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Blue 02-25-2010 07:26 AM

Rosie Jones 2011 Solheim Captain
 
I thought it would be Meg Mallon but Rosie is an excellent choice.

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, February 24, 2010 Rosie Jones, a 13-time winner on the LPGA Tour who played on seven different Solheim Cup teams during her storied career spanning nearly three decades, has been selected captain of the 2011 U.S. Solheim Cup Team. The 2011 Solheim Cup will be played at Killeen Castle in County Meath, Ireland from Sept. 23-25. ...

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Meadowbrook 02-25-2010 10:11 AM

I imagine Meg will be next, followed by Juli. Since Rosie has not competed since 2006, except for the 2008 Corning, while Meg competed last year (don't know if she will this year) and Juli is in 9th place right now, that seems a logical progression.

Blue 02-25-2010 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Meadowbrook (Post 99765)
I imagine Meg will be next, followed by Juli. Since Rosie has not competed since 2006, except for the 2008 Corning, while Meg competed last year (don't know if she will this year) and Juli is in 9th place right now, that seems a logical progression.

I don't know. I'm wondering if Meg was deliberately excluded. Notice she was not quoted among the collection of notable players, former players, and former captains listed in the article. And Rosie did compete in one tournament last year (she qualified for the US Open). I'm not sure if that's a factor. During last year's Solheim Cup, there were rumors that Meg wasn't a strong enough assistant. She may have sealed her fate as a future Solheim captain

heddwyn 02-25-2010 09:27 PM

What is meant by 'strong enough assistant', Blue? The rumors were where?

Blue 02-25-2010 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by heddwyn (Post 99777)
What is meant by 'strong enough assistant', Blue? The rumors were where?

Was too uninvolved. Wasn't with the program enough, anticipating Beth's needs, generally doing the assistant's job well enough. Was too laid back. If this is true, then picking Rosie is definitely an antidote to laid back.

NTB 02-26-2010 06:17 PM

I really liked Rosy as a player but not my first choice for the solheim.

Gub 03-31-2010 11:53 PM

Hi folks... I don't post often but we're at the Kraft, discussing women's golf and a question came up that none of us could answer so I immediately thought of this forum.

Does anyone know if the Solheim (or Ryder) Cup captain gets any form of compensation? We all know that the players do not, thanks to the big controversy at the Ryder Cup a few years ago, but the captain gives up a good year of their life and while may not be playing a full time schedule, many are still competing and can't while they prep for the event.

I did a google search and only found links to the Ryder Cup player situation.

Thanks in advance!
Deb.

xman5 04-01-2010 04:18 PM

I doubt that she gets paid anything. However, don't make it out like it is a full time job for a year. There is time involved. but I do not think that it is consuming her life.

Anyway, I think she is a good choice.

Does she still work for The Golf Chan?

LoJo 04-02-2010 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by xman5 (Post 100948)
Does she still work for The Golf Chan?

I don't think so...thank god. She was pretty awful.

cougar 04-02-2010 11:01 PM

Got to chat with Rosie briefly today when she walked out to the ninth hole. She still remembers me. If I had read this thread earlier, I could have asked her about the compensation.


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