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Tag: LET

The Evian Championship Preview

This spectacular summer of major golf continues with the return of the Evian Championship at the Evian Resort Golf Club in Southeastern France. In 2019, Jin Young Ko shot a final round of 67 to triumph by two shots ahead of Jennifer Kupcho, Shanshan Feng and Hyo Joo Kim. With the event being cancelled last year, the defending champion will be looking to overcome the challenge of world number one Nelly Korda, still buoyant after winning the Women's PGA. read more ...


Nelly Korda Claims First Major Title at Women's PGA

Nelly Korda landed the first major of her career and moved to world number one with a three-shot win at the Women's PGA Championship. The 22-year-old started the final day level with Lizette Salas at the top of the leaderboard. However, Korda had two eagles in a four-under final round of 68 as she won on 19 under, with Salas recording a 71. read more ...


KPMG Women's PGA Championship Preview

Fresh off a thrilling victory on Sunday at the Meijer LPGA Classic, Nelly Korda heads to Atlanta Athletic Club in search of her first major title at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, where recent headlines makers Yuka Saso and Patty Tavatanakit will be among those seeking further success. read more ...


Garrick Higgo in Dreamland After Maiden PGA Tour Victory

Garrick Higgo is in dreamland. After two victories on the European Tour this season, he collected the most unlikely of wins at the Palmetto Championship. While in Sweden, Jonathan Caldwell birdied the last hole and then watched Adrian Otaegui three-putt from nowhere to hand the Northern Irishman his maiden European Tour title at the Scandinavian Mixed Hosted by Henrik & Annika. read more ...


Scandinavian Mixed Hosted by Henrik & Annika Preview, Picks & Analysis

The legendary Annika Sörenstam will tee it up on home soil for the first time in 13 years alongside fellow tournament host Henrik Stenson at the Scandinavian Mixed Hosted by Henrik and Annika at Vallda Golf and Country Club, joining a field of 78 men and 78 women. read more ...


Yuka Saso Writes Her Name Into History Books at US Women's Open

Yuka Saso wrote her name into the history books as she became the first golfer from the Philippines to win a major. Saso, who is just 19 years old, defeated Nasa Hataoka of Japan in a sudden death playoff to claim the US Women’s Open after they had finished tied on four under par. read more ...


Women's Golf Day Reaches New Global Records

Women's Golf Day (WGD) marked its sixth year on June 1st by kicking off in New Zealand, one of three new countries to join the WGD Community in 2021, and it was a record breaker, with the red and white branding showcased on social media, reaching 72.4M unique users, generating 87M impressions across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter read more ...


Major Champions at The Olympic Club

The Olympic Club in San Francisco reaches another milestone in its lengthy history when it hosts the 2021 US Women's Open. We take a look back at the five men's US Opens that have been hosted at this brutally challenging venue. read more ...


The US Women's Open Preview

For its 76th edition, the US Women's Open heads to revered Olympic Club. Fittingly for this championship, the Lake Course at the San Francisco venue is among the most challenging in the United States. A-Lim Kim will defend the title against a list of challengers that includes Inbee Park, Lydia Ko, Jin Young Ko, Brooke Henderson and the Korda Sisters. read more ...


The Long Road Back For Paula Creamer

It has been a long road back for Paula Creamer. Once the darling of US women's golf, she has been through hell with injuries, but this week she tees it up in the US Women's Open at The Olympic Club on a special exemption, making her 18th appearance in the championship she memorably won in 2010. read more ...


Brilliant Patty Tavatanakit Denies Surging Lydia Ko at ANA Inspiration

Rookie Patty Tavatanakit from Thailand won her first major on Sunday, holding off former champion Lydia Ko, who produced a stunning final round of 62 at the ANA Inspiration. read more ...


ANA Inspiration Preview

The first major on the golf calendar is here, with the best players in the women's game once again gathered at Mission Hills Country Club for the 50th playing of the tournament now entitled the ANA Inspiration. And former champion Inbee Park, one of the all-time greats, returns in ominous form, having just secured a dominant victory on Sunday at the Kia Classic. read more ...


Annika Sorenstam - The Return of a Legend

It was 13 years ago that Annika Sorenstam retired from the LPGA Tour, bringing the curtain down on a glittering career that ranks alongside the finest in golf history, but this Thursday, the World Golf Hall of Fame member returns to the competitive arena at the Gainbridge LPGA. read more ...


Ladies European Tour Confirms New Partnership With Titleist

Starting at the season opener in May, the Ladies European Tour (LET) was delighted to confirm that Titleist will be an Official Partner of the circuit for the next three years. read more ...


