MONDAY  | OCTOBER 15, 2018
by Len Ziehm

FRENCH LICK, Ind. – This is progress, no doubt about it.

Barely a year ago, there was one glaring void in the golf tournament schedule. Senior female professionals were being ignored, by the LPGA and USGA. Now, thankfully, that’s no longer the case. That group of players, most of whom contributed so much to the growth on the LPGA, now have two full-fledged major championships to put the spotlight on their game.

 



Another vote for Nelson for Ryder Cup captain
After reading Charlie Jurgonis’ comment (“From the Morning Read inbox,” Oct. 12), it appears to be a no-brainer: The PGA of America should talk with Larry Nelson.

 


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Number of European Tour victories – both this season – for Eddie Pepperell, who won the Sky Sports British Masters on Sunday. Pepperell, 27, of England, closed with an even-par 72 for a 9-under 279 total at Walton Heath Golf Club in Walton-on-the-Hill, England. He earned €571,000 (about $660,500).

 


Underwent: Surgery on his left elbow, Henrik Stenson, who announced on his Instagram account that he will miss the WGC HSBC Champions tournament later this month in Shanghai.

 




FROM THE INDUSTRY

Golftec has opened its third training center in the Austin, Texas, area. The facility, at 3301 Steck Ave., will feature four teaching/practice bays staffed by professional instructors. The site also will offer Golftec’s Tecfit club fitting.

 

As part of its sponsorship of the past week’s Sky Sports British Masters, digital-currency company Lifelabs teamed with Provision Events on sponsorship activation at the European Tour event. Provision Events helped Lifelabs highlight its Lifetokens and its services for the use of crypto currency.

 


CALENDAR
October 18-21
PGA Tour: CJ Cup at Nine Bridges

Club at Nine Bridges, Jeju Island, South Korea

European Tour: Andalucia Valderrama Masters

Real Club Valderrama, Sotogrande, Spain

LPGA: Buick LPGA Shanghai

Qizhong Garden GC, Shanghai

October 19-21
Champions: Dominion Energy Charity Classic

CC of Virginia, Richmond, Va.


      
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