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Sergio Garcia makes a birdie at the virtual Valderrama on his way to a tied BMW Indoor Invitational with four other players

Plenty of drama at virtual Valderrama as five tie at top in BMW Indoor Invitational

HOME favourites Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera Bello, finished in a five-way tie for first place when a virtual Valderrama hosted the latest leg of the BMW Indoor Invitational. Masters winner Garcia and his compatriot and fellow Ryder Cup star Cabrera-Bello played in the interactive feature group. They both finished on one-under after shooting 70s […]

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England Golf update: COVID-19

England Golf update: COVID-19    In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, England Golf has today announced a number of key decisions relating to all of our championships and wider golfing activities. All championship and performance events have been postponed until 7 June. With the health and wellbeing of all golfers, staff and volunteers paramount […]

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England Golf Statement Regarding Coronavirus

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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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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Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club’s parkland back nine designed by Open Champion Harry Vardon in the early 1900s

Sinclair Invitational will now raise cash for Caring Matters Now – Staysure Tour reveals

THE Sinclair Invitational will return to Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club in September – with Caring Matters Now (CMN) announced as the tournament’s Official Charity Partner. Lancashire’s David Shacklady won his second Staysure Tour title at the Hertfordshire venue in 2019. The 2019 event heralded a new era for The Sinclair Invitational, with […]

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BIGGA Award winner Jack Percival from Chipstead Golf Club

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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2019 MCB TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP – SEYCHELLES WINNER PETER FOWLER

Fowler in seventh heaven as fitness holds for Seychelles Constance Lemuria victory

PETER Fowler recorded a final round of 67 to win his seventh Staysure Tour title at the MCB Tour Championship – Seychelles at Constance Lemuria. The Australian, who won last year’s Willow Senior Golf Classic at Hertfordshire’s Hanbury Manor, started the final round four shots adrift of leader James Kingston. But Fowler carded a three-under […]

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Phillip Price who leads the Staysure Tour Championship before the 2019 MCB Tour Championship – Madagascar

Price hoping the MCB Tour Championship – Madagascar is right in Staysure No. 1 race

MADAGASCAR will host its first European Tour-sanctioned tournament when the MCB Tour Championship – Madagascar takes place from November 29-December 1. It will be the first Staysure Tour event to take place on the world’s fourth largest island, and the 46th country the over-50s tour will have visited since its inception in 1992. Phillip Price, […]

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Hampshire’s England Seniors captain Alan Mew from Stoneham Golf Club

Alan Mew takes over from Roy Smethurst as England Seniors captain for 2020

HAMPSHIRE’S Alan Mew has revealed his pride at being named the new England Senior Men’s team captain. The 66-year-old from Hampshire takes over the reins from Cheshire’s Roy Smethurst following his retirement at the end of a successful five-year tenure. Mew – himself an England senior international of some repute – will skipper England’s defence […]

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The 2019 Hero Challenge Dubai contestants

Hero Challenge continues for three more years as British Masters readies for Toon trip

THE Hero Challenge – featuring Major champions and Ryder Cup stars tackling tough short-hole targets in spectacular locations – is to expand over the next three years, the European Tour has announced. The innovative format tournament, which has been played against stunning backdrops – including the Dubai skyline, the Liverpool docks, London’s Canary Wharf and […]

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