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January 2003

2004 Open Championship Regional Qualifying Courses
Friday, January 31, 2003
Pleasington, Prestbury, Rochester & Cobham Park and Royal Ashdown Forest are named as new additions in the list of 16 courses which will host Regional Qualifying for the 2004 Open Championship at Royal Troon............. Full Story

Links Trophy Extended to Three Days
Friday, January 31, 2003
One of the world’s leading amateur stroke play tournaments, the St Andrews Links Trophy, is being extended from two to three days. It will be played over the Old and New Courses at St Andrews on Friday 23, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 May............ Full Story

Lupton and Wolstenholme on Top down Under
Tuesday, January 28, 2003
England's top amateurs have reaped further overseas success by winning the team event in the Lake Macquarie International at Belmont Golf Club in Australia............... Full Story

England School of Excellence Squad Named
Tuesday, January 28, 2003
England has called up 24 youngsters, including six from the under-16 age group, for its annual School of Excellence to be held at the National Golf Centre, Woodhall Spa, on 21-23 February,4-6 April and 7-8 June........
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EGU Collates Detailed county Information
Tuesday, January 28, 2003
Since publishing the Golf Club Membership Questionnaire 2002 Results Booklet last year, the EGU and ELGA have completed further research relating to each of the thirty-four County Unions/Associations............
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Eight Players Added to Walker Cup Squad
Monday, January 27, 2003
Eight players have been added to the GB&I Walker Cup squad in preparation for the match against the United States to be held at Ganton Golf Club on Sept 6 and 7.............

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EGU Launch Junior Golf Quiz Web Page
Thursday, January 23, 2003
The English Golf Union is pleased to announce the launch of the EGU Junior Golf Quiz Page within the Junior Section of the website. This page is in recognition of the large percentage of children who visit the Junior Section of the website............. Full Story

Anne Wallace takes over as LGU Chairman
Thursday, January 23, 2003
Anne Wallace will take over the office of Chairman at the Annual General Meeting of the Ladies’ Golf Union in Glasgow on Wednesday 22nd January. She will serve a period of 12 months............. Full Story

Amateur Championship Exemptions extended
Monday, January 20, 2003
The Championship Committee of the R&A has introduced a number of exemptions from the handicap ballot for players entering the Amateur Championship in 2003.........
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Amateur Stars Confirmed for 2003 Johnnie Walker Classic
Sunday, January 19, 2003
Two of the world's most promising young amateurs - Thailand's Prom Meesawat and Australia's Michael Sim - have accepted invitations to compete in the 2003 Johnnie Walker Classic in Perth.............. Full Story

Wales Abroad
Saturday, January 18, 2003
The 2003 season begins shortly for Wales’ amateurs. The early part of the season takes players to Australia, America, Spain and Portugal..........
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Peugeot partners LGU
Friday, January 17, 2003
The Ladies’ Golf Union is delighted to announce that Peugeot has become their first ‘official partner’ and will be involved in several elements of the LGU’s tournaments and administration...............

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Fiona Norris Named Manager for Vagliano Trophy
Friday, January 17, 2003
The Ladies’ Golf Union has named Fiona Norris (McKay) manager of the team to compete for the Vagliano Trophy at County Louth Golf Club on 25th and 26th July..............
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Amateur Venues and Dates for 2006
Wednesday, January 15, 2003
Royal St. George’s where this year’s Open Championship will be played in July, has been named by the R&A in a list of host clubs for 2006 championships as the venue for the Amateur Championship..................

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Questionnaire Provides detailed County Information
Tuesday, January 14, 2003
Since publishing the Golf Club Membership Questionnaire 2002 Results Booklet last year, the EGU and ELGA have completed further research relating to each of the thirty-four County Unions/Associations..............

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Additional Resource for EGU Coaching
Saturday, January 11, 2003
The English Golf Union has re-organized its coaching structure in 2002-3 to put more resources into developing players, and create a more structured pathway between Boys' Regional coaching, School of Excellence and the Elite Squad................. Full Story

EGU Golf Development Policy
Wednesday, January 8, 2003
The English Golf Union has published its Golf Development Policy that presents a vision for affiliated golf clubs, County Union's and the governing body itself, forming the foundation for their long-term golf development strategy........ Full Story

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