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April 2002

Weetabix Womens' British Open Championship
Tuesday, April 30, 2002
The Weetabix Women’s British Open Championship will break new ground in many ways when it is played over the Ailsa Course, Turnberry from 8th to 11th August.........
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Free coaching for English juniors
Tuesday, April 30, 2002
The English Golf Union, in association with Marsh Sports Group together with Royal & SunAlliance, has announced the fourth year of grant aid aimed at assisting golf clubs coach more young people in the game of golf by helping fund their coaching sessions............
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Golf Union of Ireland Launch Official Magazine
Tuesday, April 30, 2002
Former journalist and now Secretary of the GUI Seamus Smith announced that the Union's official magazine, "GOLFING", is now available......... Full Story

England back on track as Walker wins in Germany
Monday, April 29, 2002
England bounced back to winning ways in the German Amateur Championship on Sunday 28th April at the par 72 Golf Club Am Alten Fliess near Cologne..........
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Wardrop for European Tour Debut
Monday, April 29, 2002
Daniel Wardrop, the youngest member of England's World Class Performance Programme Elite Squad, will pit his skills against Europe's top professionals next month........
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Diving to Prison
Saturday, April 27, 2002
If you thought going onto a golf course and picking up "lost" golf balls was fair game then think again..... Full Story

Birmingham Golf Bonanza
Thursday, April 25, 2002
Since 1990 there have been 24 new golf course openings within 20 miles of the centre of the city of Birmingham. Responding to this massive increase in competition the city has decided to promote.................... Full Story

Good response to EGU survey
Thursday, April 25, 2002
Following distribution of the Golf Club Membership Questionnaire 2002 almost 50% of the 1,898 EGU and ELGA affiliated golf clubs......... Full Story

Harpin and Wales Victorious in Spain
Monday, April 22, 2002
Lee Harpin claimed a one stroke victory over Spain’s Gonzalo Fernandez-Castalo with a three round total of 212, four under par. Harpin sealed victory........ Full Story

Amateur Results Round Up
Monday, April 22, 2002
WALES are on the warpath. Already this year they have pocketed three major prizes - the Duncan Putter, the European Nations Cup and the Sherry Cup. Quite a catch for the Cinderellas of amateur golf......

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First World Conference on Junior Golf
Monday, April 22, 2002
The crucial issue of how to attract future generations to take up golf as a regular sporting activity was discussed by 300 representatives of 35 countries at the inaugural World Conference of Junior Golf in Rome over three days last week........
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Wolstenholme has German Title in his Sights
Monday, April 22, 2002
Gary Wolstenholme could add a new title to his lengthy list of achievements after being named in a three-strong EGU squad to contest the German Open Amateur Championship later this month........... Full Story

Rain delays Sherry Cup
Friday, April 12, 2002
Heavy rain forced play to be suspended yesterday in the Sherry Cup Competition in Sotogrande, Spain......... Full Story

Has the Golf Boom Ground to a Halt ?
Friday, April 12, 2002
Two conflicting reports emerged last week Golf Research a survey company suggests it has and another from Sports Marketing Surveys indicates the green tips of improvement are breaking through......... Full Story

Justin Rose supports EGU's Free Golf Coaching
Friday, April 12, 2002
The English Golf Union and English Ladies' Golf Association are pleased to confirm that their grass roots initiative aimed at introducing more people into golf and regular participation is to continue for a third year...... Full Story

Cambridge Golf Club was the Frst of 139 Golf Clubs to Sign.
Friday, April 12, 2002
Golf England confirm that today, April 11th, the exact figure of clubs signed is 139 with more in the pipeline...... Full Story

CONGU Appoints New Secretary
Monday, April 8, 2002
The Council Of National Golf Unions (CONGU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Kevin McIntyre as Secretary to the Council with effect from 1st April 2002....... Full Story

Wolstenholme Wins Berkhamstead Trophy
Monday, April 8, 2002
Before leaving for Spain to defend the Sherry Cup Gary Wolstenholme wins the Berkhamsted Trophy by 6 shots..... Full Story

Hempstock Top Boy in Scotland
Monday, April 8, 2002
John Hempstock aged 17 won the BP Scottish Boys' Championship title at West Kilbride at the weekend.......
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Callaway to Sponsor Junior World Championships
Tuesday, April 2, 2002
Callaway Golf has become the title sponsor of the Junior World Golf Championships. The Championships will be played 16 –19 July at seven courses across San Diego County....... Full Story

Masters week sees American vicars bid to beat GB&I golfing counterparts in ‘Ryder Cup style’ Cranmer Cup
Tuesday, April 2, 2002
Masters week will not only see the top players in the world battle for the season’s first major golfing title. The Ryder Cup has an ecclesiastical rival known as the Cranmer Cup!........

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Popular Novelist Supports Barnado's Jubilee Golf Tournament
Tuesday, April 2, 2002
Popular novelist, Leslie Thomas famous for books such as The Virgin Soldiers will be showing his support for children’s charity, Barnardo’s at The Barnardo’s Jubilee Golf Tournament on Monday 13 May 2002 at Botley Park Hotel, Golf and Country Club, Southampton....... Full Story

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