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England trio ideally placed to challenge at Saunton

ENGLAND GOLF: Friday, May 20th

Three of the England’s Men’s squad are right in the mix at the halfway stage of the English Men’s Open Stroke Play Championship (Brabazon Trophy) at Saunton.


Short-game heroics from Moseley’s Richard Sadler at Drayton Park

MIDLANDS: Saturday, May 21st

Eight years after winning it for the first time, Moseley’s Richard Sadler rolled back the years in claiming the Midland Union Mid Amateur Open Championship at Drayton Park.


Christopher Parkinson extends Order of Merit lead as putter hots up at Wirral venue

NOM: Friday, May 20th

Christopher Parkinson’s dream run in the golfnews24 Northern Order of Merit continued at Caldy yesterday where the Penwortham golfer won by three shots.


Visitors come from behind in last-day singles to maintain English strangehold

ENGLAND GOLF: Monday, May 16th

England held on to cross-channel bragging rights as the biennial challenge match with France returned after a gap of four years, the visitors running out 13-5-10.5 at St-Nom-La-Breteche GC last night.


James Holland hangs on to pick up first WAGR-ranked title

OPENS: Monday, May 16th

There was double joy for Southport & Ainsdale’s James Holland last night after he collected the Lancashire Links Trophy by just one shot.


Long wait over for Anthony Stirling as home club ace finishes three clear of Formby field

NOM: Monday, May 16th

After a handful of near misses, Anthony Stirling finally got his hands on a Northern Order of Merit trophy at his home course last night.


Home players to the fore as Holland collects Bowl for second time in five years

NOM: Monday, May 16th

James Holland collected the S&A Bowl for the second time in five years as he was the only member of 77-strong field who broke par.


Henbury ace Nick Day maintains county stranglehold as he wins by five at Lilley Brook

GLOUCS: Tuesday, May 17th

Nick Day’s remarkable domination of men’s golf in Gloucestershire shows no sign of stopping as the 41-year-old claimed his seventh county title at Lilley Brook on Sunday.


Royal Liverpool’s Matty Dodd-Berry storms to convincing county success at Astbury

CHESHIRE: Tuesday, May 17th

Matty Dodd-Berry won the first five holes in Cheshire Men’s Matchplay final on his way to an emphatic 7&6 victory at Astbury on Sunday.


University champion Eliot Baker enjoys Super Sunday at Saunton

DEVON: Tuesday, May 17th

It was a bit of a struggle for a while but in the end class told as Eliot Baker’s excellent year continued at Saunton where he collected the Devon County Championship.


No old pals act for Katy Yates as she demonstrates ruthless streak to retain title at Frinton

ESSEX: Wednesday, May 18th

There was a meeting of old friends at Frinton where Clacton’s Katy Yates retained the Essex Ladies Championship in brilliant style, winning eight holes in a row to beat Colchester’s Charley Hatley.


Royal Lytham’s Noah Cambridge seals the deal with brilliant birdie at the last

LANCASHIRE: Tuesday, May 17th

There was a blanket finish in the Lancashire Boys at Worsley where Noah Cambridge came through in fine style to claim a county title having gone so close three times previously.


Birdie-eagle-eagle run sets up thrilling final success for Pavenham Park’s Luca Thompson

BEDFORDSHIRE: Tuesday, May 17th

Pavenham Park’s Luca Thompson came alive on the back nine of the Bedfordshire Ladies Championship, winning five holes in a row to get her hands on the trophy for the first time.


May proving highly productive for Burnham & Berrow ace Philip White

SOMERSET: Tuesday, May 17th

It has been quite a month for Philip White as he added the Somerset Men’s County Championship title to his victory in the Burnham & Berrow Challenge Salver at the start of May.


Comeback king Stephen Jensen comes out on top after final-hole fireworks at The Leicestershire

ENGLAND GOLF: Monday, May 16th

The inaugural English Senior Men’s Amateur Championship started with a bang at The Leicestershire where Surrey’s Stephen Jensen clinched the title in extraordinary fashion on Friday.


