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Munro Appointed as New Head of Events for Scottish Golf

Scottish Golf has recruited Fraser Munro, a former Ladies European Tour Tournament Director, to the position of Head of Events. The 38-year-old will oversee the amateur governing body’s new-look events calendar for 2017 as he returns to the world of golf after a spell in banking. Munro, a member at Kinross Golf Club, boasts 13 […]

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PGA North launches exciting schedule

PGA North is on course for its busiest campaign for years with several new fixtures and the welcome return of some old ones. The Leeds Cup goes back to its spiritual home Cobble Hall, the PGA North Region Championship will be played at Bolton Old Links for the first time, and the long-running James Brearley […]

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BIG NAMES OUT IN FORCE FOR GOLF INDUSTRY ‘OSCARS’

Compered by BBC Breakfast News & Football Focus presenter Dan Walker, the 7th annual 59club Service Excellence Awards Ceremony, regarded by many as the Oscars of the Golf Industry, takes place at The Belfry, February 27, 2017. The awards ceremony is the culmination of a day of thought provoking training seminars which all golf clubs […]

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Scottish Champions to Receive Automatic Home Internationals Selection

The winners of the Scottish Men’s, Women’s, Boys’ and Girls’ Amateur Championships will all secure automatic spots in their respective Scotland Home Internationals sides from this season. Stuart Clayton, new Acting Head of Performance for Scottish Golf, has initiated the selection change with the governing body, which will come into effect when the Home Internationals […]

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Prize Winners from Lakeside Junior Tour Event Ping

PING WELSH JUNIOR TOUR BACK BIGGER AND BETTER

Junior golfers around Wales can now enter the Ping Welsh Junior Tour, bigger and better as the events build on the successes of last year’s debut. New sponsors Ping have come on board as entries open from the start of February for this years Golf Union of Wales competition, with an extra event being held […]

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Furness pro-am will mark club’s 145th anniversary

PGA North embarks on new territory when it administers the Furness Golf Club pro-am on May 5. England’s third oldest links, which opened in 1872, is rightly regarded as one of Cumbria’s hidden gems boasting a stunning backdrop of the Lakeland hills and impressive views across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man. “This […]

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THE LADIES’ GOLF UNION AND THE R&A COMPLETE MERGER

19 December 2016, St Andrews, Scotland: The merger of the Ladies’ Golf Union (LGU) and The R&A has been finalised and will come into effect from 1 January 2017. The heads of agreement between the two organisations was signed in June leading to the integration of the LGU’s business operations and its members of staff […]

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Silloth on Solway Golf Club

Silloth on Solway Golf Club

Silloth on Solway Golf Club Welcome to Silloth On Solway Golf Club, one of the best golf courses in Cumbria and one of the best value golf courses in Britain. Since David Grant laid Silloth golf course out in 1892 over the linksland west of the docks it has been a key tourist attraction. Over the […]

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The magnificent Close House 13th Hole - Lee Westwood's affiliated course and host to the 2017 British Masters.

Close House Releases a Special Rate for a Special Date

Close House Releases a Special Rate for a Special Date Close House, a championship venue located 10 minutes from Newcastle City Centre and home to the 2017 British Masters, is offering golfers a special, limited group green fee rate this winter. This exclusive offer of £201.70 per fourball comes after it was announced last month […]

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Royal Troon’s Old Course will continue to host the prestigious Helen Holm Scottish Women

Scottish Golf Unveils Changes to National Championships

Scottish Golf Unveils Changes to National Championships Scottish Golf has announced a number of changes to its national championships following a comprehensive review, with several to come into effect from the start of next season. The governing body has engaged with players, clubs and other stakeholders to help shape the changes, helping to provide a […]

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Pat Sawers, Chairman of the CGLMC (far left) and Sandy Reid, Links Superintendent at Carnoustie (far right) receive award from Bunkered magazine’s Tom Lovering (centre).
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Carnoustie Golf Links Voted as Best Golf Course in Scotland

Carnoustie Golf Links Voted as Best Golf Course in Scotland Carnoustie Golf Links, a regular host of The Open Championship, has been voted as the best golf course in Scotland in the Scottish Golf Tourism awards. Voted for by the Scottish public, Carnoustie Golf Links came out top in the courses over £100 category, overtaking […]

