Ladies European Tour Schedule 2012

by admin on February 23, 2012


Download the Ladies European Tour Schedule 2012, click here!


2012 LPGA Winners (to date)

by admin on February 22, 2012

February 2012:

ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open
Feb 9-12, 2012
Winner! Jessica Korda (2012 LPGA Rookie) (USA)
72-70-73-74=289 (-3)

Honda LPGA Thailand 2012
Feb 16-19, 2012
Winner: Yani Tseng (Taiwan)
73-65-65-66=269 (-19)

HSBC Women’s Champions 2012
Feb 23-26, 2012
Winner! Angela Stanford (USA)




I’ll be keeping a list of 2012 LPGA winners, check back as the season progresses!



Jessica Korda wins in Australia, moves up 203 spots

by admin on February 14, 2012


LPGA Rookie Jessica Korda wins the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open. (Jessica's first win on the LPGA).

Jessica Korda had the Rolex Rankings Move of the Week with her win at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open. Her first victory on Tour pushed her up 203 spots in the Rolex Rankings to No. 82. Korda, who held a slim one-stroke lead after three rounds, fired a 1-over 74 to earn her way into an LPGA record-tying, six-way playoff that included Brittany Lincicome, Stacy Lewis, Julieta Granada, Hee Kyung Seo and So Yeon Ryu. After hitting her approach shot to 25 feet on the second playoff hole, Korda sank the right-to-left breaking putt and celebrated with a large fist pump. Granada still had a birdie putt from around 12 feet but missed it to give Korda her first professional victory.

Brittany Lincicome and Stacy Lewis had the only moves within the top-10 after they both finished T2 in Australia. Lincicome moved up one spot to No. 8 and Lewis moved up one spot to No. 9.

(Info & photo courtesy of


Women’s World Golf Rankings- Week Feb 13, 2012

1. Yani Tseng
2. Suzann Pettersen
3. Na Yeon Choi
4. Cristie Kerr
5. Paula Creamer
6. Sun Ju Ahn
7. Jiyai Shin
8. Brittany Lincicome
9. Stacy Lewis
10. I.K. Kim

Rolex Ranking Fact Sheet, click here.


Happy Birthday Lexi Thompson!

by admin on February 10, 2012

Today is Lexi’s 17th Birthday!  Happy Birthday Lexi!


Lexi Thompson plays a shot during day one of the 2012 Women's Australian Open at Royal Melbourne Golf Course on February 9, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo courtesy Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)


Lexi wears ladybugs for luck – here’s much luck to Lexi in 2012!

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Symetra Tour 2012 – Schedule Posted

by admin on February 9, 2012

spacer The long awaited schedule for the Symetra Tour (formerly Futures Tour) is now available!

The Symetra Tour, which in 2012 will feature 16 events in 12 different states and Mexico, now will offer exempt LPGA Tour status to the top-10 season-ending money winners as part of the J Golf Race for the Card. This will guarantee them entry into all full-field LPGA Tour events.

Key highlights of the 2012 schedule include:

• Total season purse of nearly $1.8 million.
• Total average purse of nearly $110,000.
• Three tournaments with purses equal to or more than $125,000, including the Four Winds Invitational with a purse of $150,000, which equals the highest purse in the Tour’s regular-season history.
• Schedule contains 16 events in 12 states and Mexico.
• Return of four tournament cities hosting the Tour for 10 or more years, including Syracuse, N.Y., for the 16th consecutive year and the Tour’s longest-running tournament, 27 years, in Decatur, Ill.

First event: March 19-25 – Florida’s Natural Charity Classic, Winter Haven, FL;

Click here to download the 2012 Symetra Tour Schedule.


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LPGA Rookie Interview: Hannah Yun

by admin on February 8, 2012


Hannah's Dad created her new logo for "Hannah Yun Golf".

With the 2012 LPGA Season starting this week – I’m excited to continue my series of interviews with LPGA and Symetra (Future Tour) players. Hannah Yun’s dream of playing on the LPGA is now a reality. 19-year-old Hannah earned her full Tour card by finishing in the top 20 at the LPGA Q-School last December. Her combined five-day score of 4 over par was good enough to earn her a tie for 15th place and her full LPGA card for the upcoming 2012 LPGA season. I was introduced to Hannah from Dave Andrews the author of the novel, Pops and Sunshine. Dave is a family friend of the Yun family and even caddied for Hannah during Q-School.


LPGA Rookie Hannah Yun - ready for the 2012 Season!

