Team Bonding Comes
More Naturally For Women
Cristie Kerr, left, and Paula Creamer
of Team USA celebrate during their
foursomes match Saturday.
COUNTY MEATH, IRELAND | Up at the
Walker Cup, Jim Holtgrieve, the engaging
U.S. captain, was asked a question which
took him more than a little aback. Namely,
what advice would he have for the U.S.
Ryder Cup men who seemed to have rath-
er more of a struggle than their Walker
Cup counterparts in conjuring up the right
were all in the same room getting our hair
fixed. The men, at least the ones I know,
are obviously not going to come together
to talk about such things as jackets, ties
Karen Stupples, playing in her second
Solheim Cup and a keen observer of every
Ryder Cup, proffered a European point of
view. She went along with everything Holt-
grieve and Jones had said before putting
a different interpretation on Inkster’s “girl
thing and guy thing” theory.
To her, women make for better team
members than men because most of
them – though heaven knows not all – are
prepared to compromise.
“It’s something that we’re used to do-
ing,” she said, with a knowing air. “Any-
thing for a bit of peace.” l