Emily doubles up the Yorkshire golf drive

first_img4 Sep 2015 Emily doubles up the Yorkshire golf drive England Golf is doubling up on its efforts to grow the sport in Yorkshire with the appointment of a second development officer to support the work of clubs and driving ranges. Emily Cheshire will team up with Tom Freeland with a brief to attract more players, increase membership and develop stronger clubs across the region. The county’s golf facilities are already backing England Golf’s strategic plan to create a brighter future for the sport. ‘Raising our Game’ includes supporting clubs to introduce newcomers to the sport through coaching for beginners and providing a positive pathway into club membership. The work going on in the county sees the Yorkshire Union of Golf Clubs and the Yorkshire County Ladies’ Golf Association working closely with the area’s PGA professionals, while England Golf is now providing additional resource with the appointment of a second county development officer. They are all part of the of the new Yorkshire Golf Development Group, which will focus attention on attracting people to the sport and into club membership, and on providing the right support for clubs as it builds on the work of the previous County Golf Partnership. Emily, 21, will be working alongside Tom Freeland and England Golf Senior Regional Manager, Richard Brown, to develop and deliver national initiatives and programmes to make golf more accessible to people of all ages and abilities.  This includes supporting clubs with two initiatives – the Get into golf campaign and the achievement of the GolfMark standard.  Both promote a more inclusive and friendly approach towards newcomers, ensuring they can play golf regularly. The two CDOs will also support clubs in areas such as the retention of existing members. Emily has recently graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Sport Business Management from Leeds Beckett University, where she also played for the University golf team.  She says: “I first started playing golf aged six, with junior group coaching at the club where my mum and dad played. I gained my first handicap aged 11 and my game developed and improved over the years with help and support from the club and county structure. “At university I studied various modules including sports marketing and organisational change, while completing my own major independent study (dissertation) entitled Golf and Gender. My research gave me a greater understanding of equality issues within the sport and I learnt from other female golfers about how golf clubs can change for a more inclusive future. “The role of Yorkshire CDO couldn’t be better suited to my skills and personality. Golf has developed my life skills and I can’t wait to engage with clubs to make golf more accessible within the county, to be played and enjoyed by all.” Emily and Tom have divided the territory between them, based on the Inter District Unions. Emily will support clubs in East Riding; Huddersfield & Halifax; Sheffield and York. Tom will support clubs in Bradford; Harrogate; Leeds and Teesside. Richard Brown, England Golf Senior Regional Manager, says: “The additional capacity shows the commitment of England Golf to ensure a healthy future for the sport and will enable us to support more clubs across Yorkshire, driving the More Players, More Members and Stronger Club elements of the Strategic Plan. “The Golf Development Group will also begin to create a County Plan for Golf, which will benefit the sport across the area. “This is an exciting development and will see the new group build on the foundations laid down by the County Golf Partnership to make it even easier for people to give golf a go in Yorkshire and to enjoy the many health and social benefits the sport can bring, particularly as a member of a club.”last_img read more

