Search

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OK, Golf Babes Nation, it's time to do our civic duty and cast votes: Three finalists in the Golf Channel Instructor Search have been announced, and one of those three will be getting his - or, hopefully, her - own series on the Golf Channel.

And one of those three finalists is Karen Palacios-Jansen, a k a KPJ. I recall first seeing KP - the "J" wasn't there yet - many years ago in the infomercials for the Perfect Club. Remember them? But if you've watched Golf Channel at all over the past decade, you probably already are familiar with Karen, who has been featured on network programming many times.

She's a regular on the Top 50 Women Instructors list every year going back to 1998. She's been an LPGA regional teacher of the year, and an LPGA national teacher of the year. Karen's not just a golf instructor; she's also a certified personal trainer and has her own golf events management company. She'll bring a wide variety of experience and expertise to her own Golf Channel show.

And she's also married to speedskating legend Dan Jansen (hence KP became KPJ). C'mon, if she can earn Dan Jansen's vote, doesn't she deserve yours?

Besides, do we really need another beer-sunscreen-and-cigar-scented old dude on the Golf Channel? No, we need the lovely and talented Karen Palacios-Jansen.

You can vote through December 15, but you know what they say: Vote early and vote often. Click that link to go to the voting site.

For more on Karen, visit

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