Golf


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 …

England teenagers Max Hopkins and Annabell Fuller claimed impressive wins in the prestigious Telegraph Vitality Junior Golf Championship at Quinta do Lago, Portugal. Hopkins, 14, became the youngest champion in the 33-year history of the competition while Fuller, 15, had a runaway win in the girls’ event, finishing 13 shots clear. From Bishops Stortford Golf …

Somerset county amateur Johnny Grace (Saltford) overshadowed the professionals as he eased to a three-stroke victory with four-under 67 in the Gloucester and Somerset PGA medal at The Kendleshire. Grace started slowly in the final group but signed in after making five birdies and seven pars over the final 12 holes. Broadway’s Russ Berry continued …

Saunton Golf Club assistant professional Kristian Mowatt led the winning team in the inaugural PGA North Devon Links Festival. He owed much to former Exeter Chiefs rugby player Matthew Hingo who took up golf at Saunton eight months ago. Now playing off a handicap of 18 he made eight pars and featured on the card …

Stuart Little turned the clock back 18 years in winning the Marston’s Brewery Finale ‘Order of Merit’ tournament with two scintillating rounds at The Point at Polzeath in North Cornwall. The Minchinhampton teaching professional’s last ‘OoM’ success was winning the West Region Championship for the third time in 1999 by three strokes at Puckrup Hall, …

Ashley Mansell needs to finish no lower than third in the final event to guarantee winning the PGA in England and Wales (South West) ‘Order of Merit’ title for the first time this week. The Clevedon assistant leads by more than 50 points going into 36-hole finale at The Point at Polzeath on Wednesday. Although …

Burnham & Berrow 15-year-old Mimi Rhodes is part of a mixed team of 12 talented young players representing England in this weekend’s under-16 international away to Scotland. The match started at Montrose Golf Club yesterday and concludes today. Also involved is Cornwall’s 15-year-old starlet George Leigh (Trevose), who reached the last 16 in the Boys’ …