Born:July 29, 1962 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Original/Home Club:Bowen GC, Qld.
Occupation:Professional golfer; coach and golf club manager.
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].
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].
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.
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].
Played as the BMW European Masters (May 23-26). Second-placed Florence Descampe (Belg) and Catrine Nilsmark (Swe) finished 3 shots behind Corinne Dibnah (Aus). [Royal Bercuit GC, Grez-Doiceau, Walloon Brabant; at the time known as Bercuit GC].
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].
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].
Played as the Variety Club Celebrity Classic. Second-placed Peggy Conley (USA) finished 1 shot behind Dibnah (Aus). [Calcot Park GC, Reading, Berks, England].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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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