Golf


GOLFERS representing Dorset and Wiltshire locked horns at Broadstone Golf Club last week in the first of what it is anticipated will be an annual match played in a Ryder Cup style format with each team made up 10 players – the top six from their respective counties winter order merits and four captains picks …

LYME Regis professional Kieron Fowler (pictured, left) was presented the award for being the leading Professional Golf Association Assistant in year 2 of the training in the south west. The award, which is for the assistant who achieved the highest grades in exams and coursework throughout the year, was presented the award at the PGA …

CORNWALL Golf Union has a new County Captain in Ian Veale (Tehidy Park). Veale, who was elected into office in late November 2017 together with Vice Captain Charlie Phillips (Newquay), takes over from David Kneebone. He has a long and very successful association with the Cornwall Golf Union. Playing his first match for the county …

ASHLEY Mansell is celebrating his first win of the year having overcome difficult weather conditions to win the Gloucester and Somerset PGA medal at Minehead and West Somerset. The Clevedon assistant carded 40 points as the Stableford system was used again to speed up play. He landed five birdies and finished one point clear of …

Somerset’s Tom Sloman has been selected as part of a six-man England A squad who will take on seven other countries in an extended Costa Ballena match in Spain this January. Sloman is joined in the squad by George Bloor (Derbyshire), Bailey Gill (Yorkshire), Ben Jones (Northamptonshire), Josh McMa- hon (Cheshire) and Nick Poppleton (Yorkshire). …

Devon speed golfer Steve Jeffs has been officially ratified as a world record holder after completing a 500-yard par-five hole in just one minute and 50.6 seconds. Guinness World Records have recognised Jeffs’ world-best time, posted at Tiverton Golf Club in August, which beat the previous record of one minute and 52 seconds set by …

England Golf have included South West duo Jake Burnage and Tom Sloman in their new-look men’s squads for their 2017/18 training programme. The entire England squad is new after almost all the previous members departed for the professional ranks. The eight players are: Jake Burnage of Devon, Todd Clements of Essex, Jack Gaunt of Staffordshire, …

The ladies of Taunton and Pickeridge Golf Club got into the festive spirit as they competed for the Christmas Bowmaker. The Christmas Bowmaker is a 12-hole Stableford with a festive scoring theme – including a ‘Christmas present’ of five points for holing a shot from off the green and a bonus ‘stocking filler’ of three …