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Gold medallist Rose backs decision to put 2020 Tokyo Olympics on hold for a year

JUSTIN Rose has backed plans to postpone the Tokyo Olympics for 12 months – even though the winner of the Gold Medal in Rio four years ago won’t be guaranteed a trip to Japan in 2021. This summer’s Olympic Golf tournament was due to be held at the Kasumigaseki Country Club, whose East Course had […]

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Justin Rose wants the Ryder Cup to remain as the highlight of the 2020 golf season amid all the changes to the Majors

Rose may back eight picks for Harrington in Ryder Cup because of ‘imperfect season’

HAMPSHIRE’S Justin Rose thinks European captain Padraig Harrington may need eight captain’s picks as a one-off selection policy for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, in September. Rose is determined that whatever happens to the Majors in 2020, the Ryder Cup should remain the highlight of the golfing calendar – and does not want […]

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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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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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Patient Mitch happy to Waite for first professional win after good start in Jordan

GLOUCESTERSHIRE’S Mitch Waite has been trending in the right direction in recent weeks on the MENA Tour. And the former England international provided more evidence of where his game is headed by taking sole possession on top of the leaderboard on a windy opening day at the $75,000 Journey to Jordan No. 2, on Monday. […]

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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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Knebworth’s Jamie Rutherford spent two weeks working with his coach back home after finishing runner-up to David Langley in the Journey to Jordan No. 1

Ellis eyes first professional win at Bahrain’s Royal Golf Club in MENA Tour return

A CONFIDENT Harry Ellis returns to the MENA Tour seeking his first career win as a professional at the Royal Golf Club Bahrain Open, which starts Monday. The 24-year-old, from Southampton, played five events in the 2019 season and was inside the top-12 in all of them. Those consistent displays over the past few months […]

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Anton Karlsson picks up first Challenge Tour win in Cape Town Open from three back

ANTON Karlsson came from three shots behind to win his maiden European Challenge Tour title at the RAM Cape Town Open. The Swede carded a three under par round of 69 for a 14-under par total in difficult scoring conditions at Royal Cape Golf Club. That was enough to jump ahead of a packed leaderboard […]

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CANADIAN David Morland IV at the 2020 Staysure Tour’s Qualifying School, at Pestana Golf Club, on the Algarve

Morland takes one-shot lead into final round of Staysure Qualifying School at Pestana

DAVID Morland IV is back on top of a Staysure Tour Qualifying School leaderboard – and takes a one-shot lead into the last round of Final Stage at Pestana Golf Resort, on Thursday. The Canadian, who won First Stage at Gramacho Golf Course last week, sits on 10-under par following rounds of 66, 70 and […]

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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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South Africa’s Freddie Tait Cup winner Jayden Schaper is Shape of Things to Come

SOUTH African Amateur Jayden Schaper chipped in at the last to end a remarkable week at the South African Open. The 18-year-old’s 13-under total left him in a share of sixth place, alongside fellow South Africans George Coetzee, Hennie du Plessis, JC Ritchie and Martin Rohwer, and the 2015 champion Andy Sullivan. But more importantly […]

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Zach Murray may not be as well- minted as PGA Tour of Australasia champ Fox, but…

BIG-hitting Kiwi Ryan Fox took the ISPS Handa PGA of Australasia Order of Merit crown at the final event of the 2019 season… but Aussie Zach Murray has really struck gold despite finishing second. Fox, who finished tied for 27th at the Australian PGA Championship, on Sunday, will receive entry into the 2020 WGC-Mexico Championship, […]

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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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Sweden’s Julia Engström goes low in Kenya as Liz Young defies giant spider in shower

HAMPSHIRE’S Liz Young overcame a major scare before her tee time to emerge as the closest challenger to Swedish teenager Julia Engström, who made a strong start to the season-ending Magical Kenya Ladies Open. Engström set the pace with a five-under par 67 at Vipingo Ridge, on Thursday, in the event that brings down the […]

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Josh Hill and M G Keyser 2019 Journey to Jordan MENA Order of Merit winners

Konig shock winner of MENA Tour Journey to Jordan after admitting he almost quit golf

EXACTLY three years to the date after turning professional, Devon’s Harry Konig won his first title in dramatic fashion at the $100,000 Journey to Jordan Tour Championship, the season-ending event on the MENA Tour, on Thursday. The 24-year-old from the West Country seemed out of the reckoning. Konig was three-over through eight holes at the […]

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ENGLAND junior international Josh Hill, who is based in Dubai, playing in the 2019 MENA Tour Championship

Josh Hill on brink of claiming MENA Tour Championship while a 15-year-old amateur

DUBAI-born amateur Josh Hill is in sight of a second MENA Tour title after taking a one-shot lead into the final round of the $100,000 Journey To Jordan Tour Championship. At the Greg Norman-designed Ayla Golf Club, in Aqaba, Hill carded a second-round 69. His three-under par score took his tally to nine-under – one […]

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2012 Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Channel Islands Seniors Champion Alan Mew

Alan Mew takes over from Roy Smethurst as England Seniors captain for 2020

HAMPSHIRE’S Alan Mew has revealed his pride at being named the new England Senior Men’s team captain. The 66-year-old from Hampshire takes over the reins from Cheshire’s Roy Smethurst following his retirement at the end of a successful five-year tenure. Mew – himself an England senior international of some repute – will skipper England’s defence […]

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CHILEAN golfer Hugo Leon

Leon to light up Lumine in bid for one of 25 European Tour Qualifying School cards

HUGO Leon did not let the disappointment of being the first player to miss out on retaining his European Tour card linger for very long. And the Chilean and is eager to tee it up at European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage which gets under way at Lumine Golf Club in Spain’s Tarragona, on Friday. […]

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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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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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