Hannah Yun interview with Pink Diva Golf:

Tell us a little about yourself – hometown, where you live now, college, etc.
Well, I was born in a suburb of San Jose on April 13th, 1992. Having said that my dad was a die hard 49ers fan and was so proud of them being able to come back this season.  My parents and I moved down to San Diego when I was nine, and when I turned twelve we went to Bradenton, FL so I could attend the IMG/Leadbetter Golf Academy. I graduated from high school early and went to the University of Florida for a year when I was fifteen. This was a really awkward time for me because I didn’t even have my license yet and was too young to live in the freshman dorms. I started playing on the Futures (now Symetra) Tour as an amateur and when I turned seventeen, I turned pro. My next two seasons on the Symetra Tour were one of the most difficult times of my life, and I ended up taking a six-month hiatus July 2010. Six months ago, I went back to my old coach in San Diego, Kip Puterbaugh. I began spending a lot of time with him and I just recently passed through the LPGA Q-School on my first try to become a rookie for the 2012 season.


Hannah's dad introduced her to the game of golf.

When did you start playing golf? Did you have any special mentors that have influenced your golf career?
I started playing golf when I was four because my parents were avid golfers and wanted me to be able to play and enjoy the game with them. My dad was really the one who introduced me to the world of the LPGA. When I was nine, my coach at our club sat me down in his office and basically told me that I had the talent to compete on the LPGA, and that if I worked hard, I could win the very trophies I saw on TV. You probably know that at age nine, there’s not a whole lot of thought going on in our little brains. This was my thought process in deciding whether or not I wanted to be an LPGA Tour player:

- Do I like golf? Yeah, I have fun on the course.
- Do I want the trophy? Definitely want the shiny.

Ever since then, I’ve been hacking away at the ball trying to get the shiny. spacer

As a 2012 Rookie on the LPGA what are your goals to be successful on the tour?
I’ve been asking myself that question ever since I earned my tour card… At first, I thought that if I finished in the top 50 of the money list at the end of the year, that I would be happy. But as time has passed, I think that was the wrong goal. Ultimately, I want to play my best and compete in every tournament I play; wherever that leads me is where I end up.

spacer What LPGA tournament in 2012 are you most looking forward to playing in and why?
One course that I’m really excited about playing is Royal Melbourne in Australia. I’ve also heard that the Kingsmill tournament, which was just added to the 2012 schedule is another awesome course. I love playing on great courses that are not just challenging but are also fun to play. By that I mean, courses with beauty, and have that natural look to them to fit the scenery.

What’s the strength of your game? And where do you feel you need to improve?
My strength was always in ball striking, hands down. But, I can also say that my putting and short game have improved so much these past 6 months that I am like a different player. Right now, I’m working on hitting my short irons with more accuracy.

What do you like to do when you aren’t playing golf?
I love being outdoors and finding a thrill. While living in Florida, I’ve learned to love the beach and all the activities that are possible. If it’s a sport, I love it. I haven’t had a chance to try all the things I want, but I would love to learn how to race high performance cars, go off-roading, hike, and finally go hunting and fishing with my family. Sadly, I don’t have a whole lot of leisure time at the moment. I take one day a week off, but I usually use it to rest and take it easy. This also gives me an excuse to plant myself in front of the computer and watch Netflix.

Can you tell us something funny and/or interesting about you that most people don’t know?spacer
During my six month hiatus, I went to Korea for the first time in ten years. I spent about a month in Seoul with my family doing nothing, so I got bored. My uncle mentioned a Buddhist temple that trained in a Korean martial art called Sunmudo. Now my parents and I are Christians, but I felt like I needed a life-altering change to get myself back up from my slump, so I went. I lived in the temple for almost two months, learning meditation, archery, and martial arts. They were very accepting of the fact that I was a Christian and respected my beliefs so there was no tension. Other than my mom calling every day to make sure I didn’t shave my head, it was the best time of my life. While I was there, I learned to place myself away from everything in the world and just focus on the present, which made me very happy. My time at the temple gave me the time and space to reflect on my life up to that point and also to think about my future.  I realized that the reason I chose golf was because I loved playing and having fun on the course. Through the years of pressure that came with competitive golf, I’d lost that passion. I came back home in January with that burning love I’d had for the game. So many players, even parents, forget about having fun.I made friends while I lived in the temple, and I actually went back this winter during my off-season to visit with them. Last year was the most difficult time I’d had, but it brought me something I will always cherish.

Who would be in your dream foursome?  What course would you play?
I’ve been playing with my coach’s Wednesday morning group for a few months now at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe. I love playing golf with this group not because they are the world’s greatest golfers (though they are single handicaps and I lose quite a bit of money to them), but because we all enjoy the game so much.


Se Ri Pak has been a great inspiration for Hannah.

Which LPGA golf pro has been your greatest inspiration and why?
When I was a little girl, I grew up watching Se Ri Pak at her best.  I don’t remember much and to be honest, but I know I that I became a golfer because I saw what Se Ri Pak was doing.


Hannah (and her new Tour bag!) during a practice round at the Australia Open with LPGA rookie Ayaka Kaneko.

