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Thomas Pieters played his way into contention in the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth after a second round 66. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Pieters prowling in Perth’s World Super 6

THOMAS Pieters mastered the windy afternoon conditions to fire a second round 66 and join Ryan Fox in a four-way tie for the lead heading into the weekend at the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth. New Zealander Fox recorded a second consecutive round of 68 to set the target at eight under par alongside […]

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Jordan’s pristine Ayla Golf Club, located in Aqaba, will use three different tee boxes for the LET, Seniors and Challenge Tour players

Jordan to host European Tour’s first mixed open

SOLHEIM Cup legend Trish Johnson, Berkshire’s Ryder Cup player Barry Lane and European Challenge Tour winner Ben Stow have confirmed their entry into the world-first Jordan Mixed Open in April. The innovative format breaks new ground in the world of golf, bringing together 40 players from each of the Ladies European Tour, Challenge Tour and […]

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Norwegian rookie Kristoffer Reitan who tied Tabuena at the top of the leaderboard at Lake Karrinyup after both shot seven-under par 65s. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Filipino’s birdie blitz lights up Lake Karrinyup

NORWAY’S Kristoffer Reitan and Miguel Tabuena carded opening rounds of 65 to share the lead after day one of the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth. Out in the first group of the day off the 10th, Tabuena made eight birdies in his opening nine holes to tie a European Tour record and added another […]

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Caption: (from left) Mike Greener, England Golf Club Support Officer for County Durham; Steve Watkin, club Manager; Alyson Chapman, Charter champion; Alan Pearson, club Captain; and Chris Pascall from the Durham Ladies' Association.

Boldon are first club to sign Women in Golf Charter

COUNTY Durham’s Boldon Golf Club is leading the way to grow the women’s game by becoming the first club in England to sign up to The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter. The club has made a series of pledges which include running events to encourage more women and girls to play golf, to have at […]

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    The European Tour has announced the biggest tournament prize in golf with a $3m cheque for the winner of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, in November. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

European Tour tempts players with biggest prize in golf

THE climax to the 2019 European Tour season will see the largest first prize in the history of tournament golf on offer – a cheque for $3m. In a bid to keep Europe’s leading players on this side of the Atlantic for the tour’s key events, the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, played at Dubai’s […]

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Australia's Min Woo Lee at the 2017 Amateur Championship at Royal St George's. Picture by ANDREW GRIFFIN

Min Woo Lee to shine at Super 6 Perth

MIN Woo Lee has announced his arrival on the world stage in style this season… and he is aiming to impress further on home soil when he tees it up at the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth on Thursday. The 20-year-old Perth native proved that he could go toe to toe with the biggest […]

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ISPS Handa Vic Open winners David Law and Celine Boutier. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Ormsby fought the Law and the Law won

SCOTLAND’S David Law produced an incredible finish to overhaul Wade Ormsby and win his first European Tour title at the ISPS Handa Vic Open. Law had called a penalty on himself to surrender a bogey on the ninth after accidentally making his ball move, which left him five shots back at the turn. He was […]

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    Clockwise (from top left): Cosmic golf at Horton Park Golf Club; a high five at Exeter Golf and County Club; friendly waves at Branston Golf and Country Club; the eighth hole at Burghill Valley Golf Club.

Modern membership is the way forward

FOUR clubs which offer an outstanding welcome to members and visitors are targeting a top England Golf Award. Staffordshire’s Branston Golf and Country Club, Burghill Valley Golf Club, in Herefordshire, Devon’s Exeter G&CC and Horton Park Golf Club, in Surrey, are all finalists for the Most Welcoming Club of the Year Award. England Golf chief […]

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Jason Scrivener caught fellow Aussie Nick Flanagan to share the lead after the second round of the ISPS Handa Open Vic Open. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Scrivener takes Route 66 at Vic Open

AUSTRALIANS Nick Flanagan and Jason Scrivener share a one-shot lead going into the weekend in the ISPS Handa Vic Open, as home favourites dominate the leaderboard at 13th Beach Golf Links. Scrivener has three top 10 from four events so far in the 2019 Race to Dubai. And he continued his excellent start to the […]

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Australian Nick Flanagan shot a round of 62 on the Beach Course at the 13th Beach Golf Links to lead the ISPS Handa Vic Open. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Flanagan flies out of blocks at Creek Course

