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European Tour postpones Trophée Hassan along with LET’s Lalla Meryem Cup

THE European Tour has confirmed the postponement of the Trophée Hassan II while the Scandinavian Mixed has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Scandinavian Mixed was set to be a ground-breaking event – hosted by Sweden’s two most successful golfers Henrik Stenson and Annika Sorenstam – with male and female players competing head-to-head […]

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McGregor and Carris on hold as coronavirus bites deeper into England Golf season

ENGLAND Golf have postponed another 14 events – including the Carris and McGregor trophies – in the summer’s amateur calendar in June and July amid the continuing coronavirus crisis. All major championships organised by the game’s governing body in England have now been put off up until July 27. That includes two of the three […]

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R&A put back Curtis Cup to 2021 and men’s and women’s Amateurs now set for August

THE R&A have announced that both of its major amateur championships – and the women’s Curtis Cup clash with America – are being put back to later dates because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Amateur Championship – due to be held at Royal Birkdale and West Lancashire from June 15-20 – and the Women’s Amateur […]

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UK Golf Federation backs Boris and takes down Keep Golf Open petition

THE Keep Golf Open petition launched by the UK Golf Federation – which gained more than 21,500 signatures in just seven days – has been removed. The decision followed UK Government announcement warning people to stay at home and avoid all social gatherings, on Monday, as the spread of the coronavirus showed no sign of […]

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Boris Johnson’s lockdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic has forced golf clubs to shut

Golf clubs are advised to shut immediately after Boris Johnson put UK in lockdown

GOLF clubs across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland have been forced to close after Boris Johnson announced a lockdown across the UK to combat the coronavirus outbreak, on Monday night. England Golf responded on Tuesday morning with the advice to all clubs and golf centres, including driving ranges and studios, in the country. It […]

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practices aimed at beating the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in a lot of confusion over the Rules of Golf, the R&A has said

Rules of Golf advice from R&A to help golfers during coronavirus changes

THE R&A has issued advice on the Rules of Golf affecting competitions and handicaps in light of the campaign to keep playing golf during the coronavirus. The Home Golf Unions have been encouraging clubs to remove rakes from the course and getting players to observes rules on social distancing on and off the course, as […]

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ANA Inspiration moves to September as LPGA Tour cancels three more events

THE LPGA has cancelled three more of its regular tour events because of the coronavirus pandemic – and warned there may still be more disruption to come. But the first Major of the season – the ANA Inspiration due to be held at California’s Mission Hills Country Club – has been rearranged and moved to […]

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R&A keeps options open on 149th Open Championship and Women’s British Open

THE R&A are working on contingency plans in case the Open at Royal St George’s – and the Women’s British Open at Royal Troon – are unable to be played on their planned dates. R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers ruled out the need to cancel the 149th Open Championship at Sandwich this early – even […]

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Berkhamsted Trophy has to be put back after attracting GB&I’s top women amateurs

BERKHAMSTED Golf Club has confirmed the postponement of the 61st Berkhamsted Trophy because of the coronavirus outbreak. But the Hertfordshire heatthland club – famous for having no bunkers – plans to stage the ground-breaking event for sexual equality later this year. The 72-hole tournament was set to be the world’s first national-level elite amateur golf […]

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Minimise risk of infection says England Golf in latest advice to clubs and golfers

GOLF clubs and golfers must take appropriate steps to make sure they minimise the risk of infection from the COVID-19 virus, according to England Golf. In general, golf is a healthy pursuit played in the open air, the game’s governing body said after the Government urged the public to avoid social gatherings, and pay heed […]

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Petition to Keep Golf Open launched by club owners to help in coronavirus fight

GOLFERS are being urged to sign a petition to ensure the Government allows courses to stay open. The UK Golf Federation has launched a petition urging the Government to ‘Keep Golf Open’ during the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Some two million people play golf every week – and while many golf clubs’ weekday regulars are senior […]

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England Golf Statement Regarding Coronavirus

England Golf Statement Regarding Coronavirus England Golf  – in light of the developing situation with the COVID-19 outbreak – has today issued the following guidance to all our affiliated golf clubs and golfers. We fully recognise the need to adhere to the expert advice available and as such we would point all our clubs in the […]

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Scottish Golf latest updates on coronavirus outbreak as events are called off

HAVING cancelled the first three championships of the 2020 season because of the coronavirus outbreak, Scottish Golf is urging clubs worried about the financial impact of the growing pandemic to seek Government help. A number of clubs north of the border have already been in touch with golf’s governing body over requests for financial assistance […]

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South African Women’s Open – Alice Hewson savours her maiden LET victory

ALICE Hewson kicked off her professional career with the best possible start by winning the Investec South African Women’s Open on her first start. The 22-year-old rookie member of the Ladies European Tour came from three shots behind overnight leader Olivia Cowan to win by a shot, at Cape Town’s Westlake Golf Club. Hewson, a […]

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Sotogrande call off European Nations’ Championship as coronavirus spreads in Spain

NEXT month’s European Nations’ Championship due to be held at Spain’s Sotogrande Golf Club, have been postponed – along with events in Ireland – because of the coronavirus crisis. Organisers of the prestigious event at the Sotogrande GC – on the Costa del Sol – have responded to the Covid-19 outbreak in Spain and across […]

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Augusta National postpones Masters for first time since 1946 as coronavirus spreads

NEXT month’s Masters at Augusta National has been postponed because of the growing threat of the coronavirus pandemic. The 84th editon of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, was due to start on April 9 – with the players making the famous drive down Mangolia Lane the weekend before. But one of golf’s most […]

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LPGA postpones first Major – the ANA Inspiration – and two more tournaments

THE LPGA Tour has cancelled the first Major of the season – the ANA Inspiration – and two more tournaments over the next three weeks, in response to the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the globe. The players were told that in an effort to minimize risks from the global outbreak of COVID-19 and following the […]

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Lamb and Penge look to join club who have won twice at Sunngingdale Foursomes

PAST winners Sophie Lamb and Marco Penge are through to the fourth round of the Sunningdale Foursomes. The 2016 champions moved into the last 16 with a one-hole victory in Wednesday’s third round over Hertfordshire pro’s James Ruebotham, from Welwyn Garden City, and Porters Park’s Robert Watson, on Sunningdale’s famous Old Course. Only six pairings […]

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Scotland’s Heather MacRae is looking forward to the inaugural 2020 Saudi Ladies International event on the LET, after surviving cervical cancer

Heather MacRae can’t wait to play Saudi International after battling to beat cancer

SCOTTISH pro Heather MacRae celebrated International Women’s Day by sharing her cancer ordeal. Almost exactly a year ago to the day, MacRae’s world was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Since then, she has gone on to win the 2019 Women’s PGA Professional Championship – held just two weeks before her […]

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European Disabled Golfers Association team will play in GolfSixes Cascais in May

EUROPEAN Disabled Golfers Association members George Groves and Brendan Lawlor are all set for their European Tour debut in May. They will join forces in a European Tour first when they tee it up at the innovative GolfSixes Cascais, which returns to Oitavos Dunes Golf Club, from May 9-10. Groves, who is a member at […]

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