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Lewine Mair

Lewine Mair is a Senior Writer with Global Golf Post who writes about a variety of events – men’s and women’s – in Europe and the Middle and Far East. Mair covered golf, tennis and a variety of other sports for the Daily Telegraph before becoming that paper’s Golf Correspondent for twelve years. She has twice featured on the short-list for the British Sports Writer of the Year and has been a runner-up in the American Golf Writers’ News award. . She has also won the Rolex award for her coverage of women’s golf.

Articles by Lewine Mair

MacIntyre Happy To Stay On Top Of His World

Robert MacIntyre has the best of both worlds. As Lewine Mair reports, the 24-year-old Scottish golfer – now up to No. 63 in the world – keeps himself grounded and happy by staying in his native Oban.

The Need To Save St. Andrews

Golf's distance discussion continues, and Lewine Mair reports course designers Tom Mackenzie and Martin Ebert have provocative ideas. The Old Course at St. Andrews in front and center in their thinking.

The Erudite Artistry Of Meghan MacLaren

Young English golfer Meghan MacLaren is on the rise in her professional career. Our Lewine Mair reports that MacLaren displays honesty in assessing her own skills and the game in general, and is a strong advocate for women's golf.

For The Love Of The Game

Charley Hull received a cheque for £5,000 for winning the first event in the new Rose Ladies Series. And she was thrilled to win it, even though she has won heftier checks in her career. Our Lewine Mair has the story.

Justin and Kate Rose Make Remarkable Contribution To The Women’s Game

Women pros in the UK waiting for the LET to start up again now have a place to play, thanks to Justin Rose and his wife, Kate. Our Lewine Mair has the story.

Davies’ 1987 U.S. Women’s Open Victory A Breakthrough Triumph

Dame Laura Davies would win three additional majors after her first – the 1987 U.S. Women's Open. But with her playoff victory at Plainfield Country Club in New Jersey she put her unique stamp on the women's game, writes our Lewine Mair.

In a Life-Saving Time, Beth Allen Counts Herself Lucky

In 2011, Beth Allen stepped forward as a kidney donor when her brother, Dan Allen, required a transplant. Now, with increased focus paid to health workers, the Ladies European Tour golfer has increased appreciation and considers herself lucky, our Lewine Mair writes.

Flagsticks A-Plenty

With new rules established for play on the greens, more attention in golf is being paid to the once-mundane flagstick. One result is a notable increase in submissions to the game's stewards of equipment standards. Our Lewine Mair has the story.

Lindberg’s Legacy

One Year On, Pernilla Still A Hero At Home

A year after winning the ANA Inspiration, Pernilla Lindberg is still the toast of the small town in Sweden where she grew up – and made the right decision to pick golf over competitive skiing. Lewine Mair tells of Lindberg's fame and recalls how she achieved it.

Scotland Grow The Game On International Women’s Day

International Women's Day wasn't just about marches and protests. It was also, in one corner of Scotland, about golf. The Post's Lewine Mair found that corner at Stirling Golf Club, and reports on the fun.

LPGA Going Through A Welcome Baby Boom

The LPGA Tour's daycare centre is a bustling place these days, and Commissioner Mike Whan says that is good news for all involved. GGP+ Correspondent Lewine Mair tells why.

Lydia Ko Weighs In On Saudi Aspirations

Lydia Ko doesn't believe in a strict regimen for golfers, no matter where they come from. Saying “It’s all a matter of finding out what’s right for you,” Ko gave that advice to the leaders of the fledgling Saudi Arabian golf administration through GGP's Lewine Mair.

Moir’s Memories

Gordon Moir, who retired as the director of greenkeeping at St Andrews in December after 27 years, has quite a few stories to tell. He took time recently to tell some of them to GGP+ Correspondent Lewine Mair.

Golf In The Kingdom

The Dichotomy Of Life And Golf In Saudi Arabia

Before the recent Saudi International at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, Keith Pelley was quizzed on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive as to whether he thought it “prudent” for his European Tour members to be playing in Saudi Arabia.

Reaching Out

Patrick Reed Reveals What’s In His Heart During Saudi School Visit

Patrick Reed made more than an obligatory gesture when he spoke to Saudi school children during the week of the recent Saudi International. GGP+ Correspondent Lewine Mair writes that the Masters champ extended his visit, answered questions, signed autographs and opened up.

Li Ruling Ripples Through European Tour

Li Haotong was penalized two strokes last week when his caddie briefly stood behind him as he prepared to putt. Lewine Mair gets reaction from fellow European Tour players, and it's mixed.

Famous Female Players Set The Bar For Their European Tour Brothers

Two players in this week's European Tour tournament have famous sisters from the LPGA Tour. The Post's Lewine Mair reports on Yusaku Miyazato and Min Woo Lee from Saudi Arabia.

Georgia On My Mind

There were more fans lining the ropes of the driving range at the inaugural Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions in Orlando than at any non-major on the LPGA schedule, and more media in attendance. One hundred forty credentialed press to be precise. You would like to think that some at least of all these people were there for the past champions of the last two LPGA seasons, though, from the cheers and camera clicks, you had to suspect that the host of celebrities in the field probably had the edge in terms of appeal.

Harrington’s Perfect Vision For Europe 2020

Pádraig Harrington, who was confirmed Tuesday as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain for 2020 at Whistling Straits, does not do things by halves. He is the right man for the job – and all the more so because he has Caroline, truly a wife-in-a-million, at his side. He handles the golfing side of operations. She takes charge of everything else. So they complement each other.  The whole of the golfing world took it for granted that the 47-year-old Irishman would be the captain from the moment he threw his hat into the ring last April. At that point, though, he himself had still to shrug off a few reservations. “It’s like putting a successful career on the line,” he said during Tuesday’s lunchtime announcement at Wentworth Club in Surrey, England. “If you win, it’s great. If you lose, it’s your fault.” This three-time major champion went on to run through a few of his other concerns. Could he, for example, make the players on his his team play to the best of their abilities in what is an away match and one that is being held at a first-time Ryder Cup venue? And how would his rookies – he thinks there could be three of them – make out in such circumstances? “I expect Pádraig’s captaincy to be close to flawless.” – Paul Azinger Almost inevitably, people wanted to know what he had learned from the nine captains under whom he had either played or served as a vice captain. This line in questioning ended up with his saying that he would be more like a Bernhard Langer than an Ian Woosnam or a Sam Torrance. Langer, he said, had a bit of the schoolmaster about him, whereas Woosnam and Torrance had been more of “the fuzzy, cuddly types who […]