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April 2008

NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY SUPPORT FOR DRIVING RANGES
Sunday, April 27, 2008
The English Golf Union (EGU) and English Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) are offering support and recognition to independent driving ranges through the RangeMark and EGU Golf Central initiative........
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England team named for Welsh strokeplay championship and
Sunday, April 27, 2008
England will be represented by Bedfordshire’s Holly Aitchison Yorkshire’s Naomi Edwards and Staffordshire’s Rachel Jennings in the Nations Cup event at the Welsh 54-hole open strokeplay championship.....

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News from EWGA
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Sunningdale’s Ellis Keenan wins Hampshire Rose...... and
Dorset’s Hannah Bews wins US college title .......abd Hannah, 13, is youngest-ever Wiltshire champion Full Story

Kent Golf Partnership Awarded Funding for Development
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
England Golf has awarded the Kent County Golf Partnership £30,000 over the next three years to support the development of golf within the county........
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Gloucestershire pair to represent England at Helen Holm
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Gloucestershire golfers Hannah Barwood and Sian James will represent England in the Nations Cup event at the Helen Holm Scottish open strokeplay championship at Troon this weekend..........
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Alex and Ann Peters win Mothers and Daughters
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Nottinghamshire 14-year-old Alex Peters teamed up with her mother, Ann, to claim their first victory in the Mothers and Daughters 27-hole open scratch foursomes at Royal Mid Surrey in Richmond........ Full Story

Danielle Montgomery wins Roehampton Gold Cup
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Danielle Montgomery – who was a 2007 England international before turning professional – won the 82nd Roehampton Gold Cup in south-west London......

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THE HAMPSHIRE HOG 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
The 2008 Hampshire Hog, played at North Hants Golf Club, was won in dramatic fashion in pouring rain on Sunday evening when Gary King, from Tyrrells Wood Golf Club, hit his tee shot at the first play off hole to 18 inches
Courtesy of Chris Donovan
Secretary North Hants Golf Club
Website: www.northhantsgolf.co.uk.........

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WORLD NO.1 WILLETT COULD 'DOUBLE-UP' IN BRABAZON TROPHY
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Spectators will get the opportunity to see Daniel Willett, who is number 1 in the R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking, in action when he tees off in the Brabazon Trophy, supported by Approved Golf Properties at Trevose Golf Club on 16th - 18th May.......
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Kerry Smith bows out in Australian semi-finals
Monday, April 21, 2008
England international Kerry Smith bowed out of the Australian matchplay championship at Royal Adelaide after a battling performance in the semi-final........
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TEE OFF FOR A SWINGING BUSINESS BREAK
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Guests at Park Plaza Nottingham are honing their golf skills in the middle of town with CyberGolf, Nottingham’s only indoor golf centre.........
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Liz Bennett and Rachel Jennings stage fine finish in Australia
Friday, April 18, 2008
Internationals Liz Bennett and Rachel Jennings gave England plenty to cheer about on the final day of the Australian strokeplay championship at Glenelg, Adelaide..... Full Story

Janet Collingham battles into English seniors’ championship semi-final
Friday, April 18, 2008
Nottinghamshire’s Janet Collingham fought back from five down to beat Hampshire star Chris Quinn and snatch a place in the semi-finals of the Senior Women’s English Close Championship at Stoneham...... Full Story

England pair to meet in Australian quarter-finals
Friday, April 18, 2008
England internationals Kerry Smith and Rachel Jennings will play each other for a place in the semi-finals of the Australian women’s matchplay championship at Royal Adelaide.........

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Norfolk County Golf Partnership Awarded Funding for Development
Friday, April 18, 2008
England Golf has awarded the Norfolk County Golf Partnership £22,000 over the next three years to support the development of golf within the county.......
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WORLD NO.1 WILLETT WINS IN AUSTRALIA
Friday, April 18, 2008
English champion Daniel Willett collected his second overseas title in a matter of weeks when he won the Australian Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Royal Adelaide Golf Club.......
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Equipment scheme for new golfers backed by cash award
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Potential new golfers no longer have to worry about buying golf equipment if they want to try the game following the announcement of a new scheme aimed at making the sport more accessible........
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Naomi Edwards and Liz Bennett challenge in Australian championship
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Internationals Naomi Edwards and Liz Bennett are leading the English challenge in the Australian women’s strokeplay championship at Glenelg Golf Club, Adelaide........ Full Story

ENGLISH GOLF UNION AND APPROVED GOLF PROPERTIES ANNOUNCE NEW SPONSORSHIP DEAL
Monday, April 14, 2008
The English Golf Union (EGU) has announced a new sponsorship deal with Approved Golf Properties. As part of the agreement Approved Golf Properties will become the title sponsor of The Brabazon Trophy......... Full Story

Magners Welsh Handicap Team Championship launched for 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Magners Irish Cider and the Golf Union of Wales today launched the 2008 Magners Welsh Handicap Team Championships at Celtic Manor. This is the second year of Magners’ three-year sponsorship of the event, involving all GUW affiliated golf clubs in Wales........
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England’s Heidi and Hannah challenge for Scottish U16 lead
Friday, April 11, 2008
England’s Heidi Baek and Hannah Turland are one shot off the lead after the first round of the Scottish U16 open strokeplay championship at Craigielaw.......

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Holder Returns to Defend Hampshire Hog
Friday, April 11, 2008
Jason Barnes from Kent will return to Fleet on Sunday 20 April to defend the Hampshire Hog he won in a play-off in 2007...... Full Story

England’s women shine – but Australia win the Ashes
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
England’s women shone again on the second day of The Ashes match at Moonah Links in Victoria – but they couldn’t prevent an Australian victory.......
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30,000 Beginners and Juniors benefit from EGU/EWGA Coaching Sessions in 2007
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
The English Golf Union (EGU) and English Women's Golf Association had their most successful coaching initiative year to date in 2007, with over 15,000 beginners receiving a FREE taster session through the Golf Coaching campaign and around 15,000 juniors receiving structured coaching sessions through the Junior Club Coaching programme.......
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AUSSIES LEAD TIGHT ASHES BATTLE AT MOONAH
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
England trail Australia by two points after a tightly fought first day of The Ashes at Moonah Links in Victoria. The Aussies lead the old enemy 8 ½ - 6 ½ with ten final day singles matches to come on The Open course......
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ENGLAND SQUAD SEEK ASHES REVENGE DOWN UNDER
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
England’s cricketers will have to wait until next year to regain the Ashes but our amateur golfers get their chance this week when they meet their Australian rivals in an Ashes clash........
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ENGLISH GOLF UNION DISCONTINUES ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMME
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
The English Golf Union (EGU) has decided to discontinue its Associate Membership Programme after 11 years of operation........
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