HOME favourite Nick Flanagan recorded a brilliant round of 62 to take a two-shot lead at the end of a low-scoring first day of the ISPS Handa Vic Open. Flanagan opened with a 10-under par round – one shot away from the course record on the Creek course at 13th Beach Golf Links. Nick said: […]

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Australian Lucas Herbert is hoping to improve on his rookie season on the European Tour by winning his maiden event in his back yard on the outskirts of Melbourne at the 13th Beach Golf Club. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Herbert has hopes for Handa Vic victory

HOME favourite Lucas Herbert is targeting a first professional win as he returns to familiar territory at the ISPS Handa Vic Open. The 23-year-old enjoyed a successful rookie campaign on the European Tour in 2018, finishing in 46th place in the Race to Dubai Rankings, thanks to five top five finishes and seven top 10s […]

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Andrew “Beef” Johnston feels right at home Down Under and is hoping for a strong showing at the ISPS Handa Vic Open. Picture by GOLF AUSTRALIA

Beef won’t be stewing Down Under

ANDREW Johnston feels like he is getting back to his best as he prepares to tee it up at this week’s ISPS Handa Vic Open for the first time. The man affectionately known as “Beef” is a big hit with golf fans in Australia and the feeling is mutual, with the Englishman happy to admit […]

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Dustin Johnson who finished with back-to-back birdies to beat China’s Haotong Li in the inaugural Saudi International

Dustin dusts himself down to win in Saudi

DUSTIN Johnson overcame a determined challenge from Haotong Li to win the European Tour’s inaugural Saudi International by two strokes, on Sunday. The World No. 3 prevailed in a fascinating back nine battle with the Chinese star at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, birdieing the closing two holes for a round of 67 and […]

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Reed just fourth American to become honorary life member

PATRICK Reed has been awarded honorary life membership of the European Tour in recognition of his Masters Tournament victory last year. The American claimed the famous Green Jacket by finishing one shot clear of countryman Rickie Fowler to win his first Major Championship and join the star-studded list of players to triumph at Augusta National. […]

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Dustin Johnson shot to the top of the leaderboard in the Saudi  International with a superb 61 at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Johnson’s TaylorMade M6 route to top in Saudi International

DUSTIN Johnson demonstrated his class with a stunning nine-under par 61 to lead the inaugural Saudi International by three shots at the halfway stage. The American took full advantage of the benign morning conditions at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club to move to 11-under for the tournament, ahead of China’s Haotong Li (65) and […]

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Tapton Park Golf Club’s new captain Terry Kirby is chairman of the Handigolf Foundation, which provides adapted wheelchairs to help disabled golfers play the game

Terry will be a very Handigolf club captain

DERBYSHIRE’S Terry Kirby is about to make history as the first wheelchair golfer to become a club captain, certainly in England – and probably worldwide. Terry will take office at Chesterfield’s Tapton Park Golf Club, in February – almost 25 years after a tumour in his spinal cord cost him the use of his legs. The […]

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Bryson DeChambeau with the famous trophy after claiming the 30th Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Bryson breaks Dubai record with maiden win

MATT Wallace called Bryson DeChambeau a “worthy champion” after he won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic by seven shots – but vowed to try to catch him the next time they do battle. Wallace, who hails from Moor Park Golf Club, in Hertfordshire, finished alone in second after mixing six birdies with two bogeys in […]

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Bryson DeChambeau who fired seven birdies and an eagle on his way to a 66 in the second round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Leading Scientist Bryson not mad about game

WORLD No. 5 Bryson DeChambeau carded a second successive 66 to move into a share of the halfway lead at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic alongside rising Australian star Lucas Herbert.  DeChambeau is chasing a first overseas victory as a professional but has form at the Emirates Golf Club, having won the amateur medal thanks […]

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Matt Fitzpatrick who shot a fine 65 to lead after the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Last is first as Fitzpatrick seeks Omega hat-trick

MATT Fitzpatrick closed his opening round 65 at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic with four successive birdies to move into a one-stroke lead at Emirates Golf Club. The South Yorkshire ace, whose two most recent victories have come at the 2017 and 2018 Omega European Masters, got off to a perfect start in his first […]

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