Lisa Maguire: Young Irish Golfer (Biography)

April 29, 2010

Meet Lisa Maguire, she is the youngest Irish golfer who promises to be the next golf star in the world. Would you like to know her? Keep reading and get to know this girl plus take a look at Lisa Maguire’s video below.

Twin Golfers

15 year old Lisa Maguire studied at the catholic school Loreto College in Cavan, Ireland, where she was also born in November, 1994, to Declan and Breda Maguire. She also has her equally famous twin sister Leona. She started practicing at a very young age. Since she lived so close to the golf course, training was easy and very convenient. The Slieve Russell Course was the field that saw this incredible girl grow up into the great player she is today.

By the time Lisa was twelve she began her training with coach Shana O’ Grady, but she also loved to practice alongside her father Declan who besides practicing with her and her sister is also their caddy for one of them while their Uncle Tony is the caddy for the other twin. Lisa’s favorite golfers are Annika Sorestam and Darren Clarke.

Lisa’s discipline and maturity helped her achieve at that age what a girl in her eighteen years might be accomplishing. Not only does she look identical to her twin, she likes to wear the same clothes and if you want to know who is who you might look at their shoes since their names are embroidered on them, maybe it is more like a practical joke to Lisa and her sister to have people wonder and get confused.

At twelve years old Lisa won the World under 12 Championships, she was also invited to play at the Northern Ireland Ladies Open. The next year they won the Irish Schoolgirls Senior Cup at Milltown Golf Club.

At fourteen Lisa won the 2009 Irish Woman’s Amateur and the Irish Woman’s Close Open. In 2009 when she competed at the European PING Junior Solheim Cup Team Lisa got a wild card in the United States. In July 2009 she became the youngest competitor at the Vagliano Cup. Lisa and her twin have won the Sportswoman of the Year Award several times, but in 2009 Lisa won the award individually.

This year this Irish golfer will set another history moment in golf by becoming the youngest golfer at the Curtis Cup that will be held in Massachusetts in June.

Take a look at Lisa Maguire’s video below.

Lisa Maguire Video

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