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DISABLED GOLFERS JOIN IN AT PORTUGAL MASTERS

DISABLED GOLFERS JOIN IN AT PORTUGAL MASTERS Crowds at the Algarve’s showcase Portugal Masters tournament this week (October 20-23) will be viewing some of Europe’s finest professional golfers in action, plus they are now set to witness a feast of disability golf on the Saturday. Following the recent announcement that the European Disabled Golf Association […]

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Sandy Lyle wins the World Hickory Open 2016

Sandy Lyle Wins World Hickory Open 2016

Sandy Lyle Wins World Hickory Open 2016 After two days of highly-competitive games between many of the world’s top hickory golfers, double Major winner Sandy Lyle has been named the World Hickory Open Champion 2016. “I’m delighted to have won my fourth Major,” joked Sandy, winner of the 1985 Open and the 1988 Masters and […]

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Rough justice for the average golfer . . .  Alan Ainscough working on South Moor’s 18th hole
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Never mind Hazeltine, Europe are Ryder Cup winners in County Durham

Never mind Hazeltine, Europe are Ryder Cup winners in County Durham Europe’s golf team may have been second best at Hazeltine. But in County Durham the South Moor club were winners in every sense at their Ryder Cup Showcase Tournament. Held on the same weekend as the big show in America, members represented Europe and […]

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First day of competition at Panmure Golf Club, Barry near to Carnoustie, Angus. 
British Open and US Masters winner Sandy Lyle was part of the international field. 
Lionel Freedman chairman of the World Hickory Open is pictured with Sandy Lyle. 

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Sandy Lyle To Return to World Hickory Open at Panmure

Sandy Lyle To Return to World Hickory Open at Panmure On 11 October 2016, the world’s top hickory golfers will tee off in the LinkedGolfers World Hickory Open, including the first British winner of the Masters and 2014 winner of the World Hickory Open, Sandy Lyle. “I’m really excited to be returning to the World […]

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Women's County finals 2016 - Jenny Rhodes
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Yorkshire take outright lead at County Finals

Yorkshire take outright lead at County Finals Yorkshire moved into the lead at Women’s County Finals after they were the only outright winners on a day of close matches and tense excitement at Waterlooville in Hampshire.  The Northerners beat Surrey 5.5-3.5 while the day’s other two matches were halved, with Gloucestershire sharing the points with […]

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Ramside Golf Club’s record breaking golf team – L to R
BACK ROW: John Kirkpatrick, Paul Atkinson, Matthew Moore, Chris Hewitt, Steven Dance, Stephen Foster, Michael Finley
FRONT ROW: Jake Heron, Joe Hellens, Captain David Heckles, Neil Heilbron – FIAT Chrysler (Sponsor), Vice Captain Trevor Bowman, Gordon Dance, Matthew Stephenson, Graeme Willis.

Ramside crowned North East’s best golf team after record trophy haul

Ramside crowned North East’s best golf team after record trophy haul Durham golf club marks 20th anniversary by winning four major team trophies in 2016 (RAMSIDE HALL, DURHAM – September 12, 2016) Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club, Durham, is celebrating a historic haul of trophies after winning an 18-hole shoot-out to decide the best […]

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Scotland v England – The Auld Enemies Cup 2016

Scotland v England – The Auld Enemies Cup 2016 Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Peebles Scottish Borders The Disabled Ryder Cup starts this Monday 12 September at Cardrona.  Scotland as the holders of the Auld Enemies Cup, host the event this year after giving the English Team a sound thrashing on home soil, last time at the […]

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Tee Up for our Annual Golf Challenge

Tee Up for our Annual Golf Challenge Last updated: 7.30am, Thursday 30th June 2016 by St Vincent”s Hospice Calling all golfers! The St Vincent’s Hospice Annual Golf Challenge 2016 will take place on Friday 9th September at Ranfurly Castle Golf Club in Bridge of Weir. Ranfurly Castle, the oldest Golf Club in Renfrewshire, is widely […]

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