Monday, August 21, 2017

FIREWORKS at the SOLHEIM CUP this weekend! TOTAL ECLIPSE of awesome golf!!!

GGG salutes the US team! 

Females play golf at the highest level of competitive golf when they are afforded competitive equity with their male counterparts!!!



From Ron Shirak:

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Ultimately, the hill was too steep to climb, the hole dug the first four sessions too deep to escape. Europe got out to a fast start in Sunday singles play, but slowly red spread across the leaderboard. The five-point deficit was simply too big to erase and the United States won the Solheim Cup for the tenth time in 15 tries 16½ to 11½ at Des Moines Golf and Country Club.
Despite the final score, this Solheim Cup had more magical moments than a Penn and Teller show. On Friday, in the first shot she ever hit in the Solheim Cup, Danielle Kang urged the crowd to clap and cheer while she was hitting, and she did it again in Sunday singles play.
On Saturday, Brittany Lang and Brittany Lincicome shot 61 in their four-ball match against Mel Reid and Carlota Ciganda and still had to play all 18 holes to get the win.
And in an epic tussle on Sunday featuring 11 birdies and two eagles, Lexi Thompson and Anna Nordqvist halved the opening singles match, a truly fitting outcome in a match neither deserved to lose.
Sprinkled into all that was 18-year-old Angel Yin putting on a power display that had the galleries giggling in disbelief. Kang made putts from everywhere and even the rival captains – Juli Inkster and Annika Sorenstam – rocked out together to “Dancing Queen” on the first tee the final day.
Throw in the large, appreciative galleries and the incredible way the community embraced the event, making everyone feel welcome, and it was all reminiscent of the movie “Field of Dreams” when Kevin Costner is asked if this is heaven and he replied, “No, it’s Iowa.”



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Monday, August 7, 2017

USGA Women's Amateur Qualifying Rounds UNDERWAY

Click here for scoring updates Maddie Sager of Valley Forge, Pa plays full field results PLAY WELL

In-Kyung Kim is more than OK as Ricoh Women's British Open! GGG SALUTES YOU!!!

taken from LPGA.com

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – This time there was no final hole drama, just a steady final round by golf’s newest major champion.
Five years after missing a one-foot putt on the 72nd hole to win the ANA Inspiration, In-Kyung Kim captured her first major title at the Ricoh Women’s British Open. Sunday afternoon, she stood on the first tee with a six-stroke lead. A near ace at the par three, first hole came to rest a foot away from the hole. This time, she confidently stepped up and knocked it in to extend her lead to seven. 
A course record tying 64 from Jodi Ewart Shadoff wasn’t enough to catch Kim on Sunday, who posted a 71 to finish the week at 18-under par, one-stroke shy of Karen Stupples’ tournament record.
“I feel quite uplifted, I have to say because I really didn't expect to win this week. And having the lead and then going into the last round, was a great task,” said Kim. “I think I managed it quite well.”
Kim will have her music cranking tonight. A former pianist and music lover, her playlist includes mostly classical, but her favorite group is The Beatles. They started their journey to stardom not far from here, at Liverpool, a four-hour drive south of Kingsbarns Golf Links. Their lyrics have echoed in her heart as she’s worked through years of disappointment after that missed putt in the desert.
Hey, Jude, don't make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better 
For six years, Kim went without a win on Tour. She turned to Vision 54 to help her work through the struggles she was still experiencing on the course, particularly learning to accept only what she could control on the course. The continual questions over the years about her putt made her disappointed and she began to not like herself. Away from golf, Kim turned to meditation and found comfort in those four boys from Liverpool, whose lyrics always seemed to embody what she experienced.
And anytime you feel the pain,
Hey, Jude, refrain
Don't carry the world upon your shoulders
For well you know that it's a fool
Who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder
With her Beatles ball marker firmly affixed to her cap, she played through driving wind and rain to put on a record-stetting performance at Kingsbarns to earn her first major victory. Her 54-hole total of 17-under par (199) broke the previous record set by Ariya Jutanugarn last season. With her win, she also becomes the first three-time winner of 2017. Letting go of 2012 has opened up a world of opportunity for Kim, who is now realizing the potential she had all along.
“I think we judge ourselves a lot, everybody does. But for our own self, I think sometimes you've got to have some self-compassion and we can make some mistakes. But I hope that mistake will make a more positive impact in life instead of dwelling on it, on the past. If you think about it, I think present moment is more special.”
Then you'll begin to make it better, better, better, better, better
Click here for complete scores from the final round of the 2017 Ricoh Women's British Open.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

WIE is WICKED GOOD in Ricoh Women's Opening Round

SEMI-FINALS BRACKET is SET at 97th NJ Women's Amateur

CLICK here to read bracket updates from 97th NJ Women's AM


Congratulations to all those who participated in the amateur and CONGRATS to mid-amateur champion TARA FLEMING!

