Thursday, June 29, 2017

Olivia Mehaffey (left) and Leona Maguire pose above for the Cal Carson Golf Agency cameraman before today's final practice round prior to the start of the two-day Vagliano Trophy match between GB and Ireland versus the Continent of Europe to be played at the magnificent B.
ogogno Golf Club, a two-course golf resort 30 odd miles northwest of Milan.
Olivia (Royal Co Down Ladies) and Leona (Slieve Russell) hail from different sides of the Irish Border but they have a common purpose in the Vagliano Trophy match ... play a major part in GB and I winning the trophy in this biennial fixture since Chantilly GC in 2005.
Yes, the Continentials are bidding for a sixth win in a row and as far as GB and I are concerned, World No 1 Maguire and World No 13 Mehaffey hold the key to turning the tide,
If they play well in the foursomes-singles format which is repeated on the second day, all eight players per team playing in every sesson, then GB and I have a chance.
Fingers crossed!
The foursomes lines-up will be announced later today.
Team photographs are being taken at 5pm so plenty of reasons to rejoin this website early evening!