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Oct 22nd, 2020 Article

Saudi Arabia to make golf free for women

Saudi Arabia has today announced a world-first initiative that will offer free golf to women across the Kingdom. All players signed-up to the scheme will be designated as a Ladies First Member at either Riyadh Golf Club, Dirab Golf Club or King Abdullah Economic City’s (KAEC) Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, depending on their location.  

Oct 19th, 2020 Article

Dramatic finish for Faldo Series in Europe

The 24th Faldo Series Europe season came to a dramatic finish at the Scotland Championship, where Scottish talent, Ruben Lindsay, showed resilience and determination through a 6-hole playoff to claim the final title of the Europe Series. Leading final scores and qualifiers from the Scotland Championship: George Ash +4 George Mason +8 Charles Petrie +9 Calum D Scott +3 Lachlan Reynolds +3

Oct 19th, 2020 Article

Mickelson wins Battle of the Lefties

Phil Mickelson became the third player and the second this year to win his first two starts on the PGA TOUR Champions.  The 50-year-old was in imperious form as kicked into overdrive on the back nine to go clear of fellow left-hander Mike Weir in the Dominion Energy Charity Classic.

Oct 11th, 2020 Article

Poults chips in on big hitting debate

Matthew Fitzpatrick gave his thoughts on the long hitting debate and the length of Bryson DeChambeau in particular but Ian Poulter has come up with a possible solution. According to the Ryder Cup star, the answer may well be in putting restrictions on the length of the driver whilst at the same time stipulating a minimum loft for the big dog.  

Oct 11th, 2020 Article

Laird and Cantlay lead in Las Vegas

Bryson Dechambeau cam down to earth with a slight bump in the third round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Level par rounds are no good in a tournament where the leaders are averaging rounds of better than six under par! Round of the day came from U.S. Open runner-up Matthew Wolff who had an incredible run of three eagles in a five hole spell on the back nine of his round of 61.

Oct 9th, 2020 Article

DeChambeau on top once again

Bryson DeChambeau is a man in form and his confidence is at an all-time high. The nine-under-par opening round in Las Vegas is the lowest opening round of DeChambeau's PGA Tour career and he leads by one at TPC Summerlin. It was a battle of the big hitters as DeChambeau was partnered with Cameron Champ and Matthew Wolff who he saw off in the final round of the U.S. Open.

Oct 8th, 2020 Article

Rose Zhang awarded Mark H. McCormack Medal

Rose Zhang, of Irvine, Calif., has won the Mark H. McCormack Medal as the leading female player in the 2020 World Amateur Golf Ranking® / WAGR®. The McCormack Medal winner receives exemptions into the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open at The Olympic Club as well as the 2021 AIG Women’s Open at Carnoustie.

Oct 5th, 2020 Article

Garcia returns to the winner's circle

Sergio Garcia pulled out an excellent finish to the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi to pip clubhouse leader Peter Malnati by a single shot and took his first PGA Tour event since his win at Augusta in the spring of 2017.

Sep 25th, 2020 Article

R&A announces four new honorary members

Four of golf’s great champions have accepted invitations to become Honorary Members of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. With 11 major championship victories between them Catriona Matthew OBE, Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington and Nick Price are among the most successful and influential professional golfers of the modern era and are outstanding ambassadors for the sport.

Sep 24th, 2020 Article

Historic Welsh course to be given over to sea defences

Rhyl Golf Club which is located on the North Wales coast and was designed in 1890 by the world-famous James Braid is in danger of being forced to close. The members have been informed of plans by Denbighshire Council and the Welsh government to incorporate the course in a new sea defence project. In a statement on its website the club states

Sep 11th, 2020 Article

England Golf announcement on Coronavirus rules change

When the UK government announced the change to the COVID-19 rules, we wondered how this would impact on golf societies planning events. England Golf has now made an announcement providing advice to the golf world. It's still not one hundred per cent clear but it does not bode well for larger groups of golfers hoping to get together. In a release put out on Twitter, England Golf said

Sep 11th, 2020 Article

PGA drives recruitment with #PGADraft2020 campaign

The PGA is looking to inspire the next generation of professionals through a dedicated campaign aimed at potential students, anyone considering a career in golf or those who have never given it a thought. The campaign – #PGADraft2020 – calls on the experiences of The PGA’s greatest asset, namely its Members, and brings to life the range of career options available.