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 Mianne Bagger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At Bagger's first tournament as a professional, Laura Davies and Rachel Teske were among players who were happy to allow Mianne to compete.
At the tournament she met Ty Votaw, the Commissioner of the LPGA who was later questioned about their policies stating "right now, our rule is that they have to be born women".
Mianne notes that "they obviously don't consider that I meet that condition"[1], referring to biology not being the sole determinant of whether someone is a woman or not.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mianne_Bagger   (382 words)

  
 Employment news for Bagger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bagger's legend is growing Nov 2, 2004 Mianne Bagger is in good shape in her bid to become the first transsexual woman to join the Ladies European Tour, as she shared the lead Monday after two...
Bagger earns her card to be one of the girls Nov 3, 2004...accommodate trans-gender athletes, and the Tour, who took a lead from the IOC and altered their stipulation that competitors be female at birth, Bagger is now...
Mianne Bagger retains a share lead at LET Q-School Nov 1, 2004 Denmark's Mianne Bagger tacked on a one over par 73 to her opening 70 to retain a share of the lead after the second round of the Robe di Kappa Ladies European...
www.jobtitles.net /B/Bagger.html   (3000 words)

  
 Interview with Mianne Bagger, Women's Golf Professional
Mianne is a strong woman, who is pursuing her dream despite the attention that it draws to her life, her gender, and her community.
Mianne Bagger: It was difficult, and I think more so because the world has been led to see us as 'a transsexual'....not as a person or as a woman like any other.
Mianne Bagger: It was a long process for me. Starting with my own sense of 'something wrong' from 6 or 7, to starting counseling at 18 to finally starting treatment when I was 25.
www.tgguide.com /mianne-bagger.htm   (2009 words)

  
 BBC SPORT | Golf | Bagger happy to be trailblazer
Mianne Bagger is more than prepared for her spell in the spotlight after becoming the first transsexual to earn a place on the women's European Tour.
Bagger, who moved to Australia from Denmark in 1979 and underwent a sex change operation in 1995, has also repeated her belief that she does not hold an unfair physical edge.
Bagger admits she feared her sex change would put an end to her professional golfing hopes and that securing a Tour spot is a fantasy realised.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/golf/3982481.stm   (440 words)

  
 sport.iafrica.com | golf | news Transsexual set to make golf history
Bagger's move into the international limelight comes at a time when the spotlight has been focused on the entry of female golfers into top-flight men's events and the controversy which has accompanied the trend.
Bagger said she was hoping her opposition would be open-minded and wait to meet and see her play before making any judgments.
Bagger, born in Denmark, raised in Copenhagen, London and Adelaide as a boy but now a resident of Melbourne, is adamant that she does not have an unfair advantage because she was once a male.
sport.iafrica.com /golf/news/302974.htm   (534 words)

  
 GOLF-Transsexual, 2nd Writethru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bagger, 37, was born a male and had a sex change operation in 1995.
Bagger began playing golf at age eight and spent time out of the game between 1995 and 1998, when she started playing again at a social level.
Bagger says the combined result of hormone therapy and her surgery means she produces less testosterone than the average woman.
www.cp.org /english/online/full/Golf/040302/G030216AU.html   (579 words)

  
 Female golfer, once male, makes debut   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
GOLD COAST, Australia -- Mianne Bagger hopes that at some point in her golfing career, she'll be known for her prowess with a driver or putter.
Mianne Bagger, who underwent a sex change operation in 1995, made her Ladies European Tour debut at the ANZ Ladies Masters tournament at the Royal Pines Golf course on the Gold Coast, Australia, on Thursday.
Bagger was born a male in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1966, began playing golf as an 8-year-old -- and became pretty good.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05058/463449.stm   (801 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Bagger makes European tour golf debut in Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
GOLD COAST, Australia — Mianne Bagger hopes that at some point in her golfing career, she'll be known for her prowess with a driver or putter.
Mianne Bagger eyes a tee shot during her debut on the Ladies European Tour.
Bagger, born a male in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Dec. 25, 1966, began playing golf as an 8-year-old — and became pretty good.
www.usatoday.com /sports/golf/2005-02-23-bagger-debut_x.htm   (918 words)

  
 GolfDigest.com - Brave New World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bagger didn't have sex-reassignment surgery and the accompanying hormone regimen -- the side effects include an increased risk of blood clots, high blood pressure, breast cancer, liver problems and migraines -- to become a trailblazer, a professional golfer or a likely subject of tabloid headlines.
Bagger was playing golf with a girlfriend not long ago when a man in the group behind approached them to chat at the last hole.
Bagger, who was a 1-handicapper when she turned pro, was suprised to get the invitation, which Mooney says was given because "she has made a very positive contribution to golf in Australia." Bagger hopes any hoopla won't affect her play.
www.golfdigest.com /newsandtour/index.ssf?/newsandtour/gw20040227bagger.html   (2723 words)

