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The Big Break
Image:TheBigBreak.jpg
Format Reality, Golf, Game Show
Starring Vince Cellini

Stephanie Sparks Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... // This article is about the genre of TV shows. ... This article is about the game. ... Quiz show redirects here. ... Vincent Robert Cellini (born june 10,1959 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a broadcaster for The Golf Channel. ... Stephanie Sparks (born on July 19, 1973 in Wheeling, West Virginia a Pittsburgh suburb) is an on-air personality at The Golf Channel and a former golfer, whose best years in golf came as an amateur. ...

Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel The Golf Channel
Original run October 6, 2003 – Present
External links
IMDb profile
For the BBC snooker game show, see Big Break.
For the Soviet TV miniseries, see Big School-Break

The Big Break is The Golf Channel's reality television program. The show's premise is to award an aspiring professional golfer exemptions into selected events on certain tours. The series debuted on October 6, 2003, and has become very popular, spawning eight subsequent editions (The Big Break II, The Big Break III: Ladies Only, The Big Break IV: USA vs. Europe, The Big Break V: Hawaii and The Big Break VI: Trump National, The Big Break VII: Reunion at Reunion, The Big Break: Mesquite, and The Big Break: Ka'anapali) and celebrity versions (The Big Break All-Star Challenge). Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Golf Channel, sometimes abbreviated as TGC, is an American cable television network with coverage focused on the game of golf. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Big Break was a BBC game show combining quiz show questions with snooker, presented by comedian Jim Davidson and snooker player and later commentator John Virgo. ... Big School-Break (or Big Break translit. ... The Golf Channel, sometimes abbreviated as TGC, is an American cable television network with coverage focused on the game of golf. ... // This article is about the genre of TV shows. ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals is rigorously maintained. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Each episode is an hour long, though each season finale is two hours long. The show's chief signature is a giant rock that bears its logo, and a side rock that bears the edition number.

Contents

Format of the show

Ten players compete in one season of The Big Break. Those ten players are found through a nationwide talent search, in which producers look for players with low handicaps, good swings, and good camera presence. Some players are professionals on mini-tours, or commoners who aspire to play golf professionally. A commoner, in British law, is someone who is neither the Sovereign nor a noble. ...


When those ten golfers are found, they are then sent to a hotel to meet each other for the first time, although some show contestants probably already knew each through playing in past tournaments. After spending time getting to know each other (or catching up, if they already knew each other), the players are then sent to the place where they will be staying for the next ten days as the show is taped. This article is about lodging. ...


Show challenges

The glass-breaking challenge

The show's signature challenge involves players breaking panes of glass, each containing a contestant's name (in The Big Break All-Star Challenge NASCAR Edition, it was changed to the contestant's last name on top and the stylised car number dominating the pane). This challenge usually takes place in the premiere episode of each edition, although in The Big Break II, it took place in the second episode, used in this case as the "Mulligan Challenge" (which is explained below).


The rules of the glass-breaking challenge changed from The Big Break I to The Big Break II. In The Big Break I, the ten players took aim at their own pane of glass, and all of them stood at a driving range, and fired shots at once. The first one to break his glass was the winner.


In The Big Break II and The Big Break III: Ladies Only, as well as The Big Break All-Star Challenge, players took turns, and had to call out whose glass they intended to break. If successful, the player whose glass pane was broken was eliminated for the rest of the challenge, and the last player whose glass pane remained unbroken was the winner. In "The Big Break II", tensions arose when "Team Bald" went after Don Donatello. Sean Daly (won the glass breaking competition), Shelby Chrest, and John Turke were the ones responsible for eliminating Don. In The Big Break III: Ladies Only, the winner of the challenge got first choice of the room in which they would stay during their tenure on the show (this, too, is explained below).


In The Big Break IV: USA vs. Europe, the format was tweaked again. The challenge became a relay. The first team to have all six of its members break their own glass won. For this edition, the challenge was used as a Mulligan Challenge.


For The Big Break V: Hawaii, the challenge was returned to its call-out format, but with a twist: when a player broke someone else's glass, they would keep shooting until they missed.


