arrived for the filming of the first episode of Road Trip: Myrtle Beach with more bags than she
could carry and little idea of what to expect.
Swenson was the final member to join the Road Trip cast and she did so just days before the show started filming.
had trouble with names but little problem figuring out a good time was in store.
"I really didn't have time to form any expectations," Swenson
will likely spend next year on the Duramed Futures Tour, a career on the LPGA Tour is a distinct possibility.
does ascend to the biggest stage in the women's game, it won't surprise long-time observers.
was ranked among the top five amateur golfers in the world in 2003 and 2004 and helped Texas to a runner-up finish in the 2002 NCAA Tournament.
ability to play the game made her
an attractive addition to the Road Trip cast, as did her
signature blond locks and good looks ( click here for a Swenson
photo gallery ). Once filming began, Swenson was an ideal counterbalance to the antics of her
often participated and instigated, developing into one of the show's most popular members.
never missed an opportunity to sing, took batting practice with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Atlanta Braves Class A affiliate, and had a blast in the process.
"It's probably one of the best experiences I've ever had," Swenson
said of the show.
, who said she
was in the sixth grade when Bryan hit it big with Hootie & The Blowfish and wasn't familiar with Kelley's work prior to the show, will return to Charlotte, N.C., with an iPod full of knew songs and three new friends.
refers to Josh Kelley as her
"life coach," talking to him away from the show and receiving encouraging messages from the rising star.
After starting the show with little in the way of expectations, Swenson's only regret as the first season comes to a close is a lack of time.
"I find when I go back between shoots my mind is going about 100 miles per hour about all these fun ideas we can do," said Swenson, who graduated cum laude from Texas with a degree in finance.
"There are so many different directions you can go with the show, but unfortunately we only have 30 minutes.
If we had two hours, we could put so much (more) stuff into the show."
Like Road Trip: Myrtle Beach, Swenson's future likely holds a multitude of options, but one thing seems certain - the striking blonde will find her
way back to the big stage.
Quick Q&A with Perry Swenson
One of Swenson's
five career holes in one was on No. 16 at Augusta National.