Golf Week will celebrate club golfers

first_img3 Aug 2016 Golf Week will celebrate club golfers It’s time for Golf Week – England Golf’s annual celebration of the handicap game for men, women and juniors Over 500 club golfers from all over the country will gather at Frilford Heath Golf Club in Oxfordshire next week for the finals of a host of team and individual events. The five-day festival of golf runs from Monday, August 8 to Friday, August 12 and includes the finals of the Club Team Championship, the England Golf Captains’ tournament series, the women’s Grand Medal Final, the Junior Champion Club tournament, and the men’s Gold Medal Final. In addition, England Golf and Your Golf Travel ambassador Charley Hull will be at Golf Week on Tuesday for a Lady Captains’ event, which includes a Q&A, clinic and golf on the Blue course. Other events during the week include a competition for teams of county presidents and secretaries and a Rules school. Golf Week was held for the first time last year to highlight the grassroots game and was a huge success. It gave the full championship experience to club golfers who had qualified for the finals, many of whom were also entertained at gala dinners.  England Golf championship director James Crampton said: “We were absolutely delighted by the feedback we received. Players told us that they enjoyed the sense of occasion and the challenge of the three excellent golf courses at Frilford Heath. “We are really looking forward to our second Golf Week and the opportunity to share the championship experience with many more club golfers.” The schedule for Golf Week is: Monday 8 August – Club Team Championship, Blue course Tuesday 9 August – County Presidents & Secretaries, Green course  Tuesday & Wednesday, 9-10 August – England Golf Captains, Blue and Red courses Thursday 11 August – Grand Medal Final, Red course Thursday & Friday, 11-12 August – Junior Champion Club, Blue course Friday 12 August – Gold Medal Final, Red course Click here for more information Caption: Players at the inaugural Golf Week (image © Leaderboard Photography).last_img read more

Pirates sign 3B Jung Ho Kang to 1-year deal

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP) — Jung Ho Kang is staying with the Pittsburgh Pirates.The Pirates and the veteran third baseman agreed to a one-year deal Thursday that will bring Kang back for the 2019 season.The move comes a week after Pittsburgh declined a $5.5 million club option for Kang, paying him a $250,000 buyout instead. Financial terms on Kang’s new deal weren’t immediately available.“We feel that bringing Jung Ho back in 2019 will make us better as he will have the ability to make a positive impact on our lineup,” general manager Neal Huntington said in a statement. “Competition and options are important to any organization and this signing provides us with both.”Kang was a star in his native South Korea when the Pirates signed him to an $11 million, four-year deal in January 2015. He finished third in NL Rookie of the Year balloting after hitting 15 homers and driving in 58 runs in 2015, when Pittsburgh won 98 games. It would be the high point of Kang’s time with the Pirates.The 31-year-old Kang didn’t play in the U.S. between September 2016 and June 2018 because of visa issues connected to three DUI arrests in South Korea. He made it back to the majors with Pittsburgh in September, collecting two hits in six at-bats during the final weekend of the season.___More AP baseball: and In this Oct. 1, 2016 file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates’ Jung Ho Kang rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Soccer Quest Co-Ed Finalists

first_imgThe Diamonds breezed through the Soccer Quest Christmas Co-Ed Indoor Tournament this week, defeating The Midget Pinkies 5-2 to claim the title. The annual Co-Ed tourney attracted eight teams to the Soccer Quest Indoor Facility.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports would like to salute The Diamonds and The Midget Pinkies with Co-Team of the Week honours.Member of both teams are pictured, starting at the back row, L-R, Marlesa Manson, Samadhi Bouchard, Alexi St-Jean, Meghan Morrison, Jan Williams, Heather Stewart, Taylor Stewart, Tayler Anderson, Nick Diamond, Emmanuel Huva and Reed Bambrick.Front, Laura Waterer, Josiah Mori, Sachi Del-Sniveli, Dallas Sauer, Jordan Micheaux, Andy Galewitz, Taylor Russel and Nick Davis.last_img

