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.
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.
Natalia Ghilzon joins us this week from Windsor, Ontario.
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...
Golf has been a part of Anya Alvarez her entire life. Her father is a longtime PGA of America teaching professional, and introduced her to the game at age 3.
6 years later, Anya's life was turned upside down. She was sexually abused by a family friend who worked for her father at their home golf course. It took a long time for Anya to dissociate from golf what she went through but through determination and family/friend support Anya is now able to use golf as an outlet instead of seeing it as a source of pain. Quite a young lady, eh?
Let's hear from her about her first day on the Big Break...
Here's more on Anya's story and her work with the KidSafe Foundation. I really encourage you to check it out and do what you can to help this very worthy cause.
Thanks ladies for your insights this week. I look forward to chatting with you next week about the team event where Yani Tseng becomes a ringer for one side. Can't wait to see that!