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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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VAGLIANO DAY 2 - FOURSOMES RESULTS

Frida Kinhult

The Continent of Europe have extended their leads this morning with the junior team 8-4 up and the seniors 9-7 ahead. This afternoon's singles will decide the Vagliano Trophy.



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DAY 1 AT VAGLIANO TROPHY SEES EUROPE AHEAD

Vagliano Trophy

VAGLIANO SINGLES SCORING

 

JUNIOR VAGLIANO SINGLES

Europe edge ahead of GB & I as the first day of the Vagliano Trophy draws to a close.



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DAY 1 VAGLIANO FOURSOMES DRAW

Vagliano Trophy 2015

JUNIOR VAGLIANO FOURSOMES 

 

VAGLIANO TROPHY FOURSOMES

 

Spectators are welcome and admission is free.


Great Britain & Ireland team captain Elaine Farquharson-Black has gone for an all-Ireland lead-off pair of world No 1 Leona Maguire and Olivia Mehaffey.



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MALONE GETS READY TO HOST VAGLIANO TROPHY

Malone Golf Club

The final stages of preparation are well underway at Malone Golf Club, Northern Ireland which will play host to both Ladies' and Under-16 teams from GB & I and the Continenent of Europe.



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LINNEA STROM v CELINE BOUTIER IN BRITISH FINAL

Linnea Strom

This afternoon's final of the 112th Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship will be contested by Sweden's Linnea Strom and Celine Boutier from France, Continent of Europe team-mates at the upcoming Vagliano Trophy match at Malone GC, Belfast.



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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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DAY 4 OF THE LADIES' BRITISH OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Paula Grant

World No 1 Leona Maguire's impressive run in the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship was stopped in its tracks, by 26-year-old Australian Joanna Charlton, in this morning's round of the last 16. There was a measure of consolation for Irish supporters when Olivia Mehaffey (Royal Co Down) and Paula Grant won their ties to reach the quarter-finals.



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MEHAFFEY HOPES FOR HOME SUPPORT AT PORTSTEWART FINAL

Olivia Mehaffey

All roads will lead to Portstewart Golf Club for tomorrow's final day of the 112th Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship.



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DAY 3 OF THE LADIES' BRITISH OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Portstewart Golf Club

Leona Maguire continued her world-class form to sweep into the last 32 of the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship at Portstewart GC, Northern Ireland.



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LEONA MAGUIRE CONTINUES WINNING STREAK AT PORTSTEWART

Leona Maguire

Leona Maguire played her two match play rounds today without posting a bogey to make it through to the second day of match play, at the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship at Portstewart



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LEONA MAGUIRE LEADING QUALIFIER AT PORTSTEWART

Portstewart Golf Course

Leona Maguire, whose World No 1 female amateur ranking makes her favourite to win the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship, has qualified as the top seed for the match play round with a score of 11 under. She was also part of the Irish trio of Olivia Mehaffey, Chloe Ryan and herself who took the international team title ahead of the Swedish in 2nd and United States in 3rd.

 

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ELIN ESBORN LEADER IN THE PORTSTEWART CLUBHOUSE ON DAY 1

Elin Esborn

Elin Esborn, an 18-year-old from Gothenburg, Sweden, knocked World No 1 Leona Maguire off the pole position after 6pm as the first qualifying round in the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship drew to a close in the evening sunshine at Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland



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DAY 1 OF THE LADIES' BRITISH OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Leona Maguire

World No 1 Leona Maguire lived up to her star billing with a brilliant, six-under-par round of 67 (35-32) to take a two-stroke lead. Pleasant weather allowed many of the field to score under par on the first morning at Portstewart Golf Course, Northern Ireland. 



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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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SAD LOSS FOR LADIES' GOLF 

Marigold Spier

It is with regret the LGU reports the death of Miss Marigold Speir on Wednesday 8 April.

 

Miss Speir played in the Great Britain and Ireland team in the 1957 Vagliano Trophy match against the Continent of Europe. 



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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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JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE LADIES’ GOLF UNION AND THE R&A

Exploratory discussions are underway between the Ladies’ Golf Union (LGU) and The R&A towards establishing a more closely coordinated working relationship and the possibility of a merger between the two organisations.

 



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LADIES’ GOLF UNION RAISES OVER £500,000 TO STOP BREAST CANCER FOR GOOD

Lady golfers from across Great Britain and Ireland have joined forces to fight breast cancer as the Ladies’ Golf Union (LGU) presents Breakthrough Breast Cancer with an incredible donation of £500,000.



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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
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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 SADDENED AT LOSS OF CATHERINE BAILEY

All at the LGU were saddened to hear of the death of Catherine Bailey (Tandridge) on Wednesday 4th February.

