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Sharvin shaves it as Howell, Canter and Detry queue up for lead at Hanbury Manor

An opening round of 63 by Cormac Sharvin was enough to open up a one-shot cushion over a congested leaderboard in the inaugural English Championship. The Northern Irishman dropped just two shots to reach eight-under par – on a day of perfect scoring conditions at Hanbury Manor Marriot Hotel and Country Club – to move […]

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Ryder Cup hero Bjørn will walk from Wentworth to Wales in Celtic Manor week

THOMAS Bjørn is set for one of the biggest challenges of his career when he embarks on a four-day 130-mile charity walk from Wentworth to Wales. The walk will raise funds for Unicef UK’s Save Generation COVID appeal and the Golf Foundation as part of the European Tour’s Golf for Good initiative. Inspired by the […]

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Horsfield eyes US Open spot as tees it up in English Champs at Hanbury Manor

SAM Horsfield has one eye on a place in the US Open as he tees it up in the inaugural English Championship at Hanbury Manor. The 23-year-old moved to the top of the UK Swing Order of Merit after his maiden European Tour win at last week’s Hero Open at the Forest of Arden. The […]

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Attoe: Seniors game’s never been so strong as Woodhall’s Wharton is dangerman again

DEFENDING champion Ian Attoe believes the quality and strength in depth will be on show at this week’s English Seniors Championship. Last week Attoe took his hat off to fellow “golden oldie” Paul Wharton who – at the age of 59 – made the quarter-finals of the English Amateur Championships at his home club Woodhall […]

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Sam Horsfield says Tour are real heroes after his maiden victory at Forest of Arden

SAM Horsfield claimed his maiden European Tour title at the Hero Open after showing nerves of steel down the stretch. The Mancunian raised in Florida beat off the challenge of Belgium’s Thomas Detry to seal a one-stroke victory at the Forest of Arden in the West Midlands. The 23-year-old became the first home winner of […]

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Jack proves he can Cope by joining Willett, Casey and Faldo as English champion

JACK Cope revealed a deep sense of pride at adding his name to an illustrious list of winners at the English Men’s Amateur Championship. The Gloucestershire golfer’s name now sits on the imposing trophy alongside Masters champion Danny Willett, Ryder Cup winners Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, Nick Faldo, David Gilford and Mark James. Cope lifted […]

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Price is right for Emily as she becomes seventh player to complete English double

LUDLOW’S Emily Price celebrated the biggest win of her career after coming from behind to defeat Lily May Humphreys in the English Women’s Amateur Championship final. Price claimed a 4&3 victory over the England international in a thrilling 36-hole final, at Woodhall Spa Golf Club, in Lincolnshire. The Shropshire star also became just the seventh […]

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UK Swing kicks off with David Law in order after precious time with family

DAVID Law fired a flawless seven-under opening round 64 at the Betfred British Masters to take a one-stroke lead at the first tournament of the European Tour’s UK Swing. The 29-year-old Scot, who has one European Tour title to his name, hit a red hot streak with seven birdies in eight holes from the sixth. […]

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ISPS Handa returns to back Wales Open and sponsors Belfry’s UK Championship

TWO of the European Tour’s new UK Swing events are going to be sponsored by ISPS Handa – the International Sports Promotion Society. The Wales Open and the new UK Championship will both be played under the ISPS Handa umbrella after being announced as the events official partner. The partnership aligns with the UK Swing’s […]

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Westwood: I’m ready after playing Close House nearly every day for three months

FORMER World No. 1 Lee Westwood enters the week not only as tournament host but also as one of the favourites to take the Betfred British Masters at Close House. The Ryder Cup legend claimed his 25th European Tour win earlier this season at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. It also meant he can boast […]

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Why Stalter loves the Flora and fauna of Austrian Alps… in fact Euram can Bank on it

JOËL Stalter overturned a four-stroke deficit to win his first European Tour title at the Euram Bank Open in the Austrian Alps. The Frenchman finished two strokes ahead of Staffordshire’s Richard Mansell in the dual-ranked European Tour and Challenge Tour event. Victory was even sweeter for Stalter, as he shared his success with his fiancée […]

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Close House now Lee’s home so it’s natural for Westwood to host British Masters again

LEE Westwood will become the first player to host the Betfred British Masters on two occasions when the tournament returns to Close House, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, next week. The third European Tour event since a four-month absence because of the coronavirus pandemic, also marks the start of its new six-event UK Swing. Play gets under way […]

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Galgorm Golf Resort ready to welcome Challenge Tour’s return to Northern Ireland

THE Northern Ireland Open will return to Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort in September – helping to kickstart tourism in Country Antrim. The Challenge Tour event will take place from September 3-6 – with support from The R&A – and offer a €200,000 prize fund. It will be the first of two back-to-back events on […]

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Hot putter delivers maiden win for Gabriella Cowley in 5th Rose Ladies Series event

FORMER England international Gabriella Cowley, from Essex, dug in for the victory at the JCB Golf and Country Club, in Staffordshire. Cowley’s round of 70 for a two-under par finish saw her enjoy a slender one shot winning margin over no fewer than six of her nearest rivals including LET stars Georgia Hall and Charley […]

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Joost Luiten leads again in Austria… but can Dutchman bank on staying there?

JOOST Luiten has reached the summit in Austria for the second time in two weeks. The Dutchman opened up a two-shot lead at after the second round at the Euram Bank Open. The six-time European Tour winner carded a seven-under par 63 – adding to his five-under par first round – to get to 12-under. […]

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Youngest English Strokeplay Champion Emily Price is the latest to get Rose Series start

WORCESTERSHIRE’S Emily Price will fly the flag for the amateur game in the fifth event of the Rose Ladies Series today (Thursday). The former England Girls’ international is the only non-professional in the field for the event staged at the JCB Golf & Country Club, in Staffordshire. The Kent State University student will line up […]

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Adri Arnaus would love to be King of the Mountains by winning Euram Bank Open

SPANIARD Adri Arnaus returns to his Alps Tour roots this week as he prepares for the Euram Bank Open. It will be his first appearance at the picturesque Golf Club Adamstal in the Austrian Alps. Arnaus burst on to the professional golf scene in 2017. He won two events on the Alps Tour as an […]

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Shire will host penultimate Rose Ladies Series event before Grand Final series

THE Rose Ladies Series will arrive at The Shire London for its penultimate event later this month with places in the three-day Grand Final up for grabs. Created by Olympic Champion Justin Rose and his wife Kate, the Series has caught the mood of the golf game post-lockdown. It has given Ladies European Tour members […]

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Golf is Open for Kids in week game celebrates Open says charity backed by Henman

IN the week that should have been the 149th Open Championship, the Golf Foundation is channeling the spirit of “golf’s greatest tournament” to grow the game for juniors in golf clubs, schools and at home. The Golf is Open for Kids digital campaign aims to inspire more boys, girls and families brand new to golf […]

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Marc Warren returns from wilderness after six-year wait to win Austrian Open

SCOT Marc Warren ended a six-year wait for his fourth European Tour title by winning the Austrian Open. Warren, who last tasted victory at the 2014 Made In Denmark, came out on top as the European Tour and European Challenge Tour seasons restarted after a four-month break – due to the global coronavirus pandemic. The […]

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