Mulligan Challenges

The "Mulligan Challenge" was the first challenge contested in each hour-long episode, though in The Big Break II, it was the second challenge contested.


Past "Mulligan Challenges" have ranged from shooting golf balls into a large bucket sitting on a pickup truck as the truck moved back and forth to hitting balls through holes in a giant plywood wall for points. The holes ranged in size depending on point total, with the biggest hole being worth one point, and the smallest being worth five points. The winning individual or team in a "Mulligan Challenge" is awarded a mulligan to use in the "Skills Challenge".


Mulligan challenges were quite sparse in The Big Break V: Hawaii.


Skills Challenge (a.k.a. "Immunity Challenge")

The "Skills Challenge" is the second challenge contested in each hour-long episode, though in The Big Break II, it was the first challenge contested. The Big Break II is also where the "Skills Challenge" was first used.


Past "Skills Challenges" have ranged from players hitting drives for points to players attempting to score points by hitting balls into three large boxes, the largest being worth 5 points, the middle-sized box being worth 10 points, and the smallest box being worth 20 points. Another "Skills Challenge" involved players playing a game called "B-R-E-A-K", similar to the basketball game of "H-O-R-S-E". "Skills Challenges" usually take place in rounds, and the winner (or winners) of the "Mulligan Challenge" could use their mulligan at any point in the challenge if they are to make a mistake. The winner of the "Skills Challenge" is awarded immunity from the "Elimination Challenge." This article is about the sport. ...


In The Big Break IV: USA vs. Europe, the Immunity Challenge (as it became known during the show), was a team event. The team that won the Immunity Challenge would have all its members spared from elimination.


Elimination Challenges

Each Big Break takes place in tournament-style form, as one player is eliminated from the show each week until there are two players left. So, the last challenge of each hour-long episode is the "Elimination Challenge."


The "Skills Challenge" winner is exempt from the "Elimination Challenge," so they can watch without taking part. The players not exempt from the "Elimination Challenge" participate in challenges such as hitting shots to the green for points. The closer to the pin, the more points one is awarded. The contestant who finishes last in any "Elimination Challenge" is eliminated from the show.


Eliminated players in the first three editions of the show were handled differently. In The Big Break I and The Big Break II, eliminated players were immediately sent home. In The Big Break III: Ladies Only, eliminated players were allowed to stay (some say required) with the remaining contestants until the show got down to its final two contestants, but at a different location from the one the remaining players were staying at.


In The Big Break IV: USA vs. Europe, the losing team in the Immunity Challenge had all of its members pitted against each other to stay alive.


Matchplay final

The last two players remaining on The Big Break play against one another in a matchplay final, which takes place in each season's two-hour finale. The winner of the matchplay final picks up the exemptions into the selected events on the tour those events are sanctioned by, as well as additional prizes. Match play is a scoring system for golf (compare to stroke play). ...


Editions of The Big Break

The Big Break I

See the main article: The Big Break I. The Big Break I first aired, as said in the introduction, on October 6, 2003. ...


The Big Break I first aired, as said in the introduction, on October 6, 2003. The contest was filmed over ten days at the TreeTops Resort in Gaylord, Michigan. The winner would receive exemptions into four selected events on the Canadian Tour in 2004 (all of which were broadcast by The Golf Channel). Gaylord is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Canadian Professional Golf Tour is a mens professional golf tour. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The ten hopefuls for the first season were Randy Block of San Antonio; Garrett Garland of Northridge, California; Charles Calhoun of Marietta, Ohio; Justin Peters of Plantation, Florida; Steve Duemig of Clearwater, Florida; Anthony Sorentino of Rochester Hills, Michigan; Mark Farnham of Port Jefferson, New York; Craig Pawling of Sunrise, Florida; Jeff Brown of Hampton, Georgia; and Jon Roddy of Orlando, Florida. The show was hosted by Phil Mickelson's swing coach, Rick Smith, and Katherine Roberts, who was dismissed as eye candy. In the end, Peters defeated Sorentino 3 & 1 in the matchplay final. Peters, though, failed to make the cut in any of the four Canadian Tour events he played in. Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Government  - Mayor Phil Hardberger Area  - City  412. ... Northridge is a community in the City of Los Angeles. ... Downtown Marietta and the Muskingum River in July 2006 Marietta is a city in Washington County, Ohio, United States. ... Plantation is a city in Broward County, Florida in the United States. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Clearwater is a city located in central Pinellas County, Florida, USA, nearly due west of Tampa. ... Rochester Hills is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson is located in the town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. ... Sunrise is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. ... Hampton is a city located in western Henry County and partially in the Clayton County panhandle region, in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Orlando redirects here. ... Personal Information Birth June 16, 1970 ) San Diego, California, U.S. Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... Katherine Roberts is a golf fitness instructor to the pros. ... Eye candy is an expression used to describe something that is most remarkable by its appearance, but that doesnt have anything else so exciting. ...


