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CURTIS CUP DEBUTS FOR FIVE OF GB&I TEAM AT DUN LAOGHAIRE

Curtis Cup 2016

The Great Britain and Ireland team of eight for the 39th Curtis Cup match against the United States of America at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club, near Dublin, from June 10 to 12 has been named and will feature three players who have previously participated in the biennial transatlantic women's amateur international contest. 



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TEAM GB & I TO PRACTISE AT THE CASTLE GOLF CLUB 

Curtis Cup 2016

The Great Britain and Ireland team to challenge the United States of America, at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club, near Dublin from June 10 to 12, will warm up for the international contest with a "friendly" match against a team from Castle Golf Club on the south side of Dublin.



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2016 PEUGEOT LGU CORONATION FOURSOMES

2016 will be the 63rd year of the Coronation Foursomes.  The LGU is extremely grateful to Peugeot which, for the fifteenth successive year, has sponsored this hugely popular event that has gone from strength to strength with more than 27,000 lady golfers from 1,250 clubs competing in last year’s competition. 



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THE LADIES’ GOLF UNION AND THE R&A TO MERGE

The Ladies’ Golf Union (LGU) and The R&A are to proceed with a merger of the two organisations.

Following an extensive consultation exercise, agreement has been reached on the merger of the two St Andrews-based bodies with the process due to be completed in the coming months.

The LGU organises a series of prestigious championships and international matches including the Ricoh Women’s British Open and the Curtis Cup and the merger will be an opportunity to further develop these world class events.



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MEMBER BENEFITS SCHEME WITH FRED. OLSEN

We are pleased to announce that the Ladies' Golf Union have teamed up with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines to give you a fantastic 10% discount over and above offers currently in the market.*
 



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OLD COURSE HOTEL EXCLUSIVE PACKAGE FOR LGU MEMBERS

The Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa are proud to support the LGU and in recognition of their great work in the game, have an exclusive package for LGU members.

 

The package is available Sunday-Thursday from 01/10/15 to 31/03/16 at the very special rate of £195.00 per room (based on two sharing a twin/double room)



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ENGLAND BEAT IRELAND 5-3 TO RETAIN TITLE

Pat Wrightson - England Captain

England won the Sue Johnson Trophy for the ninth time as Senior Ladies Home International champions by beating Ireland 5-3 at Elm Park Golf Club, Dublin this afternoon.



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MOTHER AND DAUGHTER WIN 2015 CORONATION FOURSOMES

Mother and daughter team Yvonne and Rachel Woodcock of Blankney Golf Club, Lincolnshire, won the historic Peugeot LGU Coronation Foursomes over a rain-swept Eden Course at St Andrews Links, holding off Anna Jacobs and Anne Luetchford (Corhampton) thanks to a better inward half after both groups had finished on 38 points.



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JULIE BROWN WINS BRITISH SENIORS' CHAMPIONSHIP

Julie Brown

Staffordshire's Julie Brown kept her nerve with pars over the last five holes to win the Senior Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship at Prestatyn Golf Club, Wales. Julie, a member of Trentham Golf Club, finished the 54-hole event with rounds of 72, 75 and 78 for a three-over par total of 225 over the par-74 course.She won by three strokes from Irish senior ladies champion Gertie McMullen (The Island). 



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ENGLAND CRUSHES IRISH HOPES OF RETAINING MILLER TROPHY

England with the Miller trophy

England have won the Miller Trophy at the Home Internationals for the fourth time in the past five years.

 

They did it by beating front-runners Ireland 5-4, overtaking them in the singles after losing the final day morning foursomes 2-1 at Royal Wimbledon Golf Club, London.



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OLIVIA WINS 2015 LGU ORDER OR MERIT TITLE

Olivia Mehaffey

The 17‐year‐old, a member of Royal County Down Ladies’ Golf Club, gains a full exemption to next year’s Ricoh Women’s British Open which will be played at the end of July at Woburn Golf Club. In order to be eligible for the exemption Olivia must remain an amateur at least until that championship has been played.



