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Sunday, June 12, 2016
Curtis Cup 2016, Green Lamb... and slow play penalties
It’s the final day of the 2016 Curtis Cup, when the Americans will be
looking to overcome an 8-4 deficit against the GB & Ireland team at Dun
Laoghaire Golf Club. A penalty for slow play was a kick in th eteeth for the
Americans, but there have been complaints of slow play on both days. It was
actually highly satisfying to see a penalty being implemented… whichever team
it was applied to!
There are enough young fans at the event who need to see
that slow play is not tolerated. Now, if only the golfing bodies had the balls
to do that on the major tours.
But this is not a blog about negative things – rather it is a good news
story for Irish golf and sportswear brand Green Lamb which is the official
clothing supplier to the 2016 GB & Ireland Team.
Olivia Mehaffey after her victory on day 2 of Curtis Cup (courtesy of ILGU)
Cork-based Green Lamb has provided the eight strong team with their
entire clothing needs for both the practice days and match days. Green Lamb is
known for its fashion forward take on women’s golf clothing and marketing
director Peter Dwyer says they are very proud to dress the team.
“For a long time now we have been associated with the Curtis Cup and
Ladies Golf Union, but 2016 sees the matches being played on Green Lamb’s home
turf, in Ireland, and for that we’re extra proud to dress the girls. It’s an
honour for us and we wish both teams very well for the weekend. Here’s hoping
for a home victory!”
Views over Dun Laoghaire Golf Club
The event showcases the very best eight female amateurs from USA vs.
Great Britain & Ireland.This is
only the second time the event has been held in Ireland: in 1996, Great Britain
& Ireland posted an 11½-6½ win at Killarney
Golf & Fishing Club.
Green Lamb brand ambassador and supermodel Jodie Kidd has been keen to
show her support for the team, commenting recently on the team’s practise day
clothing, she remarked: ‘Looking good girls!’
You can still get along to Dun Laoghaire Golf Club, outside Enniskerry,
today to see the final matches (tee times between 10am and 11.10am). Tickets
are available at the gate.