Catherine Rawthore gets better of England team-mate to claim second national seniors crown at High Post

ENGLAND GOLF: Sunday, May 15th

England Seniors international Catherine Rawthore withstood a late fightback from her national team-mate Tracey Williamson (Sheringham) to claim her second England Women’s Seniors title at High Post Golf Club in Wiltshire on Friday.


Fit-again Jack Whaley defies windy Pannal to go bogey free and finish three clear

ENGLAND GOLF: Thursday, May 12th

Rotherham junior Jack Whaley proved he has fully recovered from a freak injury as he went bogey free for the first time in leading Brabazon Trophy Northern Qualifying at Pannal on Tuesday.


Lorna McClymont finishes with three straight birdies to secure first national honour

IRELAND: Monday, May 9th

A birdie-birdie-birdie finish secured a first national title for Scotland’s Lorna McClymont as the Milngavie player won the Irish Women’s Open by four shots yesterday.


Aussie Matthew Lever recovers in time to land Henriques Trophy at Hesketh

NoM: Tuesday, May 10th

Australian Matthew Lever recovered in time from a bout of food poisoning to put in a brilliant long-game display and win the fourth Northern Order of Merit event of the season at Hesketh on Sunday.


Three-time Curtis Cup player Emma Brown proves fab at 50 as she claims fourth White Rose title at Alwoodley

YORKSHIRE: Tuesday, May 10th

Thirty years after reaching her first Yorkshire Ladies County Championship final, former Curtis Cup star Emma Brown rolled back the years to win the coveted title at Alwoodley on Sunday.


Ganton junior Amy Staveley makes dream start to set up record-breaking 67

COURSE RECORD: Wednesday, May 11th

A birdie-birdie-eagle start laid the foundations for an epic round of golf for Ganton’s Amy Staveley, who broke the Alwoodley course record in the second round of qualifying at the Yorkshire Ladies Championship.


John Gough dazzles at Royal Lytham to maintain remarkable run of success in major tournaments

OPENS: Monday May 2nd

John Gough’s astonishing run of results in major amateur events hit another new high last night as the Beaconsfield player won the 2022 Lytham Trophy.


Playing partners Ross Overton and Adam Walker both lower York GC course record

YORKS OoM: Wednesday May 4th

Ross Overton and Adam Walker have both been playing golf for quite some time but even they couldn’t quite believe it as both players broke the York Golf Club course record on Sunday… playing in the same group.


Maggie Whitehead finishes with four birdies in a row to set new mark at County Durham venue

COURSE RECORD: Tuesday May 3rd

Stand-out teenager Maggie Whitehead secured her third course record thanks to four closing birdies as she won the Northern Golfer Champion of Champions event at the George Washington resort yesterday.


Albatross at opening hole kick-starts thrilling run to first big title for Yorkshire ace Ben Brown

OPENS: Tuesday May 3rd

Winning your first big tournament is always a huge deal but the manner in which Yorkshire’s Ben Brown claimed the Fairhaven Trophy on Sunday made it that extra bit special.


Alice Barlow feels benefit of switch to full-time amateur status at Southerndown

WALES: Monday May 2nd

A winter of hard work has certainly paid quick dividends for Suffolk’s Alice Barlow as the five-time county champion won her first national title yesterday.


Lytham Trophy winner John Gough in England side as old rivals prepare to do battle

ENGLAND: Monday May 2nd

England Golf have named a strong side to take on France as the biennial challenge match between the two countries takes place for the first time in four years later this month.


Dominant effort from first-time champion Charlotte Brook

DORSET: Tuesday May 3rd

New Dorset ladies champion Charlotte Brook was never behind in any of her four knockout matches as she won the county title for the first time at Broadstone on Sunday.


72 holes in a day… enter your team and help raise £1000s for cancer charity

Thursday, April 28th

golfnews24.co.uk is entering a team in Macmillan Cancer Support’s Longest Day Golf Challenge so why don’t you?


Williamson and Price called up to make debut at Merion

CURTIS CUP: Tuesday, April 26th

English duo Emily Price and Amelia Williamson were today unveiled as the two new faces in the GB&I team that will travel to Merion in June (10-12) for the 42nd Curtis Cup.


