R.I.P Cassandra, you will be sadly missed

Website dedicated to the life and career of LET player Cassandra Kirkland

 
 
 

"Be a warrior not a worrier"

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Meet Cassandra

DATE OF BIRTH: 13/10/1984
PLACE OF BIRTH: Paris, France
NATIONALITY: French
REPRESENTS: Golf Court Academy, Honma, SKETCHERS
HEIGHT: 1.71m
RESIDENCE: France
INFLUENCES: Family
FAVOURITE GOLFER: Tiger Woods
TURNED PRO: 1/12/2006
EXEMPTION STATUS: 5 – Top 80 from exemption rankings
SPONSORS: Golf Court Academy, Honma, SKETCHERS
INTERESTS: All sports, Reading, Music, Cooking, Travelling, Movies

Education

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The University of Arizona

Results

WINS:
Sanya Ladies Open, China 2012

BEST FINISHES:
5th place, Hero Honda Indian Women’s Open 2010
9th place, Raiffeisenbank Prague Masters 2011
10th place, New Zealand Women’s Open 2011
10th place, Ladies Scottish Open 2012

Favourite things

Red, pink, black, white

I cannot choose, I love a movie where there is a lot of action

It depends on my mood and what I am doing… I can listen to anything from American Rap/Hip-hop (reminds me of my college life in the USA) to a chill French song or anything you can sing, dance to and have a good time with.

Italian, French and Lebanese food

Work out, cook, read, hang out with family and friends, any fun activities that give you a sweat… and mostly enjoying life!

Driver of course! So much fun

-6 as an amateur and -8 as a professional at the French Ladies Open

6, 4 as a professional during the tournament and never earned the car because I chose the wrong par 3  ( 2 on the same golf course, not the same year, at the ladies Scottish open at Archefield links)

Winning my first and only LET tournament, Sanya Ladies Open in 2012

At today’s date it would be to win against cancer and to help other people in my situation live treatments better. I have learned so much from my experience and been so strong mentally. I also want to give back to associations, and research to finally find THE treatment that will treat all cancers.

Vetenarian as I love animals so much. A cook as I enjoy cooking a lot. And wanted to be a dancer for a long time as a kid, until I realized how much I had to practice my golf

I always dreamt to go on vacation without my golf bag but as a pro, I always felt bad if I left couple days without my golf clubs, so that did not happen very often or only for 2 or 3 days. Now, I’ll go anywhere without my golf bag for a vacation like Greece, Croatia, Ibiza, Formentera, South America, Laponie, parts of Italy, Portugal, USA, so many cool places.

Tiger for what he did to golf. Mika I love his style and the person he is, I can listen to him all the time, he is so smart and seems such a down to earth person

In the bag

Driver

Honma, Tour World 9.5°
Stiff 53 gram shaft

Fairway woods

Honma, Beres S-05
3W & 5W

Hybrid

Honma, Beres U-05
22°

Irons

Honma, Tour World 727P
3-PW, SR 54 gram shaft

Wedges

Honma, Tour World W
52° & 58°

Putter

Scotty Cameron
Limited Edition My Girl

My story

My fight against Cancer (English)

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Diagnosed in April 2015 with a lung cancer, I stayed away from competition to take care of myself. I was able to enjoy some time with my family. What a change when you have been traveling so much the last 15 years. I went from a nomadic way of life to a stable life in a second. I have to say that it was not easy at the beginning. Both lives have advantages and downsides. I have to admit that at the beginning it was tough not to travel around the world. It is not a problem anymore. I am happy to be able to travel wherever I want and not for professional obligations. So happy to enjoy time with my family and enjoy life.

I love to play golf with my friends for fun. I don’t take it too seriously, I laugh about my golf, which would never happen before. I took a step back, and see life so differently. It took me time to put things in perspective. I realized when I went to play the “Lalla Meryem cup” in Rabat this year. When I took the decision that I would play, the old Cassandra came back very quick. It was disturbing as I realized my desease had not changed me which I thought it did. Despite my situation, i wanted to perform. I will not hide that I thought ” It would be incredible if I won”. I have always been a real competitor and a perfectionist. I always focused on small details, but most of all I did not allow myself many things.

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Support for Cassandra Kirkland

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Members of the Ladies European Tour wore green badges during the first round of the Deloitte Ladies Open, printed with the words: fight, Cass, fight!

They are sending a message to fellow tour professional Cassandra Kirkland, who is undergoing treatment in France after being diagnosed with lung cancer in mid-April, following the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco.

Cassandra, who won the Sanya Ladies Open in China on the Ladies European Tour in 2012 and claimed another title at the Fourqueux Ladies Open on the LET Access Series in 2013, is happy to tell her story. “I want to be an example and show that being an athlete is really a help in surviving what I am going through,” she said.  “I am really touched that the players will wear a badge for me. It gives me a lot of strength to feel the support from the girls.”

Cassandra was one of the most health conscious players on the tour. She never smoked, rarely drank alcohol and was fully committed to healthy eating and keeping fit. Over the pre-season training period this winter, she was in the gym for three hours a day to prepare for the 2015 golf season, but everything changed when she was diagnosed with the life-threatening disease.

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Mon combat contre-le-cancer (French)

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J’ai été diagnostiquée en Avril 2015 avec un cancer du poumon stade 4, c’est à dire avec quelques métastases. Les médecins m’ont dit que ça faisait certainement 1 ou 2 ans que j’avais cette maladie. Depuis, j’ai été forcée de rester loin de la compétition afin de m’occuper de ma santé. J’ai eu un protocole de chimiothérapie pendant 18 semaines. A la fin de ce traitement, les médecins m’ont autorisé une pause thérapeutique afin que je puisse récupérer et voir comment évoluerait la maladie. En Novembre, j’ai commencé à me sentir pas bien, des douleurs. Les examens ont révélé que la maladie recommençait à se propager. J’ai eu la chance de faire de l’immunothérapie en Décembre, un traitement que j’ai trouvé incroyable.

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71.90
Fairways hit
250.67
Driving (yards)
73.13
Scoring average
31.54
Putts per round

T-shirts

I am delighted to announce that my T-shirts will be launched at the Ladies European Tour – Evian Championship at Evian Golf Club (Evian Les Bains) on the 15/09/2017, where I will be present. To place an order for my T-shirts please click the Buy Now button below and fill out the contact form. There will be other products coming soon to buy and pay for directly through my wesbite. Thank you very much for your support in my fight!

Images:- Copryright of F.Froger/D5

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My schedule            My stats

Partners

69.73
Greens in regulation
67
Highest world ranking
8
Best order of merit position
80.00
Sand saves

Winner

Sanya Ladies Open, China 2012

Get in touch

To get in touch with with Cassandra, her management team or to order anything from her F*ck Cancer range please fill out the contact form opposite. Email: info@cassandrakirkland.com

If you are interested in supporting Cassandra in her playing career or in her ongoing battle with Cancer then please do get in touch. Cassandra is extremely grateful to her friends, family and peers who continue to stand by her. Please feel free to share Cassandra’s journey to raise awareness of her story.