This season of Big Break is all about choices and episode five starts out with a big one team selection. Oddly enough, Sadena, who for all intensive purposes started the day 4 for 4 on immunity challenges and isn’t the first draft pick. Interesting choice. The fact that Kristi, Fiamma, and Sadena all turned down money just shows how taxing Big Break pressure can be. They were all ready for a day relaxing on the water!
Competitors talk lot about nerves on Big Break, and Renée has had to fight hers for the first few days. She actually struggled more than most people do early, but now, midway through the season, she seems to have found her stride. We’ll see if that holds up for the rest of the season. Speaking of nerves, Kylee and Tonya decided to make Jackie sweat at the range, which I thought was a bold strategy, we’ll see how that pays off down the road.
The line between immunity and elimination gets a lot smaller as more and more competitors leave the show. Lindsay goes from hitting the second best shot in the second immunity challenge, to being eliminated. I was sad to see her go, but I think we’ll see good things from her down the road. Here’s a neat behind the scenes tidbit for those of you who are reading along: Lindsay is very into hair bows. After her elimination, she made bows for everyone on the cast. Over the next few weeks, you’ll see some of the ladies wearing their Lindsay bows in challenges and during the nightly interviews.
This week’s #AskBigBreak question comes from @Texasbrons who asks, “There are a couple of young players who turned pro just for BB. How much do they get counselled [sic] on this decision?”
Hey @Texasbrons, great question.
Thousands upon thousands of golfers apply to be on Big Break every year. The first step of that journey is filling out the online application, which asks whether the applicant has amateur status. The application makes it clear that participating in the Big Break results in forfeiture of their amateur status. It also asks them to acknowledge that they’re willing to become a professional if selected to appear on the show.
This application process helps us to invite people to auditions who are already a potential fit for the show. Basically no one arrives at auditions confused about how appearing on the show will affect their status. Just to be sure, we reiterate the question in auditions when we’re interviewing an amateur. It’s part of the paperwork people sign before they appear on the show. The consequences of appearing on the show are covered by the Standards and Practices attorney that briefs the competitors when they arrive at the location. The entire casting process from sending in an application to shooting the first episode can take 4-6 months or longer from the competitors point of view, so it’s certainly not a quick process.
That’s all for now, stay tuned!