Stars align for Rachel Gourley as she makes history alongside legends of British golf

ROSE SERIES: Monday, April 25th

Amazing is happening on a pretty regular basis for Northumberland golfer Rachel Gourley this year but her exploits entered a new stratosphere this afternoon when she became the first amateur to win a Rose Ladies Series event.


Closing 65 sees Charlie Thornton surge through field at Saunton

OPENS: Monday, April 25th

A high-class closing 65 from Yorkshireman Charlie Thornton secured him another major open title as the West of England Strokeplay caught fire on the final day.


Chris Parkinson surges ahead in overall standings after becoming first home-club winner at Penwortham for 36 years

NoM: Tuesday, April 26th

Chris Parkinson secured his first ever Northern Order of Merit victory on Sunday to open up a sizeable gap in the overall standings after just three events.


Junior international Caolan Burford hold his nerve to see off Roberts and Lundgren at Ashburnham

OPENS: Monday, April 25th

Rhuddlan junior Caolan Burford showed incredible maturity to hold off the last-day charges of Royal Porthcawl’s Matt Roberts and Sweden’s David Lundgren and claim the Welsh Open Stroke Play at Ashburnham Golf Club.


Red-hot putter comes in very handy for undercooked Cameron Wallace

YORKS OoM: Tuesday, April 26th

A putting display that dreams are made of lifted Cameron Wallace to victory in the opening Yorkshire Order of Merit event of the season at Cleveland Golf Club.


Max Fullerton stunned and delighted as he arrives on the big stage

OPENS: Tuesday, April 26th

Some days are more unforgettable than others and for student Max Fullerton he certainly had one that will live with him forever as he claimed the Philip Kilgour Scratch Open at The Buckinghamshire. 


Foundation boosted by nearly £6,000 thanks charity golf day at Stonebridge Golf Club

Saturday, April 23rd

Almost £6,000 was raised for The Elexis Brown Golf Foundation as the charity held its first golf fundraiser at Stonebridge Golf Club earlier this month.


England Women’s Royal County Down triumph named ‘Performance of the Year’

ENGLAND GOLF: Thursday, April 21st

The England Women’s Team claimed Performance of the Year as England Golf honoured the great and good in amateur golf last night.

Early final-round magic from Grace Crawford lights up Royal Troon

SCOTLAND: Tuesday, April 19th

Fifteen-year-old Grace Crawford became the youngest winner of the Scottish Women’s Open for 13 years on Sunday, claiming the Helen Holm Trophy in stunning fashion at Royal Troon.


Ollie Claireaux defies high winds to claim remarkable breakthrough victory at Delamere Forest

NoM: Monday, April 18th

There were fireworks down the stretch at Delamere Forest where two host-club players enjoyed a great battle in the second Northern Order of Merit event of season yesterday.


Matthew Wilson maintains storming start to 2022 at Craighead Links

OPENS: Monday, April 18th

The 2022 season has barely started but it is already turning into quite a year for Forres Golf Club’s Matthew Wilson.


Ganne, Stone and Avery to make Curtis Cup debuts for USA at Merion

USGA: Friday, April 14th

The USGA today unveiled its 2022 USA Curtis Cup team with three changes from the side who beat GB&I in Wales last year.


Wentworth’s Leo Vorobyez plays final 23 holes in 10 under to storm through field at Hawkstone Park

MIDS UNION: Friday, April 14th

When the putter gets hot good things can happen on the golf course and that was certainly the case for Wentworth’s Leo Vorobyez yesterday in the Midland U-16s Boys Open.


England call-up Amelia Wan shows her class at Hawkstone Park

MIDS UNION: Friday, April 14th

Nottinghamshire’s Amelia Wan has been a model of consistency in amateur events over the last two years and the Sherwood Forest golfer displayed plenty of that to win the Midland U-16s Girls Open at Hawkstone Park yesterday.