Titleist & FootJoy to Sponsor Women's Golf Day

Supporting Women's Golf Day (WGD) in 2021, Titleist and FootJoy have been announced as sponsors, joining as the Official Golf Ball and Official Footwear of the engaging annual event that seeks to inspire, empower and support women and girls throughout the sport. read more ...


A Lim Kim Overcomes Five-Shot Deficit to Win US Women's Open

Kim A Lim overcame a five-shot deficit to win the weather-delayed U.S. Women's Open, making her debut in the tournament and securing her first major title with a one-shot victory, tying the record for the biggest comeback in the tournament's history.  read more ...


US Women's Open Preview

A field of 156 will compete for the US Women's Open in the final major of the year, with in-form Sei Young Kim the pre-tournament favourite. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what should be a unique tournament, played across two courses at the Champions Golf Club in Houston. read more ...


European Tour and PGA Tour Alliance Should Be Celebrated

Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, looking at Rory McIlroy vs Tom Weiskopf, Emily Pedersen's spectacular results on the LET, and studying the new "alliance" between the European Tour and PGA Tour. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Leopard Creek is Majestic

Taking aim at several topics, Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the return of golf in England, praises the exceptional form of Emily Pedersen and Sei Young Kim, glows at the stunning Leopard Creek, and explains why he has an unlikely fondness for Patrick Reed. read more ...


Paul Lawrie & Catriona Matthew to Help Develop Future Scottish Champions

Scotland's two most recent major champions, Paul Lawrie and Catriona Matthew, are to lend their support to deliver future generations of Scottish winners as part of a mentoring programme for the country's most exciting young talent. read more ...


Sei Young Kim Breaks Her Major Duck With Sparkling Victory

Sei Young Kim shot a final round of 63 to secure the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, her first women’s major, by five strokes from Inbee Park. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a sparkling triumph for the 11-time LPGA Tour winner. read more ...


6 Players to Watch at the Women's PGA Championship

The Women's PGA Championship this week provides a true major test at the immaculately presented Aronimink Golf Club in Pennsylvania, but who will triumph on this challenging layout? We take a closer look at six names who could be a factor on the leaderboard. read more ...


Mel Reid's Breakthrough on LPGA Completes Stunning Weekend for European Golf

What a weekend for European golf! Aaron Rai won the Scottish Open, Sergio Garcia returned to the winners’ circle in America for the first time since his 2017 Masters victory and Mel Reid landed the Shoprite Classic. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back at the action. read more ...


Interview With Pro Golfer Holly Calvert

Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken recently played the magnificent Hillside Golf Club with LET Access Series player, Holly Calvert, where they discussed life as a professional, how to grow the game for girls, and her experiences of the recent Rose Ladies Series. read more ...


Mirim Lee Produces Magic to Secure Dramatic Major Victory

Mirim Lee of South Korea won the ANA Inspiration after a three-way playoff to land her first major. The 29-year-old beat 54-hole leaders Nelly Korda and Brooke Henderson with a birdie on the first extra hole before taking the traditional leap into Poppie's Pond to celebrate her triumph. read more ...


10 Players to Watch at the ANA Inspiration

The LPGA Tour is staging its rescheduled ANA Inspiration at Missions Hills in California, typically the first big event of the season. There are some notable absentees, but there remains formidable group of leading contenders in search of major glory in the sweltering heat of the desert. We take a look at ten players who could be right there on Sunday. read more ...


Women's Golf Day Achieves Record Social Media Reach

The 5th Women's Golf Day has remarkably achieved over 60 million impressions and reached 28 million people worldwide in 2020, with the annual celebratory event overcoming the pandemic and promoting the game to a huge audience. read more ...


Inspired Sophia Popov Completes Fairytale Story at Royal Troon

Ranked 304th in the world, Sophia Popov hadn't won on either the LPGA or LET, but that spectacularly changed at Royal Troon, where the German stunned the world by playing the tournament of her life, winning the Women's Open by two shots. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on a remarkable story. read more ...


Future Women's Open Venues Confirmed

The 2020 AIG Women's Open is already breaking new ground at Royal Troon, but The R&A has now announced that another notable first will occur in the near future, with the championship in 2022 to be staged at the revered Muirfield. read more ...


Stacy Lewis Deserves Praise for Slow Play Comments

Stacy Lewis made headlines for claiming her first victory in three years at the Scottish Open, but also for publicly addressing the slow play of her fellow golfers. Derek Clements explains why the former Women's Open champion deserves praise for commenting on a subject that ruins for the game for many. read more ...


