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August 2003

EGU update junior section of website
Friday, August 29, 2003
The English Golf Union has recently updated the junior section of their website, modernising the look and enhancing the content. The section caters for everyone involved in junior golf and provides comprehensive details on all development initiatives and junior issues........ Full Story

WOODCOTE PARK SEEK A CHAMPION CLUB DOUBLE
Friday, August 29, 2003
Woodcote Park will seek to become only the third club to successfully defend the title when the English Champion Club tournament is held at King's Lynn Golf Club on 12th-13th September........
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Murphy wins Jameson
Friday, August 29, 2003
James Murphy, a scratch golfer from Shrigley Hall Hotel Golf club is the newly crowned Jameson Golf World Champion of Champions. On a dramatic final day's play over the famous Hotchkin course at Woodhall Spa........ Full Story

YORKSHIRE DEFEND BOYS TITLE AT COPTHORNE
Thursday, August 28, 2003
Yorkshire will seek their fourth victory in the event when they defend the English Boys County Finals next week in Sussex. They meet the other regional finalists, Kent, Lincolnshire and Wiltshire in the three-day contest at Copthorne Golf Club, near Crawley on 1-3 September....... Full Story

SMYTH HOLDS ON TO BECOME BRITISH BLIND OPEN CHAMPION
Thursday, August 28, 2003
Sam Smyth held on to his first round lead to take the title of British Blind Golf Open champion by nine shots at West Essex Golf Club........ Full Story

Team plans for the Walker Cup
Thursday, August 28, 2003
With the Walker Cup match at Ganton, North Yorkshire, just over a week away, the U.S. team are flying in early, determined to gain control of the Cup from GB&I, the winners of the last two encounters........ Full Story

Faldo Final Almost Upon Us
Wednesday, August 27, 2003
The fate of Britain’s brightest young golf stars of the future is certainly in good hands. As the Faldo Junior Series comes to a head fifty finalists are eager to follow in the footsteps of past champions now making an impact as professionals on tour......... Full Story

McKevitt wins Ladies British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship
Wednesday, August 27, 2003
Shelley McKevitt (Reading) has won the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship, held at Royal Portrush Golf Club, Northern Ireland....................... Full Story

VOLUNTEERS DEMONSTRATE WAY AHEAD FOR SCOTTISH HIGLANDS
Thursday, August 21, 2003
Through the support and guidance of Highland Council and Golf Foundation Scotland, a group of volunteers in Fort William are making a success story of introducing more young people to golf in the rural west of Scotland...... Full Story

BLIND GOLF OPEN ATTRACTS LARGE INTERNATIONAL ENTRY
Thursday, August 21, 2003
Northern Ireland’s Tom Reidy will be set to defend his title when the British Blind Golf Open tees off at the West Essex Golf Course, Chingford, today....... Full Story

TEAMS FOR JACQUES LEGLISE TROPHY
Thursday, August 21, 2003
Paul Waring, Gareth Shaw and Rhys Davies represented Great Britain and Ireland in the 2002 Jacques Leglise Trophy match and they have again been selected for this year’s encounter against the Continent of Europe Boys at Lahinch, Ireland on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th August........ Full Story

Top Spots for Team Faldo
Wednesday, August 20, 2003
Florentyna Parker and Henrietta Brockway, both members of Nick Faldo’s elite squad Team Faldo, have won the English Girls U15 and U13 Championship at Aldenham Golf Club......
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Strongest ever field assembled for Jameson Golf World Champion of Champions final
Wednesday, August 20, 2003
The famous Hotchkin course at Woodhall Spa will again play host to the grand final of the Jameson Golf World Champion of Champions event on August 26th/27th....... Full Story

Irish Golf Union to move to new home
Friday, August 15, 2003
The Golfing Union of Ireland has signed a contract with Carton House to relocate its headquarters and build its new offices, golf museum and national golf academy on the magnificent estate which is also home of two championship courses, designed by Mark O’Meara and Colin Montgomerie respectively...............
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Centrica transfers Golf England to the EGU
Friday, August 15, 2003
Golf England was conceived two years ago as a joint venture between Centrica, the EGU and a technology company to provide a range of golf-related benefits - including a buying group for clubs and a fully integrated smart card for all golfers....... Full Story

NICK DOUGHERTY PREDICTS WEETABIX JUNIOR GOLFERS CAN RISE TO GREATNESS
Friday, August 15, 2003
Nick Dougherty will be cheering on the country’s most talented junior golfers next week as they compete to become 2003 Age Group Champions of Great Britain and Ireland....... Full Story

ENGLAND SEEK TO END EUROPEAN LEAN SPELL AT NAIRN
Friday, August 15, 2003
England will seek to end a run of 11 years without a victory in the event by sending 8 Elite Squad members to contest the European International Amateur Championship at Nairn Golf Club, Scotland on 20-23 August........ Full Story

World Blind Golf Invitational – Scotland 2003
Monday, August 11, 2003
The Scottish Blind Golf Society is proud to announce a brand new blind golf competition for existing blind golf organisations and individual players from developing golf nations.......... Full Story

Whickham Golf Club wins national final
Saturday, August 9, 2003
Four members of Whickham Golf Club in County Durham are off to America after winning the Great Britain national final of the 2003 John Deere Team Championship golf tournament, held in July on the Brabazon course at The De Vere Belfry in the West Midlands....... Full Story

FOUR NEW CAPS IN ENGLAND HOME INTERNATIONALS SQUAD
Wednesday, August 6, 2003
Gary Lockerbie, the newly crowned English Champion, and runner-up Michael Skelton, have been named in the 11-strong England squad for the Home Internationals at Ballybunion, Ireland, on 17-19 September................. Full Story

OVER 100 TOP YOUNGSTERS LINE-UP FOR REID TROPHY
Wednesday, August 6, 2003
Over 100 of the best young golfers from Britain and Europe will line-up in the English Boys Under-14 Stroke Play Championship for the Reid Trophy at Porters Park Golf Club, Hertfordshire, on 14th-15th August........ Full Story

LOCKERBIE IS ENGLISH CHAMPION
Tuesday, August 5, 2003
Gary Lockerbie, a member of the England Elite Squad from Penrith Golf Club in Cumbria is the new English Amateur Champion.

Lockerbie, 20, beat fellow Elite Squad member Michael Skelton (Middlesbrough GC) 6&5 in the 36 hole final on Saturday at Alwoodley Golf Club, Leeds. Lockerbie two-under par in his morning round to be 1 up played the next 13 holes in six-under par to claim the title....... Full Story

WALKER CUP TEAM ANNOUNCED
Monday, August 4, 2003
Gary Wolstenholme and Nigel Edwards, both members of the 2001 Walker Cup team that successfully defended the Cup in America, have been selected for the match against the United States at Ganton Golf Club on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September.............. Full Story

Golf Foundation Targets 500,000 Children
Monday, August 4, 2003
Nick Dougherty, the male Youth Ambassador for the Golf Foundation. is backing the Golf Foundation’s ambitious drive to take golf to 500,000 children who would not usually have played the sport, by officially supporting the latest initiative in their development programme of grass roots golf – The Junior Golf Passport.......... Full Story

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