Lewine Mair

Lewine Mair
Bio:

Played for England at Under 18 and Under 21 level and for English women v. France while combining amateur golf with a column in the Birmingham Planet. Went on to work on a freelance basis for The Times, supplying articles and caricatures. In 1997 became the Daily Telegraph’s Golf Correspondent (first woman to be given a specialist position in the sports pages of a national newspaper) Worked with Global Golf Post since 2010. Twice featured on the shortlist for the British Sports Writers’ awards; author of several books including The Real Monty and 100 Years of Women’s Golf.

Fun Fact: Years ago, played a couple of tournaments as a professional. I won a cheque in the first of them and it bounced. (Two events all it took to realise that playing tournaments, rearing four children and writing was not going to work.)

Handicap: I need two more cards to recapture one.

Favorite Courses: Top course played is Turnberry. Course hoped to play is Fishers Island in the U..S.

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NEWS: R&A Intent on Modernizing Golf While Honoring Past

Martin Slumbers poses with Henrik Stenson prior to last year's Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. (Photo Credit: Paul Childs, Reuters)

For years, it was said that one of golf’s greatest strengths lay in the fact that professionals and amateurs were playing the same game with the same equipment. Now it looks as if the time is not too far away when the professionals could be using a tournament ball of…

EXCLUSIVE: Partners Seek Due Credit For Late Architect’s Role In Ryder Cup Venue’s Design

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Robert von Hagge (left) and Hubert Chesneau during construction of Le Golf National (photo courtesy of Richard Baril).

UPDATE (JANUARY 20, 2018): Hubert Chesneau responded Saturday to Global Golf Post’s request for clarification regarding who designed the Albatros Course at Le Golf National with the following e-mail: Thank you for contacting me to clarify an important point regarding the design of Golf National especially because this point has…

QUICK TAKE: Shot Clock Tourney A Hot Topic In China

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BREAKING NEWS: LPGA Set To Help Ailing LET

Georgia Hall arrived in Des Moines for the 2017 Solheim Cup through the LET points list. (Photo credit: Stuart Franklin, Getty Images)

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA | Mike Whan, the Commissioner of the LPGA Tour, and Keith Pelley, the CEO of the European Tour, appear set to join forces in rescuing the Ladies European Tour. “Keith and I have spoken and we feel we could be more help together than separately,” Whan…