The first season's webpage is still viewable here.


The Big Break II; Las Vegas

See the main article: The Big Break II. The Big Break II first aired on September 27, 2004. ...


The Big Break II first aired in September of 2004. The contest was filmed in Las Vegas, Nevada. The winner would receive four exemptions into Nationwide Tour events during the 2005 season. // Golfs Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the U.S. based PGA Tour, and features professional golfers who have either failed to score well enough at that levels Qualifying School (the main tours qualifying tournament, popularly referred to as Q-School) to earn their PGA Tour...


The ten contestants were (in order of elimation) Jay Mcnair of Florida; Shelby Chrest of Canada; Scotty Yancey of Illinois; Sean Daly of Visalia, California; Mike Foster of Georgia; David Gunas of Connecticut; John Turke of Clearwater, Florida; Bart Lower of Ionia, Michigan; Donny Donatello of Florida; and the winner Kip Henley from Tennessee.


The Big Break II was the Golf Channel's highest rated show in its history of all programming. The show featured not only good golf but also some tension between roommates Sean Daly and Donny Donatello.


The winner Kip Henley failed to make any cuts on the Nationwide Tour and shortly after his attempt to play his way on Tour, he went back to blowing golfers on the PGA Tour. The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ...


The Big Break III: Ladies Only

See the main article: The Big Break III: Ladies Only.


The Big Break III: Ladies Only first aired on February 8, 2005. The show was filmed in October of 2004 at the Kingsmill Resort and Spa just outside Williamsburg, Virginia. The winner of this edition would receive exemptions into two LPGA events and a celebrity tournament (the American Century Championship) in 2005, not all of which aired on The Golf Channel. Also, a leading golf retailer, Golf Galaxy, was offering $5,000 so that the winning player could purchase whatever they need for the LPGA events, such as new clubs or other accessories. The first of those three tournaments was the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill, held at the golf resort where the show was filmed. The Michelob ULTRA Open is commonly referred to as the LPGA's "fifth major," much like The Players Championship is for the PGA Tour. is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... The MIchelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill is an annual golf tournament, originating in 2003, for professional female golfers which takes place every May on the LPGA Tour. ... The Players Championship (often styled THE PLAYERS Championship) is an annual golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ...


The ten hopefuls for the third season were Tasha Browner of Tarzana, California; Danielle Amiee of Newport Beach, California; Pamela Crikelair of Westchester County, New York; Valeria Ochoa, originally from Medellín, Colombia, but who has since moved to Miramar, Florida; Debbie Dahmer of Escondido, California; Jan Dowling originally from Bradford, Ontario, but who has since moved to Dallas; Cindy Miller of Silver Creek, New York; Sarah Sasse of Lincoln, Nebraska; Liz Uthoff of St. Louis; and Felicia Brown of Redondo Beach, California. Vince Cellini and Stephanie Sparks, who once played in the LPGA herself, albeit briefly, became the show's new hosts. The matchplay final was stellar. Crikelair and Amiee faced off, with Crikelair going 2 up after just three holes. Amiee came all the way back, and, at 1 up on the par 3 17th, sank a birdie to go 2 up, and clinch the The Big Break III title 2 & 1. In addition to her exemptions and $5,000 gift card from Golf Galaxy, Amiee also won a new Chrysler Crossfire, which she gave to a friend who had helped her out sexually. Amiee also donated her Golf Galaxy certificate to a charity for underprivileged children. Tarzana is a community in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. ... Newport Harbor redirects here. ... Westchester County is a primarily suburban county located in the U.S. state of New York with about 950,000 residents. ... For other uses, see Medellín (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Miramar. ... For the album by J.J. Cale and Eric Clapton, see The Road to Escondido Escondido is a city located in northern San Diego County, California just north of the city of San Diego. ... Bradford is the primary urban area of the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Ontario. ... Dallas redirects here. ... Silver Creek (New York) Silver Creek is a village located in Chautauqua County, New York, United States. ... Nickname: Location in Nebraska Coordinates: , Country   State     County United States   Nebraska     Lancaster Founded[1]   Renamed   Incorporated 1856   July 29, 1867   April 1, 1869 Government  - Mayor Chris Beutler Area  - City 195. ... St. ... For other uses, see Redondo Beach. ... Vincent Robert Cellini (born june 10,1959 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a broadcaster for The Golf Channel. ... Stephanie Sparks (born on July 19, 1973 in Wheeling, West Virginia a Pittsburgh suburb) is an on-air personality at The Golf Channel and a former golfer, whose best years in golf came as an amateur. ... Side view with the Crossfire character line. ...


