Archive for June 29th, 2016

Cheshire’s Jordan ready to go Dutch!

CHESHIRE’S Matthew Jordan is one of three players to represent England in the ST8TS TopGolf Holland Dutch Junior Open at Toxandria from 13-16 July 13-16.

He will link up with Somerset’s Josh Hilleard – who won four titles in 22 days – and Gian-Marco Petrozzi of Staffordshire  to compete for the U21 title.

The players

Josh Hilleard, 21, (Farrington Park), won the West of England Championship, the Berkhamsted Trophy, the Faldo Series Wales Championship and the Hampshire Salver in April. He was joint top-scorer when England beat France at Formby and was also in England’s winning team at the Costa Ballena Quadrangular Tournament.

Matthew Jordan, 20, (Royal Liverpool) was fourth in the Irish stroke play, sixth in the Duncan Putter in Wales and had top 20 finishes in the Scottish and Welsh stroke play championships. Earlier in the season he won the Hampshire Hog and tied third in the Hampshire Salver.

Gian-Marco Petrozzi, 19, (Trentham) reached the Amateur Championship matchplay and was fourth in the Brabazon Trophy, where he shot the championship low score of seven-under 65 in the final round. He also tied third in both the Hampshire Salver and the Duncan Putter and was 10th in the Lytham Trophy.

Families are urged to Get into golf

ENGLAND Golf has named July as Family Golf Month and will lead a drive to attract all the generations to Get into golf together. Continue reading

Stars come out to support Ryder Cup

WITH less than 100 days until the Ryder Cup tees off, some of the biggest stars in sport and entertainment have pledged their allegiance to Team Europe, encouraging fans to show their support for September’s match at Hazeltine, USA. Continue reading

Girls are rocking into golf

GIRLS Golf Rocks has been hailed as a huge success after inspiring over 500 girls in nine counties to enjoy a taste of the game.

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Lancs lads book their place in the Open


LANCASTRIANS Jack Senior, from Heysham, and  Southport & Ainsdale’s Paul Howard cleared the Open Championship final qualifying hurdle at Hillside.

Senior, a late entrant, reeled off five birdies in the opening seven holes in his first round 69 then rolled in four more plus an eagle on the home straight to post 70.

Howard,  round in 69 and 73, won a five-way play-off for for second place.

Meanwhile, Colin Montgomerie thrilled a sizeable crowd by booking his place at Royal Troon by qualifying at Gailes Links.

The 53-yer-old, who is connected to Royal Troon, where his dad, James, served as club secretary, made 21 consecutive Open appearances until 2010, had been preparing at Gailes Links for this attempt since the end of last week.