Goddesslike Venus dazzles Wimbledon

first_imgMAKING A STATEMENT—Venus Williams of the US looks on during her match against Uzbekistan’s Akgul Amanmuradova at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, June 20. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) by Stephen WilsonAssociated Press Writer WIMBLEDON, England (AP)—Five-time champion Venus Williams, back on her favorite grass surface, swept into the second round of Wimbledon June 20 with a straight-set win over 97th-ranked Akgul Amanmuradova of Uzbekistan.Williams, who returned to action at Eastbourne last week after an injury layoff of nearly five months, looked right at home at the All England Club as she beat Amanmuradova 6-3, 6-1 on the opening day of the 125th edition of the championships. Williams kept her opponent waiting for several minutes on Court 2, with Amanmuradova sitting patiently on her courtside chair for the 31-year-old American to arrive.Once play started, Willliams took Amanmuradova apart in 59 minutes with her hard-hitting all-court game. She served seven aces, broke four times and had 23 winners to only five unforced errors—none in the second set.“It’s always great to be back,” Williams said. “To play a few matches at Eastbourne helped me feel pretty comfortable here. All in all, I’m pretty pleased. I only see pluses for today. I missed being out here playing.”Amanmuradova, who has now lost in the first round at Wimbledon in all four appearances, is taller than Williams at 6-foot-3 and can hit the ball hard. But once Williams found her rhythm, she couldn’t be stopped, winning six games in a row and the last 12 points to close out the match.Williams made a statement not only with her tennis but with her fashion sense—wearing a one-piece playsuit which exposed some of her back. The outfit featured cutout sleeves, a deep V neckline and a gold belt wrapped around the waist.“It’s a jumper,” Williams said. “Jumpers are very ‘now,’ as is lace. The shoulders have a lot of draping. It’s a kind of trendy dress. It’s fun. The back is a like a cutout or peekaboo. I’m always trying to do something different and fun.”Williams has fallen to No. 30 in the rankings, but is seeded No. 23—the same position she held when she won the tournament in 2007. Playing in her 15th Wimbledon, she extended her record to 69-9.Williams’ second-round opponent will be Japan’s Kimiko Date-Krumm, who became the second oldest women to win a match at Wimbledon, beating Katie O’Brien 6-0, 7-5 on Monday.Williams’ younger sister, four-time champion Serena, defeated 61st-ranked Aravane Rezai of France on Tuesday 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in Williams’ first Grand Slam match in 50 weeks. After serving her 13th ace to close the match, Williams buried her face in her towel and sobbed from her courtside chair. She was still crying as she walked off the court.She fought through a mid-match slump before asserting command in the third set with her big serve and powerful groundstrokes.That was enough to show why she is still considered a title favorite despite her long layoff after two foot operations and blood clots in her lungs.“This is definitely a stepping stone,” said Serena Williams, who was 25th in Monday’s WTA rankings but is seeded No. 7, because of her past success. “To be competing again is great. It definitely is one step in my journey. And I always say life’s a journey, not a destination, and I’m not going to reach my destination today or tomorrow. But this is just a step for the rest of my career.”last_img read more

