GOLF GENERAL

Youngsters perform despite conditions at Wiltshire Junior Golf championships

Wiltshire Times:

5:30am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Wrag Barn youngster Max Drayton and Chippenham’s Alexandra Feltham were deserving winners of the Hills Wiltshire Junior Golf Championships held at Ogbourne Downs.

GOLF: Carter's PGA boost

Wiltshire Times: Dan Carter

11:01am Wednesday 6th August 2014

UPAVON Golf Club assistant professional Dan Carter enjoyed his best finish in a West Region PGA order of merit tournament by sharing second place in the Forest Classic at Bells Hotel Forest of Dean and Forest Hills courses in Gloucestershire, writes PETER GODSIFF.

GOLF: Hannah makes grade in States

Wiltshire Times:

2:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

DEVIZES golfer Hannah Stradling is hoping to take a big step towards achieving her dream of becoming a professional player when she jets off to begin a scholarship at an American university next month.

GOLF: Wiltshire's Stow chases history at Saunton

Wiltshire Times: The victorious Ben Stow from Wiltshire. Picture: Leaderboard Photography

10:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BEN Stow can join an exclusive club if he adds the Abacius-supported English Amateur Championship to his Brabazon Trophy (English Amateur Strokeplay title) he won earlier this summer when the former is played at Saunton Golf Club in Devon from July 28 - August 2.

GOLF: Ali makes an impact at Cumberwell home

Wiltshire Times:

3:15pm Thursday 17th July 2014

CUMBERWELL Park’s golf manager Ali James shocked seasoned professionals with another fine display of scoring in the West Region PGA Championship over his home course.

THE OPEN: Howell frustrated at lost opportunities

Wiltshire Times:

11:52am Thursday 17th July 2014

DAVID Howell admitted he was frustrated not to make the most of perfect conditions on the first day of the Open, conceding he needed to be more aggressive at a sun-drenched Royal Liverpool.

GOLF: Wiltshire's Howell gets the Open under way

Wiltshire Times:

8:24am Thursday 17th July 2014

WILTSHIRE'S David Howell got the 143rd Open Championship under way in bright sunshine at Hoylake this morning.

GOLF: Open honour for Wiltshire's Howell

Wiltshire Times: David Howell

12:01pm Monday 14th July 2014

SWINDON golfer David Howell will hit the opening shot of the 143rd Open Championship when he tees up at Royal Liverpool on Thursday morning.

GOLF: Wiltshire boys claim national finals prize

Wiltshire Times:

3:51pm Thursday 10th July 2014

WILTSHIRE booked a place in next month's English Boys County finals after clinching the South West Championship on home turf at Bowood yesterday.

GOLF: Debutant Ross bags Hills title

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Monday 7th July 2014

ROSS Langdon, of South Cerney Golf Club, finished on two under par to win the Hills Wiltshire Professionals tournament at Marlborough Golf Club.

GOLF: Ben's Trophy triumph is a major step forward

Wiltshire Times:

1:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

NEW English strokeplay champion Ben Stow was delighted to finally get his hands on a major amateur title before he launches his professional career next year.

GOLF: Howell reaches European Tour landmark

Wiltshire Times:

2:19pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

WILTSHIRE Ryder Cup star David Howell became the second youngest player in history to make 500 appearances on The European Tour after opening with a round of 72 on the first day of the Alstom Open de France.

GOLF: County golfers miss out in Open qualifying

Wiltshire Times: Ben Stow

9:36am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

WILTSHIRE’S golfers missed out on a place in this month’s Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in yesterday’s final qualifying competition.

GOLF: Stow claims Brabazon Trophy

Wiltshire Times: Ben Stow celebrates with the Brabazon Trophy

9:54pm Saturday 28th June 2014

IT requires something special to win major championships and Wiltshire's Ben Stow delivered that aplenty to win the Brabazon Trophy in record style in front of a cheering crowd at Seaton Carew.

