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Showing posts from June, 2015

Paige Spiranac

(Photos: Instagram/ _paige.renee ) The San Diego State women's golf team did a couple things late in the 2014-15 season that brought them attention: They made a trick shot video that went viral within the golf world; and they won the Mountain West Conference championship. And Paige Spiranac was a big part of both. Here's an Instagram video she posted practicing juggling a golf ball: 😂😂😩 Because posting the trick shots you actually pull off are boring. This is all @jennisis11 fault. Now my trick shot days are over. #fore #putaneyeout A video posted by @_paige.renee on May 30, 2015 at 2:23pm PDT At the conference championship tournament, Paige finished in 14th place individually. It was her best showing of the season, but she was a key contributor to the team throughout the year. In the 2013-14 season Paige's best showing was 10th, and she had a best of fifth place in the 2012-13 year. She was a senior during the just-completed NCAA golf season, so it'

Instagramming with ... Jasmine Finlay

This edition of "Instagramming with ..." is a bit misnamed, because Jasmine Finlay keeps her Instagram page private. However, Finlay often shares photos on both Twitter and Facebook , too. Who is Jasmine Finlay? She was one of the top amateur golfers in Australia a few years back, but today she is an entrepreneur who runs a golf events company called Golfer Girl. A while back I was looking at some of Lydia Ko's earliest appearances on the ALPG Tour, and kept running across Jasmine's name in the results. She was playing as an amateur, but posting some good finishes. In Ko's first-ever ALPG win, Jasmine finished (I believe I'm remembering this correctly) 13th, for example. Finlay is CEO of Golfer Girl, which she started in Australia. The company is described thusly: We offer our entertainment and talent to Corporate Golf Days, one on one rounds of golf, charity events, social events and have your own personal caddy. Golfer Girl even host their v

Anna Rawson Becomes the Face of Parsons Xtreme Golf

Back in 2009 Anna Rawson became a "GoDaddy girl." Who is the man behind Bob Parsons. Today it was announced that Rawson will be a spokesperson, and one of the public faces, of a new equipment company called Parsons Xtreme Golf. Who is the man behind PXG? Bob Parsons. "Rawson’s sultry, yet playful personality, paired with her precise golf swing and extensive knowledge of the sport make her an ideal partner," the company's press release says. Can't argue with that. PXG clubs have been on tour since earlier this year (Ryan Moore and Rocco Mediate play them, for example), but are just now becoming available to consumers. Anna's role will involve representing PXG in the marketing campaign to consumers. And Parsons himself promises that "our marketing is going to make some noise and shake-up the industry, too." Anna will be featured in an ad campaign that launches in Summer 2015. Rawson is also making a series of Internet vi

Maddie Sheils Grabs First Symetra Tour Victory

Maddie Sheils started Sunday, June 7, 2015, with four career Top 10 finishes on the Symetra Tour since turning pro in 2013. She ended the day with five career Top 10s - and her first victory. Sheils carded three rounds in the 60s, including a closing 68, to win by two shots at the Symetra Tour's FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship. That score included birdies on two of the final four holes. Her best finish this season prior to the win was a 5th-place showing in early May at the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Classic. Today's win wasn't her first as a pro, though: In her rookie year of 2013, Maddie won on the Cactus Tour. Sheils graduated from the University of Nebraska after majoring in philosophy and minoring in business. She was a 4-time National Golf Coaches' Association Scholastic All-American while there, and made first-team all-conference in 2012. Maddie was 62nd on the Symetra Tour money list in 2013; 40th in 2014; and came int

Course-Record 63 By Cheyenne Woods in Round 1 of Manulife

Anytime people want to take a photo of you showing off your scorecard, you know you've done something special on a golf golf. And the LPGA today tweeted this image of Cheyenne Woods after her course-record-tying score of 63 in the first round of the Manulife Classic: . @Cheyenne_Woods w/ course-record tying scorecard after the 1st rd @ManulifeClassic . A nice 63 to take clubhouse lead — LPGA (@LPGA) June 4, 2015 You can follow the next few rounds to see how Cheyenne does from here: View scoreboard Woods is in her rookie season as a member of the LPGA Tour. And her 63 today is not only Woods' best score of the season by four shots, it's only the second time she's been below 70 thus far on the LPGA Tour in 2015. She got off to a solid start, making her first four cuts. But Cheyenne has struggled lately. Hopefully this 63 is a sign she's on the way to some higher finishes from this point on. Obligatory selfie:

Keep an Eye Out for Annabel Rolley in Golf Punk

The June 2015 issue of Golf Punk magazine includes a feature on Golf Channel instructor Annabel Rolley. And you'll definitely want to check it out. Why? Because Annabel looks spectacular in it. Here, visual proof of the preceding statement: Looking forward to seeing the June edition of Golf Punk Mag very soon. This is a shot from the shoot. #golfpunk #golfglam #vintage #porsche #speedster A photo posted by annabelrolley (@annabelrolley) on Jun 1, 2015 at 9:26am PDT The June edition of Golf Punk is not yet online. The best way to know when it is is to follow @GolfPunk_Mag on Twitter, and/or to follow Annabel . Rolley earlier shared a photo from the Golf Punk shoot, wearing the same outfit: Little taste of my @golfpunk shoot for June edition! #golf #golfpunkmag #glamour A photo posted by annabelrolley (@annabelrolley) on Apr 15, 2015 at 4:34pm PDT Update : Here's another share from Annabel: My #golfpunk cover and article comes out next week. Excited f