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Thursday
Mar212013

"Karen Stupples' Weight Loss Transformation"

I had the pleasure of finally meeting Karen Stupples at this week's Kia Classic. Like so many of the LPGA players, she's a class act, approachable and generous with her time. Besides discussing the merits of her home course in England, Royal Cinque Ports, Stupples explained how she lost 45 pounds that has dropped her from a size 12 to a 4.

If you were looking for a little weight loss inspiration heading into the weekend, check out this LPGA video on the former Women's British Open champion's amazing transformation in the last year.

She's also on Twitter: @kstupples

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The result is very salutary, from a health standpoint.
From a golf standpoint, it is a change. And any change, such as club or ball manufacturer used, or weight change, can alter one's game - not that important for most of us, but a big deal at the pro level. Hopefully, playing golf on the LPGA Tour with her new physique, the results will be equivalent to or better than before the weight loss.
03.22.2013 | Unregistered Commentergov. lepetomane
Great attitude, wishing her all the best.
03.22.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
I flipped back and forth last week and found the Stacy Lewis victory to be more enjoyable to watch than the PGA performance.

I was watching the LPGA last night and ignoring the commercial where they 'interview 2 players' it's a pretty good product.

Second or third shot was of Michelle Wie on a tee and my first thought was "I wonder how much over par she is" Ended up being 2 over at that point. If the USGA objects to anchoring because it doesn't look like a stroke then Michelle's 'putting style' should be high on the list to be banned. Each time it's shown the announcers seem embarrassed. Judy did specifically say that she would NOT recommend it to anyone to try.

Judy Rankin is a pleasure to listen too. She pointed out some aspects of players swings and a few of them reminded me of things my pro has told me to work on over the years.

It's nice to see players apply rules without having to call over an official. Last week Ai had an unplayable lie on 16, and she went through the process of figuring out where she could drop. Took the drop and kept going. Yesterday Stacy Lewis hit into a pond and took her 2 club drop without any delay.

Thanks for the chance to comment.
03.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMattS
gov,
She talked about that as an issue but feels the long term benefits are well worth the short term struggle to adjust.
03.22.2013 | Registered CommenterGeoff
Smart girl.

gov, I think she makes a compelling argument that there will be no "long term" for her if she doesn't make these changes at age 39.
03.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Well done Karen for loosing 45 pounds. Great achievement. It definitely helps shedding the pounds with all that walking on the golf course.
03.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAdam M
Impressive.
03.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPasaplayer
Good on her...wish her all the best. I'm a yo-yo body type guy. Have gone up or down 30-40lbs twice in the last 17 yrs. The skinnier version of me hit the ball great, but control was a problem. I'm actually optimal carrying a few extra lbs...have a hard time drawing the ball w/out hooking it when I got no man-breasts and practically zero love-handles. I need the insulation ;-))

My experience was that ballflight tends to change (sometimes drastically) when the body goes thru a metamorphosis like this...take your time Karen and just focus on controlling the rock. You'll feel fresher after a round and have the energy to straighten out where the ball's going on the range.

I will be following her story...thanks for this Geoff!
03.23.2013 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
Fantastic!
03.23.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMacDuff
She looks great. Well done Karen.

Right, where's me medicine ball?

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