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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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World Handicap System all set to be rolled out in New Year for ‘good of the game’

THE new World Handicap System (WHS) is ready to be launched from January, the game’s governing bodies have confirmed – and will provide golfers with a “unified and more inclusive handicapping system” for the first time. Though many countries are planning to adopt the new system in January, the system will go live in other […]

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2019 European Men’s Club Champions City of Newcastle

City of Newcastle’s Albacom Trophy win sees Geordies crowned European Champs

CITY of Newcastle GC were crowned European Club Champions after a stunning fightback saw them defeat rivals from 24 other nations to win the Albacom Trophy at the finals in France. England’s representatives from Northumberland started the day six shots adrift of Germany’s Stuttgarter GC at the Golf du Medoc resort near Bordeaux, as the […]

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England’s U16 team at Hunstanton Golf Club playing against Ireland

Ireland U16s gain revenge with win over young England team at Hunstanton GC

A YOUNG England Under 16 squad earned praise for their gritty play in a narrow defeat to Ireland. The visitors emerged from two days of tough competition at Norfolk’s Hunstanton Golf Club with a 161/2-131/2 victory. The win was sweet revenge for Ireland following England’s triumph at Limerick GC a year ago. But there is […]

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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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KENT 2019 ENGLISH COUNTY CHAMPIONS at Huddersfield Golf Club

Cool Quinney crowns Kent’s first English County Finals win since Chapman and Co.

BEN Quinney was mobbed by jubilant team-mates after holing the putt which earned Kent a dramatic English County Finals victory for just the second time in their history. The Kent PGA champion, from Bearsted GC, later admitted he didn’t know his team’s destiny lay solely in his hands after the final fixtures were started with […]

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Brampton Heath Golf Centre

Golf Foundation and HSBC offering up to £1,500 grant for community golf projects

APPLICATIONS for funding for regional golf projects under the HSBC Golf Roots Plus scheme can be made over the next two weeks. A wide range of community-based educational, social and health projects that can benefit young people through the game can receive up to £1,500 in grants administered by the Golf Foundation charity. HSBC Golf […]

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Shane Lowry at St Andrews for the 2019 Dunhill Links

Why Open Champion Shane Lowry loves Dunhill Links and has eye on Race to Dubai

SHANE Lowry will tee it up at the Home of Golf for the first time as Open Champion this week when the Irishman features in a star-studded field of golfers and celebrities at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. The 32-year-old claimed his maiden Major title at Royal Portrush two months ago, and has been riding […]

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Epsom Golf Club’s Ben Patridge winner of the 2019 English Boys’ County Champion of Champions title

Partridge flying high after win in Boys’ Champion of Champions at Frilford Heath

SURREY’S Ben Partridge withstood a late charge from Devon’s Matt Millar to win the English Boys’ County Champion of Champions played over the Red course at Oxfordshire’s Frilford Heath. Partridge, a member at Epsom GC, held a two-shot lead after an opening three-under par 69. But the teenager was in danger of being caught by […]

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England – the 2019 Home Internationals champions

England retain Raymond Trophy as Schmidt makes up for Walker Cup omission

ENGLAND have won the Home Internationals after beating Scotland 9-6 at Lahinch, on Friday, to retain the Raymond Trophy. Hexham’s Matty Lamb won five out of six matches, losing just one over the three days as England followed up their 12-3 romp over Wales on Wednesday, with a 10-5 win over their Irish hosts, on […]

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England international Hague heads field in battle to be the Champion of Champions

ENGLISH international David Hague heads a group of 30 county champions competing in this weekend’s English Men’s County Champion of Champions tournament at Frilford Heath Golf Club, in Oxfordshire. The 23-year-old Yorkshire champion, from Malton and Norton GC, who lost his place in the England Home Internationals winning team of 2018, is part of a […]

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Somerset’s Amanda Mayne the 2019 English Senior Women’s County Champion of Champions

