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Hannah emerges from NHS Screen to track and trace her progress after spell in States

HERTFORDSHIRE’S Hannah Screen is ready to make a return to competitive golf after a rewarding summer working for the NHS in the fight against the coronavirus. The 20-year-old member of England women’s overseas squad flew back from Oklahoma University in March. She found work as part of team involved in the NHS ‘track and trace’ […]

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MacLaren overcomes wrong ball penalty to win 2nd Rose Ladies Series at Moor Park

MEGHAN MacLaren won the second Rose Ladies Series event at Hertfordshire’s Moor Park in Hertfordshire – despite a two-shot penalty for playing the wrong ball. The two-time LET tournament winner shot a three-under par 69 to finish two strokes clear of series founder Liz Young and England amateur Samantha Fuller. The temperatures hit 31 degrees […]

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The top five European Tour members in the UK swing mini order of merit will earn a place in the US Open the USGA has announced

European Tour mini order of merit will offer 10 places from UK Swing for US Open

STARTING spots in the US Open will be up for grabs in a mini order of merit for players competing in the European Tour’s UK Swing, which gets under way next month. The USGA – golf’s governing body in North America – has agreen that 10 exemptions will be available to European Tour members in […]

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Amateur Championship could ‘return to straight knockout format’ at Birkdale

COULD the Amateur Championship be reverting to a simple knockout format due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic? The R&A has abandoned plans to use two courses – as it has for the past 36 years – to stage its traditional 36-hole qualifier, leading to a knockout matchplay for the top 64 players. Instead […]

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Golf bodies welcome PM’s new lockdown rules which let clubhouses serve food

GOLF bodies in England have welcomed further changes to COVID-19 lockdown rules and restrictions. But they have made it clear they remain vigilant as golfers and staff return to play and work. Following the changes announced yesterday by Boris Johnson – which come into effect on July 4 – golf clubs should be able to […]

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Caddy Ken tests positive for COVID-19 forcing G-Mac to withdraw from Travellers

US OPEN champion Graeme McDowell has withdrawn from this week’s Travelers Championship in America, after his caddy tested positive for COVID-19. The Northern Ireland ace, who lives in Florida, pulled out of the PGA Tour event in Connecticut, on Tuesday night after it was confirmed caddy longstanding Ken Comboy had been diagnosed as having the […]

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Meghan MacLaren is the spark behind new branding for Ladies European Tour

MEGHAN MacLaren and Suzann Pettersen have teamed up to help give the Ladies European Tour a fresh logo, updated website and tag line. The Raise Our Game tagline aims to capture the ambition of the new LPGA-LET joint venture partnership – and a shared desire to keep moving women’s golf forward. The brand refresh includes […]

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Coltart says European stars must play in the Ryder Cup – even if there are no fans

EX-Ryder Cup player Andrew Coltart warned Europe’s top players they must play against the USA at Whistling Straits in September – because there is no guarantee the COVID-19 crisis could be over in another 12 months’ time. So even if fans are barred from watching Padraig Harrington’s Europeean team go head to head with Steve […]

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Mimi ready to take the right Rhodes to top via Hull and back – and then Wake Forest

MIMI Rhodes made a spectacular first impression on LPGA and Solheim Cup star Charley Hull at the opening event of the Rose Ladies Series. The 18-year England women’s squad player’S booming drive found the green at the 308-yard, first hole at Brokenhurst Manor. Rhodes’ eagle putt from 25 feet then struck the flag – but […]

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Hoylake ace saw Tiger and Rory win Open – but never dreamed of life on Tour

MATTHEW Jordan watched Tiger Wood and Rory McIlroy win The Open at his home course at Hoylake in the space of eight years. But he had no notion he would one day join the World No. 1 on the European Tour. Even 18 short months ago, Jordan could not be sure he would ever make […]

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2020 Staysure season called off over worries about risk to over-50s players’ health

THE Staysure Tour – Europe’s Senior Tour for players aged 50 and older – has announced the cancellation of its 2020 season because of the COVID-19 crisis. The decision was taken following consultation with the Tour’s membership and its medical advisers. The move was based on the additional risk associated with the players’ age demographic […]

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Charley Hull grabs first Rose Ladies Series title with play-off win at Brokenhurst

CHARLEY Hull won the first Rose Ladies Series Event in some style. The Woburn ace defeated Hampshire heroine Liz Young with a birdie on the first extra hole at Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club, in the New Forest. Spectators weren’t allowed inside the venue due to government social distancing guidelines. But they would have been treated […]

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Hayley Davis can’t wait to get under way in Rose Ladies Series at her ‘old home Brok’

DORSET’S Hayley Davis could not wait for the Rose Ladies Series to get under way today at Brokenhurst Manor. Davis described the one-day tournaments for women professionals in the UK as “everything” as she prepared to make her return to competitive golf at the New Forest club. Hayley is poised to tee it up in […]

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Lottie Woad ready for debut playing against LET stars in first Rose Ladies Series event

SURREY Ladies Amateur Champion Lottie Woad says it will be a thrill to kick-start her 2020 season competing alongside many of her golf idols in the first event of the Rose Ladies Series. The England Girls’ squad player is one of three amateurs taking part in Thursday’s 18-hole professional event at the New Forest’s Brokenhurst […]

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British Masters host believes he can still claim elusive Major at the age of 47

BRITISH Masters host Lee Westwood still believes he can win a Major. And the former world No. 1 encouraged England’s top amateurs to replicate his work ethic and self-confidence as they strive to achieve their own career goals. The seven-times Ryder Cup winner took time out from his preparations for the European Tour’s return at […]

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England Golf chief executive: Feedback shows membership still relevant and affordable

ENGLAND Golf chief executive JEREMY TOMLINSON has written to club members across the country on the latest developments since the relaxing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions allowed the sport to resume. IS IT really only four weeks since golf was given the green light by government? We are just at the beginning of our journey back, […]

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Why Hewson wants to use Rose Ladies Series to LET career blossom further

THE next adventure for Hertfordshire’s Alice Hewson in her blossoming professional career will come – appropriately enough – via the newly-announced Rose Series. However, Hewson will always make time to talk about her amateur golfing roots at Berkhamsted Golf Club and as a member of various England squads. The 22-year-old is one of England Golf’s […]

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Liz Young’s brainchild to be called the Rose Ladies Series with six events in the UK

JUSTIN Rose and his wife Kate are to sponsor the Rose Ladies Series of women’s golf tournaments in the UK – culminating in a two-day final. The Roses decided to put up £35,0000 to sponsor the one-day events in June and July after reading about fellow Hampshire-based professional Liz Young’s efforts to put on a […]

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Mel Reid at a press conference at the 2019 Scottish Ladies Open

Mel Reid tells England stars: ‘Play naturally – don’t get obsessed with golf gadgets’

MEL Reid brought her inspirational golfing story to life in a fascinating web chat with the current England squads and coaches. The 32-year-old LPGA rookie became the latest professional to offer insight and advice through an online Q&A. Reid came through the England Golf ranks and won back-to-back English Girls Championships in 2004-5. The two-time […]

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Georgia Hall enters Women’s Open at Brokenhurst Manor organised by LET’s Liz Young

WOMEN’S British Open winner Georgia Hall will make a short trip from her Dorset home to Brokenhurst Manor, when the New Forest club hosts its Women’s Open, later this month. The new event – which has also attracted entries from LET winners Meghan MacLaren and Wentworth’s Annabel Dimmock – is the brain child of Brokenhurst […]

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