Curtis Cup: McGinty and GB&I all fired up

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Caley McGinty believes a mixture of expertise and the ‘fireplace’ within the bellies of the GB&I facet may also help drive the workforce in the direction of success on this week’s Curtis Cup.

The eyes of {the golfing} world will likely be on Merion Golf Membership in Pennsylvania from Friday when the 42nd version of the world’s main ladies’s newbie workforce occasion tees off.

McGinty is certainly one of 5 English ladies named in Elaine Ratcliffe’s eight-strong squad and is happy about taking up the People in their very own yard.

The Gloucestershire golfer is joined within the squad by fellow England team-mates Charlotte Heath, three-time Curtis Cup participant Annabell Fuller (each pictured under) and debutant Amelia Williamson in addition to 2020 English Ladies’s Beginner champion Emily Value.

Scots duo Hannah Darling and Louise Duncan and Eire’s Lauren Walsh full a proficient GB&I choice.

Final August, England ladies’s squad member McGinty was a part of the GB&I facet which misplaced to the People at Conwy Golf Membership in Wales in a match delayed a 12 months due to Covid-19.

Now she desires to reverse that consequence at a venue which conjures up good reminiscences for followers of English golf – Merion being the venue for Justin Rose’s 2013 US Open victiory.

“I keep in mind that win for Justin,” stated McGinty.

“And having been to the course just lately with the squad to apply I recalled a few of the closing holes that are very powerful.

“The course additionally has these distinctive baskets on the flagsticks – they’re fairly powerful as I attempted bouncing my ball off them a number of instances!

“The course is simply beautiful and I’m so enthusiastic about this Curtis Cup – most likely as a result of I do know what to anticipate having performed final 12 months.

“Final 12 months I had constructed it up in my thoughts and this time I is usually a bit extra relaxed.

“The workforce is powerful and skilled and we’ve mirrored on final 12 months’s defeat and are available to the conclusion we weren’t distant from profitable.

“I do know the scoreline seems one-sided nevertheless it was tight till the ultimate day and some putts right here and there made the distinction.

“The workforce spirit among the many GB&I squad is good – we’re all very shut and are extraordinarily motivated.

“I’d say each workforce member has that little bit of fireplace you want at this stage.

“The American facet could be very robust, however everyone knows one another from taking part in faculty occasions within the States and we’re not intimidated

“We don’t really feel as if we’ve to push it and do extra. Elaine has been very constructive within the message that what we’ve is nice sufficient and we simply have to carry it out.

“She will be able to draw on her expertise taking part in and now captaining within the Curtis Cup and we’re prepared to present our greatest.”

“I’ve gone for Taylor Swift songs – you’ll be able to’t beat a little bit of Taylor to get issues going!”

McGinty gained 5 instances on the US faculty circuit up to now 12 months and helped England win the European Workforce Championships and the House Internationals.

Ratcliffe has described her as a baby-faced murderer on the course – and that makes the golfer from Knowle Golf Membership chuckle.

Having enjoyable is all a part of the Curtis Cup expertise – and if GB&I are to precise ‘swift’ revenge for defeat final 12 months, the tunes on McGinty’s playlist night time simply encourage.

“We’ve fun within the workforce room,” confirmed McGinty.

“If we’re taking part in desk tennis or Wii sports activities it may be aggressive however all of us get on so effectively.

“And we’ve all contributed our music for the workforce playlist.

“I’ve gone for Taylor Swift songs – you’ll be able to’t beat a little bit of Taylor to get issues going!”


  • The 42nd version of the Curtis Cup begins at Merion Golf Membership on Friday 10 June. Protection of all three days is obtainable on SKY Sports activities and through The R&A’s social channels.

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