Mayne chance for Amanda who is crowned County Champion of Champions

SOMERSET champion Amanda Mayne has become the second player to be crowned as the English Senior Women’s County Champion of Champions. The Saltford GC member followed in the footsteps of inaugural champion Alison Kelly, from Gloucestershire, after carding two rounds of 79 to claim a three-shot victory on 12-over par at this year’s event at […]

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Team USA the 2019 Ping Junior Solheim Cup winners at Gleneagles

Walker proud after stellar singles – but Europe lose Junior Solheim Cup again

TEAM USA held off a spirited fightback by Europe to claim their fourth consecutive victory in the Ping Junior Solheim Cup with a 13-11 points triumph at Gleneagles. The visitors took a 7½-4½ lead into Wednesday’s singles session after drawing the foursomes 3-3 and then convincingly winning the fourballs 4½-1½, and closed out the win […]

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Prestbury’s Bel Wardle the 2019 English County Champion of Champions

Wardle grins like a Cheshire cat that’s got the cream after Champion of Champions win

BEL Wardle consolidated her reputation as one of England’s finest emerging talents as the Cheshire player was left smiling after dominating the English Women’s County Champion of Champions, at Woodhall Spa. The 2017 English Women’s Open Strokeplay champion, from Prestbury GC, carded rounds of 72 and 71, which was enough to give her an eight-shot […]

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Americans claw ahead in Ping Junior Solheim Cup as fourball goes Heck’s way

THE Ping Junior Solheim Cup is poised for a nail-biting final singles session after the USA edged ahead 7½-4½ on Tuesday, thanks to a dominant afternoon fourball session. The match was tied at 3-3 after the morning foursomes after three convincing wins for the Europeans. But Team USA took control after lunch, winning four-and-a-half points […]

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Golf Foundation celebrates growing the game for girls during Solheim Cup week

THE Golf Foundation is celebrating girls’ golf in style during this week’s Solheim Cup at Gleneagles, while supporting the iconic match between Europe and the USA, which starts on Friday. For the whole week, the Golf Foundation team will be highlighting the positive steps taken by its supporters to grow the game for girls. It […]

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Scotland’s Hannah Darling during practice fo the 2019 Ping Junior Solheim Cup at Gleneagles

Can Europe win Ping Junior Solheim Cup for first time? Well, Heck yes! says Darling

SCOTLAND’S Hannah Darling sees no reason why Team Europe cannot beat the USA for the first time in 12 years in this week’s PING Junior Solheim Cup. The Americans have won four of the last five editions – 2011 resulted in a 12-12 tie – but the 16-year-old Edinburgh golfer believes home advantage and strong […]

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2019 English Disability Open champion George Groves from Surrey’s Horne Park Golf Club

Groves grabs Disability Open title and looks set for DP World Tour Championship

WORLD No.1 George Groves claimed his first title on home soil when he beat a strong international field in blustery but dry conditions in the 2019 English Disability Open staged over Stoke by Nayland’s Gainsborough course. Groves, from Surrey’s Horne Park Golf Club, carded rounds of 77 and 74 to claim a five-shot victory over […]

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The 2019 Walker Cup winning USA team

Straight down the middle for Crosby’s boy as his USA team win Walker Cup at Hoylake

THE USA Team rebounded from a 7-5 overnight deficit, winning 10½ out of a possible 14 points to capture the 47th Walker Cup Match over Great Britain & Ireland at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, on Sunday. It was the first USA victory on GB&I soil since 2007 at Royal County Down when a team containing […]

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Stoke Park’s Conor Gough

Gough gives GB&I ‘crucial’ two-point lead against USA in Walker Cup at Hoylake

GREAT Britain and Ireland hold a two-point advantage over the United States of America at 7-5 going into the second and final day of the 47th Walker Cup at Royal Liverpool. Craig Watson’s side need six points from Sunday’s foursomes and singles matches to win back the Walker Cup after losing to the USA two […]

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