C’down stop Gaynstead to stay unbeaten

first_img For the next two quarters, it was touch and go, but in the end, the defending champions prevailed for a narrow win in the end. The in-form Excelsior stayed on course for their mega match tomorrow with former champions The Queen’s School for Group One honours with another disciplined display after an easy 42-21 win over Norman Manley for their fourth consecutive victory. The Queen’s School also made it four in a row, when they got a walk over from Wolmer’s, who failed to show for their encounter. In other rescheduled matches, Tarrant got by former champions St Hugh’s 31-26; Immaculate stopped Penwood 36-26 and St Catherine High and Tivoli tied 42 -42. The competition will continue today at 12:30pm with two more senior matches and one Junior. Penwood face The Queen’s School and Wolmer’s face Excelsior among the seniors with St Jago playing St Andrew Technical in the junior competition. Defending champions Camperdown were pushed to the limit to stave off a determined Gaynstead in their top of the table Group II Senior ISSA Urban schoolgirl netball competition at the Leila Robinson Court yesterday, winning 35-33 in a thrilling contest. In what was a clash between unbeaten teams, it was the Wayne Stewart-coached team that walked away with bragging rights to make it four win from as many games and now look set to top their group with one game remaining. Camperdown were first to settle and raced to a quick 5-2 lead inside four minutes. They maintained their dominance for the remainder of the quarter, pushing on for a four goals advantage, leading 11-7. The gutsy Gaynstead team, however, came into their own in the second quarter as they matched the experienced Camperdown in all department. They outscored their opponents here 10-7 to reduce the deficit by one as Camperdown led 18-17 at the half-time break. NARROW WINlast_img read more

