The first edition of our hopefully weekly summary of news & notes from the world of womens golf.
We’re hoping to make this a weekly thing and eventually include player & tournament updates. If you have any news or notes, please let us know via our contact page.
The annual “Houwtouw” is taking place at Hilversumsche Golf Club tomorrow, 12 November. The Houwtouw is a mixed greensomes format and is one of the largest amateur golf tournaments in the Netherlands. The host is probably familiar to everyone, as Hilversumsche also hosted the European Tour’s KLM Open earlier this year. Our sponsor, Poodle Golf, is again one of the sponsors supporting the event – well done guys! Weather permitting, we’re planning to head over there and get a few photos.
Golf 4 All Pro Am
Signups for the Golf 4 All Pro Am at Desert Springs (Spain) have started. The tournament is scheduled for 8-10 January. Becky Brewerton, Trish Johnson, and other Ladies European Tour pros are organizing the event. It’s a unique opportunity to meet or even get in a round or two with the pros.
Murcia Ladies Open
We’ll be photographing next week’s Murcia Ladies Open (LET Access Series) at La Manga golf resort in Spain. 84 pros and top amateurs will be competing for the trophy, including defending champion Julie Tvede (Denmark). Julie won the 2010 edition after an exciting playoff with Sahra Hassan (Wales). Detiagreen, the tournament organizers, have done a great job making this one of the players favorite events on the LETAS calendar.
La Manga is one of the resorts bidding to host the 2015 Solheim Cup, so it’s a great excuse to visit Spain and make your own evaluation of this Solheim contender. And of course, if you are interested in photos of the resort or of any of the players, let us know (and watch our galleries).
More News & Notes
Lydia Ko (New Zealand) has been awarded the Mark H McCormack medal as the world’s top-ranked women’s golfer. The award was made after Lydia stayed on top of the rankings following the last WAGR event on the amateur calendar for 2011, the US Women’s amateur championship. The 14-year-old is the first to receive this new award for the top-ranked golfer in the women’s world amateur rankings
2012 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open has been sanctioned by the Ladies Professional Golfing Association (LPGA), Louise Asher and Stephen Pitt have announced.
Thursday was national “letter of intent” day for college and university golf teams in the United States.