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Chelmsford’s Charlotte Thompson shot 66 in the the first round of the inaugural La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational. Picture by TRISTAN JONES

Thompson uses driver well to shoot 66 at Sotogrande

ENGLAND’S Charlotte Thompson said she was absolutely buzzing after shooting a six-under-par 66 – her career best score on the Ladies European Tour – to lead after the first round of the inaugural La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational. The 26-year-old from Chelmsford, Essex, said: “What a start! What a great course, what a great day […]

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Rory McIlroy who is looking to claim his third USPGA title at Bethpage Black, in New York, this week. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Rory McIlroy: Length will be key in USPGA at Bethpage Black

RORY McIlroy feels the famous length and difficulty of Bethpage’s Black Course could play into his hands this week as the Northern Irishman targets a fifth Major Championship at the USPGA Championship. The 30-year-old has been on superb form in 2019, with a win in the Players Championship on the US PGA Tour supplemented by […]

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Lee Westwood and Close House owner Graham Wylie announce the Betfred British Masters will return to the Newcastle course in 2020. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Westwood to resume British Masters host role at Close House

THE Betfred British Masters will return to Close House, in Newcastle upon Tyne, in 2020 with former World Number One Lee Westwood becoming the first player to host the European Tour tournament twice. Following the success of this year’s event at Hillside Golf Club in Southport, where Ryder Cup star Tommy Fleetwood took on the […]

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Ufford Park

Ufford Park If you play golf, at any level, you’ll certainly enjoy playing at Ufford Park Woodbridge, Hotel, Golf and Spa. Spread across 120 acres of undulating parkland, our 18-hole, par 71 awardwinning course is perfect for players of all levels. Due to the naturally free draining characteristics of the soil combined with our dedicated […]

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LEFT TO RIGHT: Paul Waring, Caroline Mohr,  Keith Pelley, Brendan Lawlor, Juan Postigo Arce and EDGA president Tony Bennett. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

European Tour Rolex Series will host two Golfers with Disability events

THE European Tour’s drive for inclusivity in golf continued apace with the announcement that two tournaments for Golfers with Disability will be run alongside two of this season’s biggest Rolex Series events. In conjunction with the European Disabled Golf Association (EDGA) – which founded the new World Rankings for Golfers with Disability (WR4GD) now administered […]

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Frilford Heath’s Eddie Pepperell says he still has not hit the heights so far this season that produced two wins in 2018. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Pepperell confident ahead of British Masters defence

EDDIE Pepperell will defend a European Tour title for the first time in his career as he tees it up at the Betfred British Masters at Hillside Golf Club tomorrow (Thursday). The Englishman won last year’s British Masters at Walton Heath, his second title of the 2018 season, and has arrived at Hillside in a […]

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LET winner Meghan MacLaren with GolfSixes League team players, at Golf at Goodwood. Picture by  SAM STEPHENSON

MacLaren races home for Golf Foundation Ambassador date

THE Golf Foundation has welcomed Meghan MacLaren as an ambassador for the national golf charity that encourages young people from all backgrounds to benefit from the sport. Meghan’s first assignment was performed with skill and style at Golf At Goodwood on Sunday, as she struck the first official shot to launch the foundation’s national GolfSixes […]

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European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington has cut the number of wild card picks from four to three for the 2020 match against America at Whistling Straits. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Harrington cuts Ryder Cup picks to three

EUROPEAN Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington has opted to reduce his number of wild cards from four to three when his team defends the trophy at Whistling Straits in 2020. The European Tour has confirmed the qualification period for Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup team will start at the 2019 BMW PGA Championship – the fourth […]

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Tommy Fleetwood receives the Hero Challenge from chief executive Pawan Munjal (right). Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Fleetwood crowned King of the Docks in Hero Challenge

TOMMY Fleetwood kick-started his Betfred British Masters week with victory in the first Hero Challenge of the 2019 European Tour season, defeating compatriot Matt Wallace in the final at Princes Dock in Liverpool. This year’s British Masters host topped group one and then defeated Ladies European Tour and LPGA star Charley Hull in the semi-final […]

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