 

Catherine was Senior Ladies’ British Champion 1988 & 1989. She represented Surrey for many years and was a member of at least 3 winning teams in the County Championship Finals. 



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LGU APPOINTS HELEN AS TEAM MANAGER

Helen Hewlett

Lincolnshire Ladies' County Captain and seven times County champion, Helen Hewlett (nee Dobson)  has accepted an invitation from the Ladies’ Golf Union, to be team manager of the Great Britain & Ireland teams for the Vagliano Trophy matches at Malone Golf Club, Belfast on June 26-27 and next year's Curtis Cup match at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club, near Dublin.



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LGU CONGRATULATES VICE PRESIDENT ON HER NEW YEAR'S HONOUR

Sue Johnson

Yorkshire’s Sue Johnson, a Vice President of the LGU and one of the first Presidents of England Golf, has been made an OBE for services to golf in the New Year Honours list. 

 

“This is a very great honour,” said Sue, who has held prominent positions within golf at national, county and club level. “I must be very lucky to be honoured for doing something which has given me the greatest pleasure.” 



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PRESS RELEASE FROM THE LADIES' GOLF UNION

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The Ladies’ Golf Union today announced that CEO Shona Malcolm will step down at the end of this month.

 



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USA NAMES CAPTAIN FOR 2016 CURTIS CUP

Robin Burke

The United States Golf Association announced today that Robin Burke, of Houston, Texas, has been selected as captain of the 2016 USA Curtis Cup Team. The 39th Match will be played from 10-12 June. 2016 at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club near Dublin, Ireland.   The Curtis Cup Match is an eight-female team competition between the USA and Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I).



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2015 LGU ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND ANNUAL DINNER

The 2015 LGU AGM and Annual Dinner will be held in St Andrews on 20 & 21 February.

The Annual Dinner will be held at The Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, St Andrews on Friday 20 February with the AGM being held at the same venue on Saturday 21 February.



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LEONA MAGUIRE READY FOR THE CHALLENGE OF PORTSTEWART

Leona Maguire tees off on the first hole of her final practice round.

If international class counts for anything then the winner of the 112th Ladies' British Open Amateur
Championship at Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland this week should be one of the nine players who will be playing in the GB and I versus Continent of Europe Vagliano Trophy match at Malone Golf Club, Belfast on June 26th and 27th.



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COUGHLAN-RYAN TO CAPTAIN JUNIOR TEAM AGAINST CONTINENT OF EUROPE

Claire Coughlan- Ryan

The Ladies’ Golf Union (“LGU”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Claire Coughlan-Ryan of Ireland as Captain of the GB&I Junior Vagliano team which will play a Continent of Europe side at Malone Golf Club, Belfast, in June 2015.

 

 



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LGU ANNOUNCES GB & I ASTOR TROPHY TEAM 

The Astor Trophy

The 5 player GB & I team to defend the Astor Trophy title in Australia from 11-16th January has been named.  A mixture of youth and experience has been selected to defend the Astor Trophy for Great Britain & Ireland in Australia.



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R&A PACE OF PLAY SURVEY
 
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One of the hot topics in golf at the moment is pace of play. Pace of play is affected by many factors, including player ability and behaviour, management practices and course difficulty and set-up.



