Golfers give cancer charity a shot-in-the-arm

ROSEMERE Golfers Against Cancer handed over £13,500 to the Preston-based Rosemere Cancer Foundation at its annual Supporters’ Christmas party at Preston North End.

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Media highlights golf problems

TWO of the UK’s biggest media outlets, the BBC and the Daily Telegraph, have both published stories identifying the problems golf is facing and offering potential solutions.

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Tour yearbook is a must read

THE European Tour Yearbook, first published in 1988, reviews another memorable season highlighted by Paul McGinley’s European team retaining the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles and Martin Kaymer and Rory McIlroy, two members of that team, winning three of the four Major Championships.

DP World Tour Championship - Day OneKaymer’s success in the US Open was followed by McIlroy winning The 143rd Open Championship and the US PGA Championship back-to-back during a sensational season when with victories in both the flagship BMW PGA Championship and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational he regained Number One position in both The Race to Dubai and the Official World Golf Ranking.

The 2015 European Tour Yearbook takes you every step of the way through The 2014 Race to Dubai with chapters dedicated to every tournament including those won by winning European Ryder Cup team members Thomas Bjørn, Jamie Donaldson, Stephen Gallacher, Sergio Garcia, Graeme McDowell, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Lee Westwood, and goes behind the scenes of the European Challenge Tour and the European Senior Tour.

The 2015 European Tour Yearbook is available at:http://shop.europeantour.com/accessories/product-type/publications/the-2015-european-tour-yearbook-pre-order-your-copy-now

Clubs should be more female friendly – survey

GOLF in the UK has an opportunity to grow if clubs and courses become more female friendly and offer flexible playing options, according to new research commissioned by Syngenta.

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Howard’s way helps Padraig to award

THREE-time major champion Padraig Harrington, who for several years was taught by Lancashire-based Howard Bennett, the former Shaw Hill and Duxbury Park pro and Irish coach, is the 2014 recipient of the PGA Recognition Award for his outstanding contribution to golf.

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More people are getting into golf

THE number of people taking up “Get into golf” opportunities grew rapidly over the summer according to a new report on grass roots activity across England.

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St Annes Old Links to host boys’ international

THE R&A has announced that some of the finest golf courses in Great Britain and Ireland will be the venues for its Championships and International Matches in 2017 including the Boys’ Home Internationals at St Annes Old Links.

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