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Ben Schmidt goes Farr to win New South Wales Amateur – his fifth national title in year

BEN Schmidt made it an Aussie double for England when he won the New South Wales Amateur Championship after Charlotte Heath’s brilliant weekend victory in the Australian Women’s Amateur. The 17-year-old Rotherham GC member turned in a dominant performance against Northamptonshire’s Callum Farr in the all-England final, at St Michael’s Golf Club, near Sydney. The […]

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BIGGA 2020 Outstanding Contribution of the Year award Michael Davie from Hazel Grove Golf Club

Hazel Grove’s Michael Davie gets BIGGA’s Outstanding Contribution Award for 2020

GREENKEEPER Michael Davie – who set up a mental health support group to help his fellow professionals in the turf industry – has picked up the top award at the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association’s annual convention. Davie, the course manager at Hazel Grove Golf Club, in Stockport, has tirelessly supported many BIGGA members […]

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Lee Westwood before the 2020 Omega Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club

Omega Dubai Desert Classic: Lee Westwood looking to go back-to-back for fifth time

LEE Westwood prepares to tee it up at Omega Dubai Desert Classic – keen to continue his perfect start to the season off the back of his 25th European Tour victory on Sunday. Westwood has managed to win back-to-back four times so far in his a career and the Newcastle-based Ryder Cup ace now has […]

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Charlotte Heath the fifth Brit to win Australian Women’s Amateur Championship

CHARLOTTE Heath became just the fifth British player to ever win the third oldest women’s amateur championship in the world at the weekend. The 18-year-old England international swept away the challenge of Indonesia’s Mela Putri to claim a stunning victory in the Australian Women’s Amateur Championship. The Yorkshire schoolgirl was too strong for her 22-year-old […]

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Lee Westwood the 2020 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship winner

Lee Westwood: Winning run extends into fourth decade with 25th title at Abu Dhabi

LEE Westwood produced a brilliant final round display to win his 25th event on the European Tour, and take his winning run into a fourth decade at the 2020 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. The Nottinghamshire ace entered the final day with a one shot lead and, while he was briefly caught, he was never passed […]

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LEE WESTWOOD IN THE THIRD ROUND OF THE 2020 ABU DHABI HSBC CHAMPIONSHIP

Second Rolex Series victory in sight as Westwood chases European Tour win No. 25

LEE Westwood takes a one-shot lead into the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship as he goes in search of a second Rolex Series title – and his 25th European Tour title. The “Worksop Wonder,” who now lives in Newcastle’s Jesmond district, produced the shot of the week so far – to set […]

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2021 GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND WALKER CUP CAPTAIN STUART WILSON PLAYYING AGAINST THE USA AT GANTON IN 2003

Stuart Wilson will be 2021 Walker Cup captain and leads GB&I against Europe

STUART Wilson – one of Scotland’s most renowned amateur golfers – has been named as Great Britain and Ireland’s Walker Cup captain, who will try to regain the trophy from America in May 2021. The 2004 Amateur champion will begin his stint as captain of the GB&I men’s teams by leading the four Home Nations […]

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Sweden’s Julia Engstrom in the final round of the 2019 Magical Kenya Ladies Open

Esther Henseleit matches Laura Davies with LET rookie and No. 1 titles

ESTHER Henseleit produced a stunning victory in the inaugural Magical Kenya Ladies Open to wrap up the Ladies European Tour Order of Merit title for the German rookie. Henseleit carded a course record eight-under par 64 on a dramatic final day at Vipingo Ridge near Mombasa, to deny runaway leader Julia Engström who led by […]

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England Golf’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ set for Australia’s oldest championship in 2020

SEVEN members of the England Golf’s performance squads are travelling to Australia in the New Year, to kick off their 2020 amateur golf season. Five of the men’s squad and two from the women’s team are heading down under for four top-class tournaments in January. Northamptonshire County’s Ben Jones and Callum Farr, Yorkshire’s Ben Schmidt, […]

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Marlborough Golf Club’s Jez Tomlinson, the new England Golf chief executive from January 2020

Tomlinson will help create England Golf’s 2020 vision with Wiltshire’s winning way

FORMER Wiltshire captain Jeremy Tomlinson will join England Golf as its new chief executive officer in January 2020. Tomlinson was previously vice-president and managing director of Acushnet Europe where he was responsible for the market leading brands Titleist and FootJoy. Prior to that the Marlborough Golf Club member was a founding director of online golf […]

