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Old 09-12-2013, 10:05 AM   #11
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As opposed to it being all about you. Right. You've speculated she'll turn pro last week, didn't happen. Her parents owing NZ Golf financially is entering fantasy land.
If I find a topic interesting I discuss it here. I did speculate that Lydia would turn pro after winning the WCO, do you why I thought that?
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:13 AM   #12
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As opposed to it being all about you. Right. You've speculated she'll turn pro last week, didn't happen. Her parents owing NZ Golf financially is entering fantasy land.
Fantasy land? I think you need to read this article.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:13 AM   #13
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If I find a topic interesting I discuss it here. I did speculate that Lydia would turn pro after winning the WCO, do you why I thought that?
As I'm not you, I have no idea what you were thinking - fortunately.
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Originally Posted by heddwyn View Post
As I'm not you, I have no idea what you were thinking - fortunately.
If you would stop the insults and use your head, you might understand the Lydia situation a little better. Did you read the money article?
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:44 PM   #15
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Do you suppose that she might have an agreement to represent NZ in 2016.
If I was making that agreement I would make sure that if she did not that she would need to repay all money spent on her direct benefit (ie travel and golf expenses and living expenses in NZ). With that money I don't think they are traveling coach and staying at budget motels.

There are so many possibilities.

Or perhaps they are just working with the status quo and feel no real rush at the moment since there is not much left in the real season.
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Do you suppose that she might have an agreement to represent NZ in 2016.
If I was making that agreement I would make sure that if she did not that she would need to repay all money spent on her direct benefit (ie travel and golf expenses and living expenses in NZ). With that money I don't think they are traveling coach and staying at budget motels.

There are so many possibilities.

Or perhaps they are just working with the status quo and feel no real rush at the moment since there is not much left in the real season.
I think something along those lines, representing NZ, has evolved xman.
For someone who now claims to not care about money, Lydia was telling a different story in early 2012. We know that later on that year Sir David came to her rescue.
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Lydia, NZ golf are trying to raise some money for you to go over there, and a lot of people are making donations to try and get you there, how does that make you feel?

Really I guess supportive. I may not get as much funds as we want, but people trying to do this is pretty nice. We made the Lydia Ko Trust fund. Which worked out well last year. But no money at the moment, we used it all at once.

Does that sort of put a bit of pressure on you, do you feel that because you are trying to get this money you need to perform at an elite level.

Yeah because I have to play golf at a certain level otherwise I can’t get the funds to be up there and gain peoples interest. Pretty much have to be good at everything.
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I found some info on the Lydia trust. It's a couple of years ago but it is more interesting than I thought it would be.

I didn't have a clue before this article that the Lydia Ko trust would be used to buy a piece of Lydia's future but that is what this article says.
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The concept of the trust fund is not intended to cost anyone money.

“The idea is to find people to loan money and if Lydia becomes successful she will pay them back,” Wilson said.

“Once the document is set in stone then we can start finding like minded people who want to have a piece of Lydia’s future.

“For the numbers we want donations are just not going to cut it. We need to find those people willing to help out, with the possibility of them being repaid down the track.”
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:55 PM   #18
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Did you guys hear what Judy said about Lydia's finances today? If we didn't know better it might make sense but we do know better and so we also know that Judy is as clueless as most people are about how Lydia finances her golfing adventures around the globe.
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She is supported by more then 1 trust. One of them happens to be a gov't supported one that supports sport in NZ and the other basically by the rich guy. So Judy is partially correct. She also seemed to be stumbling for the correct words to say mid sentence and said tourism.
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She is supported by more then 1 trust. One of them happens to be a gov't supported one that supports sport in NZ and the other basically by the rich guy. So Judy is partially correct. She also seemed to be stumbling for the correct words to say mid sentence and said tourism.
You give her more credit than I do because I don't think she was correct at all.
Anyway, I do wonder how much money Lydia has to pay back to Sir David Levene when she turns pro which is going to be very soon. We probably won't find out unless someone in the know at NZG accidentally on purpose spills the beans.
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