Born:Dec 6, 1981 in Ojai, Ventura County, California.
Played as the inaugural Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open (Nov 3-6). Second-placed Georgia Hall (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Beth Allen (USA), who recorded her third win on the Ladies European Tour. [Saadiyat Beach GC, Abu Dhabi, UAE].
Played as the Lacoste Ladies Open de France (Oct 6-9). Second-placed Florentyna Parker (Eng) and Diana Luna (Italy) finished 4 shots behind Allen (USA), who claimed her second win on the Ladies European Tour. [Chantaco GC, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, nr Biarritz].
Allen (USA) won the LET 2016 Order of Merit, with earnings of €313,079 on the Tour. Tour rookie Aditi Ashok (India) was second with €206,664; Florentyna Parker (Eng) was third with €175,361.
Allen (USA) won the LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.
Played as the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters (July 2-5). Second-placed Leona Maguire (Ire; amateur) finished 1 shot behind 33-year-old Allen (USA), who recorded her first professional win. [Buckinghamshire GC, Denham, Bucks].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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