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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QUICK TAKE: Ryder Cup Captaincy And Another Open Title On Harrington’s Wish List

Padraig Harrington is hoping for another Open Championship title this July at Carnoustie. (Photo: Orlando Ramirez, USA Today Sports)

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND | On a day when Padraig Harrington said he intends to throw his hat into the ring for the European Ryder Cup captaincy of 2020 at Whistling Straits, this two-time Open Championship winner said that he is not without hope of winning the Open again at Carnoustie this…

QUICK TAKE: Prescription For UK Clubs Seems A Little Too Simple

Grow the Game
“A significant growth opportunity” exists for the game in the UK if it can attract more women, girls and families into playing the sport more often, says the R&A.

It is women and children first in the R&A’s latest bid to grow the game of golf. In the opinion of Martin Slumbers, the R&A’s chief executive, “a significant growth opportunity” exists for the game in the UK if it can attract more women, girls and families into playing the…

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…