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17 YEAR OLD ADITI WINS BRITISH TITLE BY FIVE STROKES

Aditi Ashok, 17 years old from Bangalore, India, cruised to a five-stroke victory in the Ladies British open amateur stroke-play championship at Moortown Golf Club, Leeds.



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SANDRA NORDAAS WINS BRITISH GIRLS' TITLE

 

 

 

Sandra Nordaas is the first Norwegian to win British title since Marianne Skarpnord in 2003 after quality final of 10 birdies and no bogeys.



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ENGLAND TAKE STROYAN CUP AT LANARK

England Team with Stroyan Cup

On the final day of the Girls' Home International Matches, England overpowered Ireland 7-2 to win Stroyan Cup for eighth year in a row.



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'RAISING OUR GAME' #ThisGirlGolfs

Despite there being some great female players on the world stage, such as Charley Hull, Laura Davies, Mel Reid and Paula Creamer, golf is often wrongly perceived as a Man’s game. #ThisGirlGolfs is designed to shift this perception and inspire participation by highlighting women that are already playing the game at all levels.



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INBEE PARK WINS BRITISH OPEN FOR CAREER GRAND SLAM

World Number One Inbee Park has made the 2015 Ricoh Women's British Open championship the seventh major victory of her brilliant career. The 27-year-old South Korean staged a grandstand finish to achieve a total of 12-under-par 276 and win the RWBO at Turnberry links for the first time.



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LUNA SOBRON WINS SMYTH SALVER

Luna Sobron

Spain's Luna Sobron was the only amateur to make the cut at the 2015 Ricoh Women's British Open and so wins the amateur prize before even playing her final two rounds.



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ELLIS TOPS THE QUALIFIERS AT IRVINE

 

 

Irvine Golf Club

Charlotte Ellis, playing in today's first grouping, topped the Final Qualifying for the Ricoh Women's British Open with an excellent 69, whilst World Amateur No. 2 Bronte Law is disqualified. 



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BEHIND THE SCENES AT TURNBERRY

Painting the walls white

Take a glimpse at some behind the scenes action from the build up to the Ricoh Women's British Open.



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A FINAL CHANCE TO MAKE IT TO TURNBERRY

Ricoh Womens British Open

The draw for the Ricoh Women’s British Open Final-Qualifying has been made, a competition which provides a final opportunity for professionals and amateurs to clinch a spot at Turnberry.



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CONTINENT OF EUROPE WIN JUNIOR AND SENIOR VAGLIANO

European Junior Vagliano Team

The Continent of Europe won the Junior and Senior Vagliano Trophies in a stunning yet extremely tense final day at Malone Golf Club, Northern Ireland.

 



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CELINE BOUTIER IS NEW BRITISH OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPION

Celine Boutier

Celine Boutier, 21-year-old No 3 seed from the Paris suburb of Montrouge, is the new Ladies' British Open Amateur Champion. She beat 18-year-old Swedish player Linnea Strom from Gothenburg by 4 and 3 in the windswept 18-hole final at Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland this afternoon.



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VAGLIANO TEAMS ANNOUNCED

Vagliano Trophy 2015

The LGU has today announced the Great Britain & Ireland team of nine which will challenge the Continent of Europe for the Vagliano Trophy at Malone Golf Club, Belfast on 26 & 27th June 2015.



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EXCITING MEMBER DISCOUNT WITH FRED. OLSEN

Save 10%* off the cost of any Fred. Olsen Cruise!

 

The Ladies' Golf Union and Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines are delighted to announce a brand new benefit for Ladies' Golf Union members & family.

 

This saving is in addition to any promotional discounts on offer at the time of booking.



