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Wales Golf Ladies Open Strokeplay postponed

Wales Golf has postponed the 2021 Ladies Open Strokeplay at Newport until later in the summer when it is hoped the event will be able to go ahead without restrictions. Newport Golf Club has continued to support this Championship and it will now be played Friday 24th – Sunday 26th September at the same venue.The original dates […]

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Don’t Miss This Weekend’s Festival Of Golf

THE SCOTTISH GOLF SHOW GOES GLOBAL!Scotland’s flagship consumer golf event set for virtual first in 2021 The first-ever virtual Scottish Golf Show promises to be a real feast for golf fans with loads to see and do on 27th – Sunday 28th February. The event runs from 11 am to 6 pm each day with a golf […]

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AN EVOLUTION IN HYBRID PERFORMANCE AS ECCO® GOLF REVEALS LATEST BIOM HYBRID INNOVATION

Global golf footwear innovators, ECCO GOLF, have unveiled the next generation in the hybrid performance phenomenon with the introduction of the all-new ECCO BIOM® H4. The latest development in the hugely successful BIOM® HYBRID performance series, BIOM® H4 allows golfers to walk more comfortably from tee to green, as well as experiencing advanced motion control throughout the swing. A breakthrough in […]

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High-five to Robert Potter as the Manor House’s Bybrook Restaurant Retains it’s Michelin Star

Golfers visiting The Manor House, Wiltshire, can not only enjoy one of the best courses in the South West, but also an exceptional dining experience as the hotel celebrates its fifth consecutive year of retaining a Michelin star at its Bybrook restaurant under executive chef Robert Potter’s leadership. Robert and his team of talented chefs […]

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R&A take One Direction with grassroots game’s future and Horan’s Modest! Golf deal

FORMER One Direction star Nial Horan is to lead a drive by The R&A to create new grassroots programmes aimed at inspiring more young people to play the game.The new programmes will be launched later this year by Horan’s Modest! Golf company, and provide more opportunities for young people to be introduced to golf. They […]

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South African Swing pushed back to spring by Challenge and Sunshine Tours

THE European Challenge Tour and the Sunshine Tour have confirmed the postponement of next month’s three co-sanctioned tournaments in South Africa, which will now be played later in the season. Following thorough consultation with the medical teams from both Tours, it has been agreed to reschedule the three co-sanctioned events, that were due to take […]

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NORTH FORELAND OPEN FOR GOLFERS DURING 149TH CHAMPIONSHIP

North Foreland, located just 13 miles along the coast from Royal St George’s and one of the most highly-regarded seaside golf courses in the country, is giving attendees of The Open Championship the opportunity to combine watching with playing by giving them early access to book tee times, as well as launching special fourball packages […]

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Golf courses must close as Government announces new national lockdown

GOLF clubs have been told they must close with immediate effect after the UK Government announced a complete national lockdown on Monday night. Golf clubs, golf facilities – both indoor and outdoor – and driving ranges will be required to close during the new full lockdown. Coaching will not be permitted the government has confirmed. […]

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Lee Westwood collects Harry Vardon Trophy for third time in 20 years to pip Fitzpatrick

LEE Westwood claimed the Harry Vardon Trophy for the third time in 20 years as the 2020 Race to Dubai culminated in a dramatic afternoon at Jumeirah Golf Estates. Hallamshire GC’s Matthew Fitzpatrick claimed a second victory at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai to earn the first prize of nearly €2.5million But the Sheffield […]

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R&A moves next three Open venues back by a year after Royal St George’s move to ’21

ROYAL Troon will miss out on plans to host the 151st Open Championship 100 years after the famous Ayrshire club first staged the world’s oldest Major championship. The R&A announced in February that Royal Troon was to host the 152nd Open to mark the historic centenary – but the subsequent cancellation of the 149th Open […]

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European Tour joins forces with PGA Tour to fight off breakaway PGL Tour plans

PLANS for a breakaway “super tour” appear to have heralded a major move to create a strategic alliance between the European Tour and the PGA Tour. In a bid to fend off moves by the The Raine Group – reported to be backed by Saudi Arabian money – the European Tour and PGA have signed […]

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Leader Mansell caught Knappe-ing as Alexander races up leaderboard

ALEXANDER Knappe opened a two-stroke lead at the Challenge Tour Grand Final after posting a sensational bogey-free round of 63 in his second round at Mallorca’s T-Golf & Country Club. The German finished with two birdies and an eagle in his last three holes. He moved two clear of overnight co-leaders Richard Mansell and Björn […]

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Mansell roars into lead at Challenge Tour Grand Final despite the lack of practice

RICHARD Mansell claimed a share of the first-round lead at the Challenge Tour Grand Final after posting a five-under par round of 66 – despite having not played a practice round at T-Golf & Country Club. The Staffordshire golfer only arrived in Mallorca on the eve of the tournament, having been in isolation following a […]

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Turnberry lighthouse joins Remembrance tribute while club updates RAF memorial

THE famous lighthouse at Turnberry was lit up to remember the fallen, adding extra poignance to the famous Scottish club’s Remembrance ceremony at the weekend. The nearby Turnberry Airfield originally opened in 1917 – and Turnberry Hotel used as its headquarters. It was a vital cog in the wheel of the war effort with several […]

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MacIntyre shrugs off his struggles to claim Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown

SCOTLAND’S Robert MacIntyre claimed an emotional maiden European Tour title at the Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown. A seven-under par final round 64 earned the Scot a one-stroke victory in a thrilling finale to the European Tour’s ground-breaking shoot-out . Tears welled up as the 14th different first-time winner of the 2020 European Tour season spoke […]

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World Handicap System will make game more enjoyable says governing bodies

THE World Handicap System (WHS) has come into effect for golfers in Great Britain and Ireland. Developed by The R&A and USGA, in close collaboration with existing handicapping authorities, the WHS provides all golfers with a consistent measure of playing ability, with handicaps calculated in the same way wherever they are in the world. Launched […]

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Shinkwin debt to caddie Sam after sealing first victory at Cyprus’ Aphrodite Hills

HERTFORDSHIRE’S Callum Shinkwin defeated Kalle Samooja in a play-off to win his first European Tour title after a dramatic final day at the 2020 Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Open. Shinkwin holed an incredible 54-foot putt for eagle on the 18th in regulation to get into a play-off as the three gave him the clubhouse lead on […]

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Bramshaw Manor Masters & ‘Mini-Masters’ Junior Opens

Bramshaw Golf Club’s Junior Opens took place on Monday 26th October with over 100 junior golfers taking part from over 30 different golf clubs. With the additional challenge of Covid-19 compliance, planning for this event started several months ago and thankfully, after two days of heavy rain, the sun shone hbrightly for the young golfers. […]

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Ross McGowan relieved to rejoin winner’s circle after unlikely win in Italian Open

SURREY’S Ross McGowan sealed an emotional victory at the Italian Open with his first win in 11 years. The Banstead Downs pro holed a 20-foot putt at the last to overcome playing partner Laurie Canter in a thrilling final day battle at Chervò Golf Club. McGowan, who helped Surrey win both the English Boys and […]

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Otaegui gets strokeplay win to go with his two matchplay victories on European Tour

ADRIAN Otaegui produced a brilliant closing round of 63 in the Scottish Championship to storm to his first 72-hole strokeplay victory on the European Tour. The Spaniard has shown himself to be an expert at head-to-head battles. He won both the 2017 Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay and the 2018 Belgian Knockout. After those first […]

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