Golf


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 …

Cometh the moment, cometh the great champion. Jordan Spieth took all that the golfing gods could throw at him before emerging triumphant at The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale. In claiming the Claret Jug for the first time, Spieth moved to within one win of a grand slam of major championships and, at the age …

PAUL Hendriksen has become the player of the month after a succession of wins and high finishes. His success in the 125th anniversary pro-am at Taunton and Pickeridge was his fourth in his last six starts. That included a shared first place with Billy Hemstock (Teignmouth) in a Cornwall PGA event at Trethorne. Once again …