GOLF: Stow stays in Brabazon contention

Wiltshire Times: Ben Stow tees off on the third hole at Muirfield - which he birdied - this morning

9:57am Saturday 28th June 2014

WILTSHIRE'S Ben Stow remains in contention for the Brabazon Trophy despite a tough third day at Seaton Carew in County Durham yesterday.

GOLF: Tour is likely to return to Cumberwell

Wiltshire Times: Cumberwell Park golf manager Ali James tees off in last Wednesday’s first round

2:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

CUMBERWELL Park golf manager Ali James believes it is “very likely’’ that the Bradford on Avon club will host the EuroPro Tour again after the success of last week’s HotelPlanners.com Championship event.

GOLF: Wiltshire's Stow in contention in Brabazon Trophy

Wiltshire Times: Ben Stow, pictured during today's second round at the Open at Muirfield

9:42am Friday 27th June 2014

THE cream came to the top on day two of the Brabazon Trophy with England international colleagues Ben Stow and Ryan Evans sharing the halfway lead on nine-under-par 137, three shots clear of the rest of the field.

GOLF: Matton progresses in Open qualifying

Wiltshire Times: Sam Matton

10:39pm Monday 23rd June 2014

BOWOOD golfer Sam Matton is through to local final qualifying for next month's Open Championship at Royal Liverpool after negotiating his way through the regional rounds today.

GOLF: Hodgson claims Cumberwell EuroPro Tour prize

Wiltshire Times: Stiggy Hodgson celebrates after holing the winning putt at Cumberwell Park this afternoon (Photos: Glenn Phillips)

6:36pm Friday 20th June 2014

STIGGY Hodgson won his first HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour title with victory in the first hole of a sudden-death play-off at Cumberwell Park today.

GOLF: Smith bows out of British Amateur

Wiltshire Times: Jordan Smith was competing in his first European Tour event in Austria yesterday

10:34pm Friday 20th June 2014

JORDAN Smith's bid for the British Amateur Championship ended at the last 32 stage today.

GOLF: Smith into British Amateur last 32

Wiltshire Times: Jordan Smith was trying his luck on the Asian Tour’s Qualifying School this week

6:38pm Thursday 19th June 2014

JORDAN Smith progressed to the last 32 of the British Amateur Championship in Northern Ireland today, but fellow Wiltshire player Ben Stow bowed out.

GOLF: Joy two clear heading into final round at Cumberwell

Wiltshire Times: Leader Luke Joy

7:30pm Thursday 19th June 2014

LUKE Joy will take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the HotelPlanner.com Championship after carding a second-round 68 to move from eight under to 11 under and extend his 18-hole lead to two strokes by the end of Thursday’s play at Cumberwell Park.

GOLF: County duo reach British Amateur matchplay stages

Wiltshire Times: Jordan Smith was trying his luck on the Asian Tour’s Qualifying School this week

8:07am Thursday 19th June 2014

WILTSHIRE golfers Jordan Smith and Ben Stow both qualified for the matchplay stages of the British Amateur Championship, which were getting under way in Northern Ireland this morning.

GOLF: It's Joy at Cumberwell

Wiltshire Times: First-round leader at Cumberwell Luke Joy (Photo: HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour)

7:38pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

LUKE Joy carded an opening-round 63 to lead the HotelPlanner.com Championship at Cumberwell Park by one stroke on eight under par today.

GOLF: Fog delays trio's British Amateur bid

Wiltshire Times: Ben Stow

9:43pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

THE Wiltshire trio contesting the British Amateur Championship saw their bid to reach the matchplay stages stalled by the weather in Northern Ireland today.

GOLF: Cumberwell set for EuroPro Tour bow

Wiltshire Times: Cumberwell Park

3:30pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

THE HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour heads to Cumberwell Park, just outside Bradford on Avon, for the first time tomorrow, with some of Europe’s best young pros descending on the course.

