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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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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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Petition to Keep Golf Open launched by club owners to help in coronavirus fight

GOLFERS are being urged to sign a petition to ensure the Government allows courses to stay open. The UK Golf Federation has launched a petition urging the Government to ‘Keep Golf Open’ during the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Some two million people play golf every week – and while many golf clubs’ weekday regulars are senior […]

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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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England Golf and GUI issue advice on coronavirus outbreak to help golf clubs

ENGLAND Golf has urged clubs across the country to seek out the latest guide on the coronavirus outbreak as more and more sporting events across the country come under threat. An England Golf spokesman said: “In light of the developing situation with the COVID-19 outbreak – we have issued the following guidance to all our […]

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Lamb and Penge look to join club who have won twice at Sunngingdale Foursomes

PAST winners Sophie Lamb and Marco Penge are through to the fourth round of the Sunningdale Foursomes. The 2016 champions moved into the last 16 with a one-hole victory in Wednesday’s third round over Hertfordshire pro’s James Ruebotham, from Welwyn Garden City, and Porters Park’s Robert Watson, on Sunningdale’s famous Old Course. Only six pairings […]

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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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Road to The Open backed by Golf Foundation and England Golf in build-up to Sandwich

THE Road to The Open will see 125 schools and 25 golf clubs across Kent take part in a string of events aimed at celebrating Royal St George’s hosting the 149th Open at Sandwich this summer. The R&A’s Road to The Open will encourage young people to join the journey as golf’s oldest championship heads […]

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Harry Colt – The Great Courses

Harry Colt – The Great Courses Henry Shapland “Harry” Colt (4 August 1869 – 21 November 1951) was a golf course architect born in Highgate, England. He worked predominantly with Charles Alison, John Morrison, and Alister MacKenzie, in 1928 forming Colt, Alison & Morrison Ltd. He participated in the design of over 300 golf courses (115 on his own) in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. Colt’s […]

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England Women’s squad is slimmed down to four with overseas players to be added

THE national selectors have named the players who will make up a much smaller England Women’s Squad for 2020, alongside announcing the make-up of the Girls’ group. Four of the country’s top talents will lead the way for the women in the season ahead with Yorkshire’s Charlotte Heath and Somerset’s Mimi Rhodes promoted from last […]

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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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Faldo’s Major Champions Invitational will feature 72 of the world’s best juniors

SEVENTY-TWO junior golfers from around the world will compete at in next week’s third edition of the Major Champions Invitational, at Arizona’s Lookout Mountain Golf Club. The players will be split into teams of four – each captained and mentored by one of 18 Major champions. England’s North East stars Jess Baker (Gosford Park Ladies) […]

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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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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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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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