FACTOID # 1: Idaho produces more milk than Iowa, Indiana and Illinois combined.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Alison Nicholas

Alison Nicholas MBE (born 6 March 1962, Gibraltar) is an English golfer. Educated School of St Mary and St Anne (now Abbots Bromely School for Girls). The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (66th in leap years). ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and also is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ...

Contents

Amateur Career

Nicholas enjoyed a very successful amateur career in England. She started playing golf at the age of 17 and won the 1982 and 1983 Northern Girls Amateur Open. Nicholas was the 1983 British Amateur Stroke Play champion. In 1983, Nicholas won the Yorkshire Ladies County Championship.


Professional career

Nicholas turned professional in 1984 and joined the Ladies European Tour in the same year. She joined the LPGA Tour in 1989. // The Ladies European Tour is a professional golf tour for women which was founded in 1979. ... LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. ...


Nicholas won the British Women's Open in 1987, when it was recognised as a major championship by the Ladies European Tour only, and the 1997 U.S. Women's Open. The Womens British Open, also known for sponsorship reasons as the Weetabix Womens British Open, is one of the leading events in womens professional golf, being the only tournament which is classified as a major by both the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour. ... See also: 1986 in sports, other events of 1987, 1988 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Bobby Rahal won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... Womens golf has evolved a set of major tournaments which parallels that in mens golf, but the womens system is younger and has been less stable that the mens. ... See also: 1996 in sports, other events of 1997, 1998 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Jeff Gordon is the youngest driver ever to win the Daytona 500 on February 16 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon Indy Racing League - Indianapolis 500 - Arie Luyendyk... The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ...


At her retirement at the end of the 2004 season Nicholas had won fourteen events on the Ladies European Tour. She topped the European Tour order of merit in 1997 and finished in the top ten fifteen times in sixteen seasons between 1985 and 2000. She also won four times on the LPGA Tour, between 1995 and 1999, including her U.S. Women's Open victory, and in 1992 she won both the Western Australian Open and the Malaysian Open. // The Ladies European Tour is a professional golf tour for women which was founded in 1979. ... The LPGA is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ...


She won the 1991 Vivien Saunders Trophy for lowest stroke average (71.71). In 1997 she became the Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year, was awarded The Association of Golf Writers Trophy and was voted LET Players' Player of the Year, 1997 Evening Mail Sports Personality of the Year and 1997 Midlands Sports Personality of the Year.


In 1998 she was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for "services to women's golf", and in 2002 became a Life Member of the Ladies European Tour. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... // The Ladies European Tour is a professional golf tour for women which was founded in 1979. ...


Nicholas was a member of the European Solheim Cup team in 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2000 forming a formidable partnership with Laura Davies. She was Vice Captain in 2003. The Solheim Cup is a biennial golf tournament for professional women golfers contested by teams representing Europe and the United States. ... The inaugural Solheim Cup competition took place in Orlando, Florida, USA at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club from November 16 to November 18, 1990. ... The second Solheim Cup match took place from October 2 to October 4, 1992 at Dalmahoy Country Club, Edinburgh, Scotland. ... The third Solheim Cup match took place from October 21 to October 23, 1994 at The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, USA. The United States team regained the cup from the European team winning by 13 points to 7. ... The fourth Solheim Cup took place from September 20 to September 22, 1996 at St. ... The fifth Solheim Cup took place from September 18 to September 20, 1998 at Muirfield Village, Dublin, Ohio, USA. The United States team retained the cup beating the European team by 16 points to 12. ... The 6th Solheim Cup Match was held between October 6 and October 8, 2000 at Loch Lomond Golf Club, Luss, Dunbartonshire, Scotland. ... Laura Davies (born May 10, 1963 in Coventry, England) is an English professional golfer. ...


Professional wins

LPGA Tour

LPGA Majors are shown in bold. The LPGA Corning Classic is an annual golf tournament for professional female golfers on the LPGA Tour. ... The Safeway Classic is an annual golf tournament for professional female golfers on the LPGA Tour. ... The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ... Womens golf has evolved a set of major tournaments which parallels that in mens golf, but the womens system is younger and has been less stable that the mens. ...


