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Golf NEWS from England and Wales ➤

In 1986, we began our Regional Golf Newspapers to bring you the best in local club news from England and Wales. Golf NOW continues to build on this tradition through our website. To discover the news from your region please click on the regions on the left. If you have hosted a charity day then please tell us about it. Maybe your club championships were last weekend, you have new facilities installed in your clubhouse or even that lifelong member Patrick scored his fifth hole-in-one this morning? Whatever your news, please send us your story to: clubnews@golf-now.co.uk

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Hartpury Student Crowned Champion ➤


Hartpury golf student George Bryant has won the English and Welsh Championships after a thrilling finish. George, who is studying a BA (Hons) Sports Business Management degree at Hartpury’s Golf Academy, held his nerve in a play-off to win the prestigious competition – part of the BUCS Golf Tour – at Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club. Starting the final round one shot off the lead, George fired a two-over-par 74 to finish on 288 over the 72 holes, the same total as James Hamilton (Loughborough University). After they tied on the first hole of the play-off, George edged out his rival on the second to take first place and make it a winning start to the championship for Hartpury, who had entered the event for the first time.

“It means a lot to be able to win the first BUCS event for Hartpury,” said George, who studied a Level Three Extended Diploma in Golf at Hartpury before his current degree course. “It is a great start to the year for me and gives me a lot of confidence to be able to win a great tournament in a strong field. Hartpury has helped me a huge amount in the last three years. It has allowed me to improve as a golfer in every way possible.Every kind of help has been available to me from nutritional help to psychology and many other areas.As well as the experience Hartpury has offered me in terms of regular high level competitive golf. There's been no limit to the amount I've been able to improve.”

George, who lives in Exeter and whose home club is Staddon Heights (click here for more info) in Plymouth, added: “Over the next three years I plan to continue improving as a golfer and continue competing and winning BUCS events whilst also completing my degree and having fun doing so.”

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Veteran League turns 40 ➤


The Kent Veteran’s Golf League (KGVL), believed to be the largest golf league in the UK, has just celebrated its 40th anniversary with the conclusion of their inaugural Pairs Championship.

Played in testing weather conditions at Boughton G.C. fifty-five pairs battled itout before the winning duo of Ian Slatter & Fred Potter of Tenterden G.C. (43 points) finally triumphed over the field and the elements.

The worthy winners were presented with a magnificent crystal trophy – The Golfstream Challenge Trophy – by Derek Richford, Managing Director of Golfstream Ltd and sole sponsor of the event and the league. Said Derek “To have so many players competing for this year’s 40th Anniversary Trophy in these conditions is a testament to their determination and the great standing that this league has with players in the South East of England. We are delighted to support the Kent Golf Veterans League and we congratulate everyone that has taken part today and look forward to seeing new contenders next year.”

In addition to the crystal trophy, the winning pair each received a top of the range Golfstream Duo electric trolley, CaddyCell lithium battery and cart bag. Runners up John Calver and Frank Bristow of Sundridge Park G.C. (42 points) both received CaddyCell lithium batteries, known throughout the golf industry as being suitable for all major trolley makes and third place went to the pair of Lazo Fassolas & Les Roche of Broke Hill G.C. (41 points) on a count back.

Our picture shows league sponsor Derek Richford [left] MD of Golfstream Trolleys presenting Steve Sharpe of Langley Park G.C. with his Singles Championship prizes.

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