AIG Women's Open Preview

The Women's Open heads to Royal Troon, welcoming the best of the LPGA and LET for the first major of this unusual season, with former winner Georgia Hall set to lead the British challenge in Ayrshire. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks ahead to what promises to be a fascinating week in Scotland. read more ...


Charley Hull Wins Rose Ladies Series Order of Merit

The Rose Ladies Series was a roaring success during this most unique of seasons, which made its premature curtailment at Wentworth due to wildfires all the more disappointing, but that didn't stop the celebrations for Grand Final champion Alice Hewson and Order of Merit winner Charley Hull. read more ...


Fire Breaks Out at Wentworth During Rose Ladies Series Grand Final

The Rose Ladies Series has been a tremendous showcase and platform for women's golf this summer, but its Grand Final has unfortunately been for the day suspended following the outbreak of a major fire at Wentworth's iconic West Course.  read more ...


Georgia Hall Secures Rose Ladies Series Title at The Shire London

2018 Women's Open champion, Georgia Hall secured victory in the Rose Ladies Series at the acclaimed The Shire London, shooting a spectacular 5-under round at the Seve Ballesteros designed course to claim her latest triumph. read more ...


SMS Chairman Funds £7500 Scholarship for Ladies European Tour Player

Female professional golfers received a boost today as the chairman of the renowned marketing company Sports Marketing Surveys announced a £7,500 scholarship for Ladies European Tour (LET) players. read more ...


Women’s British Open to Go Ahead Without Spectators

Confirming the return of major championship golf to the UK, the 2020 AIG Women’s British Open will still be held this year at Royal Troon in Scotland, but without fans, the R&A has confirmed, outlining the safety measures they plan to introduce. read more ...


American Golf to Sponsor Justin Rose Ladies Series

Justin Rose and his wife Kate recently confirmed their backing for the Rose Ladies Series, providing British women professional golfers with a platform to compete this summer, and these events have received a further boost with the news that leading retailer American Golf is joining them in sponsoring the series. read more ...


Justin Rose to Sponsor Seven Event Women's Series

Former world number one Justin Rose and wife Kate have provided their name and financial support to help launch the Justin Rose Ladies Series, which will offer British women professional golfers the opportunity to compete in seven events played over the next eight weeks, starting with a one-day tournament at Brockenhurst Manor on June 18. read more ...


European Tour Missed a Trick by Not Embracing Women

The European Tour has announced its return with a "UK Swing" of events in the UK, but for players on the Ladies European Tour, there remains considerable uncertainty. Golfshake's Derek Clements doesn't understand why the two circuits haven't co-hosted tournaments, bringing male and female golfers together this summer. read more ...


New Date Confirmed for Women's Golf Day

2020 marks the fifth anniversary of Women's Golf Day, but in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, the event has adopted a new approach, bringing the industry together for a virtual WGD celebration on June 2nd, with the overall main global showpiece being moved to the 1st of September, providing there is clearance from the WHO and governing bodies. read more ...


Amy Boulden Wins LET Qualifying School at La Manga

Welsh star Amy Boulden has confirmed her return to the Ladies European Tour for the 2020 season after topping the leaderboard at LET Qualifying School, winning the event at Spain's La Manga Club by three shots from Magdalena Simmermacher and Alison Muirhead. read more ...


Ladies European Tour Announces Partnership With LPGA

Following years of uncertainty and a hugely challenging environment for women professionals in Europe, optimism has been restored after the long discussed joint venture partnership between the Ladies European Tour and LPGA was announced, furthering a shared vision to deliver improved opportunities in the game. read more ...


Watch Future LET Stars at Stoke by Nayland This Week

The eyes of the golf world are on the women's game at the Solheim Cup, but for those unable to attend the matches at Gleneagles, there is top class action at the LET Access Series' WPGA International Challenge at Stoke by Nayland near Colchester, where spectators can watch stars of the future competing. read more ...


The Quiet Resurgence of Scottish Golfers on Tour

Ireland continues to unearth major champions and England boasts its most impressive group of players in a generation, but Scottish golfers are making a quietly resurgent progression through the game. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks at the growing strength of players from the Home of Golf. read more ...


The Youngest Golfers to Play on Tour

This week, Michelle Liu, is competing in the LPGA Tour's Canadan Open at the tender age of just 12 years, nine months and six days, while 15-year-old Pia Babnik is making her LET debut at the Czech Open. These remarkable stories got us thinking of past examples of youngsters playing on tour. read more ...



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