LAS VEGAS, Dec. 28, 2017 — Diamond Resorts International®, a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, is thrilled to announce a new partnership with professional golfer, model and television personality Blair O'Neal.
As a Diamond Resorts Ambassador, O'Neal will host private golf clinics with Diamond Resorts members and attend various outings through Events of a Lifetime®. She also will be competing in the 2018 Diamond Resorts Invitational™ on Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Florida.
“I couldn't be more excited to be part of the Diamond Resorts team,” said O'Neal. “Through their Events of a Lifetime® and their Diamond Resorts Invitational™ golf tournament, they continue to keep focus on their customers and their communities. I'm proud to be an ambassador for a company that is so forward thinking, yet stops to give back to those in need. I think it's going to be a fantastic partnership!”
O'Neal will represent Diamond Resorts alongside a roster of high-profile celebrities including country music artists Lee Brice and Cole Swindell, baseball legend Gaylord Perry, golf professionals Brian Gay, Brittany Lincicome and John Cook, and Super Bowl 26 MVP Mark Rypien.
“Not only is Blair an incredibly talented golfer and model, she is an even better person and we are honored to have her join our Diamond Resorts Ambassador family,” said Michael Flaskey, Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Resorts International®. “Having competed in our 2017 Diamond Resorts Invitational™ – and giving the men a run for their money – we know Blair will be extremely popular with our members, and will help take our Events of a Lifetime® series to new heights.”
To learn more about Diamond Resorts, visit DiamondResorts.com.
Blair was born in Macomb, Illinois but shortly thereafter her family relocated to Phoenix, Arizona where she spent the rest of her childhood. After winning the Women's 5A Arizona State Golf Champion, Blair took a full ride scholarship to play collegiate golf at Arizona State University where she competed all four years having never missed or being sat out of a single tournament. She was also crowned a two time NCAA women's long-drive champion. After college, Blair turned professional and spent some time playing golf in Asia before gaining status on the LPGA Symetra Tour (then known as the LPGA Futures Tour). For several years, Blair fought financial instability with tour life and after a broken foot, she decided to put her clubs down for a few years and turned her attention to modeling full-time.
After nearly five years away from competitive golf, Blair accepted an invitation to compete on the Golf Channel's Big Break television program. Blair finished runner-up on Big Break: Prince Edward Island and later went on to win Big Break: Dominican Republic. Blair's winnings from Big Break propelled her back into competitive golf where she quickly regained her status on the LPGA Symetra Tour while also competed in various LPGA and Ladies European Tour events. After competing on tour for several more years, Blair eventually made the decision to transition into media. She currently co-hosts School of Golf, a weekly instructional golf program with Martin Hall on the Golf Channel, as well as routinely appears on the Golf Channel's other programs such as Morning Drive.
Diamond Resorts International® (Diamond Resorts) is a worldwide leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries with a network of more than 370 vacation destinations located in 35 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa.
Diamond Resorts offers its members the opportunity to create priceless memories through innovative vacation choices including once-in-a-lifetime excursions to world-renowned landmarks, unforgettable guided tours to dream destinations, and access to exclusive VIP concert experiences, high-energy sporting events and exciting shows. With high-quality resorts in desirable destinations, we provide the kind of vacation experiences that help our members, owners and guests reconnect with loved ones, collect a lifetime of meaningful memories and keep that Stay Vacationed® feeling all year long.
Diamond Resorts International® manages vacation ownership resorts and sells vacation ownership points that provide members and owners with Vacations for Life® at over 370 managed and affiliated properties and cruise itineraries.
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