LPGA Off Season
Posted 30 November 2018 - 04:59 PM
It's an important period for Yealimi Noh, who hasn't yet signed an agent or turned pro.
A Yean Cho, who finished first individually at 2018 Women's Amateur Team Championship in Ireland and first in 2018 KLPGA Q-School, will start her first KLPGA tournament as a member December 7-9, 2018.
It's probably a forgone conclusion that Jeong Eun Lee 6, or Lucky 6, will win 2019 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year award. But like 2018, serious competition will come from Anne van Dam, who finished 2018 second to Georgia Hall on LET order of merit. van Dam is long, her driving distance averaged 282.53 yards.
Edited by 18majors, 30 November 2018 - 05:00 PM.
Posted 30 November 2018 - 11:36 PM
Edited by fredogolfer, 30 November 2018 - 11:36 PM.
Posted 01 December 2018 - 10:59 AM
Didn't Soo Jing Yang make a guest appearance in an episode that involved a long drive competition?
Not sure that it was her specifically but there are a couple of episodes that have the characters competing in tournaments. I assume the other players could be actual golfers. In one episode, the protagonist competes at KLPGA Q-School. In another episode, the antagonist competes in matchplay against the supposed best LPGA golfer at an exhibition to promote a resort in Korea. I do remember something about a long-drive competition toward the middle-end of the series. I'm not going to say the acting is always the best, the storyline always the strongest but it's interesting to see that a mainstream series was produced in Korea with participation from the KLPGA. KLPGA banners and logos make frequent appearances in the series. I can't imagine anything close could come out in the US. Who knows, maybe netflix, Hulu or Prime could see the potential interest in this even among non-golfers, if they got the right personalities in there or if they did it more as a reality series. I think currently, there isn't one star that could carry a series. Maybe Ariya, Lexi and Brooke as a reality series with one of the moms and veterans like Lorie Kane, Laura Davies or Juli Inkster.
About 8 years ago, it would have been interesting to follow Lorena, Yani and Ai Miyazato simultaneouly as they were doing well along with Creamer or Gulbis or another up and comer. Does anyone know how much attention Ariya gets in Thailand? Do people go crazy for her like they did for Yani in Taiwan or Lorena in Mexico. I remember for Lorena there would be 25,000 or more people at the course on a Sunday in Mexico for a final round on a couple of occasions. That was approaching PGA Tour numbers.
Posted 01 December 2018 - 11:56 AM
Posted 06 December 2018 - 10:10 AM
Posted 06 December 2018 - 10:56 AM
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