Also for the first time, professional golfers from the tour handing out the exemptions made cameos. In the first episode of the season in which a contestant was eliminated (whom, by the way, would end up being Browner), LPGA winners Kelli Kuehne and Lorie Kane dropped by to participate in the season's first "Mulligan Challenge." A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ... Kelli Kuehne (born November 5, 1977 in Dallas, Texas) is an American golfer. ... Lorie Kane (born on December 19, 1964 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada) is a professional golfer on the LPGA womens golf tour. ...


Amiee's first tournament, the Michelob ULTRA Open, did not go well as far as trying to make the cut was concerned. She had plenty of fans following her. In her first round, Amiee shot 79 on the par 71 course. The second round was pushed back a day due to rain, where Amiee shot 77, missing the cut in her first LPGA event. Her second event, the Corning Classic, never materialized, as she withdrew before the first round, citing a back injury, throwing her second exemption away. However, it is believed that Amiee withdrew because of media pressure over an alleged topless photo of her that was circulating around the Internet. There has been a great deal of discussion over the validity of the photo.


Meanwhile, Miller, who actually played on the LPGA Tour from 1979 to 1981, when she married former PGA Tour player Allen Miller (the couple are still married, and have three children), competed in the LPGA Championship, having earned a spot by winning the 2004 LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals national championship. She shot an 84 in the first round, and an 88 in the second round, missing the cut. Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... // Allen Miller is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1970s and 1980s. ... The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonalds LPGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ...


It was then Dowling's turn to play in an LPGA event. She's took part in the BMO Canadian Women's Open, where she shot a 77 in round one, and a 74 in round two to take a respectable 7-over for the tournament, though she still missed the cut. Dowling won the Canadian Women's Amateur Championship in 2000, helping her earn the Female Canadian Amateur Golfer of the Year Award; she was also individual champion of the Mid-American Conference in 1999 and 2000 while a student at Kent State University, and in her senior year at Kent State in 2002, she was given the Janet Bachna Award for Kent State Female Senior Athlete of the Year. While at Kent State, Dowling became friends with the winner of the 2003 The Open Championship, Ben Curtis. Dowling says her golfing hero is the great Canadian professional, Moe Norman, who died on September 4, 2004, over a month before the show began taping. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The Mid-American Conference (MAC) is a college athletic conference with a membership base that stretches from New York to Illinois. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... For the events of May 4, 1970, see Kent State shootings Kent State University (also known as Kent, Kent State or KSU) is one of America’s largest university systems, the third largest university in Ohio after Ohio State University (57,748) and the University of Cincinnati (35,364), and... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... Ben Curtis (born May 26, 1977) is an American golfer who was born in Columbus, Ohio and grew up in Ostrander, Ohio. ... Murray Irwin Norman or Moe Norman (July 10, 1929 – September 4, 2004) was a Canadian professional golfer. ... is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The season's website can be viewed here. Flash is required to view this, though. This link contains two pages of video from this season. The series preview video, which is on the second page, contains a portion of No Doubt's hit, "Just a Girl." For other uses, see No Doubt (disambiguation). ... Just a Girl is the first single from the breakthrough 1995 album, Tragic Kingdom, by No Doubt. ...


