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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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UK swing sees European Tour return with six events in England and Wales

THE European Tour will return with a new six-week ‘UK Swing’ starting in July – and revealed details of four new Rolex Series events. The European Tour will play two Marriott venues and return to two Ryder Cup venues, while the BMW PGA Championship, at Wentworth, moves from September to October 15-18. And there is […]

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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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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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MacLaren races to support England Golf for combining men’s and women’s amtaeur

THE LET’s Meghan MacLaren has backed ground-breaking plans to stage the English Men’s and Women’s Amateur Championships simultaneously at Woodhall Spa in July. The 25-year-old, who came through the England ranks as an amateur, has called for greater equality in prize money in the pro ranks. She believes England Golf’s plan is another innovative step […]

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Fitzpatrick and Wallace put down the welcome Matt to England’s stars of tomorrow

EUROPEAN Tour stars Matt Wallace and Matt Fitzpatrick went back to their roots to encourage, inspire and advise the next generation of English golfers. The former England Golf graduates took part in separate online Q&A sessions with current players, coaches and staff and captivated their audiences with tales on their careers and anecdotes from life […]

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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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Jack Senior, winner of the 2011 Hampshire Hog at North Hants Golf Club with 1961 winner Hew Squirrell (right)

Hew Squirrell – five-time Welsh Amateur Champion – passes away, aged 87

HEW Squirrell – one of Wales’ and Hertfordshire’s most successful-ever amateur golfers – has passed away aged 87. The Welsh international won five Welsh Amateur titles, represented his country in the Home Internationals 19 times between 1955 and 1975. Squirrell was part of the first Wales team ever to beat England in 1961 and won […]

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McGregor and Carris on hold as coronavirus bites deeper into England Golf season

ENGLAND Golf have postponed another 14 events – including the Carris and McGregor trophies – in the summer’s amateur calendar in June and July amid the continuing coronavirus crisis. All major championships organised by the game’s governing body in England have now been put off up until July 27. That includes two of the three […]

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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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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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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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South African Women’s Open – Alice Hewson savours her maiden LET victory

ALICE Hewson kicked off her professional career with the best possible start by winning the Investec South African Women’s Open on her first start. The 22-year-old rookie member of the Ladies European Tour came from three shots behind overnight leader Olivia Cowan to win by a shot, at Cape Town’s Westlake Golf Club. Hewson, a […]

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Welcome to Berkhamsted Golf Club

Berkhamsted Golf Course sits in an area of oustanding natural beauty, its fairways flanked by gorse, heather and trees. There are no man-made bunkers here and only natural hazards which provide a unique challenge that over the years has tested the best amateurs and club golfers alike.  If you enjoy beautiful countryside and a great test of golf, you […]

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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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Journey to Jordan No. 2 winner Ryan Lumsden (right) from Surrey’s Royal Wimbledon Golf Club

Ryan Lumsden breaks MENA Tour duck in third start to win Journey to Jordan No. 2

SCOTLAND’S Ryan Lumsden showed just why he is considered one of the finest emerging talents in the game as he overcame a last-hole hiccup to earn his first professional win. He claimed first prize of $13,500 after winning the Journey to Jordan No. 2 in just his third start on the MENA Tour. Lumsden first […]

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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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James Braid – The Great Courses

James Braid – The Great Courses Golf North and Golf South websites are delighted to be promoting the finest selection of James Braid designed golf courses from around the world. James Braid (6 February 1870 – 27 November 1950) was a Scottish professional golfer and a member of the Great Triumvirate of the sport alongside Harry Vardonand John Henry Taylor. He won The Open Championship five times. He also was a renowned golf […]

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Hannah Burke will play on the Ladies European Tour for the first time in eight months in the Australian Ladies Classic at Bonville Golf Resort

Herts’ Hannah Burke back at Australian Ladies Classic after achilles injury hell

LADIES European Tour winner Hannah Burke finished 25th on the 2019 Order of Merit despite playing only half a season because of a serious injury. The 2015 Tipsport Czech Golf Masters champion was forced to miss the second half of the year as she recovered from her achilles problem after a freak injury back in […]

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Harry Goddard puts heart and soul into Portuguese Amateur victory after illness

HERTFORDSHIRE’S Harry Goddard played with real courage and conviction coming down the stretch to win the Portuguese International Amateur Championship. Those characteristics came as no surprise to those who have been by the former England junior international’s side over the past few, difficult months as he battled back from a serious illness. The England A-squad […]

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