Our guest today is Karen Lunn. As CEO of WPGA Tour Australasia, Karen is one of golf’s most accomplished administrators and one of the most important thought leaders in the game.
A former tour player on the Ladies European Tour, the LPGA Tour and the domestic ALPG Tour, Karen amassed 16 career wins around the world, including the 1993 Weetabix Women’s British Open, a highly coveted title. Her experience as a successful player, Chairman of the LET Board and sometime broadcast commentator has given her insight into all corners of the game and she brings this to her current role.
Fresh off the first concurrent running of the men’s and women’s Australian Open championships, Karen reflects on that week, celebrating the 50-year anniversary of WPGA, and a range of matters pertaining to women’s professional golf, women entering the game, and where our sport should head in the future.
Links related to this episode:
WPGA Tour Australasia: wpga.org.au/
Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC): www.golf.org.au/agic/
Vision 2025 (now Women and Girls Engagement Strategy): Vision 2025: The future of women and girls in golf | Golf Australia
Karen’s story on the 50th anniversary of WPGA: WPGA Tour celebrates 50th Anniversary | Golf Australia
Beth Ann Nichols story in Golfweek on course set-up: golfweek.usatoday.com/2021/03/16/lpga-golf-course-setups-womens-golf-pga-tour/
Steve Eubanks story in LPGA News on Minjee Lee scoring ability: www.lpga.com/news/2022/minjee-lees-numbers-even-more-impressive-than-the-friday-63
Karen’s nominated charity: lungfoundation.com.au/
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