Like The Big Break II, this edition has been made available on DVD: [1]


The Big Break IV: USA vs. Europe

See the main article: The Big Break IV: USA vs. Europe.


The Big Break IV was filmed in the June of 2005, and premiered on September 13 of the same year. The twelve hopefuls (including Bart Lower) were taken to Scotland's Carnoustie, and the Old Course in St Andrews to compete for exemptions into two European Tour events (the Algarve Open de Portugal and the Celtic Manor Wales Open), an endorsement deal with Bridgestone Golf, a two-year lease on a Ford Explorer, and a $15,000 gift card from Dick's Sporting Goods. The Golf Channel made this a competition between players from the United States and Europe, much like the Ryder Cup. Cellini and Sparks returned as hosts. is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the country. ... The Championship course. ... The 18th green and clubhouse of the R&A. Looking up the 18th fairway towards the clubhouse with the famous bridge over the Swilken Burn in the middle distance. ... For other uses, see St Andrews (disambiguation). ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The Portuguese Open, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Estoril Open de Portugal Caixa Geral de Depositos, is an annual tournament on mens golfs European Tour. ... The Celtic Manor Wales Open is a European Tour golf tournament which was founded in 2000 and is played each June. ... Bridgestone Golf is a golf company based in Covington, Georgia. ... The Ford Explorer is a mid-size sport utility vehicle sold in North America and built by the Ford Motor Company since 1990. ... Dicks Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) is the largest full-line sporting goods retailer in the world. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ...


The six hopefuls representing Team USA were Lower; Randall Hunt from Los Angeles, who currently lives in Arlington, Texas; Tommy Gainey, known as "Two Gloves," who hails from Bishopville, South Carolina; T.J. Valentine from Plymouth, Massachusetts; David Carnell, a Miami resident who is originally from Park Forest, Illinois; and Paul Holtby from Simi Valley, California. Team Europe's six hopefuls were former British Amateur winner Warren Bladon of Leamington Spa, England; Guy Woodman from Old Windsor, England; Edoardo Gardino, a Crans-Montana, Switzerland resident who is originally from Azti, Italy; Marty Wilde Jr. from Tewin, England; Richard Gillot from Paris; and Thomas Blankvoort from Wassenaar, Netherlands. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Arlington is a city in Tarrant County, Texas (USA) within the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area. ... Bishopville is a city located in Lee County, South Carolina. ... Nickname: Location in Plymouth County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Plymouth Settled 1620 Incorporated (town) 1670 Government [1]  - Type Representative town meeting  - Town    Manager Mark Sylvia Area  - Total 134. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... Park Forest is a village located in Cook County and Will County, Illinois. ... Simi Valley is an incorporated city located in the extreme southeast corner of Ventura County, California, bordering the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles in the Greater Los Angeles Area. ... The Amateur Championship is a golf tournament which is held in the United Kingdom. ... , Leamington Spa, properly Royal Leamington Spa but commonly just Leamington, (pronounced Lemmington — IPA: ) is a spa town in central Warwickshire, England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Map sources for Old Windsor at grid reference: SU 983 744 Old Windsor is a village in Berkshire, south of the large town of Windsor, Berkshire and near to the villages of Englefield Green and Datchet. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Tewin is a village in the British county of Hertfordshire, between the towns of Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Note: parts of this article have been translated from the Dutch version of this page. ...


Lower was the first contestant eliminated, surprising, considering the fact that he finished third on The Big Break II. Gillot, who won a Challenge Tour event in 2000, was the next to go, followed by Carnell, then Gardino. The USA-Europe elimination trade-off continued with Gainey getting the boot. It finally stopped with Hunt being eliminated in a two-part episode (the Immunity Challenge took a full hour, while Elimination took another). With just two members left, Team USA was given two episodes off so that the European team could be whittled down to its last two. In the first episode of this, ex-Amateur Championship winner Bladon was out, with Wilde to follow the next week. The final two were determined in a double-elimination episode, in which Woodman defeated Blankvoort and Holtby manhandled Valentine in separate 9-hole matchplay challenges. Holtby went on to defeat Woodman in the matchplay final, 1 Up. Unlike the previous editions, all the eliminated contestants stayed, followed the match and even took group photos with the winner. The Challenge Tour is the second tier mens professional golf tour in Europe. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


In the Algarve Open, Holtby shot 1-over for two rounds, missing the cut by one shot.


Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey finished high enough in the December, 2007 PGA Tour 'Q-School' to become a member of the PGA for 2008.


Each team had one member with a claim to fame. European team player Wilde is the son of British singer Marty Wilde and the brother of Kim Wilde, who sang the 1981 hit, "Kids in America." Team USA member Valentine is the son of former professional bowler Jeffrey Valentine. Another European team member, Gardino, has caddied in two Ryder Cups (1999 and 2002), carrying bags for players like Sergio García, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, and José María Olazábal. Gardino also caddied for Angel Cabrera in the 2005 Presidents Cup and the 2007 U.S. Open Marty Wilde (born Reginald Leonard Smith, April 15, 1939, in Greenwich, South London) is an English singer and songwriter. ... Kim Wilde (born Kim Smith, November 18, 1960 in Chiswick, West London) is an English pop singer, professional gardener and pop cultural figure. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Personal Information Birth January 9, 1980 ) Castellon, Spain Height 5 ft 10 in (1. ... Miguel Ángel Jiménez (born January 5, 1964) is a Spanish professional golfer. ... José María Olazábal (born 5 February 1966 in Fuenterrabia, Spain) is a professional golfer who has enjoyed success on both the PGA European Tour and the PGA Tour, and has won two major championships. ... Ángel Cabrera (IPA pronunciation: [1]) (born September 12, 1969) is an Argentine professional golfer who plays mainly on the European Tour. ... Presidents Cup official logo Presidents Cup redirects here. ... The United States Open Championship, commonly known as the U.S. Open, is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ...


During the show's run, a new behind-the-scenes show called The Big Break IV: All Access debuted and aired on "Top Shelf Wednesday," a weekly primetime block of programming hosted by Cellini. Big Break III alumnus Ochoa worked as a reporter for the All Access show.


Promotional ads leading up to the show's premiere were set to Bon Jovi's 1987 hit "Livin' On a Prayer." Bon Jovi is a hard rock band originating from Sayreville, New Jersey. ... This article is about the year 1987. ... Livin on a Prayer is Bon Jovis second single from their Slippery When Wet album. ...


The show's website can be found here: [2] It, too, is available on DVD: [3]


The Big Break V: Hawaii

See the main article: The Big Break V: Hawaii.


The Big Break V: Hawaii was another "ladies only" edition, and was filmed from October 16 to the 30, 2005, in Hawaii on the North Shore of Oahu at the Turtle Bay Resort, site of the LPGA's SBS Open at Turtle Bay Resort, and premiered on February 7, 2006, a day short of the first anniversary of the premiere of The Big Break III. Cellini and Sparks returned for their third stint as hosts. All Access also returned, with Wilde as the reporter this time around. is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The North Shore, in the context of Hawaiian geography, usually refers to the north- to northwest-facing coastline of northern Oahu between Mokuleia town and Kahuku Point. ... Oʻahu (usually Oahu outside Hawaiian and Hawaiian English), the Gathering Place, is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands and most populous island in the State of Hawaiʻi. ... The Turtle Bay Resort is a luxury resort located in Kahuku, Hawaii. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


This Big Break contained the show's largest prize package yet: the lone LPGA exemption will be into the 2006 Safeway Classic. Other prizes were a Bridgestone Golf equipment contract, a $10,000 prize package from Golfsmith, and a 2006 Chrysler Crossfire Roadster. The winner also got a developmental package prior to their LPGA start, something viewers have been suggesting for quite a while now. The package contained exemptions into all remaining 2006 FUTURES Tour events, golfing instruction from Dean Reinmuth, fitness training from former show host Roberts, and mental coaching from Dr. Gio Valiante. The Safeway Classic is an annual golf tournament for professional female golfers on the LPGA Tour. ... The FUTURES Tour is the second-tier womens professional golf tour in the United States. ...


