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Archive for: April, 2019

CHASKA, Minn. (April 16, 2019)– Leona Maguire has accepted a special exemption to compete in the 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, June 18 – 23, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota. “The opportunity to play in the 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Hazeltine is a true honor and I could not be more excited,” said Maguire, who spent more weeks (135) as the world’s top-ranked amateur than any player in the history of ...

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Dubai is set to host the first professional day-night golf tournament from 1-3 May, 2019. Called the Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic the tournament will be played on the Faldo Course at Emirates Golf Club. Golf course designer Sir Nick Faldo made floodlights an integral part of the design. The excitement is already building as fans look to witness and be a part of golfing history, consisting of fifty-six leading professionals, who will be joined by 3 ...

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Paul O’Connell of Ireland the former Irish and British Lions Rugby Union Captain on the 17th hole during the second round of the 2017 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the Championship Links at Carnoustie on October 6, 2017 in Carnoustie, Scotland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images) Irish rugby legend Paul O’Connell and Clare Hurling star Shane O’Donnell are the first Irish sports stars confirmed to take part in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open pro-am, which ...

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With a final round 65, Leona Maguire found herself in a playoff at the Windsor Golf Classic on the Symetra Tour.    Leona Maguire stepped into the winner’s circle at the Windsor Golf Classic for the first win in her professional career. A birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff against Anannarukarn sealed the title. “I’ve been so close for the past few weeks and started off really well today, tried to keep my foot down,” said Maguire, ...

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  By Ron Sirak (a recipient of the PGA of America Lifetime Achievement in Journalism Award and the LPGA Media Excellence Award) Marilynn Smith, whose role as one of the 13 Founders of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and pioneering work as a television broadcaster landed her in the World Golf Hall of Fame, died early Tuesday morning at the age of 89 surrounded by her family and friends. She would have turned 90 on April 13 ...

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East Lothian, Scotland, April 2019: Scott Allison from Liberton Golf Club in Edinburgh took full advantage of playing on Scottish home soil to secure the silverware at this year’s Links Golf Cup East Lothian, played over four of East Lothian’s finest championship links courses. Runner-up in the event last year, Allison recorded a total of 142 points over four rounds to lead the field of 108 players and became the first Scottish winner of the event ...

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  Austria’s Sarah Schober was delighted the waiting was finally over to collect her 1st win on the LET Access Series. Although the 26-year-old topped the 2016 LETAS ranking, she was winless throughout the year, finishing as a runner-up five times. Schober had to endure a play-off against overnight leader Hayley Davis in order to claim that illusive title and admitted to thinking that she may be the bridesmaid again in the Terre Blanche Ladies Open at ...

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England’s Meghan MacLaren secured a fourth successive top-10 finish on the Ladies European Tour as Daan Huizing won the inaugural Jordan Mixed Open presented by Ayla. MacLaren, 23, started her final round with three birdies in her first five holes and moved five shots ahead of Huizing in the first full field golf tournament to see men and women go head-to-head over the same course for a single prize purse. She bogeyed the sixth and birdied the ...

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The LET Access Series (LETAS) will field the strongest schedule in its history as it celebrates its 10th year in 2019. The series will feature 20 tournaments in nine countries across Europe, an increase from 13 last year. Total prize money also sees a significant increase to over €1 million, up from €590,000 in 2018. An exciting development for the 2019 LETAS season will see the top 55 players updated after each event throughout the series ...

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The Irish Girls Open Stroke Play takes place at Roganstown Hotel and Country Club from April 5th to 7th A discussion on the use of breathing techniques and mindfulness in golf at a recent ILGU Warm Weather Training week in Desert Springs, Spain, is what Aine Donegan (Woodstock) has attributed to her improved mental game and a boost in form since the beginning of 2019. “Donal [Scott] did a talk that week on breathing and mindfulness, which ...

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