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April 2003

250TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROYAL AND ANCIENT GOLF CLUB
Wednesday, April 30, 2003
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews was founded on 14th May 1754 and to commemorate the 250th Anniversary, the R&A has planned a series of events involving members and guests......
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FREE GOLF COACHING “Driving into City Centres”
Wednesday, April 30, 2003
The English Golf Union and English Ladies’ Golf Association are pleased to confirm that the highly successful FREE GOLF COACHING for BEGINNERS initiative is to continue for a fourth year, with some interesting developments.......
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Elite Squad Duo Shine on Tour
Friday, April 25, 2003
England Elite Squad members Zane Scotland and Richard Walker showed their pedigree on the PGA European Tour last week in Algarve Open de Portugal at Vale do Lobo...... Full Story

Second Development Plan Launched for Juniors
Thursday, April 24, 2003
The England Junior Golf Partnership (EJGP) is pleased to announce the launch of a second development plan for junior golf in England, it will run for four years from April 2003 - April 2007....... Full Story

Blind Golfing Brothers raise funds for 2004 Championships in Australia
Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Award wining golfing brothers Simon and Jay Cookson, members of the English Blind Golf Association, raised funds for the World Championships being held in Australia next spring at a successful event at Meon Valley Golf Club, Hampshire, on Tuesday 15 April......... Full Story

Matchpractice Open Day at Edenbridge
Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Edenbridge Golf and Country Club are staging a Matchpractice Open Day on Saturday 31 May 2003. Matchpractice.com is a unique website which allows players of similar ability and handicap to arrange matches throughout the UK and Ireland........ Full Story

Welsh Junior Order of Merit
Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Stuart Manley from Mountain Ash won the Duncan Putter for the second year in succession after closing with a superb final round of 68. Manley collects 150 Konica Order of Merit points and heads the table from Rhys Davies (Royal Porthcawl)........ Full Story

Four New Caps in England Team to face Spain
Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Martin Sell, the Wiltshire 24 year old, who has come close to winning two international championships in the past year, is one of four new caps in the England team to face Spain at Lindrick Golf Club, Yorkshire, next month........
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Wanted! Golfers to tee off for Children in Need
Wednesday, April 16, 2003
The first ever BBC Golf Day to raise money for BBC Children in Need* takes place on Friday 23 May at the prestigious 'Forest of Arden Golf Club' in Warwickshire.
Teams are being sought to take part in the day.........
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Scotland and Walker on Tour
Wednesday, April 16, 2003
England Elite Squad members Zane Scotland and Richard Walker have been invited to play in this week’s Algarve Open de Portugal on the PGA European Tour........
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In-Form Walker Defends German Title
Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Richard Walker hopes to strengthen his chances of Walker Cup selection if he can make a successful defence of the 54-hole German International Open Amateur Championship near Cologne next week.........
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Wee Wonders on their Way
Wednesday, April 16, 2003
The first Wee Wonders competition got under way last weekend and over the coming months hundreds of youngsters will be competing against each other to reach the Grand Final at Foxhills in September........ Full Story

Record Field for St Andrews Links Trophy
Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Players from 16 countries make up the truly international field that will be competing for the St Andrews Links Trophy over the Old and New Courses from 23rd to 25th May.........
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Computers Help Rural Travel
Tuesday, April 8, 2003
A pioneering transport system which uses sophisticated computer technology to provide buses on demand may help to solve rural travel problems. Passengers using the new service benefit from flexible timetables, can influence the journey routes and may be picked up and dropped off on their doorsteps........
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England go Dutch to seek European Title
Tuesday, April 8, 2003
England are leaving no stone unturned in their bid to win the biennial European Men’s Team Championship in Holland in July. Preparation is the name of the game and three members of the Elite Squad are to make a fact-finding visit to the Royal Hague Golf Club........ Full Story

Bromborough to Host 2005 English Amateur
Tuesday, April 8, 2003
Bromborough Golf Club, on the Wirral, has generously agreed to stage the English Amateur Championship, the Blue Riband event of the English men’s season, in 2005........
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England Win Sherry Cup
Tuesday, April 8, 2003
England won the European Nations Championship (Sherry Cup) in Spain on Saturday with an excellent performance, defeating teams from 15 other European Nations..........
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EGU to Coach Record Number of Juniors
Tuesday, April 8, 2003
On April 1st 2003 the English Golf Union in association with the Marsh Sports Group launched Year 5 of the increasingly popular Junior Club Coaching Programme........ Full Story

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