Golf Channel's Holly Sonders Will Dominate Cover of Golf Digest Fitness Issue

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterApril 2, 2013

Photo Credit: Golf Digest
Photo Credit: Golf Digest

If you are wondering what makes the perfect golf body, you can look no further than Holly Sonders, who will adorn the cover of Golf Digest's fitness issue. 

For those who cannot wait until the May issue of the magazine hits stores, you can take a gander at some pictures and video of the Morning Drive host at

Yahoo! Sports helps us out on what you can expect from the issue, which is dedicated to fitness and the kind of body that will aid your golf game. 

Alongside Sonders, you can get tips from Rickie Fowler, Mark Wahlberg and Jason Dufner. Yes, apparently Dufner has some thoughts on proper fitness. 

As Yahoo! Sports reminds us, Sonders played golf at Michigan State before making her way into broadcasting. She's since worked at such places as KATV in Little Rock, Ark. and the Big Ten Network. 

Currently, she is seen by golf fans on Golf Channel's Morning Drive and is featured in School of Golf segments.

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Golf Digest was able to find out more from the woman who will feature heavily in the upcoming issue, such as what kind of golfer she is. 

I play from the reds now, but if I would tee it up from like 6,400 to 6,500 yards, I'd be about a 3- or a 4-handicap. I played with Natalie Gulbis the other day, and I was 30 yards behind her off the tee. At 150 yards, I'm hitting an easy 6-iron.

While humble, it sounds like she can pretty much dominate most on the golf course. 

Don't think for a second that she doesn't work tirelessly on her fitness. Sonders states she is limited in running because she has no meniscus and also has scoliosis, so fitness is far more important than merely keeping her golf game right. 

If you are wondering what kind of workout keeps this kind of body, she works out four times a week and does "500 ab exercises, three times a week." I will go ahead and assume this differs slightly from what my favorite player, Dufner, performs on a weekly basis. 

She would also like to inform you that one of her teeth is fake, a byproduct of it getting knocked out when she was in second grade. And she is also not beyond impressing pros with her sweet golf game. 

I filmed one with Ian Poulter, the ultimate match player. We had a bunker contest—hardest shot in golf, a 35-yarder to a pin on a ridge. He knocked it to three feet. I went next and almost holed it. He said on-air, "Wow, Holly Sonders can officially play golf."

Sonders is yet another example of what hard work and passion can get you. She wakes up in the early hours of the morning to shoot her show, trains tirelessly in the gym and continues to push herself for more. 

Yes, I think Golf Digest went with the right person for their fitness issue. 

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