Other

  • 1987: Weetabix Women's British Open, Laing Charity Classic
  • 1988: British Olivetti Tournament, Variety Club Charity Classic, James Capel Guernsey Open
  • 1989: Lufthansa German Open, Gislaved Open, Qualitair Classic
  • 1990: Variety Club Charity Classic
  • 1992: Western Australian Open, Malaysian Open, AGF Open de Paris
  • 1995: Payne & Gunter Scottish Open
  • 1996: Guardian Irish Open

Solheim Cup Record

Year Total Matches Total W-L-H Singles W-L-H 4somes W-L-H 4balls W-L-H Points Won Points %
Career 18 7-8-3 1-3-2 4-3-0 2-2-1 8.5 47.22%
1990 3 1-2-0 0-1-0 lost to N. Lopez 6&4 1-0-0 won w/L. Davies 2&1 0-1-0 lost w/L. Davies 4&3 1 33.3%
1992 3 2-1-0 0-1-0 lost to J. Inkster 3&2 1-0-0 won w/L. Davies 1up 1-0-0 won w/L. Davies 1up 2 66.7%
1994 3 2-1-0 1-0-0 def P. Sheehan 3&2 1-0-0 won w/L.Davies 2&1 0-1-0 lost w/L.Davies 2&1 2 66.7%
1996 3 0-1-2 0-0-1 halved w/ K. Robbins 0-1-0 lost w/L. Davies 1dn 0-0-1 halved w/H. Alfredsson 1 33.3%
1998 2 0-2-0 0-1-0 lost to T. Green 1dn 0-1-0 lost w/H. Alfredsson 3&1 0 0%
2000 4 2-1-1 0-0-1 halved w/S. Steinhauer 1-1-0 won w/L. Davies 4&3, lost w/L.Davies 6&5 1-0-0 won w/H. Alfredsson 3&2 2.5 62.5%

The Solheim Cup is a biennial golf tournament for professional women golfers contested by teams representing Europe and the United States. ... The inaugural Solheim Cup competition took place in Orlando, Florida, USA at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club from November 16 to November 18, 1990. ... The second Solheim Cup match took place from October 2 to October 4, 1992 at Dalmahoy Country Club, Edinburgh, Scotland. ... The third Solheim Cup match took place from October 21 to October 23, 1994 at The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, USA. The United States team regained the cup from the European team winning by 13 points to 7. ... The fourth Solheim Cup took place from September 20 to September 22, 1996 at St. ... The fifth Solheim Cup took place from September 18 to September 20, 1998 at Muirfield Village, Dublin, Ohio, USA. The United States team retained the cup beating the European team by 16 points to 12. ... The 6th Solheim Cup Match was held between October 6 and October 8, 2000 at Loch Lomond Golf Club, Luss, Dunbartonshire, Scotland. ...

External links

  • Profile on the Ladies European Tour's website
  • Official site

  Results from FactBites:
 
Encyclopedia: Alison Nicholas (547 words)
Alison Nicholas (born 6 March 1962, Gibraltar) is an English golfer.
Nicholas won the British Women's Open in 1987, when it was recognised as a major championship by the Ladies European Tour only, and the 1997 U.S. Women's Open.
Nicholas was a member of the European Solheim Cup team in 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2000.
The World Today - Can Saddam Hussein expect a fair trial? (760 words)
NICHOLAS COWDERY: This will be the real test for Iraq and in a sense a test for the world, because there will be many other nations and people in other nations looking on with very great interest.
NICHOLAS COWDERY: Well, we have those sorts of tests on a smaller scale in domestic trials very often where there are political influences thought to be brought to bear on the conduct of trials and the outcome of trials.
NICHOLAS COWDERY: Well, the Tribunal has to be on guard against it, has to be prepared to meet that sort of shenanigan if it happens and to do so in a principled and lawful way.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m