About Town

first_imgCounty Library Acquires ‘Identity’ Collage from Arts Council HIGHLANDSIt’s time to break out the chili powder for the Highlands Business Partnership Chili Cook-Off fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Off the Hook, 1 Navesink Ave.More than a dozen of Highland’s best-known chili chefs will put their recipes to the test at this hot competition. Those attending this first-ever event will be able to come eat the heat and sample delicious chili while washing it down with plenty of beer. Tickets are $25 and include snacks, chili tasting, beer and two voting ballots.There will be two contests, the “professional” cook-off will begin at 4 p.m. and the “amateur” cook-off will begin at 5 p.m. Once the chili lovers have tasted all chili, they will vote for their favorite and drop their ballot in the ballot box. The results will be tallied and the winners will be announced at 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.Grand Marshal Rebecca Kane and Deputy Grand Marshal Dave Parker will be among the panel of five independent judges for another contest.Sponsors of the event include Off the Hook, Shore Point Distributors and Brown-Forman, a Jack Daniels company.Additional information about the partnership’s programs and other special events is available by visiting www.highlandsnj.com or calling 732-291-4713. COLTS NECKCedar Drive Middle School will host its first Colt Fest from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, for students in grades 6-8.The goal of the event is to help middle school students develop the characteristics of highly successful teens while building our school community.Students will attend sessions that focus on character development while introducing them to a number of great activities that are available to them in their community.Participating in the event will be a number of community members and organizations. A DJ from The Breeze will be the emcee and will be accompanied by a live local band. Key sponsors and contributors are the Colts Neck Alliance, the Colts Neck Police Department, the Colts Neck PTO and the Cedar Drive Middle School staff.All sixth-grade students will attend a session on first aid and CPR. All seventh-graders will attend a session on Internet safety by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. Eighth-graders will attend a session on safe dating by Prevention First.The students then will choose three additional sessions for the rest of their schedule from a list that includes surfing, weight training, mountain biking, self-defense, makeup session by Sephora and Nordstrom, hairstyling, video games, jam session, cooking and cake decorating, ballroom dancing, break dancing, fashion and baseball-hitting instruction.Students also can sign up for a study hall/open gym time from 2:30-4 p.m. that day. Snacks and refreshments will be served from 4 to 4:30 p.m. while dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6 p.m.The cost is $5. A brochure and sign-up sheet will be available at the school. SHREWSBURY – The Monmouth County Library Commission has acquired Identity, an art collage created by teen artists from the Monmouth County Arts Council, to add to the library’s permanent art collection.Identity has been on display to the enjoyment and delight of patrons at the Eastern Branch Library in Shrewsbury for most of the past year, and the Eastern Branch will now have the artwork on permanent display.The Monmouth County Library Commission has acquired a collage, Identity, from the Monmouth County Arts Council. Photographed with the collage are, from left, Library Commission Chair Renee B. Swartz, Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, Monmouth County Arts Council Arts Education Director Sandy Taylor and Janet Kranis, Eastern Branch manager.“The library as a community anchor, a gathering place to sharpen our educational experience and a platform for creativity, is acquiring Identity, an artwork created by Monmouth County teen artists that speaks of joy, of youth, of energy and of imagination,” said Renee B. Swartz, Monmouth County Library Commission chairwoman. “Come enjoy this home-grown Picasso now on permanent display at the Eastern Branch and feel enriched by its inspiration!”The collage of 12 canvases individually painted and lettered was created at the 2012 Teen Arts Festival, sponsored by the arts council in collaboration with Brookdale Community College.The annual festival is an exceptional experience for emerging teen artists of all disciplines to come together in a creative atmosphere of workshops, evaluations and fun. Last year, close to 1,900 teens registered to participate in the festival, according to Sandy Taylor, arts education director for the Monmouth County Arts Council.Each year, a theme is presented to the teen artists to explore in an art installation project that is created only during the two-day festival. Students from around the county mix and mingle, work alongside each other and share ideas in conversation and in painted images.“Our artistic high school students come from almost 30 schools from around the county – from Allentown to Keyport and in between – and work together on each year’s themed installation piece,” Taylor said. “It has been a very fulfilling process, one that the students, teachers and the community have enjoyed immensely.”The theme for 2012 was Identity, a theme conducive to many interpretations which gave teen artists a direction for inquiry, exploration, inspiration and discussion, according to Taylor.With the guidance of an artist facilitator, the teens painted canvases in six sessions during the two festival days. Their collaboration created a mixture of butterflies, inspiring words and portraits that together expressed their individual and group concept of “identity.” One of the guiding phrases was “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”“The library has been a staunch supporter of the Monmouth Arts Council and its Teen Arts Festival, and we are pleased to give Identity a permanent home,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the Monmouth County Library. “The core theme of Identity is ‘Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.’ And it’s encouraging to see the creativity and imagination and the talent of our teen artists on display.”Since 2009, the Monmouth County Library has displayed the teens’ themed installation projects from the annual festivals throughout its branch libraries, enabling the public to view the art. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, according to Janet Kranis, branch librarian for the Eastern Branch library. “Our teen patrons in particular have been very interested in the pieces we display,” she said.Of the previous teen festival projects, only the Identity piece remained in the possession of the Monmouth County Arts Council, according to Taylor.The public is invited to view the creative work of art. The piece will continue to be displayed in the main reading area of the Eastern Branch at 1001 Route 35. RUMSONThis year the Rumson Garden Club once again will award The Rita Morgan Boyle Memorial Scholarship.The scholarship will be presented to a Rumson resident who plans to attend or is attending an accredited college and has a demonstrated interest in any area of horticulture, landscape design or environmental studies, i.e., conservation, marine sciences or earth science.The applicant is required to write an essay outlining his or her interests and accomplishments as well as academic studies and extracurricular activities. Essays may be mailed to the Rumson Garden Club, Attn: Scholarship Chairman, P.O. Box 121, Rumson, NJ 07760 or emailed as an attachment to [email protected] deadline for applications is May 1. TINTON FALLSJersey Shore Rose Society’s March meeting will feature information about photographing roses.Attendees will learn how a rose photo can become a work of art. The organization meets from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 23 in the community room of Kensington Court Assisted Living, 864 Shrewsbury Ave.During the meeting there will be a beginner clinic from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. that will be conducted by members. The session from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. will have the main meeting and lecture by professional photographer Michael Miller.The event is free.Additional information is available at www. jsroses.com/ map.html.center_img * * * * *The Colts Neck Reformed Church community is very excited and pleased to have expanded its campus to include a newly built ministry center and church offices. This new building will assist in the ongoing vital ministry of this historic congregation.All are invited to an open house to see the three major buildings of church campus, including the new ministry center, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7.Visitor are asked to stop by and spend as much time as they would like.The church buildings are located at 72 Route 537 west, a quarter-mile from the intersection of routes 34 and 537. * * * *Youngsters are invited once again to come together for dinner, dessert and a classic movie from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Lunch Break, 121 Drs. James Parker Blvd.Beginning in 2011, 40 to 50 children have gathered once a month, at no charge, for the event. Most of the children come from the Boys & Girls Club of Red Bank, but others are welcome to join the festivities.Dinner is donated by local restaurants and volunteers, usually from local high schools, serve as waiters. Following dinner, ice cream is provided by a husband and wife who have supported Lunch Break projects for several years. The events are held the fourth Thursday of each month.Those who would like to attend are asked to call Lunch Break and speak to Sharda Jetwani at 732-784-7360 to be included in the official guest list. Jetwani also can be contacted at [email protected] Attendees should leave their name, the names of the child or children, and telephone number or email address. All children must come with an adult who will also stay for the dinner and the movie.The movie this month was chosen in celebration of Black History Month. It’s the true story of Ruby Bridges, a courageous African-American girl who, at age 6, helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans.To learn more about Lunch Break’s activities and services, please visit www.lunchbreak.org. MIDDLETOWNHigh school juniors and seniors who live in Middletown are invited to submit essays about their local government for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship in the 2013 Louis Bay second Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition.The scholarship is offered through a joint venture between local mayors and the New Jersey League of Municipalities. Each student must write an approximately 500-word essay on the theme, “What My Mayor and Governing Body Do Best,” to be included in the contest. The theme is chosen by the state League of Municipalities, Mayor Gerard P. Scharfenberger said.All essays must be received by March 8. Middletown will select one essay to forward to the League of Municipalities in Trenton as a semi-finalist. The League of Municipalities will then choose 15 finalists and three scholarships winners. Winners will be announced in May. Winning essays will be featured in the New Jersey Municipalities magazine.Applications are available at area schools and the mayor’s office in town hall at 1 Kings Highway and at www.middletownnj.org.For more information, students should check with their high school or call the mayor’s office at 732-615-2024. RED BANKThe Navesink Garden Club has invited a representative from Edible Jersey, a quarterly magazine, to speak about the sustainability of foods in the Garden State.The presentation is free to the public and will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 at The Atrium, 40 Riverside Ave.Edible Jersey is distributed via Whole Foods, Sickles, Dearborn and many other stores, restaurants and wineries in our area. The magazines spotlights the growers, producers, retailers, artisans, chefs, home cooks, and others who energize New Jersey with regionally-based food choices.The Navesink Garden Club’s programs are open to the general public and free of charge on the third Tuesday of the month in September, October, November, January, March, April and May at The Atrium. The club is a member of The Garden Club of New Jersey, Inc. and the Central Atlantic Region and National Garden Clubs, Inc.Additional information about the garden club and its program is available by contacting the membership chair, Katherine Pojawa, at 732-772-0488.last_img read more

