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Planning A Safe Golf Staycation?

Planning a safe golf staycation? If you’re now spending your summer in the UK, remember that sun protection should still be a part of your daily routine, and especially on the golf course, which contains highly UV reflective surfaces. If you’ve been touched by skin cancer, you’ll understand, however many golfers still underestimate the risks, […]

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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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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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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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Golf bodies welcome PM’s new lockdown rules which let clubhouses serve food

GOLF bodies in England have welcomed further changes to COVID-19 lockdown rules and restrictions. But they have made it clear they remain vigilant as golfers and staff return to play and work. Following the changes announced yesterday by Boris Johnson – which come into effect on July 4 – golf clubs should be able to […]

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The St George’s Grand Challenge Cup

British Masters host believes he can still claim elusive Major at the age of 47

BRITISH Masters host Lee Westwood still believes he can win a Major. And the former world No. 1 encouraged England’s top amateurs to replicate his work ethic and self-confidence as they strive to achieve their own career goals. The seven-times Ryder Cup winner took time out from his preparations for the European Tour’s return at […]

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England Golf chief executive: Feedback shows membership still relevant and affordable

ENGLAND Golf chief executive JEREMY TOMLINSON has written to club members across the country on the latest developments since the relaxing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions allowed the sport to resume. IS IT really only four weeks since golf was given the green light by government? We are just at the beginning of our journey back, […]

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Liz Young’s brainchild to be called the Rose Ladies Series with six events in the UK

JUSTIN Rose and his wife Kate are to sponsor the Rose Ladies Series of women’s golf tournaments in the UK – culminating in a two-day final. The Roses decided to put up £35,0000 to sponsor the one-day events in June and July after reading about fellow Hampshire-based professional Liz Young’s efforts to put on a […]

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New lockdown rules means golf clubs in England can now allow three and four-ball rounds

New lockdown rules does mean three and four-balls can return next week

GOLF clubs in England can allow rounds to be played in three and fourballs from next week, under the new lockdown rules introduced by the UK Government. Golf England has confirmed that the latest relaxation of the rules during the COVID-19 pandemic will allow the current limit on two-balls to be lifted in time for […]

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Keith Pelley pledges: ‘No European Tour players will lose their cards in 2020’

EUROPEAN Tour chief Keith Pelley has guaranteed no players will lose their playing rights as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc with its international schedule in 2020. So any player who was inside the top 110 on the Order of Merit at the end of the 2019 season, will keep their cards for […]

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Reid and McGregor Trophy both cancelled by England Golf but Carris is still on

THE Reid and McGregor Trophy will not take place in 2020 – because of the continuing COVID-19 crisis, England Golf has announced. England Golf believes the English U14 and U16 championships – due to be held in the last week of July and early August – pose to many obstacles to overcome for them to […]

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Westwood to miss PGA Tour return – is it a clue British Masters will go ahead?

LEE Westwood is prepared to miss key events on the PGA Tour because of the planned quarantine restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the USA. And his reasoning could be the biggest hint yet that the European Tour is ready to return to action in July at the British Masters, which Westwood is set […]

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Don’t forget young golfers Golf Foundation urges in post-lockdown guidelines

THE Golf Foundation has called on clubs not to forget junior golfers as they open for the first weekend’s play in some two months. The charity, which works closely with PGA club professionals to introduce youngsters into the sport, wants to ensure they are not forgotten as members rush out to play golf again this […]

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England Golf chief praises club staff who have held fort to allow the game’s return

ENGLAND GOLF chief executive JEREMY TOMLINSON writes about the lifting of the lockdown that allowed clubs across England to reopen today – after being closed for seven weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed more than 32,000 lives in the UK. WASN’T it fantastic to think about those words again today as golf […]

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Golf clubs get green light to reopen as PM lifts COVID-19 rules on certain sports

GOLF clubs in England can resume playing from Wednesday this week after Prime Minister’s address to the nation on relaxing some parts of the lockdown imposed to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. England Golf – the game’s governing body – welcomed the news allowing golf clubs to open for their members for the first time since […]

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BMW Indoor Invitational to see Westwood and Kaymer tackle top courses online

MARTIN Kaymer and Lee Westwood will go head-to-head from their own homes as the European Tour switches formats for the new BMW Indoor Invitational. The eSport special is a series of virtual golf tournaments using the latest simulator technology powered by TrackMan that will run over the summer featuring courses including St Andrews, Royal Portrush, […]

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England chief executive says: We will all get to play in our county and club events again

ENGLAND Golf chief executive Jeremy Tomlinson has penned a second letter to golf club members across the country about the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak affecting thousands of members. APRIL is the month when traditionally many golfers and their clubs come out of hibernation. The clocks have changed, the weather improves and The Masters whets […]

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Former Wiltshire county captain Jeremy Tomlinson playing in the 2002 Wiltshire Amateur Championship

England Golf’s ‘working hard to prepare for the day when play can resume on courses’

England Golf’s chief executive Jeremy Tomlinson has written a letter to golf club members across the country about the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak affecting thousands of members. Golf in England has never before faced so many difficult challenges, and in such a short space of time as it has done since restrictions were put […]

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Woodhall Spa to host both English Men’s and Women’s Amateur Championships

ENGLAND Golf will attempt to break new ground this summer by holding its men’s and women’s national championships at the same time at one venue – at its Lincolnshire headquarters at Woodhall Spa. The national governing body had revealed its plan to try to salvage some events from the season wrecked by the COVID-19 crisis. […]

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European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley unveiling its new brand identity at Wentworrth

Pelley: High life may be over as European Tour prepares for return after COVID-19

EUROPEAN Tour stars face playing for smaller prize funds as well as the prospect of playing tournaments without spectators later this summer, according to a memo written by its chief executive Keith Pelley. The update sent to players, which was leaked to the Daily Telegraph, warns that some of the “perks” of tour life will […]

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