Category: Women’s Pro

NEWS: Whan Named World Golf Foundation Chairman

If growth and enthusiasm are objectives of the World Golf Foundation, a non-profit designed to unify all the disparate interests in the game, then the announcement on Thursday that LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan will replace Tim Finchem as WGF chairman should be good news. Whan’s success at the helm of…

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NEWS: Senior LPGA Championship to Debut in 2017

Women’s senior golf continues to expand and thrive with the announcement on Tuesday of a new event, the Senior LPGA Championship, which will be played Monday–Wednesday, July 10-12, 2017, at The Pete Dye Course at the French Lick Resort in Indiana. The LPGA has reached a multi-year deal to both…

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Leadbetter’s Criticism of Ko Family Is Undeserved

The Lydia Ko-David Leadbetter split took an ugly turn on Friday after Leadbetter, in a story by Jaime Diaz on GolfDigest.com, blamed Ko’s parents for much of the trouble in the 19-year-old’s game. “At this point, their sole occupation is taking care of Lydia’s every need,” Leadbetter is quoted as…

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Lydia Ko, Swing Coach David Leadbetter Part Ways

We saw it coming. Close watchers of Lydia Ko have known that her tenure as a student of David Leadbetter’s was in its waning days. The swing changes Ko began implementing during the LPGA’s Asian swing this fall were not exactly a repudiation of the work she and Leadbetter had…

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Stackhouse Earns Conditional LPGA Tour Membership

Mariah Stackhouse didn’t have the week she wanted in Daytona Beach. She did not break 70 a single round at LPGA qualifying school and finish the week tied for 21st, one shot out of being fully exempt. Still, she has conditional status for 2017, which means she should be able…

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The LPGA is going to Scotland. Dundonald Links will host the 2017 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

LPGA Growing Stronger with 2017 Schedule

As Mike Whan promised at the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship, the 2017 LPGA schedule became official this week. And the tour continues to grow in all the right ways. Next year’s schedule features 35 events around the globe with an LPGA-record $67.35 million in prize money. While some might…