Tuesday 12 November 2019

Lisa Maguire to join Horan's management agency

Lisa Maguire will go down as one of the most successful Irish amateurs of all time (stock photo)
Lisa Maguire will go down as one of the most successful Irish amateurs of all time (stock photo)

Brian Keogh

Lisa Maguire has decided to hang up her spikes and retire from professional tournament golf just 17 months after taking the plunge alongside twin sister Leona.

The move, which was not unexpected, will see the 24-year-old Co Cavan native take up a post with the Niall Horan-owned management agency that looks after her sister's LPGA Tour career.

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"I never wanted to get to a point where I resented the game," Lisa (right) told 'The Irish Golfer' of her decision to take up a role with Modest! Golf.

She will go down as one of the most successful Irish amateurs of all time, winning Junior Solheim Cup and Curtis Cup honours as well as 16 individual titles in Europe and two ACC Championships with Duke University.

"I probably lost some technical skill with my long game - as I got stronger and grew a bit, my swing went off a wee bit and I could never get that back," she said of the decline in her game.

"My putting and short game matched up but the long game proved a bridge too far."

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