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Updated: 2nd July 2015
Click for more details of the LGU Order of Merit
1
Olivia Mehaffey (IRL)
2
Meghan MacLaren (ENG)
3
Paula Grant (IRL)
4
Inci Mehmet (ENG)
5
Chloe Williams (WAL)
6
Becky Harries (WAL)
 +2 
Chloe Ryan (IRL)
 -1 
Bethan Popel (ENG)
 -1 
Olivia Winning (ENG)
10
Hayley Davis (ENG)
11
Gemma Clews (ENG)
12
Lianna Bailey (ENG)
13
Maria Dunne (IRL)
13  +1 
Bronte Law (ENG)
15
Samantha Giles (ENG)
16  +1 
Sophie Keech (ENG)
17  +1 
Alice Hewson (ENG)
18  +2 
Dulcie Sverdloff (ENG)
19  +2 
Ellie Goodall (ENG)
20  +2 
Annabel Bailey (ENG)
21  +2 
Gabrielle MacDonald (SCO)
22  +2 
Sophie Lamb (ENG)
23  +2 
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
24  +33 
Sarah Helly (IRL)
25  -9 
Jessica Ross (IRL)
26
Sinead Sexton (IRL)
26
Bethany Garton (ENG)
28
Kerry Smith (ENG)
29
Emily Slater (ENG)
29
India Clyburn (ENG)
31  +3 
Niamh McSherry (IRL)
32  -1 
Nia Greville (WAL)
32  -1 
Leona Maguire (IRL)
34  -1 
Poppy Finlay (ENG)
35
Lauren Horsford (ENG)
35
Lizzie Prior (ENG)
37
Connie Jaffrey (SCO)
37  -18 
Mary Doyle (IRL)
39
Georgina Mundy (ENG)
40
Samantha Fuller (ENG)
41
Eloise Healey (ENG)
42  +1 
Katherine O'Connor (WAL)
43  +2 
Clara Young (SCO)
44  +2 
Hannah McCook (SCO)
44  +2 
Lauren Hillier (WAL)
46  +2 
Emma Allen (ENG)
47  +2 
Jessica Bradley (ENG)
48  -4 
Jean O'Driscoll (IRL)
49  +2 
Annabel Wilson (IRL)
50  +2 
Chelsea Masters (ENG)
51  +3 
Bronwyn Davies (ENG)
51  +8 
Lisa Maguire (IRL)
53  -11 
Emma O'Driscoll (IRL)
54  +2 
Shannon McWilliam (SCO)
55  +3 
Abi Laker (ENG)
56  -3 
Louise Coffey (IRL)
57  +41 
Tara Gribben (IRL)
58  -20 
Jessica Carty (IRL)
58  +2 
Hollie Vizard (ENG)
60  +1 
Julie McCarthy (IRL)
60  +1 
Hollie Muse (ENG)
62  +1 
Rachel Walker (SCO)
62  +1 
Lauren Whyte (SCO)
64  +1 
Charlotte Austwick (ENG)
64  +1 
Elizabeth Swallow (ENG)
66  +1 
Penelope Brown (ENG)
67
Laura Doherty (IRL)
67  +1 
Victoria Mallett (ENG)
67  +1 
Ailsa Summers (SCO)
70
Tara MacTaggart (SCO)
70
Chloe Goadby (SCO)
72
Jae Bowers (ENG)
72
Charlie Field (ENG)
72
Emily J Coleman (ENG)
72
Jessica Schiele (ENG)
76
Rochelle Morris (ENG)
76  +22 
Shannon Burke (IRL)
76
Charlotte West (ENG)
79  -1 
Jordan Ryan (WAL)
79  -1 
Rachel Taylor (SCO)
81  -31 
Amy Farrell (IRL)
81  -1 
Elizabeth Mallett (ENG)
81  -1 
Jessica Evans (WAL)
81
Ciara Casey (IRL)
85  +11 
Victoria Craig (IRL)
86  -3 
Heather Munro (SCO)
86  -3 
Kate McIntosh (SCO)
88  -2 
Charlotte Leathem (ENG)
89  -2 
Katrina Gillum (ENG)
89  -2 
Sophie Madden (ENG)
91  -11 
Karen Delaney (IRL)
92  -2 
Samantha Birks (WAL)
92  -2 
Gillian Paton (SCO)
94  -1 
Jacqueline Sneddon (SCO)
94  -1 
Mairead Martin (IRL)
94  -39 
Aedin Murphy (IRL)
94  -1 
Eilidh Briggs (SCO)
98  -2 
Fiona Liddell (SCO)
99  +2 
Mary Dowling (IRL)
99  +13 
Niamh Ward (IRL)
101  -3 
Gemma Batty (ENG)
102  -1 
Eilidh Watson (SCO)
102  +28 
Meadhbh Doyle (IRL)
104  -14 
Carla Reynolds (IRL)
104  -1 
Ella Griffiths (WAL)
104  -1 
Sheena Wood (SCO)
104  -1 
Katie Reid (SCO)
104  -1 
Ella Ofstedahl (ENG)
109  -26 
Sarah Cunningham (IRL)
109  -1 
Megan Lockett (WAL)
111  -2 
Nicola Callander (SCO)
111
Shannen Brown (IRL)
111  -2 
Jessica Meek (SCO)
114  -2 
Shelby Smart (ENG)
115  -1 
Emma Newlove (ENG)
115  -1 
Rachel Polson (SCO)
117  -1 
Jemma Chalmers (SCO)
117  -1 
Karen Marshall (SCO)
117  -1 
Emma Harris (ENG)
120  -1 
Laura Grant (IRL)
120  -1 
Lucy Eaton (ENG)
122
Samantha Meese (ENG)
122
Jordana Graham (SCO)
124
Georgia Price (ENG)
124
Ariana Coyle Diez (IRL)
126
Ashleigh Greenham (ENG)
126
Wendy Nicholson (SCO)
128
Lesley Atkins (SCO)
129  +1 
Charlotte Thomas (ENG)
129  +1 
Daisy-May Kenny (ENG)
131  +2 
Aoife Lowry (IRL)
132  +2 
Daisy Macve (ENG)
132  +2 
Lucy Evans (ENG)
132  +2 
Harriet Allsebrook (ENG)
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