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Evian qualifier sharpens Solheim Cup focus for Carly Booth at Jabra Open

THE Solheim Cup dream is still alive for many of the European players in the field at this week’s Jabra Ladies Open at Evian Resort Golf Club, where Scotland’s Carly Booth will be making a push for Team Europe qualification. The top three players on the European points list in line for automatic qualification following […]

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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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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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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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USPGA champion Koepka lets class shine through at New York’s Bethpage Black

BROOKS Koepka’s USPGA Championship title defence got off to a perfect start at Bethpage Black  as an almost effortless seven-under 63 moved the American one clear of Danny Lee, while Tommy Fleetwood was three shots further back in outright third. Koepka is aiming to make it four victories in eight Major appearances this week and […]

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Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew calling time on her LPGA career

SCOTLAND’s Catriona Matthew – Europe’s Solheim Cup captain – has confirmed she will be stepping away from the LPGA this year and will be playing more on the Ladies European Tour in the future. The Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, from July 17-20, will be her last LPGA event on US soil and she will […]

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Molinari ready to face Masters champion Tiger Woods at Bethpage Black

FRANCESCO Molinari is hoping to continue his impressive Major form at this week’s USPGA Championship, as The Open Champion prepares to once again tee it up alongside recently-crowned Masters winner Tiger Woods at Bethpage. The Italian played side-by-side with Woods at Augusta National as the American famously claimed his 15th Major title, and Molinari is […]

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Rory McIlroy: Length will be key in bid for third USPGA title at Bethpage Black

RORY McIlroy feels the famous length and difficulty of Bethpage’s Black Course could play into his hands this week as the Northern Irishman targets a fifth Major Championship at the USPGA Championship. The 30-year-old has been on superb form in 2019, with a win in the Players Championship on the US PGA Tour supplemented by […]

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Successive Wins For In-Form Hunt

Successive Wins For In-Form Hunt Six birdie start in Charity Day at Filton Talented young WelshmanToby Hunt (St Mellons) achieved back-to-back victories in the latest West Region PGA outings. He started by winning at Cumberwell Park in the Sprint Series for young players followed by further success in the PGA West’s Captain’s Charity event at […]

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Challenge Tour announces ISPS HANDA World Invitational at Galgorm

THE European Challenge Tour  has announced it will host the first ISPS HANDA World Invitational for men and women to be held in Northern Ireland, in August. The European Tour’s drive for inclusivity in golf  – starting with April’s Jordan Mixed Open and the announcement last week of the first disabled tournaments to be run […]

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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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Westwood to resume host role at Newcastle’s Close House for British Masters

THE Betfred British Masters will return to Close House, in Newcastle upon Tyne, in 2020 with former World Number One Lee Westwood becoming the first player to host the European Tour tournament twice. Following the success of this year’s event at Hillside Golf Club in Southport, where Ryder Cup star Tommy Fleetwood took on the […]

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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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BBC will show Solheim Cup highlights every day

THE BBC has agreed a deal with the Ladies European Tour to cover The Solheim Cup when European captain Catriona Matthew and her vice-captain Dame Laura Davies will try to rest the trophy back from the Americans at Gleneagles, in September. A one-hour highlights programme from Gleneagles, in Scotland, will be shown on either BBC […]

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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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