GOLF GENERAL

GOLF: Wiltshire's Stow chases history at Saunton

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The victorious Ben Stow from Wiltshire. Picture: Leaderboard Photography

10:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BEN Stow can join an exclusive club if he adds the Abacius-supported English Amateur Championship to his Brabazon Trophy (English Amateur Strokeplay title) he won earlier this summer when the former is played at Saunton Golf Club in Devon from July 28 - August 2.

GOLF: Ali makes an impact at Cumberwell home

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:15pm Thursday 17th July 2014

CUMBERWELL Park’s golf manager Ali James shocked seasoned professionals with another fine display of scoring in the West Region PGA Championship over his home course.

THE OPEN: Howell frustrated at lost opportunities

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:52am Thursday 17th July 2014

DAVID Howell admitted he was frustrated not to make the most of perfect conditions on the first day of the Open, conceding he needed to be more aggressive at a sun-drenched Royal Liverpool.

GOLF: Wiltshire's Howell gets the Open under way

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:24am Thursday 17th July 2014

WILTSHIRE'S David Howell got the 143rd Open Championship under way in bright sunshine at Hoylake this morning.

GOLF: Early start no bother as Howell savours Open return

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:40pm Monday 14th July 2014

WILTSHIRE'S David Howell admits he worried whether he would ever make another Open Championship appearance after a career slump which threatened his future in the game.

GOLF: Open honour for Wiltshire's Howell

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: David Howell

12:01pm Monday 14th July 2014

SWINDON golfer David Howell will hit the opening shot of the 143rd Open Championship when he tees up at Royal Liverpool on Thursday morning.

GOLF: Ross boss at Marlborough

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

ROSS Langdon, of South Cerney Golf Club, finished on two under par to win the Hills Wiltshire Professionals tournament at Marlborough Golf Club.

GOLF: Wiltshire boys claim national finals prize

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:51pm Thursday 10th July 2014

WILTSHIRE booked a place in next month's English Boys County finals after clinching the South West Championship on home turf at Bowood yesterday.

GOLF: Debutant Ross bags Hills title

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Monday 7th July 2014

ROSS Langdon, of South Cerney Golf Club, finished on two under par to win the Hills Wiltshire Professionals tournament at Marlborough Golf Club.

GOLF: Ben's Trophy triumph is a major step forward

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

NEW English strokeplay champion Ben Stow was delighted to finally get his hands on a major amateur title before he launches his professional career next year.

GOLF: Howell reaches European Tour landmark

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:19pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

WILTSHIRE Ryder Cup star David Howell became the second youngest player in history to make 500 appearances on The European Tour after opening with a round of 72 on the first day of the Alstom Open de France.

GOLF: County golfers miss out in Open qualifying

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ben Stow

9:36am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

WILTSHIRE’S golfers missed out on a place in this month’s Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in yesterday’s final qualifying competition.

GOLF: Stow claims Brabazon Trophy

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ben Stow celebrates with the Brabazon Trophy

9:54pm Saturday 28th June 2014

IT requires something special to win major championships and Wiltshire's Ben Stow delivered that aplenty to win the Brabazon Trophy in record style in front of a cheering crowd at Seaton Carew.

GOLF: Stow stays in Brabazon contention

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ben Stow tees off on the third hole at Muirfield - which he birdied - this morning

9:57am Saturday 28th June 2014

WILTSHIRE'S Ben Stow remains in contention for the Brabazon Trophy despite a tough third day at Seaton Carew in County Durham yesterday.

GOLF: Wiltshire's Stow in contention in Brabazon Trophy

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ben Stow, pictured during today's second round at the Open at Muirfield

9:42am Friday 27th June 2014

THE cream came to the top on day two of the Brabazon Trophy with England international colleagues Ben Stow and Ryan Evans sharing the halfway lead on nine-under-par 137, three shots clear of the rest of the field.

GOLF: Smith four back in Brabazon

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith was trying his luck on the Asian Tour’s Qualifying School this week

8:13am Thursday 26th June 2014

DEFENDING champion Jordan Smith was disappointed with his 72 after the first round of the Brabazon Trophy yesterday.

GOLF: Matton progresses in Open qualifying

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sam Matton

10:39pm Monday 23rd June 2014

BOWOOD golfer Sam Matton is through to local final qualifying for next month's Open Championship at Royal Liverpool after negotiating his way through the regional rounds today.

GOLF: Smith bows out of British Amateur

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith was competing in his first European Tour event in Austria yesterday

10:34pm Friday 20th June 2014

JORDAN Smith's bid for the British Amateur Championship ended at the last 32 stage today.

GOLF: Smith into British Amateur last 32

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith was trying his luck on the Asian Tour’s Qualifying School this week

6:38pm Thursday 19th June 2014

JORDAN Smith progressed to the last 32 of the British Amateur Championship in Northern Ireland today, but fellow Wiltshire player Ben Stow bowed out.

