Extracurricular Cool Women

If these women weren't cool enough, their hobbies just took them over the edge. See what these busy bodies do in their spare time.

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    Iron Lady

    STEPHANIE SZOSTAK

    Profession: Actress in this month's Iron Man 3.

    Obsession: Golfing.

    When did you start golfing? At age 10. My dad took me to the golf course on the weekends. 
    Experience: I took a year off after high school and played in tournaments all over Europe. 
    Highlight reel: A couple of years ago I was the only female celebrity who participated in the Bob Hope Classic. I played from the men's tee! 
    Favorite courses: The European Club in Ireland, The Royal County Down in Northern Ireland, and my own club—The Saint Andrews Golf Club in New York. 
    I love: My TaylorMade Rossa putter.
    I wish:You could wear golf clothes that looked good but didn't look like you were going to play golf. 
    I used to: Swear in French on the course. Nobody knew what I was saying. 
    Now I say: Golf is just like life. You can be playing great, and then have a terrible hole. You have to forget what went wrong and keep playing. 

    BEGINNER'S TIP: "Find a girlfriend to start with you," says Szostak. "It's intimidating when you don't know how to play."

    Meredith Jenks
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