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Race to Costa Del Sol plan for LET and bigger prize fund at Ladies Spanish Open in 2020

NEXT year’s Ladies European Tour Order of Merit will be branded the Race to Costa Del Sol while the season-ending Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España Femenino, will see its prize fund increase from €300,000 to €600,000, it was announced today (Tuesday). AFTER much speculation about the Ladies European Tour’s future since the Solheim […]

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Hong Kong Open called off by European Tour as unrest at universities continues

NEXT week’s Hong Kong Open has been cancelled as the civil unrest in the former British colony increased with violence across university campuses, after months of turmoil by protestors unhappy with Chinese rule. More than 150 golfers from Europe and Asia were set to head to Hong Kong for one of Asia’s oldest golf tournaments, […]

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Denmark’s Benjamin Poke who led the European Tour Qualifying School’s Final Stage after three rounds

Benjamin Poke refusing to let pressure snooker him at Tour’s Qualifying School

DENMARK’S Benjamin Poke extended his lead to two shots on day three of European Tour Qualifying School as the six-round marathon tournament reached the halfway stage. The Dane, who completed a strong rookie season on the European Challenge Tour, carded four birdies and only one bogey to sign for a three-under par 69 on Lumine […]

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Louis Oosthuizen leader of the Nedbank Golf Challenge after a first-round 63

Oosthuizen follows hospital treatment for kidney stones with super 63 at Nedbank

LOUIS Oosthuizen carded a stunning bogey-free round of 63 to lead the Nedbank the Golf Challenge – just hours after seeking hospital treatment for kidney stones that forced him to miss the pro-am on Wednesday. Oosthuizen was not even sure he would be able to play at all just hours before his tee time at […]

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Justin Rose puts his money where his heart is to help his Telegraph memories live on

HAMPSHIRE’S Justin Rose has lent his name to the competition that helped him on his way to stardom – The Telegraph Junior Championship. And record-breaker Ben Schmidt is earning similar plaudits that followed the North Hants GC junior in the mid 1990s. The Yorkshire teenager, who broke two big records earlier this summer by becoming […]

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LEE WESTWOOD who returns to the Algarve for the 2019 Portugal Master

Westwood in the running for back-to-back Nedbank Golf Challenge titles at Sun City

LEE Westwood is primed for his first European Tour title defence in five years when he tees it up in the Nedbank Golf Challenge – the penultimate Rolex Series event on the 2019 Race to Dubai. The former World No. 1 fired a stunning final round of 64 at Gary Player Country Club last year […]

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The class of 2019 - European Challenge Tour graduates at the Challenge Tour Grand Final

Laporta opens the door to European Tour debut with Challenge Tour Grand Final

FRANCESCO Laporta secured a wire-to-wire victory at the Challenge Tour Grand Final at Mallorca’s Club de Golf Alcanada. And in doing so finished the season as the 2019 Road to Mallorca No. 1, overtaking Scotland’s Calum Hill, who could not add to his two previous Challenge Tour wins in 2019. The Italian battled testing conditions, […]

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Italy’s Francesco Laporta in the first round of the 2019 Challenge Tour Grand Final

Race to be Challenge Tour’s No. 1 hots up as Laporta hits the front in the Grand Final

FRANCESCO Laporta began the Challenge Tour Grand Final occupying the second position on the Road to Mallorca rankings… but now the Italian is projected to become Challenge Tour No. 1 by Sunday, after taking the first-round lead. Laporta carded five birdies against only two bogeys to sign for a three -under par 68, which was […]

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Amateur Championship to go back to Nairn where Lee James beat Gordon Sherry

THE R&A has announced the venues for its amateur championships and international matches in 2021 – which include some of the most prestigious courses in Great Britain and Ireland. Nairn, in the north of Scotland, will host The Amateur Championship for the second time 27 years after Dorset’s Lee James triumphed over Scotland’s Gordon Sherry […]

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Dutch golfer Wil Besseling hopes for a strong finish on the Road to Mallorca to earn his European Tour card for 2020

Besseling hoping to reverse 2018 and move into top 15 at final Road to Mallorca event

WIL Besseling goes into the Challenge Tour Grand Final with a real chance of earning a European Tour card at the end of the week. Such an outcome would complete a drastic change in fortunes for the player ranked No. 18 on the Road to Mallorca going into the season’s climax on the Spanish island. […]

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