Rose Ladies Series: Lily learns at the school of Law

first_img Lily May Humphreys skilfully avoided the water with her opening drive and was then able to make a big splash of her own during a memorable round with Bronte Law at the latest Rose Ladies Series event.England women’s international Humphreys played superbly to finish in a tie for fourth place at the third of the Rose Ladies Series events at Buckinghamshire Golf Club on Thursday.In the same playing group as Solheim Cup star Law, the Essex amateur shot a terrific one-under par round of 71.Now Humphreys has admitted the chance to witness at close hand the methods and mentality of the LET player has given her fresh insight into what it will take to make the next step in her own career.At one stage on her back nine, the 18-year-old got it to two under par and held a one-shot lead over the field only for Scotland’s Gemma Dryburgh to come from the pack and claim victory.There may have been a slight disappointment at not managing to eke out a few more birdies and push for a win, but Humphreys was able to take plenty positives from the day.And even though she outscored Law on the day by six shots, the England Golf Order of Merit winner from 2019 believes she has learned plenty from watching one of her heroes up close in competitive action for 18 holes.“I was a bit nervous on the first tee,” confessed Humphreys.“I didn’t know where the ball was going to go and just thought to myself ‘Don’t put it in the water’ – especially playing with Bronte!“My drive was fine – and although I got a bit of a dodgy par on the first hole, which is a straightforward par five, I was able to calm my nerves.“It was a great experience to play with Bronte (pictured below). She put me at ease and chatted a little bit about her plans for the season.“It was great for me to see her play and even if she didn’t score as well as she’d have wanted, I could see how tough her mentality is.“I could clearly see that she was still trying on every single shot and determined – even if it wasn’t going to be her day – to shoot the best score she could.“I could see how she reacted to certain situations and it made me think about aspects of the game differently.“I don’t get the opportunity to see much of the girls playing on TV so to be invited to the Rose Series and to get this chance to play with Bronte was amazing.“I was very pleased with how I played and while I’m a bit disappointed that I couldn’t get one or two more birdies and at least make a play-off it doesn’t take away from the day.”Humphreys rhymed off eight straight pars before sinking a 12-foot putt on the ninth for birdie.A bogey at 10 was wiped out by another birdie at 11 and after sinking another putt on 16 she sat at two under par and led the field by one (see below).“I could see a leaderboard as I made my way down 15 and saw red figures at the top so I knew I needed to go under par,” added the golfer from Stoke by Nayland.“Then after the 16th the scorer with my group asked me if I wanted to know what was happening and told me: “you’re leading!”“I wanted to finish with two fours, but the 17th is a hard hole, uphill and into the wind and I never really gave myself a chance to make anything other than a bogey.“I couldn’t birdie 18 and looking back I missed a few putts.“I three-putted the fifth for a par and then missed from six foot at the seventh. Overall, though, I can’t be too disappointed.”Humphreys had planned on having a crack at the 2020 tour schools in autumn, but with these being cancelled as a result of the Coronavirus crisis, she will now focus her attention on more amateur events.“It’s unfortunate, but everyone’s in the same position,” added Humphreys.“I can now look forward to playing in the English Women’s Amateur at the end of the month at Woodhall Spa and try to build on this.“I didn’t know how I would play after so long away from competitive golf. I played the Sunningdale Foursomes in March and that seems a long time ago now.“Over the last few weeks my game has been getting steadily better and better and this has given me more confidence.”Next week (9 July) the Rose Ladies Series rolls on to Royal St George’s Golf Club in Kent – the venue for the 2021 Open Championship.Once again, some of England’s top amateur women will tee it up alongside the game’s best professionals in an event covered by Sky Sports Golf.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.ICYMI: Thank you to the team at Sky Sports Golf for their coverage of the event. 3 Jul 2020 Rose Ladies Series: Lily learns at the school of Law Tags: Bronte Law, Lily May Humphreys, Rose Ladies Serieslast_img read more

