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The IX: Golf Thursday with Addie Parker, Sept. 15, 2022
Happy Golf Thursday y’all! If you can believe it, there are only eight tour events left in the season.
This week’s start at the Portland Classic is a bit more special — it’s the longest running non-major event on the LPGA calendar! The tournament has switched venues a few times, but this year it’s back at Columbia Edgewater, where it all began in 1972.
There must be something in the water in Portland, because players love it there. Back in 2015, it’s where Brooke Henderson, who just had her 25th birthday last week, became just the second Monday qualifier in the Tour’s history earn a victory after successfully qualifying on a Monday. She won by eight shots that year, and it was all before she was even old enough to be a full-time member of the LPGA.
Brooke’s not the only one with history in Portland, Georgia Hall who won the 2020 Portland Classic is also excited to be back.
In her press conference on Tuesday, she said, “[I have] a lot of great memories coming back. It’s been a couple years since coming back to this golf club, and obviously it’s one of my favorite courses to play.”
When asked why it was her favorite, her answer was plan and simple — because it’s the last place she won.
But know that the 51-year history is just as important to Hall. “History is amazing, right? It is what makes golf so special as well,” she said. “All the players love coming back to this event and taking part and, hopefully, I look forward to playing this event every year until I retire.”
The 2019 Portland Classic winner, Hannah Green has also expressed her excitement coming back. “I love it here. I don’t know, I really enjoy the city, the food, and the golf course.”
Green said that putting won her the Classic three years ago, and that she’s hope that her flatstick will roll her into contention. “I’ve been struggling a little bit to read the greens, not necessarily like putting I think. When I won here, that’s really what got me over the line, was my putting,” she said. “I’m hoping I can remember those putts I made coming down the stretch and try and do the same thing again.”
Henderson, Hall, and Green aren’t the only big-name players this week. Nelly Korda is the highest ranked player in the field due to world No.1 and the defending champ Jin Young Ko pulling out with an overworked wrist injury.
With a win this week, Korda has a chance to reclaim the top spot in Rolex Rankings.
LET standout, Maja Stark is making her LPGA debut in Portland! If you can recall from a month ago at the ISPS Handa World Invitational, Stark shot a 10-under 63, to win by five strokes and gained her LPGA status.
After this week Stark has carved out the rest of her schedule as a full-time competitor on the Tour, competing in the Tour’s next four straight events in the United States before taking a break during the Fall Asian Swing and returning for the final two Florida stops in November.
We’ll have yet another incredible weekend of golf ahead of us, so be sure to tune in!
See you next week golf fans.
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Five at The IX: 2022 Fall golf trends
One of the biggest reasons I got into golf was for the fashion. Here are some trends I’m seeing around my local course and across social media for the fall!
Over the last couple of years, joggers have been a big deal in golf. It started in menswear, but I’ve seen some great options for women. With the weather starting to cool down, it’s almost time to out the skirts and shorts up. (Click photo to view site)
The best deal I’ve seen are the Women’s UA Vanish Joggers by Under Armour. They are currently on sale for under $30.
The latest rave in fashion and not just golf fashion are trucker hats! Personally, they aren’t my favorite, but around my home course everyone seems to be rocking them. Trucker hats have a broader front, and they sit higher on the head, with a mesh back.
Pastel Colors (Lavender and mint)
Although spring has already sprung, pastel colors are still in. Nike is loving purple this season and I think other brands will start to follow. (Click photo to view site)
It’ll be another year of dresses, but collarless! Mock-necks are in, and so is looking more high fashion. This J. Lindeberg dress is edgy, while still remaining course-appropriate.
As nice as the JL apparel is, I’m a big fan of Halara, were you can get cute, comfy, and affordable athletic wear!
The “Retro” Look
Bold colors and edgy is fun, but classic never really goes out of style. This Adidas Crop Zip Polo follows the more typical color palette that golf is use to, but in a modern way with the cropped hem-line and the use of zippers rather than buttons.
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