Tom Bastow comes from seven back to share Southerndown spoils with fellow Welsh international Sean David

OPENS: Sunday, April 17th

There was a blanket finish at the WAGR-ranked Duncan Putter open where two of the South West’s leading teenage golfers shared the spoils after a draining final day at Southerndown Golf Club.


Ellena Slater retains Frilford Heath title with superb front-fronting display

OPENS: Thursday, April 14th

Ellena Slater led from the front, in more ways than one, as the Kent junior retained the Frilford Scratch Salver in brilliant style.


Play-off delight for Jake Ball after dramatic finale at Prince’s GC

BUCS: Wednesday, April 13th

The Prince’s Club in Kent has hosted some great events over the years but, for drama, there can be few to better yesterday’s conclusion of the British Universities and College Sport Tour Finals.


2023 Walker Cup hopeful Jack Brooks charges to victory at North Hamps

OPENS: Monday, April 11th

A storming back nine from England Men’s stalwart Jack Brooks saw him overturn a four-shot lead with 18 holes to go and win the Hampshire Salver last night.


Dylan Shaw-Radford shows his strength of character to defy Murcar Links ‘hooley’ and elite junior field

SCOTLAND: Sunday, April 10th

It was worth all the pain of playing 36 holes in some of the worst spring weather imaginable for Yorkshire’s Dylan Shaw-Radford as he won the Scottish Boys Open (U-18s) at Murcar Links on Friday.


Quick-fire hat-trick of stand-out victories for Rachel Gourley

SCOTLAND: Sunday, April 10th

Winning has certainly become a habit for Arcot Hall’s Rachel Gourley with the England Girls player claiming her third big title of the year at Irvine Golf Club on Friday.


Greg Hurley keeps his head to tame wild student finale at The Home of Golf

R&A: Friday, April 8th

It was survival of the fittest at the R&A Student Series Final in Scotland this week where Hertfordshire’s Greg Hurley defied the elements and an international field to win the illustrious title by one shot.


Rye and St Andrew Links star to play alongside MacIntyre and Schwartzel at Augusta

THE MASTERS: Wednesday, April 6th

British Amateur champion Laird Shepherd will begin his Masters challenge tomorrow in the company of another Scottish-based player Robert MacIntyre.


Rarest of rare birds spotted at Headingley Golf Club

ALBATROSS: Tuesday, April 5th

In his short life Josh Berry has already packed in plenty of golfing achievement but yesterday, at Headingley Golf Club, pulled off something that 99% of golfers can only dream about.


Pavenham Park ace Luca Thompson secures ‘biggest win’ with thrilling finish at North Hants

OPENS: Monday, April 4th

Luca Thompson’s remarkable rise through the amateur golf ranks shows no sign of stopping after the Pavenham Park player won the Hampshire Rose at North Hants GC last night.


2021 champion Jack Brooks holds it together superbly as West Lancashire bares its teeth

NoM: Monday, April 4th

It was business as usual for Jack Brooks as the Northern Order of Merit champion won the opening event in the golfnews24.co.uk-sponsored 2022 series at West Lancashire GC last night.


Bogey-free brilliance from Seb Cave secures Belfry star ‘biggest win yet’

OPENS: Sunday, April 3rd

England Boys ace Seb Cave laid down a England boys international Seb Cave laid down a marker for 2022 with a hugely-composed victory in the first major domestic scratch open of the season for men – the Berkhamsted Trophy.


Birdie-birdie finish secures another big title for Northumberland ace Rachel Gourley

OPENS: Sunday, April 3rd

England Girls international Rachel Gourley maintained her superb start to the season as she won the Formby Leveret by one shot last night.


Hosts Spain dominate but Sam Bairstow and James Ashfield star for home nations

EUROPE: Sunday, April 3rd

England lost hold of their European Nations Championship crown as hosts Spain dominated the illustrious team competition at Sotogrande.


Experience wins the day at intriguing Walton Heath finale

SURREY: Wednesday, April 6th

Experience triumphed over precocious youth in the final of the Surrey Ladies Championship at always-challenging Walton Heath on Sunday.


