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IAN POULTER in practice at the 2019 Italian Open

Poulter prepared for crack at third Italian Open 17 years after Rose putter primed win

IAN Poulter returns to the venue where he claimed his second Italian Open title 17 years ago hoping that another victory in the Rolex Series event can spark a late push in the Race to Dubai. The Ryder Cup legend won his maiden European Tour title in the Italian Open when it was played in […]

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Draw with Scots can’t put a dampener on 2019 season for English Schools as kids rule

THE curtain has come down on the English Schools’ Golf Association’s season, which has been hailed a “roaring success” after two 14-year-olds were crowned as U19 national champions. Dorset’s Louise Burke and Yorkshire’s Josh Berry captained their country in the international matches against Scotland and Wales after their victory in the 42nd English Schools Championship […]

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Windlesham’s Charlotte Legg and Mary Dodds

Windlesham women are crowned PING Fourball Betterball Champions

TWO new golfers from Surrey’s Windlesham Golf Club have been crowned as the PING Women’s Fourball Betterball champions for 2019. Charlotte Legg and Mary Dodds have both only been playing golf for a couple of years. But that did not stop them amassing 46 points over the Thonock Park course at Lincolnshire’s Gainsborough Golf Club, […]

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Women and Girls’ Golf Week declared another major success by England Golf

THE second staging of Women and Girls’ Golf Week proved another social media success across Great Britain and Ireland, as well as raising engagement and participation at club level, organisers have claimed. The recent awareness week, timed to coincide with the AIG Women’s British Open at Woburn, generated more than 12 million Twitter impressions through […]

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Sweden’s Joakim Haeggman will make his Staysure Tour debut after turning 50

Haeggman – first Swede to play in Ryder Cup – ready for his Staysure examination

JOAKIM Haeggman has wasted no time in embarking on his Staysure Tour career and makes his over-50s debut at The Sinclair Invitational at Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel and Country Club, just two days after turning 50. The Swede has not played in a European Tour event since the 2014 Nordea Masters, but has returned to […]

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Moore’s Blue Moon rising as he sees off Brabazon winner Poppleton at Frilford Heath

DERBYSHIRE’ Bradley Moore has won The HotelPlanner.com Championship at Frilford Heath by two shots for his first-ever professional win, on the Blue Course. The Kedleston Park Golf Club ace posted rounds of 65, 69 and 67 to see off strong competition from playing partner Nick Poppleton – who won the Brabazon Trophy at Frilford a […]

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Thitkul claims Smyth Salver as the low amateur again at AIG Women’s British Open

THAI amateur sensation Atthaya Thitikul finished as the leading amateur at the AIG Women’s British Open at Woburn for the second year in a row. With rounds of 73, 68, 70, 73 she finished the championship in a tie for 29th place on four-under par to earn The Smyth Salver. Thitikul won the LET Thailand […]

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South African Buhai tops leaderboard at Woburn in AIG Women’s British Open

SOUTH Africa’s Ashleigh Buhai stormed three shots clear at the AIG Women’s British Open with a flawless second round of 67 in front of nearly 16,000 people at Woburn Golf Club. The first-round leader did not tee off until 2pm, by which time a number of players had overtaken her on the leaderboard, but she […]

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The 2019 English Girls Amateur Champion Marie Bechtold, from Germany’s St Leon Rot Golf Club

Bechtold keeps English Girls trophy in Germany as she beats Baker and Whitehead

GERMANY’S Marie Bechtold withstood a late charge from England internationals Caitlin Whitehead and Jessica Baker to win the English Girls’ Open Amateur Championship, at The Gog Magog. Bechtold was seven shots in front of Whitehead and nine ahead of Baker after opening with rounds of 71, 71 and 68 at the Cambridge golf club. But […]

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Buhai birdies here way into first-round lead at Woburn in AIG Women’s British Open

SOUTH African Ashleigh Buhai fired a seven-under-par opening round of 65 to top the leaderboard at the AIG Women’s British Open, on a day when home favourites Georgia Hall and Charley Hull thrilled the huge crowds at Woburn Golf Club. Hull birdied the last for a flawless 67, while Hall, the defending champion, described the […]

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Top 30 confirmed for AIG Women’s British Open for Solheim Cup race climax

THE 2019 AIG Women’s British Open is set to welcome a star-studded field to Woburn next month, with every player from the current top 30 in the Rolex Women’s World Rankings confirmed. The AIG Women’s British Open was founded by the LGU in 1976 and this year will held on Woburn’s magnificent Marquess’ course from […]

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Stanford University graduate Brandon Wu adds Open spot at Portrush to Pebble Beach

TWENTY-two-year-old American amateur Brandon Wu maintained his fairytale spell by producing a polished performance to claim top spot at Fairmont St Andrews to earn a spot at The 148th Open Championship. The Stanford University student followed a brilliant 64 in the morning with a 67 to finish three shots clear of the field on nine-under […]

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Penge breaks course record at Dudsbury to lead EuroPro Golfcatcher Championship

MARCO Penge set a new course record at Dudsbury Golf Club in his opening round of The GolfCatcher Championship thanks to a nine-under 62. The Golf at Goodwood Golfer is having some week after finishing top of his regional qualifying for The Open having shot a six-under 66 at West Lancashire on Monday. Penge, who […]

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Attoe leads to begin defence of English Seniors crown at Lincolnshire’s Holme Hall

DEFENDING champion Ian Attoe launched his defence of the English Senior Men’s Open with a superb six-under 65 at Lincolnshire’s Holme Hall Golf Club. He leads by two from Essex’s Mark Stones, from Boyce Hill, with another six players also beating par on the opening day of the championship. “It was a perfect round of […]

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Stoke Park’s Gough gets invite to British Masters

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE’S amateur star Conor Gough will make his European Tour debut at Hillside next month after receiving an invite to participate in the 2019 Betfred British Masters next week. The 16-year-old, who won the British Boys Amateur Championship at Royal Portrush and Portstewart last year, will be taking the same first steps on the European […]

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Girls Golf all set to Rock in Hampshire this weekend

GIRLS’ golf will get rocking in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight with the launch of an inspirational campaign to attract new players, from this month. Girls Golf Rocks will offer free taster sessions, followed by coaching courses for girls aged five to 18 at four different locations in May and early June. The aim […]

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Why MacLaren won’t be overtaken easily in Morocco

MEGHAN MacLaren is looking to build on her recent strong performances in Australia and Jordan as she sets her sights firmly on the Lalla Meryem Cup this week. A victory in the Moroccan capital of Rabat would see her take the lead in the race to be crowned European No. 1 and leapfrog Charley Hull […]

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Lamb puts Hampshire Hog record to the slaughter

NORTHUMBERLAND’S Matty Lamb travelled further than any of the 72 competitors vying to put their name alongside Justin Rose’s on the Hampshire Hog honours board at North Hants GC. And the plus-five handicapper, who is currently not a member of the England squad – gave the biggest hint possible that he should be on the […]

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Memories of when Justin Rose blossomed at the Hampshire Hog in 1995

WHILE Justin Rose’s 14th appearance at the Masters may have not gone to plan over the first two days at Augusta, avid fans of amateur golf will remember events at North Hants Golf Club some 25 years ago, which set the US Open champion on the road to becoming the World No. 1. Justin Rose […]

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The ‘Mad Scientist’ Bryson DeChambeau leads Masters

BRYSON DeChambeau produced an incredible finish, posting four closing birdies to share the lead with Brooks Koepka at six-under par the end of day one at the Masters. A remarkable run of scoring in the late groups stretched the field at Augusta National Golf Club, with DeChambeau amongst a host of European Tour players in […]

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