NJSGA.com story below:

In the concurrent Fourth NJSGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, 2015 champion Tara Fleming of New Jersey National  fired a two-over-74 for a 158 total to win by two shots over Adrienne MacLean of Somerset Hills (77-160). Susan Sardi of Cherry Valley (79-165) was third and Amy Loughney of Galloping Hill (85-166) was fourth in the field of 30.  
Fleming is a former LPGA Tour player who lives in Jersey City and was part of the New Jersey team that won the U.S. Women’s National Team championship in 2014 with Alice Chen and Cindy Ha of Valley Brook.
On Tuesday, she shot 12-over-par 84, but rallied Wednesday with a two-over 74.
“I’ve played here many times and was certainly disappointed with the 84,” said Fleming, 50, a resident of Jersey City. “But I was really nervous and was rushing my shots. I had more putts than shots. I guess I was nervous because I haven’ played a lot this year, and because this tournament means so much to me.”
Fleming, the first two-time champion in the Mid-Amateur, punctuated the 74 with a 60-foot chip from off the green on Hole No. 18.
“I’m looking forward to playing in the U.S. Women’s Senior Amateur qualifier at Forest Hill Field Club in a couple of weeks (August 15). It will be nice for me. I’ll be the baby in the bunch.”
Fleming will also be playing in the match-play portion of the NJSGA Women’s Amateur Championship beginning Wednesday morning.
“I like playing against younger players. It makes you dig down,” she said. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

GOT WOMENS' BRITISH OPEN TEE TIMES??

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NBC SPORTS GROUP TO AIR 28 LIVE HOURS OF RICOH WOMEN'S BRITISH OPEN


 Live Tournament Action Daily Thursday-Sunday on Golf Channel and NBC, Aug. 3-6; Weekend Coverage to Conclude on NBC 

Golf Channel to Air Coverage of 2017 Solheim Cup Team Announcements and Captains’ Picks, Sunday, Aug. 6 Following Tournament Play 

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, July 31, 2017 – Historic Kingsbarns Golf Links in Scotland sets the stage this week for the women’s fourth major championship of 2017, the RICOH Women’s British Open. Golf Channel and NBC will combine for 28 hours of live tournament coverage, the most number of live hours in the tournament’s history. 

Taking place Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 3-6, the international field will feature each of the top-25 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings – led by World No. 1 So Yeon Ryu, No. 2 Lexi Thompson and No. 3 / defending champion Ariya Jutanugarn – along with each of the top-50 on the 2017 LPGA Tour money list. 

28 LIVE HOURS, MOST EVER: Thursday-Sunday, Golf Channel and NBC will combine to air seven continuous hours of live tournament coverage each day, the most in tournament history. Golf Channel will air live from 6 a.m.-1 p.m. ET on Thursday and Friday. Saturday, Golf Channel and NBC will combine to air third round coverage (7-11 a.m. ET on Golf Channel; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on NBC.); and on Sunday, coverage will begin on Golf Channel at 7:30 a.m. ET and continue on NBC at 11:30 a.m. ET until the tournament’s conclusion.

Tee-Times for TWO at 97th NJ State Women's Amateur at Somerset Hills

Players in red are Girls GO Golfing alumni! 
Play well!
Congratulations to all those qualifying for the round of 16. 