GOLF: Smith heads Wiltshire contingent at British Amateur

Wiltshire Times: Jordan Smith was trying his luck on the Asian Tour’s Qualifying School this week

8:45pm Monday 16th June 2014

JORDAN Smith headed up the Wiltshire challenge on the opening day of the British Amateur Championship in Northern Ireland today.

GOLF: Surry aims to draw on home comfort

Wiltshire Times: Cumberwell Park pro Steve Surry

2:00pm Friday 13th June 2014

STEVE Surry admits teeing up in next week’s HotelPlanner.com Championship on home turf at Cumberwell Park will probably feel a bit strange.

SOUTH WEST WEEK DAY FIVE: Wiltshire stay in contention for matchplay crown

Wiltshire Times: Golf

9:29am Friday 13th June 2014

WILTSHIRE headed into the final day of golf's South West Week at Royal North Devon GC this morning still in with a chance of lifting the inter-county matchplay title.

SOUTH WEST WEEK DAY FOUR: Fightback not enough for Wiltshire

Wiltshire Times: Garry Slade

8:38am Thursday 12th June 2014

A STIRRING foursomes fightback narrowly failed to prevent Wiltshire from slipping to a second inter county matchplay defeat at South West Week at Royal North Devon yesterday.

GOLF: Wiltshire fall short in South West qualifier

Wiltshire Times: Ben Stow tees off on the third hole at Muirfield - which he birdied - this morning

9:44am Wednesday 11th June 2014

WILTSHIRE'S hopes of a return to the English county finals were dashed out the South West qualifier at Royal North Devon yesterday.

SOUTH WEST WEEK DAY TWO: Wiltshire bounce back with win over Dorset

Wiltshire Times: Marlborough’s Ben Amor is among those included in the Wiltshire squad

5:48pm Monday 9th June 2014

WILTSHIRE got off the mark in the inter-county matchplay championship at South West Week today as they defeated Dorset 9-5 in the second of their five matches at Royal North Devon GC.

GOLF: Brabazon defence will be tough for Smith

Wiltshire Times: Jordan Smith was trying his luck on the Asian Tour’s Qualifying School this week

2:25pm Monday 9th June 2014

JORDAN Smith (Bowood G&CC, Wiltshire) faces a tough task in defence of the Brabazon Trophy he won last year when the English Men’s Open Strokeplay Championship takes place at Seaton Carew Golf Club in County Durham on June 25-28.

SOUTH WEST WEEK DAY ONE: Wiltshire slip to opening defeat

Wiltshire Times: Garry Slade

7:59am Monday 9th June 2014

WILTSHIRE lost out to Somerset in their opening Inter-County team matchplay fixture at South West Week at Royal Devon GC yesterday.

GOLF: Cumberwell prepares

Wiltshire Times: Cumberwell’s Dom Walter was victorious at the US Kids Golf European Championship in Scotland

3:30pm Friday 6th June 2014

CUMBERWELL Park general manager Ali James is relishing the test that golf’s EuroPro Tour will provide for the Bradford on Avon course.

GOLF: Wiltshire aiming to be best in south west

Wiltshire Times: Ben Stow

12:00pm Friday 6th June 2014

CAPTAIN Pete Bicknell is relishing the prospect of returning ‘home’ with an exciting young Wiltshire side when the county contest South West Week in Devon.

GOLF: Marlborough's Ben is county king after play-off triumph

Wiltshire Times: Ben Amor receives the county championship trophy from Wiltshire president Barrie Reardon Smith (Photo: Wiltshire Golf Union)

12:46pm Monday 19th May 2014

MARLBOROUGH'S Ben Amor clinched the County Championship after edging out clubmate Jez Tomlinson in a three-hole play-off at Bowood Golf & Country Club yesterday.

Showing promise on my return to South Africa

Wiltshire Times: Showing promise on my return to South Africa

12:00pm Saturday 26th April 2014

I RECENTLY made a return trip to Africa to play two Sunshine Tour events, the Telkom PGA Championship in Johannesburg and the Zimbabwe Open in Harare.

