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McGowan leads in Czech Challenge and hopes for first win since Sunshine Tour

SURREY’S Ross McGowan and Robin Roussel lead the D+D REAL Czech Challenge by one shot at the end of round one at Kaskáda Golf Resort. The Englishman carded a five-under par round of 66 – his lowest opening round since last year’s edition of the Czech event – and his lowest round on the European […]

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Roussin-Bouchard’s Evian knowledge equals fast start by Meghan MacLaren

NORTHAMPTIONSHIRE’S Meghan MacLaren and French amateur Pauline Roussin-Bouchard hold a one-shot lead after the first round of the Jabra Ladies Open, played in beautiful, warm and sunny conditions at Evian Resort Golf Club. The pair fired matching three-under par 68s in the dual ranking event between the Ladies European Tour and its developmental tour, the […]

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Broadhurst won’t throw KitchenAid sink at Oak Hill to retain PGA Seniors title

PAUL Broadhurst believes that remaining level-headed at Oak Hill Country Club is key as he prepares to defend the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship he won in stunning fashion 12 months ago. The 1991 Ryder Cup player recovered from a one over par first round at Harbor Shores, playing his next three rounds in 20 under […]

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McElroy leads IFX Payments Championship as EuroPro Tour kicks off at Brocket Hall

BALLYMENA’S Dermot McElroy lead The IFX Payments Championship after shooting a seven-under par round of 66 at in thee PGA EuroPro Tour’s season opener at Brocket Hall, on Wednesdady. McElroy, a member of the Great Britain and Ireland winning Walker Cup team at Royal Aberdeen, in 2011, was consistent throughout his first round chalking up […]

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Monty heads from Seniors Open to London Club for Staysure PGA Championship

COLIN Montgomerie, who set the course record with a stunning nine-under par 63 at the 2018 Staysure PGA Seniors Championship, will tee it up at Kent’s London Golf Club when the Championship returns from August 1-4. The victorious 2010 Ryder Cup Captain made his debut at the Championship last year and set the International Course […]

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Newtown drops Walker Cup hint to selectors by winning Irish Amateur at County Sligo

NOT even a late triple bogey could derail Prestbury GC’s James Newton on his march to victory at the Flogas Irish Amateur Open in County Sligo. From five clear at the start of play, Newton ended the round as he had begun – five strokes better than the rest after closing with 74 to finish […]

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Koepka creates USPGA record at Bethpage as 65 opens up seven-shot lead

BROOKS Koepka made history at the US PGA Championship as the American recorded the lowest 36-hole score in Major Championship history, obliterating the rest of the field at Bethpage to move seven shots clear after a second round 65 moved him to 12 under par. The 29-year-old former European Tour winner and Challenge Tour graduate […]

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Berry beats cream of English internationals to claim second Senior Women’s title

CHESHIRE’S Caroline Berry was queen of the greens as she claimed her second win in the English Senior Women’s Amateur Championship at Staffordshire’s Enville Golf Club. Berry said after holing a 25-footer for birdie on the 15th to beat Sussex’s Paula Carver 4&3 in the final: “To say I am thrilled is the understatement of […]

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Thompson uses driver well to shoot 66 at Sotogrande

ENGLAND’S Charlotte Thompson said she was absolutely buzzing after shooting a six-under-par 66 – her career best score on the Ladies European Tour – to lead after the first round of the inaugural La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational. The 26-year-old from Chelmsford, Essex, said: “What a start! What a great course, what a great day […]

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Phipps qualifies for The Brabazon at Hindhead – all the way via The Belfry

MORE than 60 players came through regional qualifiers to clinch their places in the field for the prestigious Brabazon Trophy, when Leeds’ Alwoodley Golf hosts the English Amateur Strokeplay Championship at the end of the month. Warwickshire’s Liam Phipps and Essex’s George Leversuch, led the way at the southern event, both scoring four-under par 66s […]

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St George’s Hill member Clive Edgington to be next captain of the R&A

THE Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has announced that 67-year-old Clive Edginton, a member at Surrey’s St George’s Hill, will serve as Captain in 2019/20.  Mr Edginton has been nominated by the Past Captains of the Club and will begin his year in office with the traditional driving-in ceremony on the first […]

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Pepperell confident ahead of British Masters defence

EDDIE Pepperell will defend a European Tour title for the first time in his career as he tees it up at the Betfred British Masters at Hillside Golf Club tomorrow (Thursday). The Englishman won last year’s British Masters at Walton Heath, his second title of the 2018 season, and has arrived at Hillside in a […]

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MacLaren races home for a big Golf Foundation date

THE Golf Foundation has welcomed Meghan MacLaren as an ambassador for the national golf charity that encourages young people from all backgrounds to benefit from the sport. Meghan’s first assignment was performed with skill and style at Golf At Goodwood on Sunday, as she struck the first official shot to launch the foundation’s national GolfSixes […]

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Harrington cuts Ryder Cup wild card picks to three

EUROPEAN Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington has opted to reduce his number of wild cards from four to three when his team defends the trophy at Whistling Straits in 2020. The European Tour has confirmed the qualification period for Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup team will start at the 2019 BMW PGA Championship – the fourth […]

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Humphreys adds Welsh Strokeplay title at Harlech

ENGLAND’S Lily May Humphreys added another top title to her collection with a four-shot victory in the Welsh Women’s Open Strokeplay championship at Royal St David’s. The 17-year-old international was 10-under for the 54-hole event at the famouse Harlech links course in North Wales, finishing four shots clear of her England team-mate, Bel Wardle from […]

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Stoke Park’s Gough gets invite to British Masters

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE’S amateur star Conor Gough will make his European Tour debut at Hillside next month after receiving an invite to participate in the 2019 Betfred British Masters next week. The 16-year-old, who won the British Boys Amateur Championship at Royal Portrush and Portstewart last year, will be taking the same first steps on the European […]

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Girls Golf all set to Rock in Hampshire this weekend

GIRLS’ golf will get rocking in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight with the launch of an inspirational campaign to attract new players, from this month. Girls Golf Rocks will offer free taster sessions, followed by coaching courses for girls aged five to 18 at four different locations in May and early June. The aim […]

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Gainer’s blooming after Hampshire Rose victory

ENGLAND Squad member Cara Gainer held off a great field in tough conditions to win the 47th Hampshire Rose. The 23-year-old, from Castle Royle Golf Club, near Maidenhead, shot an impressive 36-hole total of four-under after carding rounds of 72 and 68. That was enough to hold off Hampshire veteran Kerry Smith, from Waterlooville GC, […]

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Why MacLaren won’t be overtaken easily in Morocco

MEGHAN MacLaren is looking to build on her recent strong performances in Australia and Jordan as she sets her sights firmly on the Lalla Meryem Cup this week. A victory in the Moroccan capital of Rabat would see her take the lead in the race to be crowned European No. 1 and leapfrog Charley Hull […]

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Ladies European Tour goes under the lights in Dubai

DUBAI is set to host the first professional day-night golf tournament next month – the Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic  will be played on the Faldo Course at Emirates Golf Club. Golf course designer Sir Nick Faldo made floodlights an integral part of the design. Excitement is already building as fans look to witness and be […]

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