Born:May 22, 1975 in Moulins, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, France.
Played as the Lalla Meryem Cup (March 26-29). Second-placed Nicole Garcia (RSA), Melissa Reid (Eng) and Felicity Johnson (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Nocera (Fra). [Golf de l'Océan, Agadir, Morocco].
Played as the Hero Women's Indian Open (Dec 4-6; Eurpn and Asian ladies tours event). Second-placed Fabienne In-Albon (Sui), Hannah Burke (Eng) and Hyeon-seo Kang (S Kor) finished 5 shots behind wire-to-wire Gwladys Nocera (Fra). [Delhi GC, New Delhi, India].
Played as the Allianz Ladies Slovak Open (June 20-23). Second-placed Lee-Anne Pace (RSA) finished 4 shots behind Nocera (Fra), who recorded her first LET win for five years. [Gray Bear GC, Tale Resort, Brezno, Slovakia].
Played as the China Suzhou Taihu Open (Nov 1-3; Ladies Eurpn, Asian & China Trs event). Second-placed and defending champion Carlota Ciganda (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Nocera (Fra), who birdied the last three holes to clinch victory. [Suzhou Taihu Intl GC, Shanghai, China].
Played as the inaugural New Zealand Women's Open (Jan 30-Feb 1; ALPG Tr event). Second-placed Katherine Hull (Aus), Nikki Garrett (Aus), Bobea Park (S Kor) and Sarah Kemp (Aus) finished 6 shots behind Nocera (Fra), who recorded her first ALPG Tour win. [Clearwater Resort, Christchurch, NZ].
Nocera (Fra) won the LET 2008 Order of Merit (New Star Money List), with earnings of €391,840 on the Tour. Helen Alfredsson (Swe) was second with €320,099; Martina Eberl (Ger) was third with €277,296.
Played as the inaugural (and only) Goteborg Masters (Sept 18-21). Second-placed Nina Reis (Swe) finished 11 shots behind Nocera (Fra). Nocera's 259 (29 under par) set a new record for the lowest 72-hole score in the 30-year history of the Ladies Eurpn Tr. [Lycke GC, nr Gothenburg, Sweden].
Played as the ABN AMRO Ladies Open (June 6-8; formerly KLM Open). Second-placed Melissa Reid (Eng) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Nocera (Fra). [Eindhovensche Golf, Valkenswaard, nr Eindhoven].
Played as the SAS Ladies Masters (Aug 22-24). Second-placed Tania Elosegui (Esp) and Samantha Head (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Nocera (Fra). [Haga GC, Bekkestua, nr Oslo, Norway].
Nocera (Fra) won her second LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.
Played as the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open (May 1-3). Second-placed Maria Boden (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Nocera (Fra). [The Carrick on Loch Lomond, nr Alexandria, Dunbartonshire].
Played as the Madrid Ladies Masters (Oct 2-4). Second-placed Paula Marti (Esp) finished 4 shots behind Nocera (Fra), who recored her fifth Ladies European Tour win in 2008. [Retamares Casino GC, Miraval, nr Madrid, Spain].
Played as the KLM Ladies Open (June 8-10). Second-placed Virginie Lagoutte-Clement (Fra) finished 7 shots behind Nocera (Fra). [Eindhovensche Golf, Valkenswaard, nr Eindhoven].
Played as the Lalla Meryem Cup (Oct 25-27; unofficial limited-field event). Second-placed Paula Marti (Esp) finished 7 shots behind Nocera (Fra). [Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco].
Played as the inaugural Emaar-MGF (Indian) Ladies Masters (Dec 5-8; co-sanctioned LET event). Second-placed Virginie Lagoutte-Clement (Fra) finished 1 shot behind Gwladys Nocera (Fra). Event not repeated in 2008 or thereafter. [Eagleton Resort, Bangalore, India].
Nocera (Fra) won the LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.
Played as the BMW Ladies Italian Open (June 14-17). Second-placed Sophie Giquel (Fra) finished 2 shots behind Nocera (Fra). [Parco de' Medici GC, Rome].
Played as the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open (May 18-21; last played in 1997). Second-placed Laura Davies (Eng) finished 3 shots behind first-time Ladies European Tour winner Nocera (Fra). [Golf Gerre Losone, Ticino, Switzerland].
Played as the Catalonia Ladies Masters (July 21-23). Second-placed Sarah Kemp (Aus) finished 5 shots behind Nocera (Fra). [GC D'Aro-Mas Nou, Playa d'Aro, nr Girona, Spain].
LPGA Tour Championship: the CME Group Tour Championship brings the curtain down on the LPGA Tour’s 2020 season at Tiburón Golf Club in Florida (Dec 17-20).
Race to Dubai: the European Tour’s season-long Order of Merit comes to its conclusion in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai (Dec 10-13).
Peter Alliss: accomplished player, Ryder Cup star, course designer, writer, humourist and commentator, this legend of the game will be greatly missed by his legions of followers … golfers and armchair golf enthusiasts alike.
Angela Stanford: major championship winner and Solheim Cup star, records an impressive win in her home state of Texas in the Volunteers of America Classic.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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