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CURTIS CUP 2016 OFFICIAL HOTEL
 

CC 2016 Poster

The Ladies’ Golf Union has chosen the five-star Radisson Blu St Helen's Hotel, Dublin as the official hotel for next year's Curtis Cup match between the best female amateur golfers in Great Britain & Ireland and their counterparts in the United States.

 



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COMMISSIONING OF THE CURTIS CUP 2016 OFFICIAL ARTWORK

Lucy Tormey & Liz Jordan (Lady Captain)

The 39th Curtis Cup match takes place from the 10-12 June 2016 and Dun Laoghaire G.C., situated near the picturesque village of Enniskerry in Dublin, Ireland, will host the match between the top women amateur players from GB & I and the USA. 



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LGU SEEKS HOST VENUE FOR 2020 CURTIS CUP

The 41st Curtis Cup match between Great Britain & Ireland and the United States will be played in 2020 at a venue selected by the Ladies’ Golf Union.   Golf clubs who would like to be considered as hosts for the prestigious three-day match in June of that year are now invited by the LGU to express a written interest by 31st March 2015.



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RICOH WOMEN'S BRITISH OPEN MOVES TO SKY IN 2017
ricoh red logo

The Ladies Golf Union and IMG today can confirm a new five-year broadcast agreement for the Ricoh Women’s British Open with the UK’s two largest sports broadcasters, Sky and the BBC, running from 2017 – 2021, in an arrangement similar to that announced last week by the R&A for the Open Championship.



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LGU SUPPORTER SIR RICHARD GEORGE DIES

Richard George

The LGU is saddened to learn of the death of long term supporter of women's golf Sir Richard George. With his company Weetabix, he helped to resurrect the Women's British Open. He was a huge supporter of women's golf and the LGU is indebted to him for his personal interest in the game.



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TIMES FOR LGU MONTHLY

The LGU is pleased to announce that the next edition of LGU Monthly will be show at the following times:

 

Wednesday 14 October

23.30 Sky Sports 4

 

Thursday 15 October

09.30 Sky Sports 4



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LGU CURTIS CUP SQUAD TO VISIT DUN LAOGHAIRE 

CC 2016 Poster

A group of eight of Great Britain and Ireland's top players have been invited to take part in a Curtis Cup familiarisation session on 18th & 19th December at Dun Laoghaire GC, near Dublin, the venue for the 39th biennial match between Great Britain & Ireland and their USA counterparts next June.



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THE LGU REGRETS TO REPORT THE DEATH OF PATSY HANKINS

Patsy Hankins passed away on 22 October 2015 at her home in Taupo, New Zealand.  Beloved wife of the late Garrick and dearly loved mother to Carl, Kathy and Ian.



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BROADCAST TIMES FOR LGU MONTHLY

 

The LGU is pleased to announce that the next edition of LGU Monthly will be shown on Sky Sports 4 at the following times:

 

Wednesday 14 October

23.30 Sky Sports 4

 

Thursday 15 October

09.30 Sky Sports 4

 

Monday 19 October

12.00 Sky Sports 4

 

Tuesday 20 October

19.30 Sky Sports 4



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LGU SADDENED AT LOSS OF GILLIAN ANDERSON

All at the LGU were saddened to hear of the death of Gillian Anderson on Sunday 4th October at the age of 89.

 

Gillian became LGU secretary shortly before the move of the organisation from Sandwich to St Andrews in 1977.



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ENGLAND LEAD IRELAND IN TITLE DECIDER

England

Defending champions England gained a vital one-point lead by taking the foursomes 2-1 in the title decider against Ireland at Elm Park Golf Club, Dublin. Captain Pat Wrightson's team need to beat the host national to retain the Sue Johnson Trophy.



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DAY 2 FOURSOMES SHARED AT ELM PARK

Scotland

Scotland, determined to step up on Wednesday's performance when they lost 8-0 to Ireland, succeeded in sharing the morning foursomes with title-holders England on Day 2 of the Senior Women's Home International Matches at Elm Park Golf Club, Dublin.

