Ann Liguori, renowned sports talk show host, golf correspondent,…

Ann Liguori, renowned sports talk show host, golf correspondent, business-woman and co-collaborator of Dune Jewelry’s Hamptons Rope Collection with Holly Daniels Christensen, the CEO & Founder of Dune Jewelry, announces the expansion of the Hamptons Rope Collection. This collection, consisting of sophisticated, handcrafted, sterling silver designs has recently expanded from six designs to twelve. The additional designs include a bracelet, earrings, and necklace in sterling silver and in 18k vermeil.  All Dune Jewelry designs can be customized with a sentimental element or sand from one’s favorite golf course, beach or travel adventure.  The sand can either be selected from Dune’s  vast Sandbank™ you can view online (www.dunejewelry.com/sand-and-elements) or you also have the option to send in your own memory for your own custom design.

Ann has also collaborated on the Dune Golf Collection which features ball markers, divot repair tools, tie bars, cufflinks, key chain, wine stopper and more!  Every design is handmade to order in the USA and most can be engraved with a meaningful message.

Gift someone on your list with the memory of their only hole-in-one, a round on an iconic golf course they recently played or a world class destination that is on his/her bucket list.

For for a special discount for the golf community add promo code AL2019 for 10% off your order online at www.dunejewelry.com.  

Nelly Korda wins Lacoste Ladies Open de FranceNelly Korda shot a…

Nelly Korda wins Lacoste Ladies Open de France

Nelly Korda shot a four-under 67 to win the Lacoste Ladies Open de France for her first Ladies European Tour title.

Korda, who has won two titles on the LPGA Tour and one on the Symetra Tour, held a one-shot lead heading into the final round, but she carded six birdies and two bogeys on a blustery final day for a total of 15-under-par to win by eight at Golf du Medoc near Bordeaux.

“Conditions were tough, but I tried to stay level headed and I tried to keep my head down and make as many birdies as possible,” said the 21-year-old from Bradenton, Florida, whom, together with her sister Jessica, was the joint leading points’ scorer for the United States Solheim Cup team at Gleneagles last weekend.

“I was consistent and hit a lot of fairways and greens, so I gave myself a lot of opportunities and my putting was quite good. I played really well last week and unfortunately we didn’t get the win, but I’ve been playing really solidly. I played a KLPGA event a couple of weeks before Solheim and I finished second there, so I’m playing really solid and hopefully I can do it again.”

Korda was making her tournament debut and becomes the third American in four years to win the Lacoste Ladies Open de France, following on from Beth Allen and Cristie Kerr, who won at Chantaco in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Although the world no.10 was born in the United States, her parents are the retired professional tennis players Petr Korda and Regina Rajchrtová from the Czech Republic and she added: “It feels great to win in Europe and hopefully I’ll win one day in Czech.”

Céline Boutier finished second while her European Solheim Cup teammate and last year’s tournament winner Caroline Hedwall tied for third with Joanna Klatten.

Korda had led by six at the tournament’s halfway stage, before Klatten shot up the leaderboard with a back nine of 29 in her third round. However, the home hope had a nightmare start and was eight over after her first six holes.

Korda made her first birdie on the third, but threw a lifeline to Boutier with a bogey on the seventh. She then birdied the ninth, 11th and 12th, bogeyed the 13th and birdied 14 and 16 to gain a seven-stroke advantage. Boutier then failed to escape from a greenside bunker at her first attempt and made a bogey on the last hole and Korda tapped in for a par.

Boutier carded three birdies and three bogeys for a level par 71. She said: “I’m very excited about the result because right after Solheim, I didn’t know what to expect, physically and mentally after that week. Nelly played very well and it was going to be hard to catch her, especially in those conditions, so I’m happy with the result. I have to say, the back nine was a little tough.”

Having been eight-over-par for her first six holes, Klatten rallied with birdies on seven, nine, 14 and 16 and was happy with a five-over-par 76.

Her equal third place prize cheque for €17,063 was double the amount that she has earned from 12 events on the LPGA so far this year.

