Stephanie Sparks passes away at 50: Host of Golf Channel’s ‘Big Break’ reality show

Stephanie Sparks, hosts of golf channel reality series Big Break, passed away on April 13 at the age of 50. Until now, no information regarding the cause of location has been provided.

Sparks was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, and was an All- American collegiate golfer at Duke. She won many tournaments, starting with the 1992 North and South Women’s Amateur at Pinehurst.


She represented the U.S. on the 1994 Curtis Cup team and had a brief professional career that was plagued by injuries. Her career ended due to the chronic back pain, which she developed after playing just one season on the LPGA in 2000.

She also played the role of three times U.S. Women’s Amateur champion Alexa Stirling in the 2004 movie Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius, opposite Jim Caviezel.

Apart from bagging Big Break reality series, Sparks also hosted the Golf With Style and Playing Lessons with the Pros series on Gold Channel. She also did some on camera reporting at tournaments.

A private family service will be held in Elm Grove, West Virginia, at Kepner Funeral Home.