B Birmingham, England, defied 167,000,000/1
odds when she aced the 139-yard third and
119-yard seventh holes with a Ping Rapture
6-iron and 7-iron, respectively.
in the Great Britain and Ireland squad to take
on the continent of Europe in the St Andrews
Trophy. They will also get the chance to mix it
with the professionals at the ISPS Handa Wales
Open at Celtic Manor, May 31st-June 3rd.
Ian Poulter will defend
his World Match Play Cham-
pionship at the Finca Cor-
tesin course near Malaga
in Spain from May 17-20.
Poulter defeated fellow Eng-
lishman Luke Donald 2 and
1 in the final last year to un-
derline his reputation as one
of the grittiest match-play
performers on the circuit.
TaylorMade Golf Company CEO Mark King
will be featured on an episode of the reality series Undercover Boss, Friday at 8 p.m. on CBS.
Dermot Desmond’s biometrics firm is one
of three companies to seize the unique three-
week branding opportunity offered by Padraig
Harrington to raise funds for a family member
who was paralysed in a car accident. So far,
more than $200,000 has been raised.
As a major component of the industry-wide
Golf 2.0 initiative to grow participation, the
PGA of America has named five additional PGA
Player Development regional managers. They
are Daryl Batey (Atlanta), Michael Aldrich
(Washington D.C.), Bob Doyle (Phoenix), Chuck
Higgins (Dallas) and Monte Koch (Seattle).
The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum, in
cooperation with the Japan Golf Tour Organization, Japan Professional Golf Association and
the Japan Ladies Professional Golf Association,
announced the launch of an effort to support
Japan’s ongoing tsunami relief efforts.
The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum announced presenters for the Class of 2012 induction May 7. Terry Jastrow will present for Peter
Alliss; Renton Laidlaw for Sandy Lyle; Martha
Leach for Hollis Stacy; Steve Loy for Phil Mickelson; and Jerry Tarde for Dan Jenkins.
Welshmen Rhys Pugh, Jason Shufflebo-tham and Rhys Enoch are all on golf scholarships in the U.S., and they have been named
JoAnne Carner will lead the Legends Tour to
her home state this summer when the LPGA’s
official tour for professionals age 45 and over
heads to Seattle July 28-30.
Bushnell Outdoor Products announced its
partnership agreement with the Ladies European Tour to be the “Official Rangefinder” of
the Tour through 2014. l
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