She said afterwards: “It was a very eventful round. I played solid but I had three disastrous holes, so if you take those out of the equation I played pretty solid and it was a third place finish, so I’m okay.”

European Solheim Cup player Azahara Muñoz, a two-time winner of the event, tied for fifth place with Laura Fuenfstueck, Julia Engstrom, Olivia Cowan and Manon De Roey, while Jessica Karlsson and Charlotte Thompson tied for tenth.

With a tie for 12th place, Esther Henseleit moved to the top of the order of merit and now faces the prospect of becoming only the third player in history, following Dame Laura Davies and Carlota Ciganda, to win both the LET order of merit and the leading rookie award, in the same year.

STITCH® Launches Summer2019 Apparel CollectionDRESS YOUR…

STITCH® Launches Summer2019 Apparel Collection

DRESS YOUR GAME™

STITCH Golf announces the launch of its 2019 Summer Apparel collection—apparel designed to allow you to transition from the boardroom to the fairways with ease.  Classics with a twist, these pieces feature details that perform.

“We are thrilled to bring the classic and stylish Summer 2019 STITCH Golf Apparel collection to market,” stated Brad King, CEO of STITCH. “The Summer 2019 collection embraces true timeless designs with modern twists that perfectly blend performance, function and fashion.”

The expanded Summer 2019 collection’s comfort and versatility combines high quality multi-functional pieces encompassing its industry leading technically advanced fabrics and sophisticated style that can be worn with comfort and confidence on and off the course. An upscale collection of ultra-premium garments, STITCH represents the best in craftsmanship, materials, and design-all the way down to the last stitch.

Highlights of the Summer 2019 Collection include:

Modern Camo
If you want to blend in, but still stand out, our Modern Camo is for you. Made from a breathable pique, comfort is key with this piece. This polo is perfect from the barbeque to the back nine and keeps you cool in the summer heat. The contrast between the Stitch Blues and oxford overlay adds for an interesting element to show off during your next round on your favorite course. The under buttons and vintage placket add to the simple luxuries combined into your new favorite polo.

End on End
The End on End is the ultimate modern twist on a classic look. It is the perfect look for the guy who wants to stick to his roots but also stays updated. Made from our signature jersey in a cool bluebell color and our new elevated vintage navy, stand out from the crowd on the course with this new take on your basic navy blue. This piece has all the modern yet classic details of under buttons and vintage placket to keep you refreshed from the boardroom to the links. Pair the End on End with our khakis and take on your day.

Circuit
What’s old is new again with the Circuit Polo. The time-honored tradition of the rugby shirt is reinvented with a unique engineered stripe in Miami Pink mixed with Bluebell and Vintage Navy accents. This throwback pique is a classic that will have people stopping and starring at the contemporary update of the popular style. Oh, and for an added bonus, pop the collar for a surprise.

Paisley
The Paisley Polo is designed for the man who wants to make a statement but is also still conservative. This Bluebell pique polo boasts a modern paisley print that is visible closer up but looks like a solid from a distance due to the comfortable pique fabric. Be prepared for second looks and compliments by those around you as the print comes into view. The Paisley is perfect for the transition from a casual day to an evening look with its elevated vintage placket and under buttons.

About STITCH

Founded in 2011 as a headcover company, STITCH is known for designing and creating products with a precise attention to detail, all the way down to the last stitch. Based in Apex, North Carolina, STITCH gives a unique experience, whether it’s the high quality leather used in our headcovers, the durable waterproof fabrics in our bags and gear or the fashionable color schemes seen in our apparel. STITCH products are designed to be effortlessly fashionable, allowing you to create a stylish, comfortable and color-coordinated look-on and off the course. Designed with details that perform, our line of golf bags and gear, travel bags and apparel combine function and fashion with three themes in mind: DRESS YOUR GAME™, ARRIVE IN STYLE™ and FROM WORK TO PLAY™.  STITCH products are available at leading golf, country clubs and select retailers around the world and at: www.stitchgolf.com