Rubberhead, Dreadhead return!

first_imgThe Rossland Rubberhead Bike Festival is back Oct. 9, 2011, with new venues, exciting racing and high-flying slope-style action!This year, the Dreadhead Super-D has been moved to a new location on the super flowy (and slightly technical) Larch Ridge and Metacola (MC) trails in the Neptune Forestry road area just outside of Rossland, BC, on Highway 3B.These trails, buffed lovingly by the Kootenay Columbia Trail Society, offer a combined 4.5 kilometres of single track and involve 120 metres of climbing and 335 metres of descent. This makes for a race with some pedaling to favour the physically fit but enough downhill to require technical skill, speed and a good dose of “give’r.” “This year’s Dreadhead venue is excellent for intermediate to advanced riders looking to test their fitness and technical riding ability,” says race director Ryan Kuhn. “I think everyone will be finishing the course with a big smile on their faces.”  Categories for the Dreadhead include men and women in age groupings of 15-18 Juniors, 19-39 Seniors and 40+ Masters. As for training, the trails can be ridden anytime but, being the Thanksgiving long weekend, racers will also have all day Saturday to pre-run the course.  The Huck-en Berry bike jam returns at the recently revamped Centennial dirt jumps. The Huck-en Berry is a mountain bike slope styles event for all ages. Made to challenge avid mountain bikers to create aerial style, finesse, creativity and best of all, fun. Riders will make there way down a course filled will intermediate and advanced features (jumps,and  bridges,) to be crowned King or Queen Berry Hucker. The format will be jam style with riders judging each other’s runs. Participants will get at the most four runs depending on time. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes in all categories. Sweet tunes is will be pumping getting riders and spectators pumped for fun!  Awards for both events will be presented at the conclusion of the Huck-en Berries event and savory food, refreshments and music will fuel the after party. The Dreadhead Super-D will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude approximately 1 p.m. A mandatory riders meeting will be held at 8:15 a.m. at the Biathlon parking lot on highway 3B near the race start. Registration is at Revolution Cycles and Service in downtown Rossland (ph. 250.362-5688). Also, a registration table will be set up outside Revolution on the Saturday before to pick up race packages from noon to 5 p.m., and last minute registration will start at 7:30 a.m. at the Blackjack Biathlon parking lot.Slope-style registration will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Oct. 9 at the Centennial Dirt Jumps. Slope-style Training will be available from: 12 a.m. to 4p.m., with the Jam running from4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with awards to follow. For more detail, check out the Rubberhead website. Check out some great photos here.last_img read more

Superb Chelsea youngsters thrash Saints

first_imgChelsea’s youngsters secured their first Under-21 Premier League win of the season, with fine goals from Lewis Baker and Islam Feruz capping a 4-1 victory at Southampton.A side which included Nathan Ake hit back after Omar Rowe – who later rattled the post – gave the hosts an early lead.Alex Davey headed home the equaliser from Baker’s free-kick and Chelsea were ahead at the break courtesy of Isiah Brown’s header from Alex Kiwomya’s cross.Baker doubled the lead in the second-half with a brilliant left-footed free-kick into the top corner of the net.And Feruz made made it four in the closing minutes with a cracking 25-yard effort.The only sour note for Chelsea was an injury to Jeremie Boga, who limped off in first-half stoppage time after picking up a knock.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Warriors’ Kevin Durant apologizes for ejection in Game 1 over Clippers

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – For Kevin Durant, the interview table quickly became a confessional booth.The Warriors’ star sought forgiveness for getting ejected with 4:41 left in the team’s Game 1 win over the Los Angeles Clippers of their first-round matchup on Saturday after collecting two double technicals with Patrick Beverely within a 19-second span.“I don’t want to …last_img read more