 

Ireland, on a high after there 8-0 opening day, had their wings clipped by a Welsh team that had been a little bit unlucky not to beat England on Day 1.

 



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IRELAND V ENGLAND TITLE DECIDER AT ELM PARK

Ireland

Hosts Ireland and defending champions England will meet on the final day of the 2015 Senior Ladies Home International Matches to decide which team wins the title and the Sue Johnson Trophy at Elm Park Golf Club, Dublin.



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WALES LEAD TITLE-HOLDERS AFTER OPENING FOURSOMES

Wales

Defending champions England found themselves trailing 2-1 to Wales after the foursomes of the opening day of the Senior Ladies Home International Matches at Elm Park Golf Club, Dublin.



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2016 LGU ANNUAL DINNER & AGM

The 2016 LGU Annual Dinner and AGM will be held in Leeds on 19 & 20 February



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ENGLAND SALVAGE A DRAW WITH WALES

England V Wales

Beaten 7-1 by England in last year's tournament, Wales gained a measure of revenge for that lopsided result by holding the defending champions to a 4-4 draw on the opening day of the 2015 Senior Ladies Home International Matches at Elm Park Golf Club, Dublin today.

 

In contrast, Scotland, who lost 7-1 to Ireland 12 months ago, suffered an even heavier defeat today in going down 8-0 to the home favourites.



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ENGLAND SEEKS TO COMPLETE HAT-TRICK AT ELM PARK

Elm Park Clubhouse

The Senior Ladies' Home International Matches are a comparatively recent addition to the Ladies' Golf Union programme of events.

 

The first matches for a trophy donated by Mrs Sue Johnson, OBE, were played at Whittington Heath Golf Club near Birmingham in 2003 and the 13th series will be hosted by Elm Park Golf and Sports Club, Dublin from September 30 to October 2.

 

England won the first five titles (2003-2007) and their current total is eight after regaining the championship last year from Ireland who topped the table in 2012 and 2013.

 



