Former Women’s British Open champion and chairman of the Ladies European Tour, Karen Lunn was today announced as the Executive Director of the Australian Ladies Professional Golf Association (ALPG).
ALPG president, Shani Waugh, made the announcement and was thrilled about the appointment of Lunn.
“We are very excited to welcome Karen home and into the ALPG Executive Director position. Karen's experience in tournament golf over the course of her exceptional career, which included 10 wins on the LET and four here at home, will be a tremendous asset.” Waugh stated.
“Karen’s playing experience, combined with her knowledge gained through working diligently as part of the Ladies European Tour (LET) Board for the past 14 years places her in a wonderful position to lead the ALPG. “
“The characteristics Karen displayed as a player - determined, persistent, strong and skilful will hold her in good stead in her new role.”
“We had over 65 people apply for the position, the standard of applicants was extremely high and we were very fortunate with the quality we had to choose from.”
Speaking from the United Kingdom, Lunn couldn’t hide her excitement.
“I am absolutely delighted to have been appointed by the ALPG Board of Directors as its new Executive Director.”
“I have been involved with ladies golf at a professional level for more than 28 years, having been a player, a mentor, a TV commentator, and also Chairman of the board of the Ladies European Tour for the past nine years.”
“My passion for the game and for the ALPG has never been stronger and I look forward to working closely with the ALPG Board in exploring new opportunities and initiatives for all our members, as well as working with our current stakeholders to continue to improve the exposure and growth of women’s professional golf in Australia.”
“I can't wait to get started!”
Karen will return from Europe in early September and will officially commence her role on 9th September 2013.