Who's who: Corinne Dibnah

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Who's who: Corinne Dibnah

  • Name:

    Corinne Dibnah
  • Country:

    Australia
  • Born:

    July 29, 1962 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Bowen GC, Qld.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; coach and golf club manager.
  • Turned Pro:

    1984

Roll of Honour

Australian Ladies Amateur (1981). New Zealand Ladies Amateur (1983). Multiple Ladies European Tour wins (13) and ALPG Tour wins (3). Ladies European Tour Order of Merit winner (1991).

Did you know?

Dibnah started swinging a golf club at Bowen Golf Club in North Queensland at the age of five, encouraged by one of North Queensland's best women golfers, Diane English. She progressed in the game to record wins on the Ladies European Tour and Australian LPG Tour. Dibnah won the British Women's Open in 1988 in a playoff against American Sally Little; the event later became a major championship from 2001.

Top tournaments won by Corinne Dibnah

1994
Europe
277 (-11)
£10,500
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Dibnah, Corinne

Venue

Lignano

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

£10,500

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW Italian Ladies Open (Sept 22-25). Dibnah (Aus) beat Dale Reid (Scot) in a playoff to record her second win in this event. [Lignano GC, Lignano Sabbiadoro, Udine, Italy].

1993
Europe
Rijswijk GC
214 (-2)
£8,250
Holiday Inn

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Dibnah, Corinne

Venue

Rijswijk GC

Score

214 (-2)

Prize money

£8,250

Title sponsor

Holiday Inn

Played as the Holiday Inn Leiden Ladies Open (May 29-31). Second-placed Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Dibnah (Aus). [Rijswijkse GC, The Hague, Netherlands].

1991
Awards
£89,058
see Score
Woolmark

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Dibnah, Corinne

Venue

Score

£89,058

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Woolmark

Dibnah (Aus) won the WPG European Tour 1991 Woolmark Order of Merit, with earnings of £89,058 on the Tour. Helen Alfredsson (Swe) was second with £75,900; Dale Reid (Scot) was third with £64,494.

1991
Europe
286 (+2)
£10,500
La Manga

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Dibnah, Corinne

Score

286 (+2)

Prize money

£10,500

Title sponsor

La Manga

Played as the La Manga Club Classic (June 6-9). Dibnah (Aus) beat Laurette Maritz-Atkins (RSA) in a playoff. [La Manga Club, nr Cartagena, Murcia, Spain].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Dibnah, Corinne

Score

284 (-8)

Prize money

£19,500

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW European Masters (May 23-26). Second-placed Florence Descampe (Belg) and Catrine Nilsmark (Swe) finished 3 shots behind Dibnah (Aus). [Royal Bercuit GC, Grez-Doiceau, Walloon Brabant; at the time known as Bercuit GC].

1991
Europe
272 (-16)
£15,000
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Dibnah, Corinne

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

£15,000

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW Italian Ladies Open (Sept 19-22). Second-placed Florence Descampe (Belg) finished 3 shots behind Dibnah (Aus). [Albarella GC, Rosolina, nr Venice].

1990
Europe
Fourqueux
284
£10,500
Skol

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Dibnah, Corinne

Venue

Fourqueux

Score

284

Prize money

£10,500

Title sponsor

Skol

Played as the Trophee Internationale Coconut Skol (Sept 20-23). Second-placed Trish Johnson (Eng) and Helen Alfredsson (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Dibnah (Aus). [G&CC Fourqueux, Fourqueux, nr Paris].

1989
Europe
279 (-9)
£6,500
Variety Club

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Dibnah, Corinne

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

£6,500

Title sponsor

Variety Club

Played as the Variety Club Celebrity Classic. Second-placed Peggy Conley (USA) finished 1 shot behind Dibnah (Aus). [Calcot Park GC, Reading, Berks, England].

1988
Europe
295 (-1)
£15,000
Weetabix

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Dibnah, Corinne

Score

295 (-1)

Prize money

£15,000

Title sponsor

Weetabix

Played as the Weetabix Women's British Open (July 28-31). Dibnah (Aus) beat Sally Little (RSA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Lindrick GC, Worksop, Nottinghamshire].

1988
Europe
Fleming Park GC
256 (-8)
£6,000
Bloor Homes

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Dibnah, Corinne

Venue

Fleming Park GC

Score

256 (-8)

Prize money

£6,000

Title sponsor

Bloor Homes

Played as the Bloor Homes Eastleigh Classic. Second-placed Dennise Hutton (Aus) and Dana Lofland (USA) finished 1 shot behind Dibnah (Aus). [Fleming Park GC, Eastleigh, Hants, England; course permanently closed in 2008].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Dibnah, Corinne

Score

210 (-12)

Prize money

£4,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the La Manga Spanish Open. Dibnah (Aus) beat Susan Moon (USA) at the second playoff hole. [La Manga Club, nr Cartagena, Murcia, Spain].

1987
Europe
275
£4,500
James Capel

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Dibnah, Corinne

Score

275

Prize money

£4,500

Title sponsor

James Capel

Played as the James Capel Guernsey Open (last played in 1984). Second-placed Gillian Stewart (Scot) and Vanessa Marvin (Eng) finished 10 shots behind Dibnah (Aus). [Royal Guernsey GC, L'Ancresse, Guernsey, Channel Islands].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Dibnah, Corinne

Score

288 (E)

Prize money

£6,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Kristianstad Open (Aug 21-24). Second-placed Liselotte Neumann (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Dibnah (Aus). [Kristianstad GK, Ahus, nr Kristianstad, Sweden].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Dibnah, Corinne

Score

280 (-12)

Prize money

£6,000

Title sponsor

Forte

Played as the Trusthouse Forte Women's Classic (July 3-6). Second-placed Gillian Stewart (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Dibnah (Aus). [Golf & Land Club Köln, Refrath, nr Cologne].

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