Every week throughout 2012, we will spotlight one LPGA player and provide an in depth look into her life -- both on the course and off of it. Keep coming back each day to learn more about Numa Gulyanamitta.
Numa talks about her week playing at home in Thailand
It’s been a fun week so far here at home in Thailand. This is my second week out on the LPGA Tour and I’ve already been lucky to play at home. I’ve had a couple of friends come out to see me play this week and my parents are here. Lots of people are sending me texts and Facebook messages wishing me good luck. It’s been nice so far. More >>
Numa's 1st rookie blog
Hi everyone!! My name is Numa Gulyanamitta (gun-la-ya-na-mit-ta). Just in case you wondering how to pronounce it. >_
Let me start with a little introduction about myself. I'm from Rayong, Thailand. Rayong is on the east of Thailand by the coast. We are famous for our seafoods and fruits. They're all yummy, and I love them so much. I have three sisters. Two of them play golf and used to be on the Thai national team for the SEA games and the Asian Games. One of them is Russy Gulyanamitta. Some of you might know her. She is a former LPGA Tour member. My family owns a restaurant in Rayong called Ploenta Garden. So if you ever go to Thailand, be sure to stop by. Discounting is provided. I'm advertising our family business a little :))
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One to build on
Gulyanamitta ready for big 2012 after eventful 2011
BY NEAL REID
If 2011 was any indication, Numa Gulyanamitta could have a big year in 2012.
The LPGA Tour rookie from Thailand will enter her first season riding a wave of momentum, and she’s hoping it takes her to new heights in the professional ranks. Gulyanamitta polished off an impressive collegiate career by winning the 2011 Big Ten Championship, being named Big Ten Player of the Year and Athlete of the Year at Purdue.
She led the Boilermakers – the 2010 NCAA Champions – to a second-place finish in the 2011 NCAA Tournament before graduating with a degree in aviation management.
But she wasn’t done there.
After qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Open, Gulyanamitta fought through weather delays, elevation and gnarly greens at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., tying for 15th place in the historic tournament. That performance gave her added confidence going forward. More >>