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The LGU has a wide range of sponsors and partners, investing money, resources and support into the ladies’ game. The attached briefing papers highlights the LGU’s reach and the benefits accruing to its partners.
The LGU’s major sponsors are listed below:-
Title sponsor of the LGU’s flagship event and the only major championship in the ladies game played outside the USA, the Ricoh Women’s British Open. The Ricoh Company Ltd is a Fortune Global 500 company specialising in technology and services that transform high volume, document intensive business processes into more efficient ones.
In addition to the title sponsorship, Ricoh has several other connections with the Ricoh Women’s British Open. Ricoh is the official supplier of the document solutions used for a wide range of tasks in the build-up and planning of the event. During the tournament, the press centre is also fully equipped with Ricoh products, to support journalists with their printing, scanning, faxing and copying needs.
The Official Motor Trade Partner of the LGU, Peugeot Motor Company Limited is part of PSA Peugeot Citroen, the second largest car maker based in Europe.
Peugeot Motor Company Limited has since 2003 been title sponsor of the Peugeot 208 LGU Coronation Foursomes, which is believed to have be the largest competition in terms of participation for lady golfers in GB&I. The LGU’s vehicle fleet is provided by Peugeot Motor Company Limited.
Premium Golf Brands (PGB) is Europe's largest golf apparel distribution company. The company, and its predecessors, has been the LGU’s Official Clothing Supplier since 2000, providing official playing uniform to all GB & I teams when competing in the Curtis Cup, Vagliano Trophy, and Astor Trophy. PGB has developed a multi-brand strategy with a portfolio of golf apparel brands that represent the best in the industry, including Calvin Klein, Cutter & Buck and Green Lamb.
The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa is part of the Kohler Co., today one of America’s oldest and largest privately held businesses.
Centered on the most famous hole in golf, the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews is the perfect vacation resort for golf, fine dining and spa services, winning the World Travel Awards’ accolade as Scotland’s Leading Golf Resort in 2011. The Old Course Hotel’s partnership with the LGU began in 2007.
PING is a family-owned company founded in 1959 in the garage of Karsten Solheim. Karsten's frustration with his putting inspired him to design a putter, which made a "pinging" sound when striking a golf ball. Today, PING is synonymous with innovation, quality and service in the world of golf and is delighted to provide the GB & I Teams with golf bags, luggage and accessories.
Comprised of the Titleist and FootJoy golf brands, Acushnet is committed to providing both serious and recreational golfers alike with products and services of superior performance and quality. GB & I Teams are kindly provided with Titleist golf balls
and wear Foot-Joy shoes, gloves and outerwear.
TSG is Scotland’s leading IT services business and is the Official IT Partner to the LGU. The company provides independent IT solutions in hardware, software and support to small and medium sized businesses. TSG’s expertise is founded on the skills of its technical and advisory staff.
Carrick Neill is a trading name for Giles Insurance Brokers Limited. The LGU exclusively endorses the Lady Golfers Policy, administered by Carrick Neill, which is designed to meet the insurance needs of today’s lady golfers.
The R&A is golf’s world rules and development body, most famous for being the organiser of The Open Championship. It operates with the consent of more than 130 national and international, professional and amateur bodies from over 30 countries on behalf of an estimated 30 million golfers in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. The R&A is based at the Royal & Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews and runs some of the game’s major amateur events, including the Amateur Championship and the Boys Home Internationals.
IMG Worldwide is a global sports, entertainment and media business, with nearly 3,000 employees operating in 30 countries around the globe. IMG’s areas of expertise are diverse and wide ranging. It works in partnership with the LGU in delivering the LGU’s flagship event Ricoh Women’s British Open.
The LET is Europe’s leading women’s professional golf tour and formed as the WPGA in 1978. Over the last 33 years, the tour has developed into a truly international organisation and in 2011 operated 28 golf tournaments in 19 different countries worldwide. The LET professional players represent 34 countries and their game is broadcast in 240 million homes in 80 countries around the globe. The LET is a co-sanctioning body of the LGU’s Ricoh Women’s British Open.
The LPGA is one of the longest-running women's professional sports associations in the world. Founded in 1950, the organization has grown from its roots as a playing tour into a non-profit organization involved in every facet of golf.
The LPGA maintains a strong focus on charity through: its tournaments; its grassroots junior and women's programs; its affiliation with Susan G. Komen For The Cure; and the formation of The LPGA Foundation.
The LPGA is a co-sanctioning body of the LGU’s Ricoh Women’s British Open.
Scotland’s designated national events organisation responsible for attracting, creating and developing sporting and cultural events throughout the country. Established in 2003, EventScotland co-ordinates the Scottish Government’s Major Events Strategy. Its events programme provided funding worth £50,000 to support the LGU’s hosting of the 2012 Curtis Cup at the Nairn Golf Club.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LGU CONGRATULATES VICE PRESIDENT ON HER NEW YEAR'S HONOUR
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.”
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).
LADIES' GOLF SADDENED AT THE LOSS OF CATHERINE BOOTH
Everyone at the LGU was saddened to hear of the death on Saturday of Vice-President Catherine Booth, after a long struggle with ill health. Catherine, who hailed from Clontarf in Ireland, was President from 2004-2007, and was a great supporter and promoter of ladies' golf throughout her life.
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.
England added the Senior Home Internationals trophy to the European Team title won earlier in the year, and at the same time celebrated the country's clean sweep in the three Ladies', Seniors. and Girls' Home Internationals in 2014.
BELFAST PAIR WINS PEUGEOT FOURSOMES AFTER STORMING FINISH
The Peugeot Coronation Foursomes champions for 2014 are Jenny Gibson and Marie Canavan from Belvoir Park, Belfast, who stormed their way to a great closing total of 39 points in the handicap stableford event on the Eden Course, St Andrews, just pipping Tina Earley and Elaine Coomber (Redlibbets) on a better inward half.
LADIES' GOLF MOURNS THE DEATH OF 3 TIME CURTIS CUP PLAYER RUTH SLARK (PORTER)
Everyone at the Ladies' Golf Union was saddened to hear of the death of Ruth Slark (nee Porter) on 15 September 2014. British Girls' Champion in 1956, Ruth went on to win the English Championship in 1959, 1961 and 1965, and was capped for England many times, particularly on 10 occasions in the Home International Matches.
Wales keep their hopes of retaining the Home International Matches title alive with a sound 2.5 to 0.5 win over Ireland, who beat England 6-3 on day 1. Becky Harries and Chloe Williams continued their unbeaten runs, with a 5&4 win over Amy Farrell and Sinead Sexton.
The singles started at 1.13, as scheduled, on a perfect windless day.
The GB&I cheerleaders found themselves out voiced by a newly formed US
choir, belting out a modified version of 'This Land is Your Land' on the
Georgia Hall, 17-year-old from Dorset, is the new Ladies British Open Amateur Champion - with the help of her first ever hole in one at the 17th hole of the final against 18-year-old Luna Sobron (Spain) at windswept Machynys Golf Club.