Born:Jan 14, 1999 in Varel, Friesland, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Original/Home Club:Golfclub am Meer / Hamburg (Falkenstein).
Turned Pro:2019 (+7.1 hcp)
Played as the Magical Kenya Ladies Open (Feb 10-13; Ladies European Tour season-opener). Second-placed Marta Sanz Barrio (Esp) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Esther Henseleit (Ger), who recorded her second LET win. [Baobab course, Vipingo Ridge Resort, Kikambala, Kenya].
20-year-old Henseleit (Ger) won the LET season-long points chase, to capture the Tour's 2019 Order of Merit and €20,000 bonus. Henseleit accumulated 743.06 points (earning €208,777 in the process). Second was Marianne Skarpnord (Nor) 694.44 pts (earnings €174,455); third was Christine Wolf (Aut) 536.65 pts (earnings €138,156). Carlota Ciganda (Esp) was the No.1 money winner in 2019, with earnings of €247,668 from the Tour. Henseleit emulated Laura Davies (Eng; 1985) and Carlota Ciganda (Esp; 2012) in winning both the LET's Order of Merit and Rookie of the Year award in the same season.
20-year-old Henseleit (Ger) won the 2019 Rookie of the Year Award as the Ladies European Tour's leading first-season player; she also topped the Tour's Order of Merit, accumulating 743.06 points during the season (and earning €208,777 in the process). In the LET's 41-year history, only Laura Davies (Eng; 1985) and Carlota Ciganda (Esp; 2012) had won the Tour's Order of Merit in their rookie year.
Played as the inaugural Magical Kenya Ladies Open (Dec 5-8; LET season-ending event). Second-placed Aditi Ashok (India) finished 1 shot behind 20-year-old Esther Henseleit (Ger), who recorded her first Ladies European Tour win in her 18th start on the Tour. With the win Henseleit also scooped the LET Rookie of the Year award, and the 2019 LET Order of Merit. [Vipingo Ridge Resort, Kikambala, Kenya].
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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