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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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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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Defending champion Shane Lowry admits he his eyes on playing in the 2020 Olympics

Olympics and Ryder Cup are on Shane Lowry’s bucket list for 2020 after first Claret Jug

IT’S onwards and upwards for Shane Lowry as he begins his title defence at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship – with one eye on the Olympics and the other on the Ryder Cup. The Irishman won his first Rolex Series title at Abu Dhabi Golf Club 12 months ago – and carried his form and […]

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Grace completes the South African Slam after shooting 62 to win Open at Randpark

BRANDEN Grace produced a masterful putting display in a closing 62 in his national open to complete the South African Slam at Randpark Golf Club. Grace’s ninth European Tour victory in the South African Open was his first since his Rolex Series triumph at the 2017 Nedbank Golf. The win sees him complete the “South […]

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Open qualifier Jaco Ahlers

Armitage won’t be relying on Shanks’ pony after pocketing a place in Open at Sandwich

MARCUS Armitage thanked his partner Lucy after sealing his place at this summer’s 148th Open Championship Royal St George’s Golf Club. The Yorkshire pro birdied the last at the South African Open to seal solo third at Randpark Golf Club – and punch his ticket for the oldest Major Championship after walking off the green […]

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Harry Hall hits front during second round of the South African Open at Randpark

CORNWALL’S Harry Hall continued the bright start to the West Countryman’s professional career as he fired a 68 at Randpark inthe second round of the South African Open. That score saw him move into a share the clubhouse lead in the European Tour event, hosted by the City of Johannesburg. Hall, who played in Great […]

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Johannes Veerman playing in the first round of the 2020 South African Open on Randpark GC’s Bushwillow Course

Veerman steers his way to top of leaderboard in first round of South African Open

AMERICAN Johannes Veerman fired the lowest round of his fledgling European Tour career to take the first round lead at the South African Open. Veerman shot a brilliant bogey-free 62 over the Bushwillow Course at Randpark Golf Club to get to nine-under. He leads the way by one from Italy’s Nino Bertasio and South African […]

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BIGGA Awards shortlist for 2020 includes Gleneagles, Purdis Heath and Parkstone

FROM England’s south coast to the Perthshire hills, the finalists of the BIGGA Awards 2020 have once again shown what talented and passionate greenkeeping teams can achieve, when supported by the clubs where they work. The BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition will be taking place once again at the Harrogate Convention Centre later this month. More […]

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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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Lucas Herbert first round leader of the 2019 Australian PGA Championship, at RCAV Royal Pines

Lucas Herbert bounces back to share Australian PGA lead with fellow Aussie Rankin

LUCAS Herbert carded six birdies and an eagle at RACV Royal Pines Resort to share the first round lead at the Australian PGA Championship with compatriot Brett Rankin. The pair are two of nine Australians inside the top 14, joined by five New Zealanders on three-under par or better on Queensland’s Gold Coast. After two […]

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2019 Staysure Tour Order of Merit winner Phillip Price with the John Jacobs Trophy

Phillip Price claims first Staysure Order of Merit to land John Jacobs Trophy

PHILLIP Price won the John Jacobs Trophy for the first time after topping the 2019 Staysure Tour Order of Merit. Price held off his four challengers for the No. 1 spot in the final event of 2019 – the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius. South African James Kingston was the main danger and was looking […]

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2019 MCB Tour Championship - Mauritius winner Jarmo Sandellin

Jarmo Sandelin shoots 65 to win first Staysure title at MCB Tour Championship

JARMO Sandelin recorded a final round of 65 to win his first Staysure Tour title at the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius… the final event of the 2019 season. The Swede came from four strokes behind at the beginning of play to clinch his maiden over 50s title, at Constance Belle Mare Plage, where Kent’s […]

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Welshman Phillip Price leads the Staysure Tour Order of Merit with one event to go in 2019 in Mauritius

Price needs another top 10 to secure John Jacobs Trophy as five push leader in Mauritius

PHILLIP Price will go in search of a career-first John Jacobs Trophy when he tees it up at the 2019 Staysure Tour season-finale, the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius. The 2002 Ryder Cup hero leads the Staysure Order of Merit by 556.2 points and knows that a 12th top 10 – ninth place or better […]

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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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Nicholas Colsearts preparing for the 2019 AfrAsia Mauritius Bank Open at Heritage Golf Club

AfrAsia Mauritius Bank Open sees Colsearts back on familiar ground at Heritage

BELGIAN stars Nicolas Colsaerts and Thomas Pieters are looking forward to rounding off a successful year in style when they tee it up in the idyllic surroundings of Heritage Golf Club for this week’s AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open. The two former Ryder Cup players returned to winning ways during the 2019 season – and now […]

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Philip Price who leads the Staysure Tour Championship before the 2019 MCB Tour Championship – Madagascar

Price hoping the MCB Tour Championship – Madagascar is right in Staysure No. 1 race

MADAGASCAR will host its first European Tour-sanctioned tournament when the MCB Tour Championship – Madagascar takes place from November 29-December 1. It will be the first Staysure Tour event to take place on the world’s fourth largest island, and the 46th country the over-50s tour will have visited since its inception in 1992. Phillip Price, […]

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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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Hero Handshake winner Ellie Webster from Wrag Barn Golf Club

Hero’s Handshake winner Ellie Webster only sees the positives from social media

HERO’S Handshake winner Ellie Webster has built up quite a following with her regular posts about golf on social media. However, it’s at her Wiltshire club where the 12-year-old is really gathering the most ‘likes’. Twelve-year-old Ellie is the latest recipient of England Golf’s Hero’s Handshake award. She received it in front of family and […]

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Jon Rahm playing in the 2019 DP World Tour Championship

Jon Rahm cleans up in Dubai with $5m prize and first Race to Dubai title to match Seve

JON Rahm was left overwhelmed after he claimed his first Race to Dubai, earning $5m in the process. But it was not the life-changing sum in prize money – including the biggest single sum for winning a golf tournament anywhere in the world that stunned the Spaniard. It was the fact that in all the […]

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