Name:Carin Koch (née Hjalmarsson)
Born:Feb 23, 1971 in Kungälv, Västra Götaland, Sweden.
Solheim Cup player (2000, '02, '03, '05). Solheim Cup captain (2015). Multiple wins on the US LPGA and Ladies European tours.
After an excellent amateur career, which included attending and playing for the University of Tulsa, Koch turned professional in 1992. She subsequently enjoyed success on the European, Asian and US LPGA tours. In 2015 she captained the European Solheim Cup team.
Played as the inaugural Corona Morelia Championship (April 21-24). Second-placed Karine Icher (Fra) finished 6 shots behind Koch (Swe), who recorded the second of her two LPGA Tour wins. [GC Tres Marias, Morelia, Mexico].
Played as the LPGA Corning Classic (May 24-27). Second-placed Maria Hjorth (Swe) and Mhairi McKay (Scot) finished 2 shots behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Koch (Swe). [Corning CC, Corning, nr Elmira, New York].
Played as the Chrysler Open (June 1-4). Second-placed Samantha Head (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Koch (Swe), who recorded her first and only Ladies European Tour win. [North course, Halmstad GK, Tylosand, nr Halmstad, Sweden].
Played as the inaugural TSN Ladies World Cup of Golf (Sept 15-17; 54-hole aggregate strokeplay; Ladies Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed England (Laura Davies & Trish Johnson) finished 5 shots behind Sweden (Sophie Gustafson & Carin Koch), who won the team first prize of IR£100,000. Laura Davies recorded the best individual score. [Adare Manor Resort, Adare, Co. Limerick].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...
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