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Koch Will Insist On Solheim Good Manners

Carin Koch, who has been selected to captain the Europeans in the next Solheim Cup, says that good golfing manners are high on the agenda for the match that will take place Sept. 18-20 of 2015 at St Leon-Rot.
It was after the contest of 2013 in Colorado that Paul McGinley commented on the way some of the women had been walking off greens before the opposition had putted out. “I would be furious,” said this year’s Ryder Cup captain, “if my players were to do that.”
Koch, a 43-year-old Swede whose selection was announced last Friday, says that McGinley’s concerns will be addressed when she and US captain Juli Inkster have a meeting in advance of what will be the 14th match in the series. “I didn’t,” she said, “see any of the incidents for myself but I heard about them.
“Everyone knows that players in a Solheim Cup are going to be more excited and nervous than at any other time. In many ways, that’s what brings out the best of them but they do need to be calmed down.”
they do need to be calmed down.”
Overall, the match of ’13 made for riveting viewing as the Europeans won to the tune of 18-10 under Liselotte Neumann’s captaincy. “Lotta,” said Koch, “created a great spirit within the camp. She was relaxed, she was fun and she was very easy to be around.”


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