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Showing posts from May, 2011

Mariajo Uribe

One you've seen Mariajo Uribe play golf, it's impossible not to like her. Her passion is evident in every shot. So I'm happy to say congratulations to this young player for winning the unofficial-money LPGA HSBC Brazil Cup. Uribe lost in a playoff at the same tournament last year. While it's not counted as an official LPGA victory, it's still a win - and she still gets to spend that winner's check.

Isabelle Beisiegel

History was made on May 27, 2011, in British Columbia, when Isabelle Beisiegel made it through Q-School to earn non-exempt status on the Canadian Tour. A woman golfer now has status on a "men's tour." This is the first time that's happened. Congrats to Beisiegel, who has had years of frustration trying to player her way into men's tournaments, while also (sorry to be blunt) failing to make a mark in women's golf. She's also been through some health issues that interrupted her career. She perservered, kept fighting, and now she's accomplished something that had never been done before. Good job, Izzy!

Danielle Montgomery

The Ladies European Tour website posted a Q&A with LET rookie Danielle Montgomery that includes this sage outlook: Do you work on the mental game? I'm working on it but I think it's something that comes with time. I'm more goal-oriented at the moment and I've got swing changes that will take a year to sink in. When I have a not-so-good round I'm not too hard on myself because I know it is a long-term goal. Getting wins on the board, I want to do it now, in my first season, but this is the first time that I'm seeing the courses so I’ve got to be kind to myself and make that a three-year goal. In other words, set goals, do your best, and don't beat yourself up. Danielle's best finish so far in 2011 is 26th at the New Zealand Women's Open. You might recall she's the golfer who recreated Jan Stephenson's famous bathtub photo .

Diana Luna

Diana Luna ran away with the 2011 Ladies German Open on the LET. Her four rounds began with two 67s, and ended with two 65s. That's some good golf. She wound up winning by seven strokes. Luna's career was on a major upswing in 2009, when she won twice on the LET and made the European Solheim Cup team. In 2010, her golf was interrupted by something more important - she had a baby. Now Luna is back in action, and her German Open victory is her first since her baby was born.

Nicole Hage

(Photos by David Deconteau) These images are from a photo shoot Nicole Hage recently did with one of her sponsors, JM Lexus in Margate, Fla. (Miami area). Nicole says that JM Lexus is the largest Lexus dealer in the world. It's such a prominent dealership, in fact, that it created the "JM Country Club" - if you shop for cars there, you can head up to the second floor of the showroom and try your skills on a 9-hole putting course. Just don't challenge Nicole on it! Did you notice the Auburn Tigers color in the photo above? Nicole is such an Auburnista (that's a word, right?) that she even owns an Auburn snuggie. Really - here's the proof . For the photo below, Nicole was sitting inside a Lexus LFA, one of only about 150 on the market and priced to move at $320,000. Follow Nicole on Twitter or "like" her Facebook fan page .

Jenny Suh Doesn't Date Scumbags (Anymore)

There's a "Quick 18" up on with Jenny Suh in which this exchange takes place: 5. What is one thing you have done and would never want to do again? Dating scumbags. Given that some studies show as much as 89-percent of young, single men are, in fact, scumbags, this policy must greatly reduce Jenny's dating pool! Here's a video clip from last year with Jenny answering similar questions for the Futures Tour website: Suh has two starts on the LPGA so far in 2011. Last week at the Avnet she made the cut - and her first LPGA hole-in-one. Earlier she finished 29th at the Founders Cup.