Corsairs impressing despite injuries

first_imgThe Corsairs have been battling more than just opposing teams on the softball diamond this season. They’ve also had to overcome several injuries, some of them to key players.That, however, hasn’t slowed the offense much, with the Redwoods women batting an impressive .318 as a team, including a trio of players averaging better than .400.“That’s always a team goal,” head coach Maggie White said. “Our hitting has been kind of our strength. Offensively, I feel like we can play with anyone.”Leadin …last_img read more

Why the Warriors’ surprise jerseys were the perfect tribute to Oracle Arena

first_imgOAKLAND — Sunday night wasn’t officially goodbye.No, the Warriors will play two more home games at Oracle Arena next weekend to open the 2019 NBA Playoffs, and the well-held expectation is that there will be a handful more contests in Oakland, as the team aims to win its fourth title in five years in the weeks to come.Truthfully, no one can say when the final Warriors game at Oracle Arena will take place. That’s the nature of the playoffs. So for Sunday’s final regular-season home …last_img read more

Archers, Tams brawl again in preseason, this time in Davao City

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments A video uploaded on Twitter by FEU athletic director Mark Molina saw La Salle forward Prince Rivero giving a back pick on FEU player Ken Ebonia, who fell on the floor upon contact.La Salle center Abu Tratter jumped in front of the fallen Ebonia while teammate Ricci Rivero slammed the ball at the FEU player, before following it up with a punt kick as another free-for-all ensued.“The second commotion which happened on the very next play after the first commotion is plain and simple, a planned and premeditated attack,” said the FEU official on his Twitter account.La Salle coach Aldin Ayo was seen in videos trying to pacify the players. But Ryan Betia, an assistant of new coach Olsen Racela at FEU, claimed that the Archers mentor choked FEU player Arvin Tolentino trying to act as a pacifier.UAAP basketball commissioner Rebo Saguisag said he will look into the incident, which marked the second time in as many years that the two teams have figured in a preseason scuffle.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program The UAAP Season 80 game between La Salle and Far Eastern U on Sept. 10 could just be the most anticipated game of the tournament yet.The two teams figured in an ugly free-for-all in an invitational tournament in Davao City late Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Eyewitnesses said the match had been heated for the most part, before two brawls ensued—the second of which forced organizers to call off the game.The first commotion ensued in the third quarter with FEU leading, 73-59. FEU’s Ken Tuffin bumped La Salle guard Kib Montalbo, who retaliated with a head butt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRon Dennison, who was earlier ejected for two unsportsmanlike fouls, then came out of nowhere to hit Montalbo, who had his back turned to the FEU player, sending the La Salle guard sprawling to the floor.The second incident that led to the game forfeiture came just after play resumed. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ “It happened outside the UAAP so we can’t really act on it in relation to the tournament,” said Saguisag. “But they still represent their schools and the league so it may be up to the UAAP Board to discuss.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vanguardia rues Rice’s 3rd quarter explosion in Phoenix loss to TNT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

Akshay posts video for students facing exam stress

first_imgMumbai, May 3 (PTI) Actor Akshay Kumar has shared a video message with students going through exam stress where he has advised them against bottling up their emotions.The 49-year-old actor, who will receive the National Award for best actor for his performance in “Rustom” today, took to Twitter to share an anecdote from his childhood in an almost five-minute-long clip.Akshay said he owes the prestigious award to his parents and remembered how supportive they were when he scored poorly in his exams.”My father sat me down and calmly asked me what I wanted to do. I told him I was interested in sports. As time passed, I got into martial arts after sports, which was followed by modelling and acting.”I feel if that day my parents had not supported me, winning the National Award would seem like a distant dream,” he said.Akshay also urged the parents to take more interest in their childrens lives and treat mental illness like any other medical issue.He implored the youth “not to take life lightly” and understand its value.”Dont bottle up your emotions. Share them with your near and dear ones. Suicide is no solution to end stress,” Akshay added. PTI RDS BKlast_img read more

10 months agoBayern Munich deny Hummels in talks with Chelsea or Tottenham

first_imgBayern Munich deny Hummels in talks with Chelsea or Tottenhamby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea and Tottenham have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Mats Hummels.Bild claimed this week that the Bayern Munich defender’s agent was in London to discuss a January move to the Premier League giants.However, Bayern’s chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has moved swiftly to deny Hummels will depart the Allianz.He said: “We had a conversation with Mats a few days ago and he will play for Bayern Munich in the second half of the season.”The Bundesliga side’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic added: “We talked to Mats, it was a good conversation.”Mats feels very well in Munich, and if a player does not always play, it’s clear that there are discussions.”Mats wanted to talk to us. We explained our point of view to him and he explained his point of view.”I think that we came to a common denominator.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more