Etihad Airways to become Official Airline of the Ladies European Tour in 2016

Etihad Airways to become Official Airline of the Ladies European Tour in 2016

Etihad Airways to become Official Airline of the Ladies European Tour in 2016

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced that it will become the Official Airline of the Ladies European Tour (LET) in 2016, Europe’s leading women’s professional golf tour.

The LET was originally formed as the WPGA in 1978 and over the last 36 years has developed into an internationally recognised sporting organisation. In 2015 it held more than 20 tournaments in 18 different countries for a membership base of more than 30 different nationalities.

Etihad Airways is already an active participant in global sports and is aiming to lead by example through partnerships with female athletes, events, teams and tours, such as LET.

Etihad Airways currently sponsors Manchester City Women’s Football Club, Melbourne City Women’s Football Club and the Washington Mystics of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).

Women are Continue reading “Etihad Airways to become Official Airline of the Ladies European Tour in 2016”

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How to Survive the Golf-Unfriendly Weather

Fall is here. The golf season is almost over – soon the weather will not allow us to do anything else but to walk on the rainy streets or sip on a good cup of tea by the fire. When there is no way to go out and play our favorite games we have to find an alternative to our outings in the green. Here are a few tips on how you can spend a few valuable hours inside while waiting for the golf season to begin.

One way to keep your spirits high when you can’t go out to play is by playing video games.

Electronic Arts is the game publisher with possibly the biggest coverage of sports. The publisher’s Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, available through the Xbox Live store or the PlayStation Store, takes its players to some of the most popular golf courses of the world. Continue reading “How to Survive the Golf-Unfriendly Weather”

A look ahead to the 144th Open Championship

The Open is one of golf’s four major championship events and features some of the greatest professionals on the planet. Every year, the top players in the world descend on St Andrews as they compete in a three-day event for one of the sport’s most prestigious trophies. This year’s championship will begin on the 16th July and the 2015 Open event could see the winner’s prize money pass the £1 million total for the very first time. Last year’s champion Rory McIlroy – and current world number one – will be looking to defend his crown against some of the world’s best players, including England’s Justin Rose and Masters champion Jordan Spieth. The Northern Irishman will be quietly confident of his chances after an excellent start to the 2015 season but will remain level headed as he prepares for the upcoming event.

The second major of the golfing season, the Continue reading “A look ahead to the 144th Open Championship”

Assoufid Golf Club nominated as ‘Best Golf Course in Morocco 2015’

Assoufid Golf Club recently named ‘Africa’s Best New Golf Course 2014’, has reinforced its growing global reputation by being nominated on the shortlist for The World Golf Awards as ‘Morocco’s Best Golf Course 2015’.

The desert-style 18-hole golf course is situated close to the vibrant city of Marrakech –ranked No.1 in TripAdvisor’s ‘2015 Travellers’ Choice, Top 25 Destinations in the World’ – and is set against the backdrop of North Africa’s snow-capped Atlas Mountains.

Five Earn US Women’s Open Spots at The Buckinghamshire

Lauren Taylor at The Buckinghamshire qualifying for the US Women's Open

Lauren Taylor at The Buckinghamshire qualifying for the US Women's Open

Holly Aitchison, Maria Balikoeva, Heather MacRae, Lauren Taylor and Kylie Walker earned their place in the 2015 US Women’s Open Championship after the second European Sectional Qualifier was played at Buckinghamshire Golf Club near London on Monday.

Russian Maria Balikoeva set the 36-hole clubhouse target with a total of 140, four under par, before England’s Holly Aitchison returned matching scores of 72 and 68. Heather MacRae of Scotland, who started with a 75 in the morning, then bettered that score by ten strokes in the afternoon with a second round of seven under par 65 to join the pair in qualifying for their first US Women’s Open, which will be played at Lancaster Country Club on July 9-12.

Five competitors tied on three under par and went to a sudden death play-off on the par-3 Continue reading “Five Earn US Women’s Open Spots at The Buckinghamshire”