See story below taken from New Jersey State golf association


Somerset Hills C.C.
Somerset Hills C.C.
TimeTeePlayerClub Name
7:15 am1Sim, KellyAlpine C.C.
Loughney, AmyGalloping Hill G.C.
7:24 am1Cuttone, GraceSomerset Hills C.C.
Chowdary, TiyaNeshanic Valley G.C.
7:33 am1Chen, AliceNeshanic Valley G.C.
MacLean, AdrienneSomerset Hills C.C.
7:42 am1Maertz, NoelleHyatt Hills G.C.
Gianchandani, AmiMontclair G.C.
7:51 am1Herring, AllisonTPC Jasna Polana
Li, KatieNJ National G.C.
8:00 am1Shao, ChristineNJ National G.C.
Fleming, TaraNJ National G.C.
8:09 am1Bookholdt, HaleyOld York C.C.
Shin, YejiValley Brook G.C.
8:18 am1Lee, KatieRoyce Brook G.C.
McLean, MeganFiddler's Elbow C.C.
TARA FLEMING MID-AMATEUR CHAMPION; 
KELLY SIM (69-140) IS MEDALIST
Kelly Sim of Alpine assessed what she needed to do to improve upon the tournament-leading score of  one-under-par 71 she shot on Tuesday.
“I wanted to get the ball more in the middle of the fairway and get my approach shots closer to the pin, to give myself more chances at birdie,” said Sim, 17, a resident of Edgewater who shot three-under-par 69 to give her a 140-total for medalist honors after the 36-hole stroke-play portion of the 92ndNew Jersey State Golf Association Women’s Amateur Championship  on Wednesday at par-72, 5,802-yard Somerset Hills Country Club in Bernardsville.
Sim gains the No. 1 seed in the match-play portion of the Women’s Amateur that begins Thursday with the Round of 16 and quarterfinals, and continues Friday with the semifinals and final. The top 16 from the 36 holes of stroke-play advanced to match play.
Runner-up honors went to Allison Herring of TPC Jasna  Polana, a rising junior on the University of Tennessee golf team, who shot 76-149.  Tied for third at 151 were defending champion Alice Chen of Neshanic Valley (76-151), a rising senior at Furman University and current U.S. Four-Ball champion with Taylor Totland of Hollywood, and Haley Buckholdt of  Old York, a resident of Columbus and incoming freshman at Elon University.
In the concurrent Fourth NJSGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, 2015 champion Tara Fleming of New Jersey National  fired a two-over-74 for a 158 total to win by two shots over Adrienne MacLean of Somerset Hills (77-160). Susan Sardi of Cherry Valley (79-165) was third and Amy Loughney of Galloping Hill (85-166) was fourth in the field of 30.  
Fleming is a former LPGA Tour player who lives in Jersey City and was part of the New Jersey team that won the U.S. Women’s National Team championship in 2014 with Alice Chen and Cindy Ha of Valley Brook.
On Tuesday, she shot 12-over-par 84, but rallied Wednesday with a two-over 74.
“I’ve played here many times and was certainly disappointed with the 84,” said Fleming, 50, a resident of Jersey City. “But I was really nervous and was rushing my shots. I had more putts than shots. I guess I was nervous because I haven’ played a lot this year, and because this tournament means so much to me.”
Fleming, the first two-time champion in the Mid-Amateur, punctuated the 74 with a 60-foot chip from off the green on Hole No. 18.
“I’m looking forward to playing in the U.S. Women’s Senior Amateur qualifier at Forest Hill Field Club in a couple of weeks (August 15). It will be nice for me. I’ll be the baby in the bunch.”
Fleming will also be playing in the match-play portion of the NJSGA Women’s Amateur Championship beginning Wednesday morning.
“I like playing against younger players. It makes you dig down,” she said. 
Sim won medalist honors for the third time in her young career, also doing it at U.S. Girls’ Junior qualifiers in 2015 and 2017. At this year’s U.S. Girls’ Junior Chsmpionship last week, she reached match play, unfortunately meeting eventual champion Erica Sheppard in the Round of 64.
“On Tuesday, I got off to a bogey-bogey start , so my shots were not as sharp as I wanted them to be.,” said Sim, a rising senior at Holy Angels Academy in Westwood who made All-State this spring.
“Yesterday afternoon, I went out to the practice green because I wanted to reinforce that good feeling. I’ve been comfortable with my putter out here.”
Her round Wednesday included four birdies. One came on the par-5 No. 6 hole, when she blasted out of a bunker to three feet. Another came on the par-4 No. 18 when she drained a 12-foot putt.
“I like match play,” Sim said. “I see similarities to stroke play. You still have to shoot well and play your own game. A lot of time, even par wins at match play. And you can throw out a triple bogey. It’s only one hole. But you have to stay away from mistakes.”
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