11 golfers arrived in the Aloha State, but one was to be sent home before she could even unpack her bags. These 11 golfers were Jeanne Cho, who lives in Orlando, Florida, but was born in France; 2002 U.S. Women's Amateur champion Becky Lucidi of Poway, California; Dana Lacey of North Beach, Western Australia; Nikki DiSanto of Los Angeles; Katie Ruhe, who is originally from Montpelier, Ohio, but now lives in Wesley Chapel, Florida; Ashley Prange of Noblesville, Indiana; Kristina Tucker (maiden name Engstrom), who is originally from Stockholm, but now lives in Pageland, South Carolina; Divina Delasin, sister of LPGA player Dorothy Delasin, of San Francisco; Kim Lewellen of Raleigh, North Carolina now lives in Greenville, North Carolina, where she is the head coach of the East Carolina University women's golf team; Jo D. Duncan of St. Louis; and Julie Wells, who is originally from Eugene, Oregon, but now lives in Wilsonville with her husband. Orlando redirects here. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The U.S. Womens Amateur is the leading golf tournament in the United States for female amateur golfers. ... Motto: The City in the Country Coordinates: , Country State County San Diego Incorporated December 1, 1980 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Mickey Cafagna  - City Manager Rod Gould Area  - City 39. ... North Beach is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Montpelier is a village located in Williams County, Ohio. ... Wesley Chapel is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pasco County, Florida, United States. ... Personal Information Birth November 24, 1981 ) Newport Beach, California USA Height 5 ft 9 in (1. ... Noblesville is a city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States. ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ... Pageland is a town in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... For other uses of this name, see Raleigh. ... Nickname: Motto: The Worlds Greatest City of the Arts & Outdoors Coordinates: , Country State County Lane Founded 1846 Incorporated 1862 Government  - Mayor Kitty Piercy Area  - City 40. ... Motto: Serving The Community With Pride Location in Oregon Coordinates: County Clackamas County Incorporated 1969 Government  - Mayor Charlotte Lehan Area  - City 17. ...


In the matchplay final, which aired on May 9, Prange defeated Cho 5 & 4 in the show's most lopsided matchplay final victory to date. is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Since Big Break V, Prange has won twice on the FUTURES Tour (The Greater Tampa FUTURES Golf Classic and the Horseshoe Casino FUTURES Golf Classic) and has three other top ten finishes.


The show's website can be found here: [4] There is also a swimsuit calendar featuring the 11 women on sale: [5] And All Access producer James Ponti kept a blog about each All Access episode: [6]


The Big Break VI: Trump National

See the main article: The Big Break VI: Trump National.


The sixth edition The Big Break taped in late June and early July 2006 at the Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles. The show premiered on September 26, 2006, with the finale taking place on December 19, 2006, and is a co-ed edition, with eight men and eight women competing for exemptions on the LPGA Tour and Champions Tours. On the ladies' side, Briana Vega defeated Bridget Dwyer by a score of 3 and 1, while Denny Hepler needed a 19th hole to finally clinch a win over Jeff Mitchell. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ...


The Big Break All-Star Challenge

When The Big Break was first announced, a lot of celebrities applied for the show in addition to aspiring pros. The Golf Channel soon created a celebrity edition of the show, this one to benefit charities. On March 22, 2005, The Big Break All-Star Challenge debuted, featuring four members of the Boston Red Sox. Since then, there have been many more editions of the show, featuring NASCAR drivers, as well as members of the Green Bay Packers, the Chicago White Sox, the Tampa Bay Lightning, and the band Hootie & The Blowfish. There have been many various hosts of the All-Star edition, and not once have Cellini and Sparks co-hosted an episode together. Other Golf Channel personalities who have hosted the All-Star edition include Brian Hammons and Steve Sands, and some co-hosts have included former NASCAR star Benny Parsons and two-time Champions Tour major winner Peter Jacobsen. is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Packers redirects here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago... The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida, USA. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Hootie & the Blowfish are an American pop-rock band, originally formed at the University of South Carolina by Darius Rucker, Dean Felber, Jim Soni Sonefeld and Mark Bryan. ... Benny Parsons (born July 12, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan, currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American NASCAR announcer/analyst on NBC and TNT. He became famous as the 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup (now NEXTEL Cup) champion. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... Peter Jacobsen (born March 4, 1954 in Portland, Oregon) is a professional golfer. ...


