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The Masters now moves to November as US Open and USPGA get new dates

THE Masters will be rescheduled to November it was announced this afternoon – just minutes after it was confirmed the 149th Open Championship at Royal St George’s will now take place at Sandwich in 2021. And the US Open is moving to September six weeks after the PGA of America hopes to stage the USPGA […]

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The first tee at Royal St George’s – the 2020 Open is now off because of the COVID-19 outbreak

COVID-19 crisis forces R&A to move Open at Royal St George’s back to 2021

THE R&A has cancelled The 149th Open at Royal St George’s in 2020 because of the current COVID-19 crisis – the championship will now be played at Sandwich in 2021, instead. The Open was due to be staged in Kent from July 12-19, but following guidance – from the UK Government, the health authorities, public […]

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European Tour postpones Trophée Hassan along with LET’s Lalla Meryem Cup

THE European Tour has confirmed the postponement of the Trophée Hassan II while the Scandinavian Mixed has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Scandinavian Mixed was set to be a ground-breaking event – hosted by Sweden’s two most successful golfers Henrik Stenson and Annika Sorenstam – with male and female players competing head-to-head […]

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McGregor and Carris on hold as coronavirus bites deeper into England Golf season

ENGLAND Golf have postponed another 14 events – including the Carris and McGregor trophies – in the summer’s amateur calendar in June and July amid the continuing coronavirus crisis. All major championships organised by the game’s governing body in England have now been put off up until July 27. That includes two of the three […]

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Dubai Duty Free Irish Open latest event to be cancelled in COVID-19 crisis

THE European Tour has confirmed the postponement today of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open due to the continuing threat posed by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The tournament was scheduled to be the European Tour’s second Rolex Series event of 2020, taking place at Mount Juliet Estate from May 28-31, with Major champion Graeme […]

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The PGA hotline will give latest advice on financial help to cope with COVID-19

THE PGA is working to launch a dedicated helpline for its membership to give advice on what financial help is available during the coronavirus pandemic. Chief executive Robert Maxfield Mr Maxfield said: “This will be open to all PGA members. “Run in partnership with the Golf Club Managers Association (GCMA), the objective of the helpline […]

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R&A keeps options open on 149th Open Championship and Women’s British Open

THE R&A are working on contingency plans in case the Open at Royal St George’s – and the Women’s British Open at Royal Troon – are unable to be played on their planned dates. R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers ruled out the need to cancel the 149th Open Championship at Sandwich this early – even […]

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Berkhamsted Trophy has to be put back after attracting GB&I’s top women amateurs

BERKHAMSTED Golf Club has confirmed the postponement of the 61st Berkhamsted Trophy because of the coronavirus outbreak. But the Hertfordshire heatthland club – famous for having no bunkers – plans to stage the ground-breaking event for sexual equality later this year. The 72-hole tournament was set to be the world’s first national-level elite amateur golf […]

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Minimise risk of infection says England Golf in latest advice to clubs and golfers

GOLF clubs and golfers must take appropriate steps to make sure they minimise the risk of infection from the COVID-19 virus, according to England Golf. In general, golf is a healthy pursuit played in the open air, the game’s governing body said after the Government urged the public to avoid social gatherings, and pay heed […]

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England Golf has cancelled all its championships until June 7 including the English Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship for the Brabazon Trophy

England Golf postpone Brabazon Trophy and both English Seniors events

ENGLAND Golf have postponed all championships and coaching scheduled to take place up until early June as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. They include the Brabazon Trophy at Sherwood Forest and the first international match of the season between England and France at Ganton, which hosted the Walker Cup in 2003. All England coaching […]

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England Golf Statement Regarding Coronavirus

England Golf Statement Regarding Coronavirus England Golf  – in light of the developing situation with the COVID-19 outbreak – has today issued the following guidance to all our affiliated golf clubs and golfers. We fully recognise the need to adhere to the expert advice available and as such we would point all our clubs in the […]

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Andalucia Masters at Valderrama is put back as coronavirus claims event

THE European Tour has cancelled the Estrella Damm N A Andalucia Masters, which was due to take place at Valderrama, at the end of April, because of the threat caused by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The decision was made in light of the travel restrictions in force in Spain. And it came after consultation with […]

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Scottish Golf latest updates on coronavirus outbreak as events are called off

HAVING cancelled the first three championships of the 2020 season because of the coronavirus outbreak, Scottish Golf is urging clubs worried about the financial impact of the growing pandemic to seek Government help. A number of clubs north of the border have already been in touch with golf’s governing body over requests for financial assistance […]

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Augusta National postpones Masters for first time since 1946 as coronavirus spreads

NEXT month’s Masters at Augusta National has been postponed because of the growing threat of the coronavirus pandemic. The 84th editon of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, was due to start on April 9 – with the players making the famous drive down Mangolia Lane the weekend before. But one of golf’s most […]

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Lee Westwood and Thomas Bjørn return to Valderrama for the Andalucia Masters

RYDER Cup heroes Thomas Bjørn and Lee Westwood will return to the venue where they made their Ryder Cup debuts against the United States in 1997 when the European Tour returns to Spain in May. The Ryder Cup winners have confirmed they will tee it up in the Estrella Damm NA Andalucía Masters – hosted […]

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European Disabled Golfers Association team will play in GolfSixes Cascais in May

EUROPEAN Disabled Golfers Association members George Groves and Brendan Lawlor are all set for their European Tour debut in May. They will join forces in a European Tour first when they tee it up at the innovative GolfSixes Cascais, which returns to Oitavos Dunes Golf Club, from May 9-10. Groves, who is a member at […]

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Lee Westwood will host the 2020 Betfred British Masters and for a second time when the European Tour return to Close House in July

Westwood wants Close House win when he hosts British Masters for a second time

ADOPTED Geordie Lee Westwood is looking forward to becoming the first player to host the Betfred British Masters on two occasions when the European Tour event returns to Close House near Newcastle upon Tyne this summer. Westwood has enjoyed an impressive start to 2020, winning the season’s first Rolex Series event, the Abu Dhabi HSBC […]

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Tewkesbury Park selected to host PGA Super 60s as £10m upgrade brings its rewards

TEWKESBURY Park has agreed a three-year deal to host the national PGA Super 60s Championship until 2022. Entries are now open for the event, which will take place on August 5 and 6, on The Deerpark, Tewkesbury Park’s 6,554 yard par-72 course. Eighty pairs comprising a PGA professional and amateur both aged 60 or older […]

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The Open Royal Blackheath Trophy – 2020

The Open Royal Blackheath Trophy – 2020 Royal Blackheath Golf Club is delighted to announce that this summer will see it introduce the UK’s first amateur handicap singles competition open to both men and women golfers. For the first time in the UK, men and women will compete against each other, under handicap, at the […]

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Local Star Al Kurdi Defies Ayla Wind To Share Lead In Jordan

Local Star Al Kurdi Defies Ayla Wind To Share Lead In Jordan Jordan’s 17-year-old amateur Shergo Al Kurdi, attached to Ayla Golf Club, made full use of his local knowledge to snatch a share of lead in the opening round of the $75,000 Journey to Jordan #1 on a difficult scoring day. At a wind-swept […]

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