Skip to main content

Nicole Castrale Helping 'Swing Away' Movie Get the Golf Right

We told you yesterday a little bit about the movie Swing Away that is currently in production, including shooting golf scenes this week at the site of the ShopRite LPGA Classic tournament. What we left out of that first post is that LPGA Tour winner and 2-time Solheim Cupper Nicole Castrale is involved in the movie's production, too.

For a movie that tells the story of a Greek-American LPGA golfer, Nicole is the perfect choice to serve as "consultant," because Nicole, after all, is a Greek-American LPGA golfer!

In her role as consultant on the movie, what is Castrale actually doing? These photos, which she shared on Instagram, show us:

Busy on the set of #swingaway Thanks @sirdommypants for the photos #Greece #Rhodes

A photo posted by Nicole Castrale (@nicolecastrale) on

That is, I believe, young actor Viktoria Miller getting help with her golf setup from Castrale, who is there to make sure the golf scenes look like, well, good golf. On Twitter the movie's director, Michael Nickles, told me, "She's an essential part of it. Feel lucky to have her here."

Of course, Nicole's time spent at the production locations hasn't been all work. Here, on the island of Rhodes, Nicole and the movie's star, Shannon Elizabeth, take a plunge into the cold waters off St. George Beach:

One more image from Twitter:

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