Get an up-close look at the cast of Big Break Myrtle Beach with tonight’s ‘Meet the Players’ special at 9 p.m. on Golf Channel. The one-hour special will introduce you to the 12-person cast – six men, six women – and preview the excitement (and ample drama) of the coming season.
The series will debut on Golf Channel at 9 p.m. on October 7.
America’s most popular golf show, Big Break was filmed at the Fazio, Dye and Love courses at Barefoot Resort and Pawleys Plantation as contestants competed to fulfill their dream of playing on golf’s biggest tours.
More than $150,000 in cash and prizes, including an exemption into a PGA or LPGA Tour event are up for the grabs. Here is a brief look at the 12 competitors:
Jimmy Brandt: The Auburn, Ala., native is a mini-tour star, accumulating six victories and 16 top 10s in 2012 and 2013.
Katie Detlefsen: One of two Central Florida alums on the show, Detlefsen has been a Class A teaching professional in her native Minnesota since 2010.
Katy Harris: Former LSU All-American was forced from the game after graduating in 2001 due to injury before returning in 2010. She has qualified for three U.S. Women’s Open and won on three different tours, including the Symetra, since her return.
Charlie Harrison: Wake Forest grad is currently competing on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica and mini tour circuits.
Christian Heavens: A first tee alum, Heavens says golf helped him escape the pressures of the mean streets of East St. Louis, Mo.
Dave Markle: One of the best amateur golfers to ever come from Canada, Markle is competing on the PGA Tour Canada.
Toph Peterson: After stepping away from competitive golf to start a designer walking bag company, Peterson has returned and is now competing full-time on the mini tour circuit.
Carolin Pinegger: One of Austria’s most decorated junior players, Pinegger moved to America and teamed with Detlefsen on the UCF golf team. She currently competes on the Symetra Tour.
Krista Puisite: A Texas State alum, Puisite is a former member of the Latvian Junior National Team. She is currently competing on the Symetra Tour.
Anthony Quezada: An alum of the First Tee of Phoenix, Quezada is one of the youngest Big Break cast members ever, and, if the trailer is any indication, he may be one of the most polarizing.
Tessa Teachman: The second LSU alum, joining Harris, Teachman is currently a member of the Ladies European Tour.
Emily Tubert: A three-time All-American at Arkansas, a former U.S. Women’s Public Links champ and a member of the 2012 Curtis Cup team, Tubert appears, on paper, as one of the favorites to win the event.
Tune in tonight as there is much more to learn about the cast of Big Break Myrtle Beach.