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Updated: 26th May 2016
Click for more details of the LGU Order of Merit
1
Olivia Mehaffey (IRL)
2
Bronte Law (ENG)
3
Meghan MacLaren (ENG)
 +1 
Lianna Bailey (ENG)
 -1 
Jessica Ross (IRL)
6
Samantha Giles (ENG)
7
Paula Grant (IRL)
8
Rochelle Morris (ENG)
 +2 
Maria Dunne (IRL)
10  -1 
Inci Mehmet (ENG)
11  -1 
Gemma Clews (ENG)
12
Bethan Popel (ENG)
13
Sophie Lamb (ENG)
14  +1 
Fiona Liddell (SCO)
15  +1 
Olivia Winning (ENG)
16  +1 
Chloe Ryan (IRL)
17  -3 
Chloe Williams (WAL)
18
Samantha Fuller (ENG)
19
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
20  +2 
Ellie Goodall (ENG)
21
Sinead Sexton (IRL)
22  +1 
Isobel Wardle (ENG)
23  +1 
India Clyburn (ENG)
24  +1 
Gabrielle MacDonald (SCO)
25  +1 
Connie Jaffrey (SCO)
26  +7 
Megan Lockett (WAL)
27
Gemma Batty (ENG)
28
Hollie Muse (ENG)
29
Emily Slater (ENG)
30  +1 
Bethany Garton (ENG)
31  -1 
Hannah McCook (SCO)
32
Annabel Bailey (ENG)
33  +1 
Ailsa Summers (SCO)
34  +2 
Mairead Martin (IRL)
35
Sarah Helly (IRL)
36  +1 
Lizzie Prior (ENG)
37  +12 
Mary Doyle (IRL)
38
Megan Garland (ENG)
39
Alice Hewson (ENG)
40
Lauren Horsford (ENG)
41
Dulcie Sverdloff (ENG)
42
Eloise Healey (ENG)
43  -8 
Chloe Goadby (SCO)
44  -1 
Abi Laker (ENG)
45  +6 
Shannon Burke (IRL)
46  +8 
Louise Coffey (IRL)
47  -27 
Clara Young (SCO)
48  -4 
Katrina Gillum (ENG)
49  -4 
Charlotte Leathem (ENG)
50  -4 
Georgia Price (ENG)
51  -4 
Leona Maguire (IRL)
52  +14 
Niamh McSherry (IRL)
53  -1 
Bronwyn Davies (ENG)
54  -1 
Valerie Clancy (IRL)
55
Jennifer Saxton (SCO)
56  -6 
Tara MacTaggart (SCO)
57  -1 
Victoria Mallett (ENG)
58  -1 
Harriet Allsebrook (ENG)
59  -1 
Rachael Taylor (SCO)
59  -1 
Georgina Mundy (ENG)
61  +1 
Miranda Brain (ENG)
61  +1 
Jessica Meek (SCO)
61  +33 
Jessica Carty (IRL)
64
Lauren Whyte (SCO)
65  +2 
Elizabeth Stebbings (ENG)
66  +2 
Chelsea Masters (ENG)
67  +2 
Julie McCarthy (IRL)
68  +2 
Ella Ofstedahl (ENG)
69  +3 
Alison Knowles (ENG)
70
Ella Griffiths (WAL)
71  +23 
Lisa Maguire (IRL)
72  +10 
Lauren Hillier (WAL)
73  +1 
Poppy Finlay (ENG)
74  +1 
Brogan Townend (ENG)
75  +1 
Natasha Slater (ENG)
76  +1 
Aedin Murphy (IRL)
77  +1 
Emma Allen (ENG)
78  -17 
Nia Greville (WAL)
79
Elizabeth Mallett (ENG)
80  +1 
Jae Bowers (ENG)
81  -16 
Kate McIntosh (SCO)
82  +1 
Georgina Blackman (ENG)
83  +3 
Jordan Ryan (WAL)
84  -36 
Katherine O'Connor (WAL)
85  -12 
Shannon Stevie McWilliam (SCO)
86
Laura Doherty (IRL)
87
Ciara Casey (IRL)
88  -4 
Hazel MacGarvie (SCO)
89
Tara Gribben (IRL)
89  -4 
Heather Munro (SCO)
91  -3 
Ashleigh Greenham (ENG)
92  -3 
Aoife Lowry (IRL)
93  -2 
Charlotte Hartshorn (ENG)
93
Mary Dowling (IRL)
95  -2 
Annabel Wilson (IRL)
96  +1 
Rachel Taylor (IRL)
97  +1 
Sarah Cunningham (IRL)
98  +7 
Meadhbh Doyle (IRL)
99  +12 
Shannen Brown (IRL)
100  +12 
Karen Delaney (IRL)
101  -2 
Penelope Brown (ENG)
102  -2 
Charlotte Austwick (ENG)
102
Niamh Ward (IRL)
104  -3 
Nicola Callander (SCO)
105  +9 
Victoria Craig (IRL)
106  -2 
Fiona McCann (ENG)
107  -1 
Emily J Coleman (ENG)
107  -49 
Rachel Walker (SCO)
109  -1 
Catriona Griffin (IRL)
110  -20 
Katie Reid (SCO)
111
Jean O'Driscoll (IRL)
112  -21 
Samantha Birks (WAL)
113  +2 
Emily Toy (ENG)
114  +2 
Charlotte Thomas (ENG)
115  +2 
Claire Robertson (SCO)
116  -37 
Becky Harries (WAL)
117  -30 
Gillian Paton (SCO)
118  +2 
Annabell Fuller (ENG)
119  +2 
Clodagh Jones (IRL)
120  +2 
Sophie Madden (ENG)
121  +2 
Samantha Leslie (SCO)
122  +2 
Maeve Kelly (IRL)
122  -9 
Jordana Graham (SCO)
122  -3 
Lesley Atkins (SCO)
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