Angela Stanford during the 2015 Solheim Cup match Photo: Thomas Niedermueller, Getty Images
Plenty of players would love to be able to say what the now 42-year-old Angela Stanford said when Pat Hurst rang to ask if she would like to be her assistant captain at next year’s Solheim Cup in Toledo, Ohio.
Where others in Angela’s position (she has played in the match six times) might have struggled to disguise the fact that they would sooner be playing, Stanford was able to tell Hurst straightaway that she was “at peace” with her golf. “I’m at a very good place in my life and in my career right now,” Stanford said.
In other words, she had done what she had set out to do in her chosen sport and the role of assistant captain, as they say, was something else. When quizzed further on the subject, she explained that if, in playing as hard as she always does, she chanced to find herself in line for a team place, it was not a thought to occupy her mind at the moment. “For now, I’m the assistant captain and I’m thrilled to have that role,...
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