  
 Telegraph | Sport | Bagger earns her card to be one of the girls
Mianne Bagger made history yesterday by becoming the first transsexual woman to earn full playing privileges on the Ladies' European Tour.
Born in Denmark and brought up in Australia, Bagger, 37, had a sex-change operation in 1997 and, having played amateur golf to a good standard as a man, rediscovered her passion for the game.
Bagger sold up everything in Australia to fund her European adventure and, like practically every other golfer on the circuit, is in desperate need of sponsorship.
www.telegraph.co.uk /sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2004/11/04/sgfron04.xml&sSheet=/sport/2004/11/04/ixsport.html   (591 words)

  
 sport.iafrica.com | today's news The legend of transsexual Bagger
Mianne Bagger, who moved to Australia from Copenhagen in 1979, says after her operation she's like any other female — even admitting she has lower testosterone levels than most women.
Bagger, who took up golf as an eight year-old boy before having sex-change surgery aged 28, is playing thanks to the unique rules of Women's Golf Australia.
Mianne Bagger doesn't look remarkable in any way, but the Australian golfer is very much in the spotlight, for the simple reason that her voice used to be considerably deeper.
sport.iafrica.com /news/306808.htm   (454 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
IANNE Bagger hopes that at some point in her golfing career, she will be known for her prowess with a driver or putter.
Bagger was born a male in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1966.
Once she qualified for the tour, Bagger began thinking about how she would be accepted by Europe's leading female players.
www.ngrguardiannews.com /golf_weekly/article02/250205   (751 words)

  
 Transsexual   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Denmark’s Mianne Bagger is set to make history next season by becoming the first transsexual to play professional golf after earning her Ladies European Tour card in Taranto, Italy.
Bagger gained her card Nov. 3 at the LET Qualifying school, after the LET altered its membership rules in line with the International Olympic Committee on trans-gender athletes, which were relaxed in time for the Athens Olympics.
Bagger claims fellow professionals have welcomed her, however, she knows there are some who resent her presence.
www.golfsminitours.com /transsexual.htm   (481 words)

  
 CNN.com - Transsexual tees off in golf open - Mar. 3, 2004
Mianne Bagger has made history this week at the Women's Australian Open as the first transsexual to play in a pro golf tournament.
Bagger was born a male in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1966 and began playing golf as an eight-year-old.
Bagger got down to a four-handicap but stopped playing golf in 1992 to begin a transformation to a female with hormone therapy.
www.cnn.com /2004/SPORT/03/03/golfer.transexual.ap   (506 words)

  
 Transexual Mianne Bagger finally gets the chance to play | iseekgolf.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Adelaide's Mianne Bagger, who in March of this year created so much interest when she became the first transexual to tee it up at a Ladies event (Women's Australian Open), has recently announced that she will be competing on Sweden's professional golf tour this year.
Bagger had a sex change operation in 1995 and has had a successful amateur career since, winning several State titles until turning professional earlier this year.
Bagger has shown herself to be a class act off the course in the manner in which she has handled the spotlight her situation creates.
www.iseekgolf.com /news/4447   (835 words)

  
 Madison Ave. Forums [Powered by Ikonboard]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bagger sounds like a well humoured women whom the article closes by quoting "My message is just relax people, we don't bite.".
Bagger admitted that while most women on the golf course accepted her sex-change operation, some still found it hard to come to terms with.
Bagger said she one day hoped to move on from being seen as "the transsexual" golfer.
www.madisonave.ca /cgi-bin/board/ikonboard.cgi?act=Print&f=1&t=271   (754 words)

  
 The Sports Factor: 5 March  2004  - I Am Woman !
Bagger is taking part in this event, even though according to her birth certificate, she began life as a male.
Mianne Bagger: I can’t play pretty much in any other tournament around the world, because most have a condition that requires a player to be female at birth, which they obviously don’t consider that I meet that condition.
Mianne Bagger: It’s not something you consciously feel or you wake up one day and go, ‘Oh god, I’m not as strong today’, it’s obviously a gradual thing, like everything that happens in your life, like growing up or growing older, it just happens, and one day you realise, oh, there’s been a change.
www.abc.net.au /rn/talks/8.30/sportsf/stories/s1059427.htm   (3776 words)

  
 Mianne Bagger European golf debut - Planet Gender   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
TS Mianne Bagger endured a miserable debut in Europe on Friday when she missed the cut in the Tenerife Open Golf.
Bagger came into the event having also missed the cut at the ANZ Masters in Australia in February where she made her debut having successfully negotiated the qualifying school.
Bagger is able to compete after the ladies tour made a change to their membership regulations to be in line with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regulations on Trans-Gender athletes.
planetgender.com /index.pl/en/news2/user_submission_system/mianne_bagger_european_golf_debut   (192 words)