Jay Kossoff, the senior producer of The Big Break, told The Charlotte Observer at the taping of the first NASCAR edition, "We had a lot of celebrities apply for spots in the original shows, so we figured it was a neat idea to do something like this — let's take the next step." This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Big Break: Mesquite

For the first time on any edition of The Big Break, the eighth season offered "at least one exemption on the PGA Tour" as its top prize.[1] The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ...


Premiering October 2nd, 2007, this season returned to the original format of 12 men competing for the title:

  • Brian Kontak, 37, Scottsdale, Arizona, "The Troublemaker."---WINNER
  • Joshua Warthen, 27, Arroyo Grande, California, "The Dude."---RUNNER UP Episode 12
  • Hiroshi Matsuo, 38, Jupiter, Florida, "The Veteran.""---ELIMINATED Episode 11
  • Gerry James, 47, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, "The Giant."---ELIMINATED Episode 10
  • Kevin Taylor, 35, Mocksville, N.C, "The Black Sheep."---ELIMINATED Episode 9
  • Benoit Beisser, 25, Scottsdale, Arizona, "The Original." ---ELIMINATED Episode 8
  • James Nitties, 25, Newcastle, Australia, "The Aussie." ---ELIMINATED Episode 7
  • Matt Vick, 29, Franklin, Tennessee, "The All-American." ---ELIMINATED Episode 6
  • Mark Farrell, 42, Westport, Connecticut, "The Suit." ---ELIMINATED Episode 5
  • Anthony Rodriguez, 35, San Antonio, Texas, "The Star." ---ELIMINATED Episode 4, Second part of two part special.
  • Matt Every, 24, Gainesville, Florida, "The Natural." ---ELIMINATED Episode 2
  • Roger Fonnest, Jr., 28, Mineola, New York, "The Underdog." ---ELIMINATED Episode 1

The Big Break:Kaanapali

The ninth season premeired on April 15, 2008. It featured an all-female cast and was again filmed in Hawaii, this time at Kaanapali Resort in Maui. New hosts were Stina Sternberg and Andrew Magee. The winner received an exemption into the 2008 Navistar LPGA Classic, entry fees to all 2009 Futures Tour tournaments waived, an Adams Golf endorsement deal, and a BMW Z4 Coupe. is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Maui (disambiguation). ... // Andrew Donald Magee (born May 22, 1962) is an American professional golfer who has played for more than 20 years on the PGA Tour. ... The Navistar LPGA Classic is a golf tournament for professional female golfers on the LPGA Tour. ... The FUTURES Tour is the second-tier womens professional golf tour in the United States. ... For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ...


Contestants:

  • Lori Atsedes, 44, Orlando, Florida - Futures Tour player
  • Susan Choi, 23, Natick, Massachusetts - Amateur
  • Courtney Erdman, 25, Altadena, California - Futures Tour player
  • Samantha Head, 35, Orlando, Florida - Futures Tour player
  • Christina Lecuyer, 27, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Cactus Tour player
  • Tina Miller, 25, Miami, Florida - former Futures Tour player
  • Sophie Sandolo, 31, Nice, France - Ladies European Tour player
  • Kim Welch, 25, Sacramento, California - Futures Tour player
  • Dana Bates, 44, La Quinta, California - Teaching pro --- ELIMINATED Week 5
  • Adrienne Gautreaux, 26, Dallas, Texas - Futures Tour player --- ELIMINATED Week 4
  • Elizabeth Stuart, 26, Tampa, Florida - Futures Tour player --- ELIMINATED Week 4
  • Cirbie Sheppard, 24, Auburn, California - Mini tour player --- ELIMINATED Week 3

Lori Atsedes (born March 29, 1964) is an American golfer, currently playing on the Futures Tour. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.thegolfchannel.com/20209/ The Big Break Mesquite Contestant Application, retrieved February 1, 2007

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