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Alexandra Armas has been confirmed as the permanent CEO of the Ladies European Tour (LET), reporting directly to the LPGA-LET Joint Venture Board of Directors, chaired by LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan. Armas took on the role of Acting CEO in early October 2019, working closely alongside the Board to complete the 2019 season and build the 2020 schedule, which will be announced on Friday. She previously held the position of LET Executive Director from August 2008 ...

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    13th January 2020: Kristianstads GK in the south of Sweden will become the venue for the Creekhouse Ladies Open, a new Ladies European Tour (LET) event in 2020. The four day tournament will be played September 3-6 featuring a field of 126 professional women, competing for a €400,000 prize fund. The tournament will not only be the first of its kind in Sweden since 2015, bringing a full field of professional women golfers from all over ...

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  DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — For a fourth consecutive year, the Symetra Tour and American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) are aligning around select AJGA invitationals hosted by current and former LPGA Tour greats to provide champions with exemption into Symetra Tour events. Winners of the 2020 ANNIKA Invitational USA presented by Rolex, Buick Shanshan Feng AJGA Girls Invitational and KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational qualify for a Symetra Tour exemption to various tournaments. It is the ...

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  Two of golf’s leading organisations have committed to support the growth of women’s professional golf through the newly formed LPGA-LET partnership   The R&A and the men’s European Tour have committed to help the newly formed joint venture between the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and the Ladies European Tour (LET) in its efforts to significantly grow playing opportunities, financial incentives and television exposure for women’s professional golf in Europe and around the world. As well as providing ...

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Sesimbra On The Costa Azul The Algarve has always been a favourite golfing destination with golfers from around the world, especially with the Irish. In more recent years the Lisbon and Porto regions have become increasingly  popular and it’s not hard to see why. The magnificent countryside around Porto is amazing, I loved the quaint little towns, the food and Douro wines and not least the superb golf courses. My second Portuguese golf adventure this year was to Cascais a ...

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New Stena ferry completes trials in China ahead of Irish Sea arrival next year   LEADING ferry company Stena Line has announced that Stena Estrid, the first of its three new ferries destined for the Irish Sea, has successfully completed her sea trials in China’s Yellow Sea. Following three days of extensive testing, the new vessel performed excellently across a wide range of stringent test criteria and is now on schedule to start operating on the Dublin to ...

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 Bro Hof Slott Golf Club: Getty Images.   The European Tour and Ladies European Tour jointly announced that Major Champions Henrik Stenson and Annika Sörenstam will host an innovative mixed event in Sweden next year with men and women going head-to-head for the first time on the same course competing for one prize fund and one trophy. As part of the European Tour’s commitment to inclusivity in golf, the inaugural Scandinavian Mixed Hosted by Henrik & Annika will ...

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    A year after finishing tied for second in the Hero Women’s Indian Open, Christine Wolf enjoyed a much happier experience at DLF Golf and Country Club as she claimed her first Ladies European Tour title. The 30-year-old Austrian, who had led by three going into the 18th hole 12 months ago before a nightmare double-bogey wrecked her chances, was able to take care of unfinished business. Again, standing on the 18th tee, she held a three-stroke advantage, ...

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    The Magical Kenya Ladies Open, a new tournament on the Ladies European Tour, will take place from the 5th to the 8th December 2019 on the Baobab Course at Vipingo Ridge, Kilifi County, Kenya, in collaboration with title sponsor Magical Kenya, presenting sponsor MPesa and Promoter U.COM Event GmbH. Not only will this event mark the very first time professional lady golfers will have played competitively in the region but it will also be the final ...

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  Photo:Olivia Mahaffey An initial Great Britain and Ireland squad of ten players has been announced by The R&A ahead of next year’s Curtis Cup match at Conwy Golf Club, Wales. The 41st Curtis Cup match will be played from Friday 12 – Sunday 14 June 2020 with GB&I attempting to regain the historic trophy after the United States recorded a commanding 17-3 victory at Quaker Ridge in New York last year. Strong player pool Elaine Ratcliffe, who will captain ...

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