Natalie Gulbis is at a good place in her life personally and professionally. Gulbis, who endured malaria earlier this season, revealed to Golf World last week at the U.S. Women’s Open that she’s engaged to marry 29-year-old Josh Rodarmel, who was a co-owner of the company Power Balance.
“It’s been nice living under the radar,” Gulbis told GW at Sebonack. “A lot of my life has been so public. This is nice.”
Gulbis has been linked with several high-profile athletes, including NFL quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and PGA Tour player Dustin Johnson, but her relationship with Rodarmel has been kept under wraps.
Rodarmel was a football player at Yale, but spent the majority of his college career battling injuries. And no, I don’t know him, but he looks familiar. (I overlapped a few years with Rodarmel at Yale, so I’ve been asked multiple times already if I knew him — it is kind of strange that I don’t since it’s really not that big of a school, especially when it comes to athletes.)
Rodarmel and Gulbis met through a business relationship his company had with the Sacramento Kings.
“Butch approves, that’s the most important thing,” added Gulbis, with a smile, referring to her longtime swing coach Butch Harmon.
The pending nuptials between Gulbis and Rodarmel have been well known amongst the ladies on the LPGA, but they’ve respected Gulbis’ privacy and stayed mum.
“I’m enjoying golf a lot more right now,” she said. “My life feels good.”
Rodarmel watched Gulbis play at Sebonack at the U.S. Women’s Open, where she finished T61. The couple plan to wed later this year.