GOLF: County duo reach British Amateur matchplay stages

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith was trying his luck on the Asian Tour’s Qualifying School this week

8:07am Thursday 19th June 2014

WILTSHIRE golfers Jordan Smith and Ben Stow both qualified for the matchplay stages of the British Amateur Championship, which were getting under way in Northern Ireland this morning.

GOLF: Fog delays trio's British Amateur bid

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ben Stow

9:43pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

THE Wiltshire trio contesting the British Amateur Championship saw their bid to reach the matchplay stages stalled by the weather in Northern Ireland today.

GOLF: Smith heads Wiltshire contingent at British Amateur

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith was trying his luck on the Asian Tour’s Qualifying School this week

8:45pm Monday 16th June 2014

JORDAN Smith headed up the Wiltshire challenge on the opening day of the British Amateur Championship in Northern Ireland today.

GOLF: Tour debut is a shot in the arm for Smith

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith was trying his luck on the Asian Tour’s Qualifying School this week

1:00pm Friday 13th June 2014

JORDAN Smith believes his performance at last week’s European Tour event in Austria proves he will be able to hold his own when the time comes to turn professional.

SOUTH WEST WEEK DAY FIVE: Wiltshire stay in contention for matchplay crown

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Golf

9:29am Friday 13th June 2014

WILTSHIRE headed into the final day of golf's South West Week at Royal North Devon GC this morning still in with a chance of lifting the inter-county matchplay title.

GOLF: Safety first does the trick for Lee

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Golf

2:25pm Thursday 12th June 2014

LEE Thompson elected to play safely in the afternoon at North Wilts Golf Club, in the only 36-hole pro-am in the South West region, after taking a comfortable three-shot half-time lead on five-under-par 66.

SOUTH WEST WEEK DAY FOUR: Fightback not enough for Wiltshire

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Garry Slade

8:38am Thursday 12th June 2014

A STIRRING foursomes fightback narrowly failed to prevent Wiltshire from slipping to a second inter county matchplay defeat at South West Week at Royal North Devon yesterday.

GOLF: Wiltshire fall short in South West qualifier

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ben Stow tees off on the third hole at Muirfield - which he birdied - this morning

9:44am Wednesday 11th June 2014

WILTSHIRE'S hopes of a return to the English county finals were dashed out the South West qualifier at Royal North Devon yesterday.

SOUTH WEST WEEK DAY TWO: Wiltshire bounce back with win over Dorset

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Marlborough’s Ben Amor is among those included in the Wiltshire squad

5:48pm Monday 9th June 2014

WILTSHIRE got off the mark in the inter-county matchplay championship at South West Week today as they defeated Dorset 9-5 in the second of their five matches at Royal North Devon GC.

GOLF: Brabazon defence will be tough for Smith

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith was trying his luck on the Asian Tour’s Qualifying School this week

2:25pm Monday 9th June 2014

JORDAN Smith (Bowood G&CC, Wiltshire) faces a tough task in defence of the Brabazon Trophy he won last year when the English Men’s Open Strokeplay Championship takes place at Seaton Carew Golf Club in County Durham on June 25-28.

SOUTH WEST WEEK DAY ONE: Wiltshire slip to opening defeat

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Garry Slade

7:59am Monday 9th June 2014

WILTSHIRE lost out to Somerset in their opening Inter-County team matchplay fixture at South West Week at Royal Devon GC yesterday.

GOLF: Successful European Tour debut for Jordan

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bowood’s  Jordan Smith has his bag packed for his US Walker Cup trip

1:37pm Sunday 8th June 2014

JORDAN Smith capped a hugely encouraging debut appearance on the European Tour by carding a one under par round of 71 on the final day of the Lyoness Open in Austria today.

GOLF: Jordan makes his mark on European Tour debut

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith was trying his luck on the Asian Tour’s Qualifying School this week

1:26pm Friday 6th June 2014

THE steady golf of Wiltshire amateur Jordan Smith looked certain to keep him safely inside the cut on his European Tour debut at the Lyoness Open in Austria today.

GOLF: Wilts out to reclaim national standing

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Marlborough’s Ben Amor is among those included in the Wiltshire squad

1:00pm Friday 6th June 2014

CAPTAIN Pete Bicknell is relishing the prospect of returning ‘home’ with an exciting young Wiltshire side when the county contest South West Week in Devon.

GOLF: Jordan savours his Tour chance

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith was competing in his first European Tour event in Austria yesterday

12:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

JORDAN Smith hopes his current experiences at the top end of professional golf can inspire him to success in the major amateur competitions this summer.

GOLF: Hendriksen claims Bowood qualifier

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Paul Hendriksen

5:37pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

PAUL Hendriksen raced to his fourth successive Glenmuir PGA Professional Championship Final after winning the qualifying event at Bowood Golf Club.

