Inside Golf : Inside Golf February 2015
news 6 February 2015 | www.insidegolf.com.au It’s going to be a Hull of an event David Newber y firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Suite: 2 Pebble Beach Avenue, Magenta NSW, (02) 4332 4334 The grass is always greener at Magenta Shores...... Villas For Sale from $399,000 www.magenta-shores.com.au Distributed to over 425 golf clubs, social golf clubs, driving ranges and retailers Australia wide every month A USTRALIA’ S G OLF N EWS L EADER www.insidegolf.com.au It’s official: 42,265 Inside Golf Magazines distributed each month for the period: April 2014 - September 2014 Cover Photo: Courtesy of Asian Tour Publisher: Outdoor Sports Publishing Pty Ltd ACN 113 836 301 ABN 30 043 104 919 PO BOX 437, Miami, QLD 4220 Editor: Richard Fellner P: 0407 000 440 email@example.com Chief Writer: David Newbery firstname.lastname@example.org Design & Layout: Stacey Fortescue, Rhys Martin, Rob Kirk Contributor s: Larry Canning, Denis Dale, Peter Croker, Michael Green, Karen Lunn, Stephen Pitt, Mat Howe, Brian Thorburn, Henry Peters, Richard Nizielski National Sales: Sam Arthur P: 1300 4653 00 | F: (07) 5535 4922 M: 0410 575 303 | E: email@example.com QLD Sales: David Ross M: 0439 612 458 E: firstname.lastname@example.org NSW/ACT Sales: Scott Barsby M: 0424 779 199 | E: email@example.com VIC/TAS/SA Sales: Jon Perrett M: 0402 852 637 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org Adver tising Sales: Lisa Coleman E: email@example.com | M:0406 031 344 National Agency Sales (non golf) Marc Wilson | M: 0419 107 143 New Zealand Sales: Daniel Sim M: 0439 856 752 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org Accounts: Sheridan Murphy M: 0404 075 823 E: email@example.com IT’S been billed as the battle of the “young and new talent” with a few experienced and favourite campaigners thrown in for good measure. Golf fans attending the RACV Ladies Masters at Royal Pines Resort this month will be spoilt for choice, according to tournament chairman Bob Tuohy. “ This year, it’s all about a new-look field of fabulous players competing on a new-look golf course,” he said. One of the stars for the February 12-15 showdown is defending champion Cheyenne Woods, but don’t be surprised if young Englishwoman Charley Hull steals the show. The 18-year-old is one of the best young talents to arrive on the golf scene in recent years. She’s already won on the Ladies European Tour and starred for Europe against the Americans at the Solheim Cup. “Charley Hull is outstanding and one of the best up-and-coming players on the planet,” Tuohy said. “But she is not the only outstanding player coming this year. “We have a whole bunch of new players as well as star performers like Lee-Anne Pace from South Africa, Carly Booth (Scotland), Melissa Reid (England), Gwladys Nocera, a multi-winner from France, Sophie Gustafson (Sweden) and Stacy Lee Bregman (South Africa).” Pace, 33, had a super 2014 capturing her first LPGA victory at the Blue Bay LPGA in China and finishing 38th on the LPGA money list with $US467,559. She also won the South African Open to bring up her ninth Ladies European Tour (LET) victory. In 2010, she won five LET tournaments to finish atop the money list. “For the first time there will be seven Chinese nationals competing – three of those players are exceptional and one has already won on the Ladies European Tour,” Tuohy added. “We also have nine Korean players and a bunch of young Americans playing. “So, there is a brand-new groundswell of young, interesting players coming from all over the world. “There’s even a young player from Brazil in the field. Her name is Victoria Lovelady and apparently she is a fabulous player.” Some of these players like Carly Booth, Victoria Lovelady and others are not only good golfers but they are extremely easy on the eye – think pin-up model looks. Booth, 22, has posed nude in ESPN magazine Body Issue, but don’t worry, it was tastefully done and it was in the same issue Gary Player bared all. Mind you, she is a talented ball-striker, who harbours ambitions of becoming world number one. At 17, she became the youngest-ever Scot to qualify for the Ladies European Tour and she became the youngest women’s club champion in Britain at the age of 11. “This year’s field has given us a great mix and a new look,” Tuohy said. “It’s a very classy line-up of talented golfers. “Rachel Hetherington is making a comeback, which will create plenty of interest. “Past winners Laura Davies and Katherine Kirk (nee Hull) are playing so it’s going to be an exciting tournament. “Unfortunately Karrie Webb won’t be here, but we can’t rely on Webby to come back every year. That’s just not going to happen. “This year it’s about the Charley Hulls, Melissa Reids, Carly Booths and all those young players from Asia. “ There is a wealth of talent and who can pick a winner – it’s unreal,” Tuohy said. Meanwhile, the players will experience the new front nine holes designed by Graham Marsh. “It’s a bonus,” Tuohy added. “ The playing surfaces are great thanks to nice rain in January the golf course is looking fantastic.” Golf fans, too, will be impressed with the new-look holes. Marsh’s design allows spectators to watch the golf in comfort from some of the elevated vantage points around the greens and tees. Yes, this year’s RACV Ladies Masters is shaping up as a thriller. Tickets for the RACV Ladies Masters are on sale at Ticketmaster.com.au with children under-16 free if accompanied by an adult. Members of RACV, RACQ, NRMA, RAASA, RACWA, RACT, RANT and NZAA will receive free entry plus one guest by presenting their membership card at the entrance gate. FOOTNOTE: The 2015 RACV Ladies Masters will be broadcast nationally by ABC Sport on Saturday and Sunday, February 14-15 and live to Sky New Zealand and J Golf Korea with a total global household reach in excess of 145,000,000. 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