What’s in your golf bag?
Driver: TaylorMade R11S
Irons: Taylormade MB for 7 iron down, CB for 6-3 irons
Wedges: TaylorMade
Putter: TaylorMade TM-770 Tour 
TaylorMade Penta
Footwear: Adidas
Glove: TaylorMade
Grips: Iomic
Sponsors: Lotte Mart, TaylorMade, Cheil General Hospital, The Farms Golf Club, Rancho Santa Fe, CA.

Best of luck Hannah on the LPGA in 2012 – and I hope you get the “shiny” very soon!


Listen to Hannah being interviewed on The Golf Club Radio Show, click here!

Follow Hannah on Twitter and Facebook!

Support Women’s Golf – attend an upcoming tournament in 2012 on the LPGA and the Symetra Tours!

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LPGA Kicks Off 2012 Season. Down Under.

by admin on February 8, 2012

spacer The 2012 LPGA season officially kicks off this week in Melbourne, Australia with the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, as the LPGA returns to Australia for the first time in over a decade. And for the first time in its storied history, Royal Melbourne Golf Club will be the host of a women’s professional golf event with 156 players competing this week for a $1.1 million purse.

ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open

Feb 09 : Golf Channel 12:30-2:30 PM ET
Feb 10 : Golf Channel 12:30-2:30 PM ET
Feb 11 : Golf Channel 10:00-12:30 PM ET
Feb 12 : Golf Channel 10:00-12:30 PM ET

Follow Live Scoring at ISPA HANDA Australian Open

Follow on Twitter at


February 9-12, 2012 | Royal Melbourne Golf Club | Victoria, Australia | Par -73 | Yardage -6505

Beth Allen
Bree Arthur
Kyeong Bae
Rachel Bailey
Karlin Beck
Minea Blomqvist
Amanda Blumenherst
Christel Boeljon
Julia Boland
Caroline Bon
Frances Bondad
Heather Bowie Young
Becky Brewerton
Cathryn Bristow
Lynnette Brooky
Nikki Campbell
Dori Carter
Sandra Changkija
Irene Cho
Annie Choi (a) (q)
Chella Choi
Cydney Clanton
Rebecca Codd 

Laura Davies
Ashlee Dewhurst (a)

Laura Diaz*
Wendy Doolan
Meredith Duncan
Tamie Durdin
Kendall Dye (q)
Kathleen Ekey
Tania Elosegui
Jodi Ewart
Lisa Ferrero
Jody Fleming
Rebecca Flood
Meaghan Francella
Katie Futcher
Sandra Gal
Nikki Garrett
Sophie Giquel-Bettan
Julieta Granada
Numa Gulyanamitta
Sophie Gustafson
Hee-Won Han
Mina Harigae
Caroline Hedwall
Katherine Hull
Amy Hung
Vicky Hurst
Karine Icher
Rachel Jennings
Eun-Hee Ji
Tiffany Joh
Tamara Johns
Felicity Johnson
Jennifer Johnson

Lorie Kane
Ayaka Kaneko

Danielle Kang*
Haeji Kang
Jimin Kang

*sponsor invite
(a) amateur
(q) qualifier
Stacey Keating
Sarah Kemp
Cristie Kerr 

Christina Kim
Ha-neul Kim

Mindy Kim

Song-Hee Kim
Joanna Klatten

Lydia Ko(a)
Stephanie Kono
Jessica Korda
Candie Kung
Cindy LaCrosse
Virginie Lagoutte-Clement
Brittany Lang
Kym Larratt (q)
Ilhee Lee
Jennie Lee
Meena Lee
Rebecca Lee-Bentham
Stacy Lewis
Brittany Lincicome
Pernilla Lindberg
Kate Little
Diana Luna
Karen Lunn
Paige Mackenzie
Mo Martin
Courtney Massey
Caroline Masson
Kiran Matharu
Kristy McPherson
Sydnee Michaels
Joanne Mills
Na On Min
Danielle Montgomery
Janice Moodie
Becky Morgan
Belen Mozo
Azahara Munoz
Katelyn Must
Stephanie Na
Gwladys Nocera
Jessica Noh
Haru Nomura
Anna Nordqvist
Ryann O’Toole
Angela Oh
Ji Young Oh
Sarah Oh
Su-Hyun Oh(a)
Lee-Anne Pace
Jin Young Pak
Hee Young Park
Inbee Park
Jane Park
Jessica Parker
Suzann Pettersen
Pornanong Phatlum
Gerina Piller
Morgan Pressel
Jane Roh

