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For The Love of Golf

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailIn 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

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 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 ... Read More »

Big Break Sandals 6: From Sucking to Saving

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Well, this week’s Big Break Sandals had some pretty hilarious moments.  Imagine 9 women of that caliber not being able to hit a tee shot into the fairway at 200 yards. I know it’s nerve racking and it’s not “real golf”, but it sure made me LOL to see all of them miss – especially the former Big Break ... Read More »

Golf getaways aren’t just for golfguys!

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailI’ve been hearing about golf escapes for men for years, always feeling a twinge of envy when I read about the fun they have and lifetime memories they take away from their trips. I always wondered sadly why we never hear about getaways for golfgals. I figured it was just that women were too wrapped up in the daily grind ... Read More »

Big Break Sandals 5: Extraordinary Eagles and Exits

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailLots of WOW moments on this week’s Big Break Sandals. Wow, did you see Sara’s eagle! Wow, did Taryn really wiff on TV? Wow, check out Taryn’s amazing comeback 80 yard pitch to almost eagle out on that 479 yard par 5. And WOW, did Ryann really get eliminated this week? Now THAT surprised me. Ryann’s long and strong and ... Read More »

Big Break Sandals 4: Stacey Stumbles

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailAlways sad to see someone leave the Big Break, but for a Canadian, it was particularly tough for me to watch Stacey take the walk. I was just getting to know her with our first interview last week and then suddenly, she’s gone. I hate it when that happens! But I don’t think she’ll be forgotten. Stacey’s “beach shot” in ... Read More »

Big Break Sandals 3: Maiya can’t fend off shark attack

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailI think Carling spoke for all of us golfgals tonight when she said, “I have a crush on Greg Norman.” Oh ladies, don’t we all? From the day I saw him in that sexy “down under” straw hat in the 80’s, I was hooked line and sinker by The Shark. And I didn’t take up golf until 20 years later! ... Read More »

Big Break Sandals 2: From Immunity to Elimination, just like that!

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailWell, in only 2 days, Kelly certainly had her share of ups and downs on the Big Break Sandals. One day she’s holding the Send/Save card and the next she’s taking the walk of shame. They say that the Big Break isn’t “real golf”, but when you see those kinds of highs and lows, you start to think it’s very ... Read More »

Big Break Sandals Episode 1: Elena Ends Early

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Did you call this one? I sure didn’t. Seeing Maiya look like she’d burst into tears any minute in her post-day interview compared to confidence of Elena radiating from the TV, if I was a betting person, I would have been taking to the cleaners. But it wasn’t Maiya who’s clock was cleaned last night. Poor Elena – she ... Read More »

From golf dreams to getaways

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailIt doesn’t take much encouragement for me to start hunting for my next golf vacation. Just turning on European Golf on Saturday mornings can be enough to make me start scouring the Internet for cheap airfares to new courses and golf adventures. But this week, my incentive came from a very strange dream… After two fun, but tiring days covering ... Read More »