McVeigh seeks new horizons: “People want security and certainty in their lives and golf is not any of those things”
Thinking of turning professional? Stop for a moment to listen to Danielle McVeigh, who has decided to seek her future in the real world for now after coming to the conclusion that the weekly tour grind was going to change her irrevocably as a person.
McVeigh handed Ladies British Masters invite
Danielle McVeigh is playing on the Ladies European Tour Access Tour in Finland this week as she tries to battle her way onto the main tour.
But after missing the cut in the Ladies Irish Open she will have another chance to shine on the big stage next week after receiving one of 11 sponsor invitations for the inaugural ISPS Handa Ladies British Masters at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club.
Lisa Maguire makes a mockery of Vagliano snub with historic European Individual triumph
Did snubbing the Astor Trophy cost Lisa Maguire a Vagliano Trophy place?
Ireland will have three players on the Great Britain and Ireland team for next month’s Vagliano Trophy at Royal Portcawl - one third of the team.
But the absence of Lisa Maguire from a line-up that features her twin sister Leona, Danielle McVeigh and US-based Stephanie Meadow has shocked both her family and the Irish Ladies Golf Union.
ILGU deny Astor Trophy snub
ILGU Chief Executive Sinead Heraty has defended the decision to make Ireland’s top amateurs unavailable for selection for Great Britain and Ireland’s Astor Trophy defence next month.
At the insistence of the Irish Ladies Golf Union, Danielle McVeigh, Lisa and Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow were not considered for selection for the five-strong side which will battle Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa at Fairhaven in Lancashire from June 15-19.
“In the normal course of events we would be absolutely thrilled for the Irish players to play for a GB&I team,” Heraty said. “It is more to do with the scheduling of the Astor Trophy with the Vagliano Trophy, one after another.”
AIB Irish Golf Writers’ Award for McDowell
Graeme McDowell, who enjoyed a spectacular season on tour which saw him anchor Europe to victory in the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor and claim a breakthrough win in the Majors when winning the US Open at Pebble Beach, has been voted the ‘Professional of the Year’ in the AIB Irish Golf Writers’ Awards for 2010.