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Apr 29th, 2020 Article

LPGA to restart tour in July

The LPGA announced its revised calendar for 2020 on Wednesday with a planned return to play at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational in Michigan on 15th July. There will also be more cash available due to increases in the purses for many of the events. Players will compete for an average of nearly $2.7 million per event.

May 13th, 2020 Article

Quarantine headache for European based players

The PGA Tour will kick off on 11 June with the Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas. However, players and caddies returning to the USA for the tour face the headache of 14 days in isolation due to the strict quarantine rules in place in the USA.

Apr 17th, 2020 Article

Support American Golf NHS campaign

American Golf has teamed up with Golf Alchemy and Cleveland Golf to give away an exclusive set of three NHS branded wedges to one lucky donator. The prize is truly unique, as the team at Golf Alchemy has branded each club with the NHS logo, and carefully added a message of thanks to all NHS workers from 3-year-old Henry Brown, whose mother Emma Marshall is a healthcare provider for the NHS in Watford.

May 10th, 2020 Article

Courses to open in England

It was good news for golfers in England as Boris Johnson announced in his Sunday address that recreational sports could resume, so long it is with members of your household. Sadly, the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have refused to follow Westminster’s lead

Apr 5th, 2020 Article

R&A cancel the Open

Well, the R&A finally made a decision and somewhat surprisingly for some the decision was to cancel the 149th Open Championship because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Tournament will now take place at the same venue, Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich, in 2021.

Aug 20th, 2020 Article

Driverless transport at Celtic Manor

Golfers and their caddies appearing at The ISPS Handa Wales Open will today be taken out to the opening tee in a driverless shuttle, powered by Vodafone’s 4G network. The tournament will be the first major sporting event to use driverless technology, supporting social distancing guidelines.

Apr 2nd, 2020 Article

59Club extends commitment to help clubs

Customer service satisfaction and benchmarking firm 59club have announced today that they will further extend their complimentary offering amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, as 59club help golf managers, retailers, golf pro’s, F&B operators, leisure and spa businesses and hoteliers alike, make the right choices and provide the right options for its customers and staff.

Aug 24th, 2020 Article

Andy Sullivan launches auction to support the NHS

PING Pro, Andy Sullivan, is paying tribute to the NHS heroes who have worked tirelessly during the Covid-19 pandemic by putting a one-of-a-kind PING tour bag up for auction. “Auctioning off this bag is my way of saying a small thank you to each and every one of our NHS heroes, so I hope that we can raise as much money as possible for such a great cause.” . .

Apr 26th, 2020 Article

Motorcyclists vandalise Surrey course

A quite mind-boggling act of vandalism took place at Walton Heath at the weekend as thugs on motorbikes delighted in churning up a green one of the courses. This truly unbelievable video footage shows the animals doing doughnuts on the green and then riding off as walkers watched in disbelief.

Mar 27th, 2020 Article

Bizarre message from Greg Norman

Greg Norman has never been a shrinking violet and could never be accused of lacking self-confidence. From the man who is not adverse to send the odd explicit pictures of himself and recently advised on how to stop the Australian bushfires, comes his response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Aug 31st, 2020 Article

Joe Long wins the 125th Amateur Championship

Joe Long savoured success at Royal Birkdale to win The 125th Amateur Championship. The Englishman showed composure over the renowned links in Southport to defeat fellow Englishman and good friend Joe Harvey, 23, in an exciting 36-hole final. Long recorded a 4&3 victory, to become the first Englishman since Harry Ellis in 2017 to win The Amateur Championship.   

Jul 9th, 2020 Article

Should the Ryder Cup have been postponed?

Padraig Harrington summed it up well a while back when he said the players "might have to take one for the team". The problem is it became clear that many of the players were not prepared to 'take one' as he put it and the lack of an adoring crowd became the deciding factor.