History-making South Hunsley pip Ermysteds and Wath to place in Woodhall Spa showpiece final

ESGA: Thursday, April 7th

South Hunsley will be represented in the English Schools Team Championship for the first time thanks to a knife-edge victory in the Yorkshire qualifier at Low Laithes.


Tiverton ace Eliot Baker claims third series success in grand style

BUCS: Friday, April 1st

Devon star Eliot Baker maintained his stranglehold on the British Universities and Colleges Sport Golf series with a dominant display at Sherwood Forest this week.


golfnews24.co.uk sponsors leading regional order of merit series for 2022

OPENS: Thursday, March 31st

The country’s leading amateur golf news website has agreed to sponsor the Northern Order of Merit for the 2022 season.


Brave call from Ben Fuller pays dividends as American claims first BUCS series victory

BUCS: Wednesday, March 30th

St Andrews student Ben Fuller overcame a couple of final-round shocks to claim his first victory in the BUCS Golf Series at Moray GC.


Record-breaking Ana Dawson blows away the field at Delamere Forest

OPENS: Monday, March 28th

A sublime display of ball striking saw Isle of Man golfer Ana Dawson overpower Delamere Forest and the rest of the field as she stormed to victory in the Comboy Scratch Trophy in record-breaking fashion.


Suart on the money as Welwyn Garden City lead the way

HERTS: Tuesday, March 29th

County champion Reis Suart demonstrated his class as he led Welwyn Garden City into next month’s Hertfordshire Men’s Champion Club final.

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Anthony Eagle’s one-in-a-billion shot at Haywards Heath

Monday, March 28th

Every golfer dreams of watching his tee shot find the bottom of the cup. They are the shots that live with you forever. On Saturday that shot-in-a-million moment was felt by Sussex player Anthony Eagle. However his ‘hole-in-one’ was more like a one-in-a-billion moment.


O’Connor and Bradbury end Denham’s 53-year wait at The Berkshire

OPENS: Sunday, March 27th

Niamh O’Connor and Gemma Bradbury were the toast of Denham GC tonight as the Buckinghamshire club won the Ladies’ London Foursomes for the first time since 1969.


Special day for the Staveley siblings

ESGA: Sunday, March 27th

There was a special family double at the English Schools Golf Association East and North Yorkshire qualifier with Amy and Ben Staveley producing the goods at Malton and Norton on Friday.


Back-to-back joy for Doncaster ace Berry

ESGA: Friday, March 25th

Three birdies in the last five holes at the English Schools Golf Association (ESGA) South Yorkshire qualifier completed an excellent couple of days for England Boys player Josh Berry this week.


Welsh star Mayo equals lowest score as Millfield pupils dominate

ESGA: Friday, March 25th

Welsh international Gracie Mayo matched her lowest competition score to take victory at the English Schools Golf Association (ESGA) Somerset qualifier at Weston Super Mare.


Has Stephen Wills just hit the longest drive ever seen in Britain?

SCOTLAND: Monday, March 14th

In the last ten years we have got increasingly used to top golfers hitting drives in excess of 350 yards. However prodigious length off the tee was taken to a new level yesterday (Sunday) when a Scottish amateur sent his drive more than 500 yards.


Gourley and Woad claim season opener in emphatic fashion

OPENS: Friday, March 11th

Two of England’s leading prospects combined to devastating effect today as they won the illustrious Sunningdale Foursomes in brilliant style.


Champagne moments flow in Sherry for brilliant champion Gough

EGA: Monday, March 7th

John Gough joined a very select club last night when he became only the second player in history to jointly hold the English and Spanish Amateur titles.


‘Proud’ Gough faces Norwegian teenager for major European title

EGA: Saturday, March 5th

It’s been an excellent 18 months for John Gough but he can take his standing within the amateur game to another level tomorrow with victory in the final of the Spanish Men’s International Amateur.


Gough and Franssen maintain impressive form to reach last eight at Jerez GC

EGA: Friday, March 4th

The prospect of a Scotland v England final at the Spanish International Men’s Amateur became a distinct possibility today as Rory Franssen and John Gough maintained their excellent run of form.