GOLF: Ben's family tradition

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ben Amor receives the County Championship trophy from Wiltshire Golf Union president, Barrie Reardon Smith

4:00pm Friday 23rd May 2014

MARLBOROUGH’S Ben Amor was delighted that his father was able to see him follow in his footsteps by clinching the County Championship last weekend.

GOLF: Duo are back at Ogbourne Downs

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Swindon's Martin Sell

9:45am Wednesday 21st May 2014

TWO old faces, Claire Waite and Martin Sell, have returned to the Ogbourne Downs club.

GOLF: Marlborough's Ben is county king after play-off triumph

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ben Amor receives the county championship trophy from Wiltshire president Barrie Reardon Smith (Photo: Wiltshire Golf Union)

12:46pm Monday 19th May 2014

MARLBOROUGH'S Ben Amor clinched the County Championship after edging out clubmate Jez Tomlinson in a three-hole play-off at Bowood Golf & Country Club yesterday.

GOLF: Smith helps England to victory in France

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith was trying his luck on the Asian Tour’s Qualifying School this week

4:54pm Monday 19th May 2014

BOWOOD amateur ace Jordan Smith remained unbeaten throughout as England completed a narrow 13-11 victory over France in the biennial contest at Fontainebleau at the weekend.

GOLF: Smith gets England call

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith was trying his luck on the Asian Tour’s Qualifying School this week

9:28am Monday 12th May 2014

WILTSHIRE Walker Cup ace Jordan Smith has been called up to play in England's biennial international against France this week.

GOLF: Hampshire prize is fine start for Jordan

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith, with his Hampshire prize

3:02pm Thursday 24th April 2014

DEFENDING Hampshire Hog champion Jordan Smith went one better this year by winning the Hampshire Salver title by a shot.

GOLF: It's a hole new venture at Chippenham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Steve Faulkner(left) dealer principal of Dick Lovett BMW Swindon, with David Ferris (right), captain of Marlborough Golf Club’s seniors section after the announcement of their sponsorship deal

9:00am Friday 11th April 2014

CHIPPENHAM Golf Club have opened three new holes as their new layout takes shape.

GOLF: Ben eyeing up Walker target

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ben Amor

1:30pm Friday 21st March 2014

BEN Amor reckons he’ll need ‘two phenomenal years’ to realise his dream of competing in the 2015 Walker Cup but the Marlborough youngster is fully prepared to take a swing at it.

Get pitch perfect with my 'three-quarter swing'

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Get pitch perfect with my 'three-quarter swing'

1:00pm Friday 14th March 2014

Bowood Golf Resort’s PGA teaching professional Simon Shanks with a series of golf tips for Gazette & Herald readers to improve their game. Simon, from Warminster, has been voted a Top 100 Teacher by Golf World magazine

GOLF: Driving towards a new year at Ogbourne

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: New Ogbourne Downs captain Geoff Sparrow

10:00am Friday 14th March 2014

OGBOURNE Downs’ new captains teed off their tenures at the club’s Captains’ Drive-In event New club captain Geoff Sparrow was joined by ladies skipper Shirley Soloman and seniors and juniors counterparts Tony Hales and Alex Tellwright at the event.

GOLF: PGA award for our Simon

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Simon Shanks, with PGA captain Peter Laugher

3:12pm Monday 10th March 2014

BOWOOD teaching professional Simon Shanks has been named coach of the year by the PGA of England and Wales (South West) in the annual awards ceremony at the regional headquarters Woodbury Park in Devon, writes PETER GODSIFF.

GOLF: It really is an ace birthday present as Dave holes out

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Dave Myler celebrates his ace at the 17th hole at the Ogbourne Downs club, near Marlborough

2:30pm Friday 7th March 2014

DAVE Myler is thanking his lucky stars that he was allowed an early birthday present this year after he hit his fourth-ever hole-in-one with his brand new set of clubs.

GOLF: School lessons for ace Jordan

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith was trying his luck on the Asian Tour’s Qualifying School this week

2:00pm Friday 7th February 2014

JORDAN Smith was hoping patience was the key as he embarked on the second leg of his foreign adventure this week.

GOLF: Amor is in for England

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ben Amor

4:30pm Thursday 16th January 2014

MARLBOROUGH’S reigning England boys champion Ben Amor has been named in the six-strong squad to represent England in the annual Costa Ballena Quadrangular Tournament in Spain on January 22-24.

GOLF: Skipper Stephenson tees off tenure

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: North Wilts’ Pete Davis (vice-captain), Cherry Wedrychowski (ladies vice-captain), Paul Stephenson (club captain) and Phillipa Stevens (ladies captain)

11:20am Saturday 30th November 2013

NEW North Wilts club captain Paul Stephenson’s Drive-In saw 69 pairs play in a fourball better ball competition.




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