Boost for trucking wellness drive

first_imgTrucking Wellness is hoping to test 20 000people a year with the 10 new mobilecentres donated to them.(Image: CONTACTS• Zelma WilliamsTrucking Wellness+27 11 387 3424Nosimilo RamelaThe Trucking Wellness programme, which provides primary healthcare and HIV/Aids awareness to truck drivers along South Africa’s major routes, has received 10 more mobile centres.The clinics – made possible by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Mercedes-Benz South Africa, the South African Business Coalition on HIV/Aids (SABCOHA) and the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry (NBCRFLI) – will provide screening for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV/Aids testing and counselling, and hand out antiretroviral drugs to long-distance truck drivers.The Trucking Wellness initiative was started in 1999 by the NBCRFLI in partnership with other public and private organisations committed to fighting the spread of HIV/Aids in the trucking industry.According to the organisation, the trucking industry is one of the hardest hit by HIV/Aids. There are approximately 70 000 truck drivers in South Africa, and an estimated 25% HIV/Aids prevalence rate within the trucking industry.In view of these statistics and the danger of losing drivers to diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/Aids-related illnesses, it was vital to establish an accessible healthcare scheme such as the industry’s Trucking Wellness programme.Trevor Short, chairperson of NBCRFLI, which is part of the wellness programme, said the health of truck drivers in the country is crucial as 80% of goods in South Africa are transported by road.“To lose key personnel here would present a threat to the industry and to the national economy.”Kobus van Zyl, vice president of Mercedes Benz South Africa, another partner in the programme, agrees: “Imagine the impact on our economy if the spread of this disease was left unchecked in the trucking industry. Truck drivers in their thousands transport goods between suppliers and consumers or secondary manufacturers daily.”Short said the programme tested 2 330 employees in the year 2000, using just two mobile clinics. He said they were hoping to test 20 000 people a year with the 10 new mobile centres.“The Trucking Wellness programme is not glamorous, but it works,” he said.The mobile clinics will be situated at truck depots where drivers stop to get their trucks serviced while they are on their journey. The programme also operates 21 wellness centres staffed by registered nurses and counsellors, situated along the country’s major transport routes.Extending the reachBrad Mears, CEO of SABCOHA, said his coalition was also working on taking the Trucking Wellness programme across Southern Africa. “HIV/Aids is often viewed by the country’s neighbours as a huge snake with its head in South Africa.”SABCOHA provides project management and coordination services to the wellness programme.South Africa’s Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has commended the programme and said the services would also be extended to women who may be at risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections from truckers.He added that the Department of Health was aware of the dangers that long-distance truck drivers were exposed to as a result of being away from their spouses for long periods. “It is important to provide our truck drivers with primary healthcare services, including counselling, to minimise the risks to themselves and their spouses,” he said.“I commend the South African Business Coalition on HIV/Aids for working with us in this regard.”last_img read more

Sangakkara writes to BCCI about non-payment of IPL dues

first_imgSri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has written to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) about non-payment of dues from Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) – the franchise he represented in the first three editions of Indian Premier League.”Yes, Sangakkara has written to the BCCI about non-clearance of his dues. The matter came up for discussion during yesterday’s governing council meeting,” a senior official said on Thursday.It has been learnt that the player has expressed his apprehensions about playing for Kings XI Punjab in case they happen to pick him from the upcoming auctions until and unless his dues are cleared.Sangakkara was bought by KXIP during the first auction for USD 700,000. Incidentally, the management handed him the captaincy during the last edition removing Yuvraj Singh who led the team during the first two editions.However Kings XI Punjab had their worst among the three IPL seasons during last edition when they finished last.Not only Sangakkara, there are a few other players also who have played for either KXIP or Rajasthan Royals but are yet receive full payment.When IPL’s chief executive officer Sundar Raman was contacted on what will be their course of action, he didn’t divulge any information. “If there’s anything, we will inform you in due course of time,” was all he said.Repeated calls to KXIP COO Col Arvinder Singh went unanswered.- With PTI inputslast_img read more