Amid turmoil, USA Gymnastics takes small steps forward

first_imgLATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs “We can help change things from the inside out,” Frazier said. “We are hand in hand with the survivors, 100 percent. We want to be the people on the inside helping.”Forster knows part of his role as one of the most visible people in the sport is to facilitate the change within the elite program. When he took over in June, he talked about the need to create an environment where the athletes felt they had more of a say in how things are done. He went to the gymnasts and asked them what they would like to see change at selection camps. They told him they wanted open scoring like they receive during a typical meet. So he obliged.“They have to be able to voice whatever their concern is without fear of any retaliation or that it would impact them not making a team,” Forster said.It’s one small facet of an overhaul that will be fought on many fronts over many years. There is no pat on the back or motivational chat or fist bump among teammates that will signal all is well. There shouldn’t be. The Nassar effect will linger for decades. That’s not a bad thing.“I think we should never try to bury that stuff,” Hurd said. “It happened and it’s an awful thing that happened and such an unfortunate thing. But I don’t think we should ever try to bury that conversation because that’s how it all comes back.”Yet Hurd, Forster and the current national team members are optimistic there is a way forward.“I’ve read through all the manuals. There isn’t anything in any of our manuals that demands we win medals,” Forster said. “Not one. No matter what the press has said. There isn’t anything that says we have to win medals. We have to put the best team out on the floor. That’s our job, and we’re going to do it in the very best, positive way we can so that athletes have a great experience doing it. That’s the hope. Well, it isn’t hope. It’s mandatory I do it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Some PH athletes to miss Asian Games opening parade Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced And then Tom Forster came over. The newly appointed high-performance team coordinator for the embattled USA Gymnastics women’s elite program pulled Hurd aside and put things in perspective.“He was like, ‘It’s OK because now is not your peak time anyways,’” Hurd said. “That was the exact mindset I had.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’It was a small moment, one of many Forster shared with various competitors as he walked the floor during the first significant meet of his tenure. He plans to do the same when the U.S. championships start on Friday night. He insists he’s not grandstanding or putting on a show or trying to prove some sort of point about a new era of transparency in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal.The way Forster figures it, he’s just doing what he’s always done. His title has changed. The way he acts around athletes — many of whom he’s known for years while working with the USA Gymnastics developmental program — will not. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READcenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award And in a way symbolic, even if that’s not exactly what Forster is going for.USA Gymnastics’ response to the scandal involving disgraced former national team doctor Larry Nassar — who abused hundreds of women, including several Olympians, under the guise of medical treatment — has included a massive overhaul of the leadership and legislative changes designed to make the organization more accountable from the top down. It has also been peppered almost non-stop with buzzwords like “culture change” and “empowerment.”A true shift will take years. Forster understands that. Still, he’s taken steps during his first two months on the job designed to create a more open, welcoming environment.For Margzetta Frazier, the proof came in June when her phone buzzed with a number she didn’t recognize. The 18-year-old decided in late spring she was retiring from elite gymnastics and would instead focus on her college career at UCLA. At least, that was the plan until she slid her thumb to the right and answered.“Tom was like, ‘Hey, I know you retired but can you come back? We need you,’” Frazier said. “I had no idea he even had my number.”For the first time in a while, Frazier says she “felt respected” by USA Gymnastics. That wasn’t the case this spring, when she took the unusual step of texting USA Gymnastics president Kerry Perry to express her disappointment in the organization’s decision to fire senior vice president Rhonda Faehn in the middle of a national team camp. Frazier briefly posted her text to Perry on Instagram.“I was taught to speak my mind respectfully,” Frazier said. “It was so unprofessional to have one of our top coordinators fired. I was mentally distressed. I had to say something.”So she did. And then she retired. And then Forster called. And she couldn’t say no. So she didn’t say no. Instead, she developed a training plan with Chris Waller and 2011 world champion Jordyn Wieber and will be in Boston this weekend hoping to do enough over the next two months to earn a spot on the world championship team.All because Forster called her out of the blue. Now Frazier views her second chance as an opportunity to help the athletes steer the culture in a more positive direction. It’s quite literally the “empowerment” that Perry talks about in action.While Frazier understands Nassar victims — a list that includes Wieber and UCLA teammates Kyla Ross and Madison Kocian — are clamoring for change, Frazier believes the athletes still competing at the elite level can be an integral part of the process. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Still, that doesn’t make the image of the person who will play an integral role in figuring out which gymnasts will compete internationally jarring. Forster’s hands-on approach is in stark contrast to longtime national team coordinator Martha Karolyi’s aloofness. Karolyi would spend meets not on the floor but watching from a table, lips often pursed and her face betraying little. It was the same during national team camps, with Karolyi often talking to the personal coaches of the athletes rather than the athletes themselves.That’s not Forster.“I never envisioned being in this role so I never really thought about sitting at that big table and just watching,” he said.Maybe, but it’s a departure, one Hurd called “kind of strange” but welcome.“He’s walking around practices and interacting with absolutely everyone,” she said. “I think it’s pretty cool.”ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Morgan Hurd practices on the balance beam during a training session at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Boston. The mandate to change the culture within USA Gymnastics will take years. Yet there are small signs at the U.S. Championships that the process has already begun under new high performance director Tom Forster, from quiet chats during the middle of meets to impromptu phone calls of encouragement. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)BOSTON  — The pep talk was short and to the point, a reminder to reigning world gymnastics champion Morgan Hurd that all was not lost.The 17-year-old had just fallen on beam at the U.S. Classic last month, ending any serious chance she had at making a serious run at Simone Biles in the Olympic champion’s return to competition after a two-year break. In the moment, Hurd was frustrated.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Guinean, 24, Dies in a pool of blood

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) A 24 year-old Guinean national, Suleiman Sow, a Fulani, came to Liberia to learn the English language, according to relatives who spoke last Friday to the Daily Observer in New Kru Town.Sow was still struggling to realize his dream, friends said.But Thursday, Dec. 18 and about midnight, local residents say Sow was heard crying in his bedroom.The following morning when neighbors when to his New Kru Town residence they him lying in a pool of blood.Sow before his death was believed to be a cell phone repairer near the Duala Market, relatives say.Sow’s problems began a month ago when he and an unidentified man engaged in a physical fight from which he (Sow) suffered a deep cut on his right arm,  according to a family member.“I always advised Sow not to fight anybody but he would not listen to me,” another  family member, with tears in his eyes, told our correspondent.Neighbors told reporters that what seemed an intense struggle apparently took place in the room the night Sow died.“I heard him crying the whole night,” a neighbor said.Sow’s body was identified by relatives, who waited for authorities to give them the go-ahead to begin the Islamic burial process on  Friday morning.Police have requested relatives of the deceased to visit the New Kru Town depot for further interrogation, although a police source say they don’t suspect any foul play.The body last Saturday afternoon was claimed by an Ebola Response Team.last_img read more

