Tag: LPGA

Experience the Daytona Beach Double Feature

| June 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Experience the Daytona Beach Double Feature

The Daytona Beach area has been home for me since 1997, and one of the reasons I’ve been here for 20 years is because I love the combination of small town feel with big city amenities that are unique to Volusia County and its 500,000 residents. The beaches are uncrowded, restaurant and hotel prices are […]

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Charley Hull and Minjee Lee Headline LPGA Q School Field

| November 21, 2014 | 1 Comment
Charley Hull and Minjee Lee Headline LPGA Q School Field

International Teen Stars Headline LPGA Q School Finals Field Teen golf sensations Charley Hull of England and Minjee Lee of Australia will be two of the major headliners at the final stage of LPGA Qualifying School in early December. They are among 155 players who will be trying to earn their LPGA cards for the […]

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The Sad State of Golf Media

| June 12, 2014 | 4 Comments
The Sad State of Golf Media

Over the past several years I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in golf coverage from television, print, internet and social media outlets. I acknowledge that it is partly my fault, but I refuse to apologize for it. Traditional print media is dying a slow death and they know it. For a long time, bloggers controlled the […]

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Marathon Day On the Bag

| May 22, 2014 | 4 Comments
Marathon Day On the Bag

I’ve caddied lots of times (for fun) for women pros on the LPGA and the Symetra Tour. It’s one of the things I enjoy the most in the game of golf. I love being “on the bag” in pro events and helping friends on the tour in competition in big tournaments. Just being next to […]

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Pic of the Week – Natalie Gulbis

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pic of the Week – Natalie Gulbis

Most fans of the LPGA and golf in general know who Natalie Gulbis is. She’s probably made more headlines over the years with her swimsuit calendars than with her golf clubs, but she’s kept her playing status and cashed plenty of big checks over the years, which is no small feat on today’s LPGA Tour. […]

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Symetra Tour’s 2014 Season Set to Begin

| February 9, 2014 | 3 Comments
Symetra Tour’s 2014 Season Set to Begin

The expanded 2014 Symetra Tour schedule tees off February 21 in Mesa, Arizona. This year the tour will have 20 events, five more than last year, with purses totaling more than $2.2 million, a record for the tour. Again this year, as it has for the last two seasons, the LPGA will award full status […]

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A Tricky Rules Situation at Bahamas LPGA Event

| January 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
A Tricky Rules Situation at Bahamas LPGA Event

If you watch enough golf on TV you will eventually see a rules situation come up that you have never witnessed before. For most golf fans that was the case on Sunday on the final hole of the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic. Even the LPGA rules official who was involved in the situation called […]

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The Road (Back) to the LPGA

| January 14, 2014 | 1 Comment
The Road (Back) to the LPGA

The Symetra Tour is the official developmental tour of the LPGA. It is made up primarily of young women from all around the world who have just turned pro and are trying to make the big jump to the highest level in women’s professional golf. The tour’s official nickname is “The Road to the LPGA.” […]

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LPGA Rookies To Watch in 2014

| January 10, 2014 | 2 Comments
LPGA Rookies To Watch in 2014

There are 28 rookies preparing to tee it up this year on the LPGA tour. Traditionally rookies have a hard time making cuts and earning enough money to keep their playing status for the following season. It is a big step up to play at the highest level in women’s golf. Of the 28 rookies […]

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Handicapping The 2012 LPGA Qualifying School

| November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
Handicapping The 2012 LPGA Qualifying School

By Dave Andrews LPGA Veterans Kim and Diaz Headline Field I follow women’s golf more than most people but I don’t claim to be an expert. With that said here are my look at the upcoming final stage of LPGA Q School and my prediction for those most likely to earn playing status on the […]

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Hannah Yun: What a way to start a career

| December 18, 2011 | 1 Comment
Hannah Yun: What a way to start a career

19-year-old Hannah Yun is preparing to begin her rookie season on the LPGA Tour in 2012. However, when you consider what happened the first day she began playing the game, it’s amazing that she plays golf at all. When Hannah was just seven years old her father, Changsu, took her out to a golf course […]

