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Big Break IW 5: Redemption is Sweet!

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Or sour, depending on which Big Break hotel you happen to be staying in. Once again, Golf Channel has come through with a great new format change to the Big Break.  Sure we’ve seen playback challenges before, but this one added a new twist on an old theme.  I loved it! Offering “potential” redemtion to an eliminated contestant was ... Read More »

Big Break IW-4: No walk of shame for Russell

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailAfter the first 2 episodes of the Big Break Indian Wells, I was a bit put off by Russell.  He seemed so wound up and aggressive – almost like he had a chip on his shoulder.  And his comments about David having it in for him last week, beating him twice, seemed so ridiculous.  But I was wrong. This week ... Read More »

Big Break IW: “Just In” …Time to go home

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailThere have been many Big Breaks with players that just don’t connect with the viewing audience.  We had Brian at BB PEI and DR; and David Mobley got the drama working at BB Michigan and DR, but both of those players were somewhat caricatures.  They were showmen playing to the cameras.  And I got to know them and really enjoyed ... Read More »

BB Indian Wells 2: Floyd Fumbles

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail It’s never easy watching someone go home on the Big Break, but this week was particularly tough, witnessing a mini-meltdown of a very experienced and talented player, who I believe deserved to stick around a lot longer. Robert Floyd is no slouch when it comes to golf. After a very successful amateur career and achieving All-American status at the ... Read More »

Big Break Indian Wells: For the love of money

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailWell, we’ve been waiting a long time for another Big Break to hit the Golf Channel (almost as long as we’ve been waiting for spring to arrive in Vancouver). Luckily GC is a little more reliable than Mother Nature who has decided that Spring is not for those north of the 49th parallel.  For some reason this year, she’s decided ... Read More »

Big Break Dominican Republic Finale: No choking by this golf gal!

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail I’ve been doing weekly interviews with Big Break contestants since 2008, when Big Break Ka’anapali aired. My first post-episode chat was with Christina Lecuyer.  That one post set me up for many future interviews with golfers who sometimes left me speechless, sometimes angry and sometimes laughing out loud.  But they never left me bored. I loved them all! When ... Read More »

Big Break Dominican Republic: 12 past contestants get a big mulligan

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailOnly a few more days for Big Break Domincan Republic and I can already hear the buzz in golf cyberspace.  Not only does this show bring together the most “memorable” contestants we’ve seen over the past few years, it is a whole different ballgame. Apparently, this is a men against the women competition without elimination every week.  The Big Break Champion ... Read More »

Carling Coffing is the Big Break Sandals Champion!

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 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 ... Read More »

Bluefalcon previews the Big Break Sandals Resorts finale

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailThis 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 »

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

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 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.  ... Read More »