Monthly Archives: August 2010

Carling Coffing is the Big Break Sandals Champion!

And rightly so! The old adage, “Drive for show; Putt for Dough!” certainly rang true on those 18 holes.  Lili said it best, “Carling was a putting machine!” Wow! What a perfect ending to probably my favorite Big Break of all time.  Lili is certainly a great player and I feel badly for her that she won’t be able to ... Read More »

Bluefalcon previews the Big Break Sandals Resorts finale

This is the first time ever that I have invited a reader of this blog to contribute their thoughts on a Big Break series outside of normal comments, and I am so glad that I did.   In the last couple of weeks, I have enjoyed the comments from Bluefalcon from New York on my Big Break Sandals posts and believe ... Read More »

Bring women’s golf back to Arizona & fill the Q-school gap

Did you know there hasn’t been a professional women’s golf event in Arizona since 2002? Arizona lost the Tucson LPGA event a few years ago and the Phoenix event this year.  Nothing has replaced them.    How can that be?  Arizona is like golf mecca for goodness sake!  Where are the ladies??!! It’s such a sad state of affairs… But ... Read More »

Big Break Sandals 9: Sara said it best – “Elimination Sucks!”

Remember when long drive champion Jamie Sadlowski visited the Big Break set?  And remember what Sara did that day?  She drove her ball over 270 yards!  From that point on, everyone thought Sara’s long game was rock solid. But last night Sara faced a bit of a landslide with her driver.  Everyone who golfs knows what that feels like.  And ... Read More »

Big Break Sandals 8: Taryn Takes a Tumble

I always hate it when the contestants I’ve come to know and interview finally take the walk on the Big Break. I never know when, or if, it will happen, but when you interview 3 ladies every week, you know for sure at least 2 of them will be in this position at some point. Taryn was given two “Saves” by ... Read More »

For The Love of Golf

In my writing and travels I have met a lot of interesting people including tour professionals, coaches, resort managers/directors and of course, passionate golfers.  At this year’s US Senior Men’s Open, that tradition continued, where I was delighted to meet a fellow golf fan who not only loves the game, but lives and breathes it too – Mark Fennell from ... Read More »

Big Break Sandals 7: Lovely Lady’s Luck Runs Out

Seema Sadekar, affectionately known as “Vegas” on the Big Break Sandals, will be remembered for many things during her 7 week appearance on the show, including a great shot on the 6th island green in episode 5, a fabulous wardrobe with lots of bling, and a run of good luck that baffled more than a few of us. But unfortunately, ... Read More »