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Switzeerland’s Morgane Metraux playing in the first round of the 2020 LET Qualifying School

LET Qualifying School: How Metraux’s making up for lost time to take first round lead

AFTER taking a year out due to a shoulder injury, Switzerland’s Morgane Metraux was the leader at Ladies European Tour Qualifying School, at La Manga, in Spain. Morgane, who was the Symetra Tour Rookie of the Year in 2018, made the most of the improved conditions after Storm Gloria battered Spain, leaving a trail of […]

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BIGGA 2020 Outstanding Contribution of the Year award Michael Davie from Hazel Grove Golf Club

Hazel Grove’s Michael Davie gets BIGGA’s Outstanding Contribution Award for 2020

GREENKEEPER Michael Davie – who set up a mental health support group to help his fellow professionals in the turf industry – has picked up the top award at the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association’s annual convention. Davie, the course manager at Hazel Grove Golf Club, in Stockport, has tirelessly supported many BIGGA members […]

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Faldo’s Major Champions Invitational will feature 72 of the world’s best juniors

SEVENTY-TWO junior golfers from around the world will compete at in next week’s third edition of the Major Champions Invitational, at Arizona’s Lookout Mountain Golf Club. The players will be split into teams of four – each captained and mentored by one of 18 Major champions. England’s North East stars Jess Baker (Gosford Park Ladies) […]

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Lee Westwood the 2020 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship winner

Lee Westwood: Winning run extends into fourth decade with 25th title at Abu Dhabi

LEE Westwood produced a brilliant final round display to win his 25th event on the European Tour, and take his winning run into a fourth decade at the 2020 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. The Nottinghamshire ace entered the final day with a one shot lead and, while he was briefly caught, he was never passed […]

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South Africa’s Freddie Tait Cup winner Jayden Schaper is Shape of Things to Come

SOUTH African Amateur Jayden Schaper chipped in at the last to end a remarkable week at the South African Open. The 18-year-old’s 13-under total left him in a share of sixth place, alongside fellow South Africans George Coetzee, Hennie du Plessis, JC Ritchie and Martin Rohwer, and the 2015 champion Andy Sullivan. But more importantly […]

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BIGGA Awards shortlist for 2020 includes Gleneagles, Purdis Heath and Parkstone

FROM England’s south coast to the Perthshire hills, the finalists of the BIGGA Awards 2020 have once again shown what talented and passionate greenkeeping teams can achieve, when supported by the clubs where they work. The BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition will be taking place once again at the Harrogate Convention Centre later this month. More […]

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Northern Ireland economy benefited to tune of £100m from The Open says R&A

THE 148th Open at Royal Portrush generated more than £100 million of economic benefit for Northern Ireland, according to an independent study. The Open, which returned to Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951, brought some £45million of new money into the province’s economy. Northern Ireland also gained £37.3 million worth of marketing as […]

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2019 Scandinavian Invitataion winner Erik van Rooyen

Rookie winner MacIntyre leads young charges at 2020 Omega Dubai Desert Classic

EUROPEAN Tour Rookie of the Year Robert MacIntyre has added his name to a world-class Omega Dubai Desert Classic field in January. The Scotsman, who claimed the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Trophy in November, will be joined by Italy’s Guido Migliozzi and South Africans Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Erik van Rooyen, who all […]

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Stuart Wilson will be 2021 Walker Cup captain and leads GB&I against Europe

STUART Wilson – one of Scotland’s most renowned amateur golfers – has been named as Great Britain and Ireland’s Walker Cup captain, who will try to regain the trophy from America in May 2021. The 2004 Amateur champion will begin his stint as captain of the GB&I men’s teams by leading the four Home Nations […]

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Lucas Herbert first round leader of the 2019 Australian PGA Championship, at RCAV Royal Pines

Lucas Herbert bounces back to share Australian PGA lead with fellow Aussie Rankin

LUCAS Herbert carded six birdies and an eagle at RACV Royal Pines Resort to share the first round lead at the Australian PGA Championship with compatriot Brett Rankin. The pair are two of nine Australians inside the top 14, joined by five New Zealanders on three-under par or better on Queensland’s Gold Coast. After two […]