Kenyans ease to 800m semis in London

first_imgHe had been included after Rudisha’s withdrawal due to injury, but his Visa application hit a snag and the opportunity of racing in his first ever World Championships blew up in smoke.The three Kenyans will now carry the hopes of title retention into the semi-finals on Sunday night.Bett had the fastest qualifying time of the three, crossing the finish line first in 1:45.76 ahead of Andrea Kramer. Bett stuck up to Krammer from the first lap when the Swede bolted up to the lead and opened up to the front in the final 300metres.Rotich also eased to victory in quick time in the second heat, keeping a front-running tactic to win in 1:45.77 with a 400m split of 51.95. Puerto Rico’s Rayan Shanchez pushed him in the final lap, but his long strides eased him up as he comfortably sailed to the finish line.USA’s Isaiah Harris came in second with a late thrust of pace while home boy Elliot Giles came in third.World leader Emmanuel Korir also ran comfortably enroute to winning his heat, crossing the line in a slower pace of 1:47.08 ahead of Poland’s Michael Rozmys who was one hundredth of a second behind him.There was a moment of brotherhood at the end of the race when Korir and the Pole shared hearty smiles with Rozmys showing Korir that he had a Kenyan flag wristband just like his.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kipyegon Bett of Kenya wins the 800m at the IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016.PHOTO/IAAFNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 5- The front running trio of Emmanuel Korir, Ferguson Rotich and World Junior champions Kipyegon Bett all eased to the semi-finals of the 800m at the IAAF World Championships in London as Kenya seeks to retain the crown in the absence of holder David Rudisha.The fourth Kenyan, Michael Saruni who had earlier been axed by Athletics Kenya (AK) had been listed as a starter in Heat Five but had a DNS (Did Not Start) with sources intimating he had faced last minute visa hitches thus preventing him from travelling.last_img read more


first_imgDue to  the death in the family of the St. Michael’s clubs Secretary, all this weekend’s games between St. Eunan’s and St. Michael’s have been cancelled. The Junior match was to be played this evening with the Senior and Reserve games tomorrow (Sunday). GAA: GAMES CANCELLED AFTER BEREAVEMENT was last modified: June 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: GAMES CANCELLED AFTER BEREAVEMENTlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal have it all to do after squandering a first half lead against Mayo at Castlebar this afternoon in the National League Division One game.Donegal went 0-4 to 0-1 half-way through the first-half with points from Colm McFadden and Michael Murphy but find themselves going in 0-6 to 0-4 at the interval.Sloppy hand-passing and a general breakdown in play has allowed Mayo back into the game. Indeed Donegal could have found themselves further behind but for a fine point blank save by Paul Durcan from Jason Doherty.Donegal have it all to do in the second half if they are to get any points from this game.   DONEGAL SQUANDER LEAD TO TRAIL MAYO 0-6 TO 0-4 AT HALF-TIME was last modified: March 24th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgThe raw sewage flows through Shaun Boyle’s land.A farmer is pleading with Donegal County Council to find the source of sewage which is flowing through his lands at Falcarragh.Shaun Boyle, who lives at Ballyness, Falcarragh, says the problem has been going on for more than a year.The council have examined the septic tanks of a number of nearby houses but have not found the source of the smell or sewerage. The sewage is flowing into beautiful Ballyness Bay in Falcarragh.“To be honest it’s not rocket science. I suspect the source of it is behind my lands and flowing down into drains alongside my fields.“But I feel at this stage that I am being stone-walled. I have contacted the council on a number of occasions but nothing has ben done about it.“The reality is that this sewage is flowing out into Ballyness Bay. You can see it. It’s raw sewage. That couldn’t be good for the water quality and the wildlife there,” he said.Shaun said he is now pleading with the council to track the sewage up the fields to find its source. “I would just like it to stop. At first I thought somebody must have dumped some sewage and it was a one-off but that has been going on far too long,” he said. FARMER PLEADS WITH COUNCIL TO FIND SOURCE OF SEWAGE STINK was last modified: August 28th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballyness BayDonegal County CouncilFalcarraghsewagelast_img read more