Golfing Twins Slice Out Their Own Stardom

Coconut Grove 8-year-olds qualify for most prestigious kids tournament

By Adam Kuperstein
|  Tuesday, Aug 3, 2010  |  Updated 10:31 AM EDT
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South Florida twins are ready to enter a competition of their own on the golf green. Jake and Phoebe Beber-Frankel are lighting up the links.

South Florida twins are ready to enter a competition of their own on the golf green. Jake and Phoebe Beber-Frankel are lighting up the links.

Jake and Phoebe Beber-Frankel have been in the spotlight before. Their father is Hollywood Filmmaker David Frankel, the director of hits like "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Marley and Me."

But now, the 8-year-old twins from Coconut Grove are slicing out their own path to stardom.

For the second straight year, Jake and Phoebe have qualified for the world's most prestigious golf tournament for kids, the U.S. Kids Golf World Championships in Pinehurst, NC. And their dad, back at home after five months making "The Big Year," will be there caddying.

"Everybody on the set knows that my kids play golf," said Frankel. "They knew which day there was a tournament and I was in suspense waiting for the phone call from my wife or the coach to find out how they did."

Hollywood stars know about the twins' golf talent, and the twins know the Hollywood stars.

"I liked Anne Hathaway," said Phoebe. "I think she's a really great actress."

Jake and Phoebe have played soccer with Owen Wilson and hung out with Meryl Streep in Italy. So, what's better? Meeting the stars, or qualifying for the golf world championship for kids?

"It's good to be on the set because it's fun and you get to meet cool people," said Phoebe. "But it's also fun to be playing golf because you get to earn trophies and medals."

And they have plenty of trophies and medals. But one of their proudest accomplishments only got them bragging rights.

"If I go out and play nine holes with them," said Frankel, "they'll beat me every time."

And once you see these kids swing a golf club, you'll realize -- that's nothing to be ashamed of.

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