Gough survives sudden death drama to set up clash with Scottish international Irvine

EGA: Thursday, March 3rd

English Amateur champion John Gough survived an epic battle with his fellow countryman Jack Brooks (The Mere) to reach the last 32 of the Spanish International Men’s Amateur today.


Teenagers Woad and Coulter among new faces in GB&I squad for Merion

R&A: Wednesday, March 2nd

The R&A Curtis Cup selectors have named five new faces in the 12-strong squad unveiled today ahead of the 42nd meeting of GB&I and the USA at Merion in June. 


Two All-England clashes as 13 GB players qualify for knockout phase

EGA: Wednesday, March 2nd

Thirteen Brits qualified for the matchplay stages of Spanish International Men’s Amateur today and four will go head-to-head in tomorrow’s last 64.


Ace for Huggins while Gough also makes excellent start in Jerez

EGA: Tuesday, March 1st

Olly Huggins recorded his fourth hole in one as he made a dramatic start to his challenge at Spanish International Men’s Amateur today.


Bairstow and Franssen feast on birdies at Firethorn

Thursday, February 24th

There was a birdie fest at Randpark Firethorn in the South African Strokeplay Championship where British duo Rory Franssen and Sam Bairstow claimed top five finishes today.


Top ten finishes for Chegwidden and Bairstow at Leopard Creek

Thursday, February 17th

Sam Bairstow and Zach Chegwidden finished in the top ten at the African Amateur Strokeplay Championship in South Africa today.


Record-breaking victory for 16-year-old sensation Frank Kennedy

EGA: Tuesday, February 15th

There was a staggering performance from Florida-based English teenager Frank Kennedy at the Portuguese International Amateur Championship where the 16-year-old broke the course record and took the title with a record-low score.


England come unstuck as Spain win on home ground for 11th time

EUROPE: Sunday, January 30th

It wasn’t to be for England as Spain won the Costa Ballena Men’s Octangular International Challenge for the 11th time yesterday.


After 70 years of trying, Brough stalwart claims his first ace

HOLE-IN-ONE: Sunday, January 30th

His first hole-in-one was worth the wait for Brough’s Paul Lawrence, who aced the sixth at his home course, 70 years after taking up the game.


Fourth is with Woad after strong finish in Portugal

EGA: Sunday, January 30th

A strong finish from Lottie Woad saw the Surrey teenager finish fourth at the Portuguese International Ladies Amateur Championship at Montado yesterday.


England’s men face Spain bidding for back-to-back titles

EUROPE: Friday, January 28th

Only the hosts stand in the way of England regaining their Costa Ballena Men’s Octangular International Challenge trophy tomorrow after the champions powered into the final this afternoon.


Six Brits qualify for the final round in Portugal

EGA: Friday, January 28th

Six British players qualified for the final round of the Portuguese International Ladies Amateur Championship at Montado today.


Big statement of intent from holders England as Bigham and Brooks both take maximum points against France

EUROPE: Thursday, January 27th

Reigning champions England put themselves in pole position to qualify for the final of the Costa Ballena Men’s Octangular International Challenge in Spain today.


Back nine charge from Lottie Woad puts England star into the mix

EGA: Thursday, January 27th

A strong finish to her second round saw England’s Lottie Woad surge into contention at the Portuguese International Ladies Amateur Championship at Montado today.


Amateur champion Louise Duncan heads up British challenge at Montado

EGA: Wednesday January 26th

Amateur champion Louise Duncan leads the British challenge as scoring proved tough on day one of the Portuguese International Ladies Amateur Championship at Montado today.


New initiative aims to bring keen women golfers together

Wednesday January 26th

Meeting like-minded golfers when you are just starting out is never easy but a new community group, launched today, aims to make that process a lot easier.


Foundation to help talented youngsters set up in memory of Elexis

Sunday January 2nd

Promising junior players are set to benefit from a new foundation set up in the memory of a talented golfer who passed away in August.


SPECIAL FEATURES: ‘MY HIGHLIGHTS OF 2021’

It’s been a quite a year for amateur golf in Great Britain and we asked some our leading players what were their stand-out moments and also asked them to look ahead to 2022