"My biggest thrill came before last year's Players Championship at the TPC at Sawgrass. I was down there covering the tournament for Fox and wanted to do a segment on the famous seventeenth hole, the one with the island green. I snuck onto the course at six in the morning. The idea was to show viewers how a girl would do from the men's tees. So I took out my trusty seven-wood, hit it over the water and put my ball fifteen feet from the pin.
"Don't believe me?You'd better—I got it on camera."
Scorecard: Lisa Dergan
BEST SCORE 86 at Aviara Golf Club in San Diego
CLUBS Callaway Great Big Bertha Hawkeye woods, Callaway irons, Scotty Cameron putter, FootJoy shoes
FAVORITE COURSE Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, California
GOLF COLUMN Visit FoxSports.com
PREVIOUS CLAIM TO FAME Miss July, Playboy, 1998
TURN-ONS "Hitting a 220-yard drive; and playing with my parents, just like I did twenty years ago."
TURN-OFFS "People who talk during your backswing or don't repair divots."
Analysis by Claude Harmon III
Lisa Dergan brings more than just looks to the course; she can also swing the stick. Her setup is athletic, with a solid grip. She also exhibits a nice one-piece take-away, but her hips are starting to slide. Her right hip is too high and her arms too close to her head at the top, and on the downswing her hips have to slide back. Her impact position is okay, but she could use a more forceful release. Her follow-through is well balanced. If she got those hips in check, turning them back and through instead of sliding around the swing, Dergan would get more distance.