Curtis Cup: McGinty and GB&I all fired up

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Caley McGinty believes a mixture of expertise and the ‘hearth’ within the bellies of the GB&I facet can assist drive the staff in the direction of success on this week’s Curtis Cup.

The eyes of {the golfing} world can be on Merion Golf Membership in Pennsylvania from Friday when the 42nd version of the world’s main girls’s beginner staff occasion tees off.

McGinty is certainly one of 5 English girls named in Elaine Ratcliffe’s eight-strong squad and is happy about taking over the Individuals 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 Novice champion Emily Worth.

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

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

Now she needs to reverse that outcome 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 observe I recalled among the closing holes that are very robust.

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

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

“Final yr I had constructed it up in my thoughts and this time I generally is a bit extra relaxed.

“The staff is powerful and skilled and we have now mirrored on final yr’s defeat and are available to the conclusion we weren’t far-off from successful.

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

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

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

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

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

“She will draw on her expertise enjoying and now captaining within the Curtis Cup and we’re prepared to offer our greatest.”

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

McGinty gained 5 instances on the US school circuit up to now yr and helped England win the European Workforce Championships and the Residence 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 yr, the tunes on McGinty’s playlist night time simply encourage.

“We have now fun within the staff room,” confirmed McGinty.

“If we’re enjoying desk tennis or Wii sports activities it may be aggressive however all of us get on so nicely.

“And we have now all contributed our music for the staff playlist.

“I’ve gone for Taylor Swift songs – you possibly can’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 by way of The R&A’s social channels.

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