The Big Break III: good versus ...annoying
It?s not too late to catch the finale of The Golf Channel?s The Big Break III: Ladies Only. If you haven?t been paying attention, here?s the rundown so far. Ten ladies, each vying for a spot on the LPGA tour, compete against each other each week, through a series of various golf challenges. The winners move on. The loser gets the boot.
It?s like ?Apprentice,? but with a Vince instead of a Donald.
We?re now down to the final two: Pam and Danielle?both Futures Tour players, and both girls with game. For added drama (which TGC is milking for all it’s worth), Pam and Danielle (otherwise known as ?Barbie,? due to her alledged resemblance to the Mattel toy) got into a bit of a c-c-c-c-cat fight a few weeks ago. Barbie was essentially disparaging Pam?s game and Pam was displeased. Not that the smack talk wasn?t warranted at the time?Pam wasn?t playing at her best. But it showed poor form on Barbie?s part all the same. Everyone knows chicks don?t talk bad about someone to her face, you do it behind her back?did Barbie miss that day of class at Girl School?
Judging from the previews for next week?s show, it looks like Pam?s going to start a mental game of her own. Good for her.
Barbie?s inflated ego has gotten on my last nerve. She offers pearls of wisdom like ?everyone wishes they had talent like mine,? ?people see my looks and think that that?s all there is,? and my personal favorite, ?my driver is the best part of my game. I?m very very long and accurate!? If she hadn?t already said that about her putting, her short game, and her long irons, it might mean something.
Enough already, Barbie. We get it. You think you?re hot stuff!
So Tuesday at 9 pm, hold my calls. I?m going to be a bit busy watching the drama unfold.
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Good Luck Pam! Your comments were
so perfectly how I feel.
The program is great for the game..and certainly has created a strong following.... even with some non golfers I know.
Perhaps someone forgot to clue Danielle in on the fact she is on national TV. Everytime her mouth opens...it seems she would be better suited for The Jerry Springer Show. On the chance that she should somehow continue to fluke her way through and win this (hey she was done about 4 times already) who could possibly stomach playing with that twit on tour??
For the good of the game...please end our misery and win this with style Pam.
the mark of a truly confident person is someone who proves what they have to prove to themselves and doesn't ram it down everyone elses throat !
I too was rooting for Pam, disappointed she didn't win. My bet for who makes an LPGA cut first? Pam by a long shot. Give her another year or two with a good teacher.
Like Patty said, let a good teacher get a hold of Pam and watch what happens. I think Danielle may have some minor success on the LPGA tour but after a couple of years Pam is going to make it through Q-school and turn into a force on the tour and have a long and successful career.
I would also like to say that I think Danielle is jealous of Pam's natural talent. After all the girl has only been playing the game for 3 years and was not only good enough to make the show, but she showed was was good enough to win the whole thing.
IT IS SAD THAT SUCH BEHAVIOR SHOULD BE TELEVISED.
IN A SPORT WHICH WAS GENTLEMAN'S SPORT AND NOW SUPPOSED TO BE A LADIES SPORT !!!!!!!!!!! ALSO IT WAS SAD TO SEE THE LADY LEFT OUT OF THE SERIES.
HER ACTIONS ON THE BIG BREAK WILL INDICATE CLEARLY THE PROFFESIONAL SHE WILL NEVER BE ON THE BIG STAGE THE LPGA TOUR.
WE HOPE THAT HER FIRST APPEARANCE ON THE LPGA WILL BE HER LAST
I don't watch the ladies play that often, but I enjoyed the Big BreakIII
I will be watching the LPGA tourney to see what excuses Barbie will have for not making the cut!
Unfortunately she couldn't hang on.
Danielle managed to infuriate me at every turn - I just couldn't believe the catty, vengeful and egomanical things that she constantly spewing. It takes a lot for me to dislike someone - Danielle did it with ease despite being an incredible hottie!
On the other hand Pam is darn good looking in her own right. I was hooked on the whole series. Good stuff, GC. Bring back the ladies for BBV! (I also liked BB2 though.)