GOLF: PGA award for our Simon

Wiltshire Times: Simon Shanks, with PGA captain Peter Laugher

3:12pm Monday 10th March 2014

BOWOOD teaching professional Simon Shanks has been named coach of the year by the PGA of England and Wales (South West) in the annual awards ceremony at the regional headquarters Woodbury Park in Devon, writes PETER GODSIFF.

GOLF: Surry solid in South Africa

Wiltshire Times: Cumberwell Park pro Steve Surry

11:48am Thursday 13th February 2014

TROWBRIDGE professional Steve Surry made a solid start to his latest Sunshine Tour event in South Africa this morning.

GOLF: Surry in South African contention

Wiltshire Times: Cumberwell Park pro Steve Surry

9:25pm Thursday 6th February 2014

TROWBRIDGE golfer Steve Surry shot an encouraging opening round in the Joburg Open in South Africa today

GOLF: Charles joins Swifts for an Easter swing

Wiltshire Times: Charles Dunn

1:00pm Friday 3rd January 2014

WARMINSTER School pupil Charles Dunn could find himself following a path along the same fairways as some of golf’s greatest names after being selected to join a prestigious tour of the USA.

GOLF: Surry eyes Championship place

Wiltshire Times: Cumberwell Park pro Steve Surry

11:41am Monday 25th November 2013

TROWBRIDGE golfer Steve Surry is hoping to capitalise on his good end-of-year form to qualify for a second top tournament in South Africa tomorrow.

GOLF: Steady Surry makes Johannesburg cut

Wiltshire Times: Steve Surry in action at the Nedbank Affinity Cup today (Photo by Petri Oeschger/Sunshine Tour/Gallo Images)

2:52pm Friday 22nd November 2013

CUMBERWELL Park pro Steve Surry was unable to replicate his first-round fireworks, but still comfortably made the cut at the South African Open in Johannesburg today.

GOLF: Surry soaring in South Africa

Wiltshire Times: Cumberwell Park pro Steve Surry

11:18am Thursday 21st November 2013

STEVE Surry's superb finish to 2013 continued this morning as he soared into early contention in the 1.1million Euros South African Open.

GOLF: Surry has Tour aim

Wiltshire Times: Cumberwell Park pro Steve Surry

9:00am Saturday 16th November 2013

STEVE Surry tees up alongside some of golf’s most famous names next week, seeking the result that could significantly change his career in 2014.

GOLF: Cup consolation for Steve

Wiltshire Times: Steve Surry

1:47pm Thursday 7th November 2013

TROWBRIDGE professional Steve Surry narrowly missed out on victory at the Nedbank Affinity Cup in South Africa today - but should have earned himself an ample consolation prize.

GOLF: Surry stays in touch as he chases tour booster

Wiltshire Times: Steve Surry in action at the Nedbank Affinity Cup today (Photo by Petri Oeschger/Sunshine Tour/Gallo Images)

4:43pm Wednesday 6th November 2013

STEVE Surry has twin targets heading into the final round of the Nedbank Affinity Cup in South Africa tomorrow.

GOLF: Surry hot in South Africa

Wiltshire Times: Steve Surry

2:35pm Tuesday 5th November 2013

TROWBRIDGE professional Steve Surry shot a superb 64 to lead the Sunshine Tour's Nedbank Affinity Cup in sweltering conditions in South Africa today.

GOLF: Victory a sweet moment after Howell's years of despair

Wiltshire Times: David Howell kisses the trophy after winning the Dunhill Links Championships at St Andrews yesterday

9:00am Monday 30th September 2013

WILTSHIRE star David Howell celebrated reaching the end of a "long, long road from the depths of despair" after claiming his first European Tour title in seven years by beating American Peter Uihlein in a sudden-death play-off at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.




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