Category: Pro Golf

Hee Young Park: Sweet swinger

  Hee Young Park fast facts       Birthdate: May 24, 1987Birthplace: Seoul, South KoreaU.S. home: NoneHeight: 5-6Road to the LPGA: Finished 3rd at 2007 Q-School LPGA wins: NoneBest LPGA finish: 2nd (2009 Honda LPGA Thailand)LPGA rookie season: 2008Best 2009 finish: 2nd (2009 Honda LPGA Thailand)2009 earnings: $258,759 (19th)World ranking: 38th Hee Young Park …

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Ji Young Oh: No. 1 Dragon Lady?

 Ji Young Oh fast facts       Pronunciation: jee yung ohBirthdate: July 3, 1988Birthplace: South KoreaU.S. home: FloridaLPGA wins: 2 (2008 State Farm Classic, 2009 Sybase Classic)Height: 5-7Road to the LPGA: 2006 LPGA Q-School (tied for ninth)LPGA rookie season: 20072009 earnings: $383,247 (8th)Best 2009 finish: 1st at Sybase ClassicWorld ranking: 25th They are known …

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Shiho Oyama: The

Shiho Oyama fast facts       Birthdate: May 25, 1977Birthplace: Miyazaki, JapanU.S. home: NoneLPGA wins: 0Height: 5-7Road to the LPGA: 2008 Q-School (tied for fourth)LPGA rookie season: 20092009 earnings: $84,315 (43rd)Best 2009 finish: 6th at Michelob Ultra ClassicWorld ranking: 51st Japan’s Shiho Oyama is a new face on the LPGA Tour this season, but …

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In-Kyung Kim The future is bright for LPGA

In-Kyung Kim fast facts       Birthdate: June 13, 1988Birthplace: South KoreaU.S. home: NoneLPGA wins: 1 (2008 Longs Drugs Challenge)Height: 5-3Road to the LPGA: Q-School in 2006LPGA rookie season: 20072009 Earnings: $443,132 (5th)Best 2009 finish: 2nd at Michelob Ultra OpenWorld ranking: 10th  The answer to the question wasn’t lengthy, but it sure said a …

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Jiyai Shin: The Phenom

Jiyai Shin fast facts       Pronounced: jee-ae shinBirthdate: April 28, 1988Birthplace: South KoreaU.S. hometown: NoneLPGA wins: 4 (1 Major – 2008 British Open)Height: 5-1Road to the LPGA: Won British Open to gain LPGA Tour card for 2009LPGA rookie season: 20092009 Earnings: $493,394 (3rd)Best 2009 finish: 1st at HSBC Women’s ChampionshipWorld ranking: 4th Calling …

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The LPGA Tour: Marketing the Asian Invasion

  Almost six years ago, former LPGA Tour superstar Jan Stephenson caused more than a ripple of controversy when she infamously told Golf Magazine that the rise of Asian players was “killing” the LPGA Tour. Her tactless argument unjustly characterized all Asian-born players as lacking emotion and charisma and unable to resonate well enough with …

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Matthew Keller, PGA Golf Professional

My name is Matthew Keller, I am the Head PGA Golf Professional at Seaford Golf and Country Club, located in Seaford, DE.  I have been a Golf Professional for over 10 years.  I am originally from Lansdale, PA located just outside of Philadelphia.  I started playing golf at the age of 12, and was instantly …

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LPGA Changing World

As I scanned the Ladies Professional Golf Association Web site recently, relaxing a bit and gathering information as a fan of golf, I read again about the change in schedule for the four-year-old Women’s World Cup of Golf, held in South Africa. Just a few weeks ago, the LPGA and the Ladies European Tour “made …

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The News Is Out….

LPGA’s 2009 Schedule Will be LeanerAs the old country-western tune states, the news is out, all over town. The associated press story about the leaner LPGA schedule hit hte daily newspapers on Thursday, Nov. 20. While the number is not shockingly different, the change is notable, to say the least. It is interesting that just …

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The LPGA Supports Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and in support of this the LPGA members and staff have planned a number of events. The official charity of the LPGA is the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the tour organization helps to raise funds for both education and research. Friday at the Kapaula LPGA Classic …

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