Golf


Gary Milne was a late entrant in the first pro-am ever held at the seaside Minehead and West Somerset links course and produced a record-breaking round of nine-under-par 63. The 52-year-old Devon county coach who teaches at Woodbury Park, near Exeter, and plays only selected events, enjoyed an early tee-time on a day of two …

JAMES Ruth took a break from the Europro Tour to collect the top cheque in the Devon PGA pro-am which attracted 31 teams to Yelverton. The China Fleet assistant shot a flawless four-under-par 67 with halves of 33 and 34 containing four birdies at the fifth, seventh, eighth and 15th. Michael Watson (Wessex Golf Centre) …

RICHARD O’Hanlon continued his incredible run of success by winning the re-arranged Woodbury Park pro-am by four shots after an incredible nine-under-par return of 64 at the PGA’s West headquarters. The St Kew club professional took advantage of benign conditions and receptive greens on the course near Exeter to make ten birdies with only one …

CORNWALL golfer Richard O’Hanlon has won €50,000 by becoming the Farmfoods British Par-Three champion for the second time. The 47-year-old professional, based at the nine-hole St Kew Golf Club, near Wadebridge, won by two shots, after a tense final day at Midlands course Nailcote Hall. He retained his first round lead to win with an …

ASHLEY Mansell has joined many illustrious West Country legends after a wire-to-wire triumph in the West Region Championship at Burnham and Berrow. After taking a one-shot overnight lead in benign conditions he was able to master the second-day rain and blustery wind to extend his lead and follow the stars who have won the famous …

Golf and tennis could hold the key to recovering from a stroke… especially if patients practise their backswing, according to new research. Players who focus on the movement perfect their skills twice as quickly. Apart from the implications for sport, it may boost rehabilitation for neurological conditions. Previous studies have found golf and tennis improve …

SIDMOUTH Golf Club’s Mark Thomas won this year’s Learmonth Bowl at West Cornwall Golf Club, a 36-hole medal in memory of previous club professional JW Learmonth who served the club from 1910-1946. Some 51 players took part on the day, coming from all over the country, but it was early starter and home player, Jordan …

THREE West Country golfers have been selected for the England team which will compete in the Home Internationals event at Moortown in Yorkshire, starting on Wednesday. Devon’s Jake Burnage and Somerset pair Josh Hilleard and Tom Sloman will join Todd Clements, Jack Gaunt, Dan Brown, David Hague, Will Whiteoak, Matthew Jordan, Bradley Moore, and Gian-Marco …