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Ryan Fox preparing for the 2019 Australian PG Championship RACV Royal Pines Resort, on Queensland’s Gold Coast

Ryan Fox one of the big guns looking for fast start to 2020 season at Australian PGA

NEW Zealander Ryan Fox tees it up at the Australian PGA Championship this week – in a battle of the bombers – with his sights set on a strong start to his 2020 European Tour campaign. The Kiwi is making his first European Tour appearance of the new season at RACV Royal Pines Resort on […]

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2019 Staysure Tour Order of Merit winner Phillip Price with the John Jacobs Trophy

Phillip Price claims first Staysure Order of Merit to land John Jacobs Trophy

PHILLIP Price won the John Jacobs Trophy for the first time after topping the 2019 Staysure Tour Order of Merit. Price held off his four challengers for the No. 1 spot in the final event of 2019 – the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius. South African James Kingston was the main danger and was looking […]

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2019 MCB Tour Championship - Mauritius winner Jarmo Sandellin

Jarmo Sandelin shoots 65 to win first Staysure title at MCB Tour Championship

JARMO Sandelin recorded a final round of 65 to win his first Staysure Tour title at the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius… the final event of the 2019 season. The Swede came from four strokes behind at the beginning of play to clinch his maiden over 50s title, at Constance Belle Mare Plage, where Kent’s […]

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Remesy ready for pack’s charge after 66 at MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius

JEAN-François Remesy carded a bogey-free six-under par first round of 66 to lead the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius by two strokes. The Frenchman, who won the inaugural the Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship at Trevose, in June, put himself in pole position to claim another Staysure Tour title after a blemish-free round. The two-time […]

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European eTour allows you to take on best courses with online game leader Topgolf

THE European Tour has launched golf’s first esports series, the European eTour – which will see players taking on Topgolf’s World Golf Tour, which is played by some 20 million people online worldwide. And the best esport players in the world will get the chance to qualify for the live onsite events via an online […]

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Welshman Phillip Price leads the Staysure Tour Order of Merit with one event to go in 2019 in Mauritius

Price needs another top 10 to secure John Jacobs Trophy as five push leader in Mauritius

PHILLIP Price will go in search of a career-first John Jacobs Trophy when he tees it up at the 2019 Staysure Tour season-finale, the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius. The 2002 Ryder Cup hero leads the Staysure Order of Merit by 556.2 points and knows that a 12th top 10 – ninth place or better […]

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2019 Journey to Jordan runner-up Danie Gaunt, of Burhill Golf Club, in Surrey

Leading MENA Tour players will also get Alps card on top of Dubai Desert Classic starts

MENA Tour players will be able to earn invites to play on the Alps Tour in 2020 as well as having the opportunity to earn starts on the European and Asian Tours plus the Challenge Tour. In addition to the invites to the European Tour’s 2020 Omega Dubai Desert Classic in January, which are handed […]

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R&A: New interpretation of Rules of Amateur Status is on the way by January 2022

THE R&A and the USGA are conducting a review of the Rules of Amateur Status to make them easier to understand and apply. The comprehensive evaluation is part of the continued joint effort to modernise the Rules of Golf by reducing complexity and ensuring they effectively guide how the game is played today. Amateur golfers […]

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The 2018 European Junior Ryder Cup team at Disneyland Paris Golf

EGA and R&A publish list of qualifying events for Junior Ryder Cup at Blue Mound

THE selection process for The 2020 European Junior Ryder Cup team has been confirmed by Ryder Cup Europe and the European Golf Association (EGA). Six boys and six girls captained by European Junior Ryder Cup captain Paul Lawrie will take on the USA at Milwaukee’s Blue Mound Golf & Country Club, in Wisconsin, in September. […]

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Sweden’s Julia Engstrom in the final round of the 2019 Magical Kenya Ladies Open

Esther Henseleit matches Laura Davies with LET rookie and No. 1 titles

ESTHER Henseleit produced a stunning victory in the inaugural Magical Kenya Ladies Open to wrap up the Ladies European Tour Order of Merit title for the German rookie. Henseleit carded a course record eight-under par 64 on a dramatic final day at Vipingo Ridge near Mombasa, to deny runaway leader Julia Engström who led by […]

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