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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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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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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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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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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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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: 4th February 2016
Click for more details of the LGU Order of Merit
1
Olivia Mehaffey (IRL)
2
Bronte Law (ENG)
3
Rochelle Morris (ENG)
 +8 
Paula Grant (IRL)
5
Sophie Lamb (ENG)
 +1 
Alice Hewson (ENG)
 -1 
Inci Mehmet (ENG)
8
Chloe Williams (WAL)
 -5 
Chloe Ryan (IRL)
10
India Clyburn (ENG)
11  +3 
Gemma Clews (ENG)
12  -3 
Samantha Giles (ENG)
13  -2 
Maria Dunne (IRL)
14  +1 
Lianna Bailey (ENG)
15  -2 
Jessica Ross (IRL)
16
Bethan Popel (ENG)
17
Meghan MacLaren (ENG)
18
Sophie Keech (ENG)
19
Lizzie Prior (ENG)
20  +3 
Olivia Winning (ENG)
21
Samantha Fuller (ENG)
22  -2 
Ellie Goodall (ENG)
23  +2 
Cloe Frankish (ENG)
24  -2 
Clara Young (SCO)
25  -1 
Emily Slater (ENG)
26
Annabel Bailey (ENG)
27
Connie Jaffrey (SCO)
28
Sarah Helly (IRL)
29  +17 
Gemma Batty (ENG)
30  -1 
Jessica Bradley (ENG)
31
Gabrielle MacDonald (SCO)
32  -2 
Niamh McSherry (IRL)
33  +2 
Sinead Sexton (IRL)
34  -2 
Mary Doyle (IRL)
35  -2 
Nia Greville (WAL)
36  +18 
Isobel Wardle (ENG)
37  +1 
Hollie Muse (ENG)
38  +5 
Hannah McCook (SCO)
39  -5 
Eloise Healey (ENG)
40  +12 
Mairead Martin (IRL)
40  +10 
Chloe Goadby (SCO)
42  -7 
Bethany Garton (ENG)
43  -6 
Dulcie Sverdloff (ENG)
44  -6 
Abi Laker (ENG)
44  -6 
Bronwyn Davies (ENG)
46  -5 
Ailsa Summers (SCO)
47  -4 
Charlotte Leathem (ENG)
48  -3 
Leona Maguire (IRL)
49  -3 
Katherine O'Connor (WAL)
49  -3 
Victoria Mallett (ENG)
51  +29 
Fiona Liddell (SCO)
52  -3 
Georgina Mundy (ENG)
53  +22 
Julie McCarthy (IRL)
54  -4 
Megan Garland (ENG)
55  -3 
Becky Harries (WAL)
56  -1 
Annabel Wilson (IRL)
57  -1 
Lauren Horsford (ENG)
58  -1 
Tara MacTaggart (SCO)
59  -1 
Louise Coffey (IRL)
60  -1 
Jae Bowers (ENG)
61  -1 
Harriet Allsebrook (ENG)
61  -1 
Georgia Price (ENG)
63  -1 
Shannon Stevie McWilliam (SCO)
64  -1 
Rachel Taylor (SCO)
64  -1 
Rachel Walker (SCO)
66  -1 
Jessica Meek (SCO)
66  -1 
Miranda Brain (ENG)
66  -1 
Jessica Carty (IRL)
69  -1 
Lauren Whyte (SCO)
69  -1 
Charlotte Austwick (ENG)
69  -1 
Megan Lockett (WAL)
72  -1 
Katrina Gillum (ENG)
72  -1 
Tara Gribben (IRL)
74  -1 
Elizabeth Stebbings (ENG)
75  +11 
Jennifer Saxton (SCO)
76  -2 
Alison Knowles (ENG)
77  -2 
Chelsea Masters (ENG)
78  -1 
Lisa Maguire (IRL)
79  -1 
Penelope Brown (ENG)
80  -1 
Brogan Townend (ENG)
81  -40 
Emma Allen (ENG)
82  -2 
Natasha Slater (ENG)
82  -2 
Elizabeth Mallett (ENG)
82  -2 
Kate McIntosh (SCO)
85  -1 
Georgina Blackman (ENG)
86  -1 
Lauren Hillier (WAL)
87  -1 
Laura Doherty (IRL)
87  -1 
Ella Griffiths (WAL)
89
Ciara Casey (IRL)
90
Heather Munro (SCO)
91
Sophie Madden (ENG)
92
Poppy Finlay (ENG)
92
Ella Ofstedahl (ENG)
92
Shannon Burke (IRL)
92
Ashleigh Greenham (ENG)
96
Katie Reid (SCO)
96
Karen Delaney (IRL)
98
Emma O'Driscoll (IRL)
98
Samantha Birks (WAL)
98
Aedin Murphy (IRL)
98
Nicola Callander (SCO)
98
Gillian Paton (SCO)
103
Charlotte Hartshorn (ENG)
103
Mary Dowling (IRL)
105
Jacqueline Sneddon (SCO)
105
Kerry Smith (ENG)
107
Jean O'Driscoll (IRL)
108
Victoria Craig (IRL)
108
Jordan Ryan (WAL)
110
Niamh Ward (IRL)
111
Eilidh Watson (SCO)
112
Sheena Wood (SCO)
113
Sarah Cunningham (IRL)
114
Emily J Coleman (ENG)
114
Rachel Polson (SCO)
114
Valerie Clancy (IRL)
117
Jemma Chalmers (SCO)
117
Shannen Brown (IRL)
117
Karen Marshall (SCO)
120
Meadhbh Doyle (IRL)
121
Jordana Graham (SCO)
122
Charlotte Thomas (ENG)
122
Ariana Coyle Diez (IRL)
124
Wendy Nicholson (SCO)
125
Lesley Atkins (SCO)
126
Emma Harris (ENG)
127
Aoife Lowry (IRL)
128
Fiona McCann (ENG)


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