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Talent Level was Marginal at LPGA Q School

| December 9, 2011 | 0 Comments
Talent Level was Marginal at LPGA Q School

Let’s face it, there were many players at the final stage of LPGA Q School in Daytona Beach this past week who should have saved the $2,500 it cost to play in the event and spent the money on more lessons. Several of the young women pros, as laudable as their ambition and determination might […]

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19 year old Hannah Yun prepares for rookie year on LPGA Tour

| December 5, 2011 | 2 Comments
19 year old Hannah Yun prepares for rookie year on LPGA Tour

I’ll always remember the first time I met Hannah Yun. It was in the summer of 2008 at a Duramed Futures Tour event in Bloomfield, Ct. On the patio outside the clubhouse at the course I happened to strike up a casual conversation with a man who turned out to be Hannah’s father. She was […]

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Handicapping the Field for LPGA Qualifying School

| November 1, 2011 | 0 Comments
Handicapping the Field for LPGA Qualifying School

The final stage of the LPGA Q School is one month away (Nov. 30-Dec.4). 144 players will compete for 20 “full status” LPGA cards for the 2012 season. The 20 top finishers will be assured of getting into all of the “full field” events on the LPGA schedule (there were 11 this year). Finishing in […]

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Yani Tseng, Pablo Larrazabal, Erik Compton Lead Titleist to Six-Win Week

| June 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

The following is a Press release issued by Acushnet Golf: MAJOR SUCCESS.  INSPIRING PERFORMANCE. Yani Tseng, Pablo Larrazabal, Erik Compton Lead Titleist to Six-Win Week. Fairhaven, MA (June 27, 2011) – History was made by Titleist golf ball loyalists this week, as 22-year old Yani Tseng convincingly captured the Wegmans LPGA Championship to become the […]

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Interview With Elena Robles – Big Break Dominican Republic Contestant

| November 30, 2010 | 1 Comment
Interview With Elena Robles – Big Break Dominican Republic Contestant

Elena “Lani” Robles has been a contestant on the Golf Channel’s Big Break series twice, with her first appearance being earlier this year on Big Break Sandals Resorts with fellow contestants Carling Coffing and Seema Sadekar. Elena was the first golfer eliminated, but this is no way indicative of her skill as a golfer. Sometimes […]

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Monthly Panel Discussion – September 2010

| September 2, 2010 | 1 Comment
Monthly Panel Discussion – September 2010

As a blogger, I get to attend many events as a member of the media and meet all kinds of interesting people. In this series, we’ll ask a few questions to a panel of industry experts, media members, fans and friends to get their take on what’s going on in the world of golf. We’ll […]

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Erica Blasberg Dead at 25

| May 11, 2010 | 1 Comment
Erica Blasberg Dead at 25

LPGA Tour player Erica Blasberg was found dead Sunday at her home in Henderson, Nev. She was 25. Erica was a two-time all American and the University of Arizona and turned pro in June of 2004. On the Futures Tour, she won the Laconia Savings Bank Futures Golf Classic, shooting a 62 to break the tour’s […]

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Quick Hits Vol. 6

| May 5, 2010 | 1 Comment
Quick Hits Vol. 6

This week’s quick hits covers a variety of topics, including the Golf Channel’s popular Big Break series, Lorena Ochoa’s retirement and final tournament, Rory’s 62, Ryo’s 58 and more. Tiger is vulnerable and Phil is hungry in more ways than one. Read on! 1. The Golf Channel’s popular Big Break series returns this summer with […]

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Lorena Ochoa Retires From Golf

| April 20, 2010 | 2 Comments
Lorena Ochoa Retires From Golf

In a surprise move that has caught the world of woman’s golf off guard, Lorena Ochoa will hang up her spikes and put the clubs away. The move is thought as a temporary retirement so she can start a family with husband Andres Conesa. The two were married on December 4, 2009. Conesa is chairman […]

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