Five Things You Didn’t Know About…Daniela Iacobelli

Daniela Iacobelli
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Daniela Iacobelli hits a tee shot during the third round of the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup at Wildfire Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona.


The 2013 LPGA Tour rookie and 2012 Symetra Tour graduate loves to dance. She said that she’ll dance any time there is music, even if it means she’s the only person on the dance floor. Check out Daniela dancing in her LoudMouth suit at the 2013 Kia Classic pro-am party with her fellow LPGA rookies - Watch Now>>

2. A true entertainer, Daniela’s favorite skill to show off in pro-am groups or in clinics is her ability to hit a golf ball “Happy Gilmore” style. She said she impresses people by hitting it far and most of the time straight with the unique swing style.
3. Daniela is half-Italian and half-Spanish. Her mother is from Spain and Daniela said she can speak enough Spanish to get around the country.
4. Daniela wears at W.W.J.D. bracelet on her wrist. She said she began doing it after being hospitalized around the age of 9 when she had to have an appendectomy. Daniela said she remembers people saying a lot of prayers when she had some post-surgery complications and so the bracelet is something that’s very close to her heart.
5. There is a banner hanging at the Florida Institute of Technology honoring Daniela Iacobelli for winning the individual 2007 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championship. It was underneath that banner that President Barack Obama was photographed making a speech at the school and Iacobelli has kept a picture of that moment, which she said was pretty special for her.


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