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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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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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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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Last-gasp birdie by Kinhult denies Pepperell British Masters defence dream

MARCUS Kinhult held off challenges from defending champion Eddie Pepperell, four-time winner Matt Wallace and Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre to win his first European Tour title at the Betfred British Masters. The Swede birdied the final two holes at Hillside Golf Club after dropping two strokes on the previous two holes, to finish one ahead of […]

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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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Fleetwood’s few ‘flutters of nerves’ hosting Betfred British Masters at Hillside

BETFRED British Masters host Tommy Fleetwood is relishing the prospect of teeing it up in the town he grew up in as the European Tour returns to Hillside for the first time in 37 years. The Englishman is acting as the fifth host of the British Masters since its return to the European Tour’s International […]

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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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Syme swoops for play-off win in Turkish Airlines Challenge

SCOTLAND’S Connor Syme claimed his first European Challenge Tour title in style at the Turkish Airlines Challenge as he held his nerve to defeat Francesco Laporta in a play-off to triumph at Samsun Golf Club. The duo played in the same group together for the second successive day and both carded five-under par rounds of […]

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Jenny Clink takes up post as England Golf president

GLOUCESTERSHIRE’S Jenny Clink has taken up her post as the new president of England Golf with Burnham and Berrow’s Graham Yates serving as her vice-president for 2019. Jenny, a member at Lilley Brook Golf Club, took up her new role at England Golf’s annual meeting, at Woodhall Spa, in April. Clink succeeds Northumberland’s Desmond Duffy. […]

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Wallace joins English stars at Betfred British Masters

HERTFORDSHIRE’S Matt Wallace will be targeting a victory on home soil when he tees it up at the Betfred British Masters, next month. The Moor Park ace has confirmed he will join tournament host Tommy Fleetwood, defending champion Eddie Pepperell and Ryder Cup star Tyrrell Hatton in the field at Hillside Golf Club, from May […]

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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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Sotogrande’s European conquerors are all set to take on the Spanish at Formby

THE players who won the European Nations Cup at Sotogrande last weekend have all been selected for England’s team to face Spain, in next week’s annual international, at Formby Golf Club. Champions Ben Jones, Tom Plumb, Tom Sloman and Bailey Gill (pictured left to right above) will be joined at the Lancashire links course by […]

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Lamb puts Hampshire Hog record to the slaughter

NORTHUMBERLAND’S Matty Lamb travelled further than any of the 72 competitors vying to put their name alongside Justin Rose’s on the Hampshire Hog honours board at North Hants GC. And the plus-five handicapper, who is currently not a member of the England squad – gave the biggest hint possible that he should be on the […]

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Bairstow only second Yorkshireman to win Hampshire Salver

HALLOWES GC’s Sam Bairstow prevented Jake Bolton from becoming the second Wiltshire winner of the Hampshire Savler in six years at North Hants Golf Club.The Yorkshire amateur took the prize on countback after finishing third in the Hampshire Hog on Sunday, courtesy of an excellent 65. His four-under round after lunch was only bettered by […]

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