Monthly Archives: April 2016

Golf has high profile in Parliament this month

This month golf raised its profile considerably by a number of initiatives in Parliament. Firstly Danny Willett was congratulated in a motion tabled by MP for Sheffield Helley Louise Haigh who said it was a golden age for Sheffield sportsmen … Continue reading

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European Tour plan super tournament for Valderrama

European Tour Chief Executive Keith Pelley has set out plans for a 6.6 million euro purse tournament to be played at Valderrama in the Autumn. He said “I believe there is a significant growth opportunity for our tour. I will … Continue reading

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Crazy Golf course for Trafalgar Square cancelled

Organisers of the London Design Festival have scrapped plans for a designer crazy golf course in Trafalgar Square following the failure of its crowdfunding campaign. Billed to include contributions from Zaha Hadid, Paul Smith and Tom Dixon, the project had … Continue reading

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Barry and Dave play The Grove

President Barrack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron played a few holes at The Grove during the President’s state visit. Mr Cameron is also a fully paid up member of Ellensborough Golf Club in Buckinghamshire. The occupier of Chequers has … Continue reading

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Communist party do U turn about golf in China

Last year more than 60 golf clubs in China were shut down by the Communist Party and in October the sport was officially banned.Members were stopped from joining or entering private clubs because the party saw them as connected with … Continue reading

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Four major champions pull out of the Olympics

  Adam Scott drew controversy last week when he announced that he was skipping the Rio Olympics. “My decision has been take. as a result of an extremely busy playing schedule and other commitments, both personal and professional”. This brought … Continue reading

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2016 Masters a triumph for Willett and Europe!

Danny Willett’s wonderful victory in the US Masters has given European golf a huge boost, especially as seven European players finished in the top 10. One of our finest hours!    

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Bryson de Chambeau to turn pro after The Masters

US Amateur Champion Bryson De Chambeau has announced that he will turn professional after The Masters at the RDC Heritage presented by Boeing. The 22 year old Californian left Southern Methodist University last September and has been travelling round the … Continue reading

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Tim Finchem soon to step down as Commissioner

PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem (pictured left with Jay Monahan) has signed an extension to his contract through to the end of this year to allow him to complete projects before he hands over the reins to his successor Jay … Continue reading

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Masters Champions Dinner

2015 Masters Champion Jordan Spieth served Texas barbeque at the Masters Champions Dinner on Tuesday night. His mentor, Ben Crenshaw, a two-time champion who leads the conversation at the dinner, said that Jordan Spieth had chosen Salt Lick Barbecue to … Continue reading

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