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Golf News: - Posted 6th May 1998

New name for Women's European Professional Tour

Macclesfield, Cheshire  - At a general meeting of the Women Professional Golfers' European Tour, players overwhelmingly voted to change the name of their tour to the European Ladies' Professional Golf Association.

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The new European LPGA  logo.

"The initials LPGA are synonymous with success in women's golf. The success of the Ladies' Professional Golf Association in America has seen the title LPGA receive global recognition. We believe it is the ideal launchpad for the next stage of the development of women's professional golf in Europe," commented John Mort, European LPGA managing director.

In addition, the European LPGA announced a preliminary 1998 schedule. The schedule gets under way with the Evian Masters in June, includes eight order of merit events, an end of the season challenge match against the Seniors' Tour, and the fifth Solheim Cup to be played at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.

More events are expected to be announced as plans are finalised.