Great comments from others on the Danielle factor, like that chick on Survivor II - the babe we love to hate (Not really),
Danielle would be called "the ugly American" anywhere else in the world, such odious self congratulation was a hideous display of over inflated ego.
Hope in a few years we'll see Pam competing against Anika and Michelle, and Danielle working as a Wal-Mart greeter
These shows are all about ratings, and they are going to portray people however they want to get those ratings up. If you were filmed for 24 hours a day for a week or two, I would bet that anyone would have enough footage to portray you in 20 different ways. I garauntee neither one of those two girls are exactly like how they were made out to be. Think about that before you set out to burn reality contestants at the stake.
Anyway, congratulations to all the women for an interesting season.
And as for professionalism, how childish was it of Pam to intentionally wait until Danielle was over her putt to finally concede it?
And then she also intentionally bent down while Danielle was in her backswing, in plain view of Danielle. And Pam's answer to this?: "There is no way she could see me". Yeah, right. If Danielle couldn't see you, then how did she immediately know you did it?
While neither player was pleasant, Pam's expressions were downright ridiculous. It reminded me of a face my 7 year old daughter might make.
All in all though, both players played VERY good golf. But I think only Danielle (at least right now) has the guts it takes to play on the LPGA tour.
If you want to talk about luck, Pam was lucky to make it past the third show. There were several ladies more deserving than Pam. In my opinion Liz was probably the one best suited to challenge Danielle. A previous comment mentioned something about David Leadbetter helping Pam, I agree that it would help. However, if he choose to help someone like Liz on her short game, she could contend on the LPGA.
Pam has played to events since the show on the Futures tour, one she shot an 88 and the other one she had a DQ. I would never expect someone that claimed to know the rules as well as Pam to be disqualifieid. Face it Pam, you can hit the ball a long way but theres more to being a golfer that your distance.
Pam has a lot of growing up to do if she wants to play golf professionally.
I have played a lot of competions and there was no way I would want to play with the likes of her. Three years is not enough time to know eveything. One of the things Pam really lacked was etiquette. She forgot to play her own game. That she will only learn with experience.
I think Danielle will do well
and I wish her all the best in her golf. I admired how she kept it together even with Pam's little annoyances.
Congratulations! Enjoy your Car, gifts, etc; most importantly, please enjoy and take to heart the fact that other Women Golf Pros see a budding golf star with whom they'll now need to reckon!
Great luck with your Exemtions, and Lucia & I look forwad to watching you excel on the LPGA Tour!
Gerry & Lucia Bryson
There is no way she will make it with the BIG girls.
And for those drooling over her looks.... have you gone blind?! The woman is a horse-faced, makeup-laden plastic "Bee with an ITCH".
I was really tired of her ?looks? ? same outfit, same hairdo, the only emotions shown ? spiteful remarks, Bhlaaahhh?.
She has no short game (true for most of the contestants), she is a bad putter and oh, yeah:
SHE IS THE MOST MESERABLE HUMAN BEING I'VE SEEN IN A LONG, LONG TIME.
The whining, the ego, the bitchiness, the cockiness...
Kudos to Pam - she is smart, intelligent and has a lot of potential. I am almost certain she played a mental game with that bitch (D. not marking the put).
Danielle didn?t win - Pam just lost.
At the end - I am glad the Bitch got the exemptions - let her burn out on tour (she absolutely can?t handle a defeat or having someone better around, and my money is on her having ?choking? to turn out as her biggest problem).
I hope Pam evolves as a golfer and realize her full potential soon.
Didn't you hear what Danielle said to Debbie in week two? She said, and I quote, "Barbie comes in a box."
In fact, Debbie came onto the Golf Channel message boards, and wrote that Danielle asked the girls to call her "Barbie."
"Granted the rules are specific regarding order of play, but having her replay a ten inch freaking putt is stupid!"
Matchplay rules specifically state that you can't finish a hole after a putt. It was either she replay the putt, or lose the hole.
"The minute Danielle wanted in the room the first night, she rolled her eyes and the fight was on from that moment on."
Pam wrote on the Golf Channel's message boards that she did that when Felicia walked in and said, "I'm so glad I'm not the only pretty one." Well, I paraphrased it at least.