Natalie Gulbis is an American professional golfer. In 2000-2001, Gulbis attended the University of Arizona where she won three tournaments and was recognized with First Team All-American honors. Gulbis experienced a breakout season in 2005, finishing tied for third at the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill and the State Farm Classic, earning over $1 million for the first time in her career. She also qualified for her first Solheim Cup and scored three points for the victorious U.S. team. Gulbis' game and confidence strengthened throughout 2006, as she recorded a tie for third at the 2006 Kraft Nabisco Championship (her fourth straight top-ten finish at a major dating back to 2005) and a tie for second at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic (losing in a playoff). Her first LPGA Tour victory arrived in 2007 at the Evian Masters, where she birdied the first hole of a sudden-death playoff. Her best season to date ended with a team victory at the Solheim Cup and a runner-up finish at the season-ending ADT Championship.
She has starred in her own reality television series on the Golf Channel, created her own line of fashion calendars, contributed to numerous charities and graced red carpets for events such as Fashion Week and The Grammys. Gulbis will be playing for the charity, Boys and Girls Club.
Natalie's charity is the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA)
PERSONAL CONNECTION: Natalie's dad worked the graveyard shift when she was growing up, and she wishes there had been a club like the BGCA for her at the time. Together, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Local Boys & Girls Clubs form one of the nation's largest networks of youth organizations dedicated to promoting the health, social, educational, vocational and character development of youth. Someday Natalie hopes to start her own Boys & Girls Club in Las Vegas, with an emphasis on golf for girls