Does Leona Maguire’s Twin Sister Lisa Play Golf? All You Need to Know About Her

Published 12/09/2023, 11:22 AM EST

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The oldest of the Maguire twins may not get as much limelight as her 15-minute younger sister. However, she has been a star when it was her time on the greens. Lisa Maguire, the sister of Leona Maguire, had been a professional golfer once, and the pair were renowned as the Cavan Prodigies.

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The Irish women came to America to capture the golf dream. While one blossomed in her career and became the only Irish woman to win on the LPGA Tour in 2022, the other decided to change her career trajectory while still being connected to golf. Here’s all you need to know about Lisa Maguire and her life.

Lisa Maguire’s personal life and exit from golf

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The Maguire twins were born in Cavan County in Ireland on 30th November. Declan and Breda welcomed their daughters within a 15 minute break, with Lisa being the older of the two. As per their father, the twins played golf under the influence of their grandma. The duo showed exceptional skills from an early age. Hence, the career path was decided as they decided to conquer the golf world.

Lisa Maguire, the oldest of two, won her first amateur win at the age of 11 and won the World U12 Championship. The list of her amateur career goes long as she won various titles, including the 2009 Irish Women’s Amateur, the Irish Women’s Amateur stroke play championship, and the European U16 tournament.

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Moreover, in 2011, Lisa went on to win the European Ladies Amateur and Spanish Ladies Amateur and was also the 10th ranks amateur. However, the big break came when she was offered a scholarship in 2014 by the University of Duke in the United States. The twins took the scholarship and Lisa graduated in psychology as a major in 2018 while making her debut the same year.

 

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As Leona moved up the LPGA ladder of success, Lisa was facing a struggle with her swing, and in the coming year, she decided to retire from the game of golf. Giving her statement to the Irish Golfer, Lisa announced her retirement and thanked everyone who supported her. However, this was not the end of the journey with golf, as she embarked on a new role.

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Lisa takes the Player Manager Role

Lisa and her sister were managed by Modest Golf for their amateur careers in Ireland and even after their move to America. After retiring from golf, Lisa joined the management side of the company, headed by Niall Horan as the Player Manager in 2019.

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She explained her wish to grow the women’s game, specifically to support fellow Irish female golfers through her manager post at Modest Golf. With more than 10 amateur titles in her life, Lisa left the clubs but kept her love for golf going. We wish the Maguire twins all the success in their chosen path.

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Khambe Huda Imran

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From a very young age, I, Huda Khambe, have been striving for excellence, and as a Golf Writer at EssentiallySports, my endeavor has only amplified. Having grown up watching Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam bag major after major, I couldn?t help but learn more about the intricacies of the sport, and now I combine that knowledge with my inherent storytelling skills and write about the gentleman's sport, bringing news to life for the readers. As a journalist who lives by the motto 'Girls for Girls', I am hellbent on covering the niche aspects of the sport and giving the readers unique insights about the LPGA and women's golf as a whole. Off hours too, my life involves sports of sorts, with me often engrossed in watching livestreams of Valorant and Counterstrike!
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