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Tommy Fleetwood: ‘I owe a big debt to my upbringing in England Golf squad system’

TOMMY Fleetwood has admitted pulling on England Golf’s kit as an amateur helped to make him a star on the European Tour. Fleetwood rose from the Lancashire ranks, via the England set-up, to the Challenge Tour and the European Tour, and was crowned winner of the Race to Dubai in 2017. He revealed his career […]

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Clive Edgington to continue as captain of The R&A into 2020/21 season

CLIVE Edgington is to continue as captain of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in 2020/21. Mr Edginton, a member at Surrey’s St George’s Hill – took office in September as captain for 2019/20. But because of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic this year, the club’s past captains have nominated […]

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Harrington ‘names’ Donald as Ryder Cup vice-captain and rules out getting 12 picks

RYDER Cup captain Padraig Harrington has unintentionally named Luke Donald as a vice-captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup. Harrington confirmed two things about his plans for Whistling Straits – if the biennial clash with the Americans can go ahead in September – in a TV interview with Sky Sports. But while the European team captain […]

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Langland Bay named Wales Golf Club of the Decade after attracting 300 new members

SWANSEA’S Langland Bay has received the first Wales Golf Club of the Decade Award – having introduced more than 300 people to play golf regularly amid a host of improvemnts. The stunning venue on the Gower coast also has had the largest ladies section in Wales for the last five years It has made large […]

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BMW Indoor Invitational to see Westwood and Kaymer tackle top courses online

MARTIN Kaymer and Lee Westwood will go head-to-head from their own homes as the European Tour switches formats for the new BMW Indoor Invitational. The eSport special is a series of virtual golf tournaments using the latest simulator technology powered by TrackMan that will run over the summer featuring courses including St Andrews, Royal Portrush, […]

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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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Archie Davies is crowned Wales Golf Amateur of the Year for second year in a row

WELSH Amateur champion Archie Davies has claimed the Wales Golf Amateur of the Year Award for the second-year running. Davies is currently back in the UK while his American college career is interrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak, working on his game where possible and also carrying on his studies online during lockdown. Davies was due […]

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Paul Lawrie and Catriona Matthew took part in Scottish Golf’s Zoom call

Lawrie and Matthew take part in Scottish Golf Zoom call watched by 300-plus

MORE than 300 people from across Scotland came together for an exclusive Zoom panel call with Major champions Paul Lawrie and Catriona Matthew. Both Paul and Catriona contributed to discussions on a number of topics including junior golf in Scotland – their individual career highlights – and how they are adapting to challenges posed by […]

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R&A push on with plans for big six championships – IF amateur golf gets green light

THE R&A has published a rearranged schedule for its 2020 amateur championships – but all of its international matches between Europe and Great Britain and Ireland, and the Home Internationals have been cancelled. The R&A’s two biggest junior events – the Boys’ and Girls’ Amateur Championships – will go ahead as planned in August, while […]

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LPGA switches restart date from June until mid-July as Women’s PGA moves to Oct.

AFTER the KPMG Women’s PGA was moved to the autumn, the LPGA has confirmed it is pushing back its planned date to restart tournaments in the USA They will now resume in the middle of July, instead of mid-June as originally planned, because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The LPGA stressed its plans to prepare […]

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England chief executive says: We will all get to play in our county and club events again

ENGLAND Golf chief executive Jeremy Tomlinson has penned a second letter to golf club members across the country about the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak affecting thousands of members. APRIL is the month when traditionally many golfers and their clubs come out of hibernation. The clocks have changed, the weather improves and The Masters whets […]

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Price is right as Phil claims Wales Golf Tour Pro of the Year after Staysure success

WELSH seniors champion Phil Price rates winning the Staysure Seniors Tour Order of Merit in 2019 as being right up there with his Ryder Cup heroics. Following Ian Woosnam as the only Welsh player to top one of the main golf order of merit tables was also enough to earn 53-year-old Price the Wales Golf […]

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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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Former Wiltshire county captain Jeremy Tomlinson playing in the 2002 Wiltshire Amateur Championship

England Golf’s ‘working hard to prepare for the day when play can resume on courses’

England Golf’s chief executive Jeremy Tomlinson has written a letter to golf club members across the country about the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak affecting thousands of members. Golf in England has never before faced so many difficult challenges, and in such a short space of time as it has done since restrictions were put […]

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Sign up for World’s Biggest Golf Lesson and help break the world record

GOLFERS across the land are being asked to take part in a world record attempt – without having to leave home – during the World’s Biggest Golf Lesson. PGA golf professionals around the world will take to Instagram Live at 2pm, on Tuesday, May 5, in an attempt to give the world’s biggest golf lesson. […]

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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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Bosses at The Belfry agree to donate first day’s green fees after lockdown to charity

THE owners of regular Ryder Cup venue The Belfry have pledged to donate to chairty their entire green fees from the first day it is able to reopen after the COVID-19 lockdown ends. The golf course near Birmingham – which has three different courses including the Brabazon, which staged four Ryder Cups between 1985 and […]

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Youngsters practising before a GolfSixes League match

GolfSixes Leagues starting to revolutionise game says new Golf Foundation report

GOLFSIXES Leagues have been hailed as a “game-changer” by the Golf Foundation in attracting new young players and families to the game. There has been almost a 50 per cent increase in the number signing up as club junior members in England in 2019, according to new figures from the golf charity. The GolfSixes League […]

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Thomas Bjørn accepts place on European Tour board after death of John O’Leary

THOMAS Bjørn has been appointed to the European Tour board as a non-executive director with immediate effect. The 49-year old – who was nominated by the European Tour’s Tournament Committee – is the most successful Danish golfer in history, having also been the victorious Ryder Cup captain at Le Golf National in 2018. Bjørn will […]

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Golf Foundation: Six Steps to Knockdown the Lockdown with Golf at Home fun

THE Golf Foundation is offering ideas and activities for PGA coaches and families so they can enjoy “Golf at Home fun” and learning after the Government extended the current coronavirus lockdown for another three weeks. The charity has created a new Golf at Home page, which will help children to keep “loving their practice,” while […]

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