In addition to reaching into Trumps wallet on the season finale that will air Dec. 12, the ultimate winner will become the owner of 2007 Chrysler Aspen - Chryslers first full-sized SUV.
Billed as a battle of the sexes competition, the sixth season of the popular original series pits nine men and nine women vying for exemptions into the PGA TOURs Champion Tour and LPGA Tour events. The winning male contestant will receive exemptions into the 2007 Turtle Bay Championship and the 2007 Bank of America Championship, as well as waived entry fees in six 2007 Heartland Players Senior Tour events. The female champion will receive an exemption into the 2007 SBS Open at Turtle Bay and the 2007 Longs Drugs Challenge, as well as waived entry fees for the 2007 Duramed FUTURES Tour season.
Airing each Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET, The Big Break VI boasts the largest and most diverse cast in the history of the series. The ladies have a former Miss Minnesota in their midst complemented by several competitors who are on the cusp of competing on the LPGA Tour. Six of the nine ladies featured competed on the Duramed FUTURES Tour this year including: Rachel Bailey, 25, Faulconbridge, NSW, Australia; Bridget Dwyer, 26, Kailua, Hawaii; Ashley Gomes, 24, Pleasanton, Calif.; Sarah Lynn Johnston, 25, Williamston, S.C.; Kristy McPherson, 25, Conway, S.C.; and Briana Vega, 24, North Andover, Mass.
Rounding out the female field is Annie Mallory, 23, a Cactus Tour player from Fredericton, New Brunswick, (currently residing in Las Vegas, Nev.); Laura London, 26, a former figure skater and hockey player from Scottsdale, Ariz., and Karyn Stordahl-Utecht, 25, a former Miss Minnesota now living in Brownsburg, Ind.
Not to be outdone in charisma or credentials, the mens group ranges from a former caddie who plays cross-handed to a PGA TOUR winner. The male side includes: Sid Corliss, 58, a contestant in the 2001 U.S. Senior Open and four Senior British Opens from Cumming. Ga.; Albert Crews, 54, a self-taught cross-handed former caddie from Homer, La.; Charlie Gibson, 53, a former TOUR player who loves fast cars hailing from Windsor, Calif.; Denny Helper, 51, a former TOUR player who is in the Indiana Golf Foundation Hall of Fame from Warsaw, Ind.; Jeff Mitchell, 52, a former TOUR winner from Llano, Tex.; Kelly Murray, 50, a Canadian Tour veteran from Vancouver, Canada (now living in Reston, Va.) who once shot 60; Gary Ostraga, 52, a former TOUR member from Westfield, N.J.; Rocky Rockett, 55, a former TOUR player known to enjoy playing matches for money from Gastonia, N.C.; and Gavin Slabbert, 51, a former motorcycle racer from Port Elizabeth, South Africa (currently living in Orange Park, Fla.).
The weekly drama will unfold on one of the most picturesque golf courses in the world, Trump National Golf Club, Los Angeles, located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula just 30 minutes south of downtown Los Angeles. Every hole is a sight to behold ' with most perched just above the jagged California cliffs ' and as the most expensive golf course ever built, the 18-hole layout offers a challenge to experienced and novice golfers, alike.
The trademark of The Big Break concept showcases highly skilled golfers competing against each other in a variety of challenges that test their physical skills and mental toughness, with the ultimate winner awarded his/her Big Break, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in select professional tournaments, and other career-building prizes. Champions of previous Big Break series have won their chance to compete on some of the worlds top professional tours, such as the Champions Tour, European Tour, LPGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and Canadian Tour.