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Nicholas, Alison (eng)
Ladies European Tour Player Profile
Alison Nicholas
Surname Nicholas
First Name(s) Alison
Date of Birth 6th March 1962
Place of Birth Gibraltar
Nationality English
Residence Birmingham
Interests Skiing, photography, reading, most other sports.
Date turned Pro. 30th May 1984
Exemption Status 01 - Life Members
Sponsor Specialist Golf

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Ladies European Tour Career Summary
Statistics
Career Earnings (Euro) 1,637,742.56
Tournaments Played 259
Tournaments Won 7
Playoff Record 0/3
Top Ten Finishes 79
Completed Rounds 598
Lowest Round 64
Stroke Average 72.22
Total vs Par +4
Average vs Par +0.01
Order of Merit Record
SeasonPos.EuroPlayed
1997 1 156,451.71 9
1998 8 78,419.55 5
1999 3 212,080.84 9
2000 9 120,263.98 9
2001 38 37,996.82 6
2002 52 21,867.82 7
2003 13 69,403.46 13
2004 28 40,271.60 14

Biography Nicholas, Alison (eng)

PROFESSIONAL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

First Tour victory came in 1987 Weetabix Women’s British Open since when she has added 11 more Tour titles. Twice won three times in a season. Finished 2nd in Order of Merit three years running from 1988. Formed formidable partnership with Laura Davies in Solheim Cup. Scored two LPGA victories in the 1995 Corning Classic and the PING-AT&T Wireless Services LPGA Golf Championship. Showed remarkable consistency on 1999 LET, securing top-10 finishes in seven of her nine events. Called a two-shot penalty against herself in second round of 1999 Donegal Irish Ladies Open, eventually missed out on a playoff by one shot. Represented the victorious European side in The Solheim Cup 2000 and secured 2.5 vital points. Was appointed Vice Captain of The Solheim Cup for 2003 and 2005. Retired from competitive golf in 2004 after 20 years on Tour. Assisted at The 2007 Solheim Cup in Halmstad, Sweden. Served as European Solheim Cup Captain for The 2009 Solheim Cup at Rich Harvest Farms, Sugar Grove, Illinois, USA. Was re-appointed as European Solheim Cup Captain for the 12th match at Killeen Castle, Ireland, in 2011 when Europe defeated the USA by a score of 15-13.

AMATEUR

British Strokeplay Champion 1983, North of England Girl Champion 1982, 1983. Yorkshire Champion 1984.

PERSONAL

152cm with brown hair and brown eyes. Hobbies include skiing, reading, photography and most other sports. Awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Having retired from her playing career after 20 years on tour, Alison now concentrates her efforts on golf days, clinics, coaching, consultancy work, speaking engagements, commentary and charity work. She teaches at The Alison Nicholas Golf Academy in Birmingham and is a qualified PGA Level 2 & European Golf Teachers Federation coach.  Website: www.alisonnicholas.co.uk. Twitter: @Ali_eurocaptain.

TOUR VICTORIES

(12) 1987 Weetabix Women’s British Open, Laing Charity Classic. 1988 British Olivetti Tournament, Variety Club Celebrity Classic, James Capel Guernsey Open. 1989 Lufthansa German Open, Gislaved Open, Qualitair Classic. 1990 Variety  Club Charity Classic. 1992 AGF Open de Paris. 1995 Payne & Gunter Scottish Open. 1996 Guardian Irish Open.

OTHER VICTORIES

(6) 1992 Western Australia Open, Malaysian Open. 1995 LPGA Corning Classic, PING-AT&T Wireless Services LPGA Golf Championship. 1997 US Open Championship. 1999 Sunrise Hawaiian Ladies Open.

SOLHEIM CUP

1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003 Vice Captain, 2005 Vice Captain, 2009 Captain, 2011 Captain. 

TOUR RECORD

Year-earnings-ranking

1984                                       £8,156         11      

1985                                       £11,110       15      

1986                                       £21,585       10

1987                                       £36,694       4         

1988                                       £76,409       2

1989                                       £56,528       2         

1990                                       £63,199       2

1991                                       £37,668       7         

1992                                       £31,584       8         

1993                                       £22,772       13

1994                                       £38,550       9

1995                                       £57,586       6

1996                                       £69,878       4

1997                                       £94,589       1

1998                                       £47,412       8         

1999                                       £128,223    3         

2000                                       2,953            9

2001                                       1,285.07      38

2002                                       796.50         52

2003                                       304.68         13

2004                                       166.90         33

2005                                       –         –  

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