  
 The Scotsman - Sport - Transsexual tees off on ladies' golf tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
MIANNE Bagger, the transsexual golfer who prompted a change in the rules to allow her to compete on the professional circuit, made history yesterday by qualifying to play full-time on the Ladies’ European Tour.
Speaking from the qualifying tournament at Riva dei Tessali golf club, Bagger said she was "absolutely thrilled and delighted" to have been able to "fulfil my childhood ambition".
"Mianne is actually one of the weaker drivers, hitting a distance of 210 yards which is fairly short considering the average female professional golfer hits it 255."
thescotsman.scotsman.com /sport.cfm?id=1270932004   (538 words)

  
 2004 Ladies European Tour Q-School - Stage One | Mianne Bagger blazes another trail at ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bagger's opening round of 69 has her in joint fifth place but just one behind the four way tie at the top of the leaderboard.
Bagger, who underwent a sex change several years ago now, as a result of a ruling earlier this year, has the opportunity to qualify to play the Ladies European Tour.
Bagger was given a start at the Australian Women's Open as it came under the auspices of Women's Golf Australia who granted her an invite.
www.iseekgolf.com /news/5812   (446 words)

  
 The Scotsman - Sport - Other Sport - Victory for transsexual golfer
Born a man in Copenhagen in 1966, Mianne Bagger underwent a sex change and started competing as a woman from 1998.
DANISH transsexual Mianne Bagger will be eligible to enter the Weetabix Women’s British Open at Royal Birkdale this summer after a new gender policy was announced yesterday by the Ladies Golf Union which allows golfers born as men who have undergone sex-change operations to compete in women’s championships.
Bagger entered the Australian Women’s Open last year and missed the cut after carding rounds of 84 and 74.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /othersport.cfm?id=154702005   (758 words)

  
 Transgender Care : Transsexual News : Transgender News : 11/4/2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Mianne Bagger today begins her attempt to become the first transsexual golfer to win playing privileges on the Robe di Kappa women's European Tour.
Mianne Bagger said she's naturally delighted to be able to finally fulfill a childhood ambition.
Mianne Bagger's bid to become the first transsexual to play on the Ladies European Tour (LET) looks to be all but assured bar a last round collapse as she finished the penultimate round in fourth spot at the qualifying school.
www.transgendercare.com /support/news?date=11/4/2004   (1819 words)

  
 Female Transgendered Golfer Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bagger (born December 25, 1966) is a transsexual golfer from Denmark...
Mianne Bagger is a transgendered female, born in Denmark and living in Australia, who plays high-level...
Bagger, who was born in Copenhagen in 1966 but grew up in Australia, will...
www.golf-freak.com /OPG/female-transgendered-golfer-australia.html   (554 words)

  
 Aussie Golfer {Transsexual} Plans to Make History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Mianne Bagger had sex-change surgery in 1995 after a lifetime of feeling "something wasn't quite right", according to the newspaper.
Bagger said she had made new friendships with fellow golfers.
"Mianne has been playing for years in our amateur tournaments where we have no rules against trans-gender players," the WGA spokesperson was quoted as saying.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1078788/posts   (753 words)

  
 Transgender Care : Transsexual News : Transgender News : 11/5/2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Danish-born but Australian-raised Mianne Bagger, 37, said she was "thrilled and excited" to be taking part in the tournament next season.
Bagger was able to qualify after the LET changed its rule stating players must be born female to compete in tour events.
TARANTO : Mianne Bagger from Denmark made the perfect start in her bid to become the first transsexual to play on the Ladies European Tour after a two under par 70 saw her tie for the first round lead in the LET Qualifying school here on Sunday.
www.transgendercare.com /support/news?date=11/5/2004   (1744 words)

  
 Mianne Bagger @ Lorna's MidSummer Night's Dream   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Mianne Bagger, was born in Denmark on December 25, 1966.
Mianne's participation was encouraged by the Australian Women's Golfing Association who had spent a year formulating its policy on transexual players.
Mianne has received surprisingly strong support from a notoriously conservative amateur establishment.
tgmedia.enacre.net /lorna_lynne/mianne.html   (293 words)

  
 Mianne Bagger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Mianne notes that "they obviously don't consider that I meet that condition"http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/8.30/sportsf/stories/s1059427.htm, referring to biology not being the sole determinant of whether someone is a woman or not.
In November 2004, the ALPGA voted in favor of changing their constitution to remove the gender clause, thus making Bagger eligible to join the ALPG Tour.
On 9 February 2005, the Ladies Golf Union announced a policy change which allowed Bagger to compete in the Women's British Open.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/M/Mianne-Bagger.htm   (418 words)

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