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Royal Troon all set to stage AIG Women’s British Open … but fans will be missing

THE AIG Women’s British Open will go ahead without spectators at Royal Troon in August – because of the COVID-19 pandemic – the R&A has confirmed. It will be the first women’s Major Championship to be played in 2020 and will be broadcast globally to more than 11 million TV fans. Japan’s Hinako Shibuno was […]

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Dryburgh wins third Rose Ladies Series event as Lily May Humphreys goes close

ESSEX’S Lily May Humphreys further underlined her career potential as she pushed for victory and fell just short of the winning total posted by Gemma Dryburgh in the third event of the Rose Ladies Series. The 18-year-old England women’s international is no stranger to the top of leaderboards having won the 2019 Welsh and Irish […]

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Hannah emerges from NHS Screen to track and trace her progress after spell in States

HERTFORDSHIRE’S Hannah Screen is ready to make a return to competitive golf after a rewarding summer working for the NHS in the fight against the coronavirus. The 20-year-old member of England women’s overseas squad flew back from Oklahoma University in March. She found work as part of team involved in the NHS ‘track and trace’ […]

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MacLaren overcomes wrong ball penalty to win 2nd Rose Ladies Series at Moor Park

MEGHAN MacLaren won the second Rose Ladies Series event at Hertfordshire’s Moor Park in Hertfordshire – despite a two-shot penalty for playing the wrong ball. The two-time LET tournament winner shot a three-under par 69 to finish two strokes clear of series founder Liz Young and England amateur Samantha Fuller. The temperatures hit 31 degrees […]

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Amateur Championship could ‘return to straight knockout format’ at Birkdale

COULD the Amateur Championship be reverting to a simple knockout format due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic? The R&A has abandoned plans to use two courses – as it has for the past 36 years – to stage its traditional 36-hole qualifier, leading to a knockout matchplay for the top 64 players. Instead […]

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Golf bodies welcome PM’s new lockdown rules which let clubhouses serve food

GOLF bodies in England have welcomed further changes to COVID-19 lockdown rules and restrictions. But they have made it clear they remain vigilant as golfers and staff return to play and work. Following the changes announced yesterday by Boris Johnson – which come into effect on July 4 – golf clubs should be able to […]

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Meghan MacLaren is the spark behind new branding for Ladies European Tour

MEGHAN MacLaren and Suzann Pettersen have teamed up to help give the Ladies European Tour a fresh logo, updated website and tag line. The Raise Our Game tagline aims to capture the ambition of the new LPGA-LET joint venture partnership – and a shared desire to keep moving women’s golf forward. The brand refresh includes […]

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Mimi ready to take the right Rhodes to top via Hull and back – and then Wake Forest

MIMI Rhodes made a spectacular first impression on LPGA and Solheim Cup star Charley Hull at the opening event of the Rose Ladies Series. The 18-year England women’s squad player’S booming drive found the green at the 308-yard, first hole at Brokenhurst Manor. Rhodes’ eagle putt from 25 feet then struck the flag – but […]

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Charley Hull

Charley Hull grabs first Rose Ladies Series title with play-off win at Brokenhurst

CHARLEY Hull won the first Rose Ladies Series Event in some style. The Woburn ace defeated Hampshire heroine Liz Young with a birdie on the first extra hole at Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club, in the New Forest. Spectators weren’t allowed inside the venue due to government social distancing guidelines. But they would have been treated […]

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Hayley Davis can’t wait to get under way in Rose Ladies Series at her ‘old home Brok’

DORSET’S Hayley Davis could not wait for the Rose Ladies Series to get under way today at Brokenhurst Manor. Davis described the one-day tournaments for women professionals in the UK as “everything” as she prepared to make her return to competitive golf at the New Forest club. Hayley is poised to tee it up in […]

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Lottie Woad ready for debut playing against LET stars in first Rose Ladies Series event

SURREY Ladies Amateur Champion Lottie Woad says it will be a thrill to kick-start her 2020 season competing alongside many of her golf idols in the first event of the Rose Ladies Series. The England Girls’ squad player is one of three amateurs taking part in Thursday’s 18-hole professional event at the New Forest’s Brokenhurst […]

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England Golf chief executive: Feedback shows membership still relevant and affordable

ENGLAND Golf chief executive JEREMY TOMLINSON has written to club members across the country on the latest developments since the relaxing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions allowed the sport to resume. IS IT really only four weeks since golf was given the green light by government? We are just at the beginning of our journey back, […]

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Why Hewson wants to use Rose Ladies Series to LET career blossom further

THE next adventure for Hertfordshire’s Alice Hewson in her blossoming professional career will come – appropriately enough – via the newly-announced Rose Series. However, Hewson will always make time to talk about her amateur golfing roots at Berkhamsted Golf Club and as a member of various England squads. The 22-year-old is one of England Golf’s […]

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Liz Young’s brainchild to be called the Rose Ladies Series with six events in the UK

JUSTIN Rose and his wife Kate are to sponsor the Rose Ladies Series of women’s golf tournaments in the UK – culminating in a two-day final. The Roses decided to put up £35,0000 to sponsor the one-day events in June and July after reading about fellow Hampshire-based professional Liz Young’s efforts to put on a […]

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Mel Reid at a press conference at the 2019 Scottish Ladies Open

Mel Reid tells England stars: ‘Play naturally – don’t get obsessed with golf gadgets’

MEL Reid brought her inspirational golfing story to life in a fascinating web chat with the current England squads and coaches. The 32-year-old LPGA rookie became the latest professional to offer insight and advice through an online Q&A. Reid came through the England Golf ranks and won back-to-back English Girls Championships in 2004-5. The two-time […]

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Georgia Hall enters Women’s Open at Brokenhurst Manor organised by LET’s Liz Young

WOMEN’S British Open winner Georgia Hall will make a short trip from her Dorset home to Brokenhurst Manor, when the New Forest club hosts its Women’s Open, later this month. The new event – which has also attracted entries from LET winners Meghan MacLaren and Wentworth’s Annabel Dimmock – is the brain child of Brokenhurst […]

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Wales Golf plea to golfers: Stick to new rules when restrictions are lifted

WALES Golf has encouraged clubs and members to stick within the new rules of play announced by the Welsh Government – due to come into force from Monday. The changes will allow members of two households to play together – at the discretion of the golf club. Single players can still play, but also two, […]

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New lockdown rules means golf clubs in England can now allow three and four-ball rounds

New lockdown rules does mean three and four-balls can return next week

GOLF clubs in England can allow rounds to be played in three and fourballs from next week, under the new lockdown rules introduced by the UK Government. Golf England has confirmed that the latest relaxation of the rules during the COVID-19 pandemic will allow the current limit on two-balls to be lifted in time for […]

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Qualifiers for US Open and USGA’s remaining amateur championships cancelled

THE qualifiers for the 2020 US Open on both sides of the Atlantic have been scrapped by the United States Golf Association (USGA). Each year thousands of amateurs, club professionals as well as Tour stars from all over the world enter the USGA’s regional and sectional qualifiers. They include the event held at Walton Heath […]

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Northern Ireland Executive gives golf the green light to resume in ‘the next week’

GOLF is set to return in Ulster in the coming days after the Northern Ireland Executive published its Step by Step plan to relax lockdown restrictions during the COVID-19 crisis. The Golfing Union of Ireland is working through the document so that clubs in Northern Ireland can reopen their doors – and follow those in […]

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