It’s been almost a year since my last Big Break Indian Wells interview with champion David Byrne and the always entertaining Shank and Carl.
I sadly had to miss BB Ireland due to other commitments, but that only makes this new Big Break Atlantis that much more exciting for me.
As usual the stakes are high with the champion receiving an exception to the 2012 LPGA Kingsmill Championship, an Adams Golf endorsement contract (including $10K cash!), Dicks Sporting Goods $10K shopping spree, Atlantis Vacation for Two, and an Avis car rental credit for $10K. She can drive it all over the USA with her fully exempt status and all entry fees covered for a full season on the Symetra Tour.
Sadly someone always has to be first to leave and it was especially heartbreaking to see the youngest of the 12 take the walk of shame after giving up college golf to play on the Big Break. Remember, all contestants have to be professionals to play.
As Aubrey said during Happy Hour, those 75 yards felt like 250. I am sure Meghan Hardin was feeling every onen of them when she found herself in elimination.
I knew none of this season’s contestants, but if the preview show and first episode are any indication of what’s coming, I think we’re going to be seeing a lot of drama on and off the course.
I knew immediately that I wanted to interview Natalia, given she’s a fellow Canuck and friends with David Byrne. And when I heard about Anya’s story and saw her on the preview show, I just had to talk to her.
This golfgal had a pretty relaxing time on Day 1 with just a piece of glass standing between her and immunity. It didn’t take her long to break through that obstacle and take the rest of the day off.
Sitting on the bench is usually a bad thing in sports, but not on this show. Let’s hear what she thought of that experience…