Beatriz Recari
Melissa Reid
So Yeon Ryu
Cathleen Santoso(a)
Dewi Claire Schreefel
Hee Kyung Seo
Giulia Sergas
Stephanie Sherlock
Jenny Shin
Jiyai Shin
Ashleigh Simon
Karin Sjodin
Marianne Skarpnord
Kristie Smith
Sarah Jane Smith
Christine Song
Jennifer Song
Jessica Speechley
Angela Stanford
Kris Tamulis
Victoria Tanco
Vicky Thomas
Lexi Thompson
Yani Tseng
Line Vedel (q)
Alison Walshe
Karrie Webb
Linda Wessberg
Alison Whitaker
Samantha Whittle
Lindsey Wright
Sun Young Yoo
Hannah Yun

Hae-Rym Kim
Vikki Lang
Veronica Zorzi
Se-Hee Woo
Jaclyn Sweeney
Laurette Maritz



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B9Network coming soon!

by admin on February 5, 2012

spacer Back9Network will be the first ever, premier multimedia lifestyle and entertainment network for golf fans globally. It is being constructed on a state-of-the-art, multi-platform digital system, providing simultaneous distribution over the TV, Internet and mobile devices. As much a lifestyle network as a sports channel, Back9 will differ from its competitors by focusing on the intrinsic “story” of the sport and examining the players and the world in which golf resides. Our goal is to change the culture of golf by bringing a new, hip and diverse audience to the game through our edgy programming.

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2012 PGA Merchandise Show…LPGA Player Photos!

by admin on January 28, 2012

It’s that time of year for the PGA Merchandise Show held in Orlando, Florida (Jan 25 – Jan 28). More than 1,000 golf companies are showing their products and among all the cool new products are some famous golf faces – including many of the LPGA players. I wasn’t able to attend the show but I’ve been following all the chatter on Twitter, watching the live show feeds, and thought I’d post some photos of the LPGA ladies who are attended the show to represent their sponsors.


Lexi Thompson on Demo Day at the Cobra tent. Photo by Tracy Wilcox/Golfweek.



Lexi Thompson talking to reporters at Demo Day. Photo by Tracy Wilcox/Golfweek.


Lexi Thompson on Demo Day at the Cobra tent. Photo by Tracy Wilcox/Golfweek.


Paula Creamer looking fabulous at the Sundog booth. Photo by Tracy Wilcox/Golfweek.


Blair O'Neil at Cobra booth. Photo by Tracy Wilcox.


Maria Hjorth with her daughter Emily McBride and LPGA golfer Ryan OToole (at Kikkor booth). Photo by Tracy Wilcox/Golfweek.


Nicole Smith, Mallory Blackwelder, and Brittany Johnson at the Pukka Headwear booth. Photo Mallory Blackwelder via Twitter.


Nicole Smith at the Pukka Headwear booth. Photo by Tracy Wilcox/Golfweek.


Nicole Hage shows her Pukka visor at Demo Day. Photo by Tracy Wilcox/Golfweek.


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Tiffany Joh Interview with Pink Diva Golf!

by admin on January 18, 2012

spacer Pink Diva is continuing our series of interviews with LPGA and Symetra Tour players in 2012. I am super excited to have the opportunity to interview Tiffany Joh! Tiffany’s rookie year on the LPGA was in 2011, and if your a golf fan you’ve probably watched her very entertaining rap videos “She Beats It” and “Grip It”. Tiffany is super duper funnnnnny – an extremely talented golfer with lots of personality – on and off the course! Her Twitter bio says she’s a “LPGA rookie, turtle-lover, and fine peace-loving citizen. drop beats not bombs”. Hilarious! Tiffany’s best finish on the LPGA in 2011 was 2nd place to Lexi Thompson at the Navistar LPGA Classic.


Tiffany Joh plays a tee shot during the final round of the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic (Photo courtesy of Darren Carroll/Getty Images North America)

Tiffany Joh Interview with Pink Diva Golf:

Tell us a little about yourself – hometown, where you live now, college, etc.
I live and have lived in San Diego for pretty much my whole life. I played golf for UCLA and graduated in 2009 in communications.

When did you start playing golf? Did you have any special mentors that have influenced your golf career?
I started a little late for most girls, I think I was around 12. Derek Uyeda was one of my first instructors that I met while part of The First Tee San Diego Chapter, and he probably mentored me the most growing up.

2011 was “officially” your rookie year – in 2012 with your full status on the LPGA what are your goals to be successful on the tour?
I think consistency will be key this year. I was only really legitimately in contention at a tournament once or twice this year, and I would LOVE to put myself in that position again.

Can you tell us about your experience at the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic. And what you meant when you said the tournament “was a speed bump on the way to history?”
Oh, haha, I meant I was a speed bump on LEXI’s way to history. I mean, I’m really proud of how I played, but I knew from the beginning of the final round it was pretty much going to be the Lexi show, but at least I had good seats! spacer


Tiffany John acknowledges the gallery at the 18th hole during the final round of the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic. (Photo courtesy of: Darren Carroll/Getty Images North America) is neither affiliated with the authors of this page nor responsible for its contents. This is a safe-cache copy of the original web site.