GOLF GENERAL

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.

GOLF: PGA qualification the perfect winter warmer for Nick

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bowood’s Nick Brennan plays a shot from the fourth fairway during his singles win over Chip Sullivan in Sunday’s singles

4:00pm Friday 1st November 2013

BOWOOD’S Nick Brennan has found the perfect remedy for the winter blues after qualifying to represent the English PGA in the PGAs of Europe International Team Challenge (ITC) next month.

GOLF: Matton putting his faith in an old friend

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sam Matton

4:00pm Friday 25th October 2013

BOWOOD’S Sam Matton will continue utilising his secret weapon as he chases a dream place on the European Tour.

GOLF: The seven-year itch is at an end

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: David Howell celebrates his win with amateur playing partner, actor Hugh Grant

1:00pm Thursday 3rd October 2013

WILTSHIRE’S David Howell savoured his comeback from the depths of despair, ending a seven-year victory drought, after capturing the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews on Sunday.

GOLF: Victory a sweet moment after Howell's years of despair

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: David Howell kisses the trophy after winning the Dunhill Links Championships at St Andrews yesterday

9:00am Monday 30th September 2013

WILTSHIRE star David Howell celebrated reaching the end of a "long, long road from the depths of despair" after claiming his first European Tour title in seven years by beating American Peter Uihlein in a sudden-death play-off at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

GOLF: Seven-year itch at an end for Howell

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: David Howell celebrates his victory at St Andrews today

7:31pm Sunday 29th September 2013

WILTSHIRE star David Howell ended a seven-year victory drought and a 100 per cent losing record in play-offs by capturing the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on a day of high drama at St Andrews.

GOLF: In good Nick after a Sunday thriller

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bowood’s Nick Brennan plays a shot from the fourth fairway during his singles win over Chip Sullivan in Sunday’s singles

12:00pm Friday 27th September 2013

NICK Brennan hopes his PGA Cup heroics can help open up a new chapter in his career.

GOLF: Brennan earns amazing tie for Great Britain & Ireland in PGA Cup

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bowood professional Nick Brennan will be a member of the Great Britain & Ireland team to take on the USA in the PGA Cup – the club professionals’ equivalent of the Ryder Cup in September

9:01pm Sunday 22nd September 2013

BOWOOD pro Nick Brennan admitted Great Britain & Ireland felt like they had snatched victory despite the United States retaining the PGA Cup on a dramatic final day at De Vere Slaley Hall in Northumberland today.

GOLF: Now Nick takes on the States

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bowood's Nick Brennan was featuring in the PGA Cup, which started today

9:00am Friday 20th September 2013

NICK Brennan hopes he can even the score for Bowood Golf Resort against the United States as he prepares for his PGA Cup debut this weekend.

GOLF: Jordan walks tall despite cup loss

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Derry Hill’s Jordan Smith hits his second shot to the 18th hole on day one of the Walker Cup between Great Britain & Ireland and the United States at the National Golf Links of America in Southampton, Long Island, last weekend. The US regained the troph

9:00am Saturday 14th September 2013

HE returned from the United States without the trophy and suffering from a bad case of jet-lag, but Jordan Smith had no hesitation in labelling his Walker Cup experience as “awesome.’’

GOLF: Wiltshire's Howell ties clubhouse lead in Holland

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Howell off to a flyer at Tshwane Open

12:48pm Thursday 12th September 2013

IN-FORM Wiltshire ace David Howell is tied for the clubhouse lead at the KLM Open in the Netherlands following a superb opening round today.

GOLF: Bloomfield flies flag for Kingsdown

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Paul Bloomfield

12:35pm Wednesday 11th September 2013

KINGSDOWN member Paul Bloomfield has again been selected to represent Wales in the Seniors Home internationals, at Royal County Down on September 24-26.

GOLF: Smith beaten again as Great Britain & Ireland surrender Walker Cup

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith

11:38pm Sunday 8th September 2013

WILTSHIRE amateur Jordan Smith suffered his second singles defeat in two days as the United States regained the Walker Cup on Long Island on Sunday with a ruthless performance that left Great Britain and Ireland with little chance.

GOLF: Bowood's Smith defeated as USA take commanding Walker Cup lead

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith will contest the US Amateur Championship in Massachusetts next week

1:19pm Sunday 8th September 2013

WILTSHIRE ace Jordan Smith lost a narrow singles match as Great Britain & Ireland conceded an 8-4 lead to the United States on day one of the Walker Cup in New York yesterday.

GOLF: Jordan will be up for the cup, says coach

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith (second right), with the Bowood Golf Resort’s head pro Paul McLean, mum Emma and dad Martin before he headed to the United States for this weekend’s Walker Cup

1:00pm Friday 6th September 2013

BOWOOD teaching professional Simon Shanks says star pupil Jordan Smith will need his ice-cool temperament to withstand the heat of Walker Cup battle in New York this weekend.

GOLF: Rivals can't get Carter

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Dan Carter

10:16am Tuesday 3rd September 2013

UPAVON assistant Dan Carter won his first pro-am with a career low round of eight-under-par 62 at West Wilts, helped by an adjustment to his grip.

GOLF: Jordan’s set to follow the stars

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

1:30pm Friday 30th August 2013

DERRY Hill ace Jordan Smith is hoping that he is on the way to following in the footsteps of some of Great Britain and Ireland’s top stars as he jets out to America to compete in the Walker Cup yesterday.

GOLF: Jordan delighted with Walker Cup call

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith

2:00pm Friday 23rd August 2013

DERRY Hill youngster Jordan Smith reckons a three-day vow of silence was a small price to pay for his historic place in Great Britain & Ireland’s Walker Cup team for next month’s match against the United States.

GOLF: Bowood's Smith gets Walker Cup call

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith will contest the US Amateur Championship in Massachusetts next week

11:55am Monday 19th August 2013

WILTSHIRE golfer Jordan Smith has been named in the Great Britain & Ireland team to defend the Walker Cup in New York next month.

GOLF: Play-off agony for Smith

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith will contest the US Amateur Championship in Massachusetts next week

1:38pm Wednesday 14th August 2013

DERRY Hill’s Jordan Smith narrowly missed out on a spot in the match play round of the US Amateur Championships in Brookline, Massachusets, today.

GOLF: Smith in the mix in Massachusetts

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith will contest the US Amateur Championship in Massachusetts next week

9:50am Tuesday 13th August 2013

DERRY Hill's Jordan Smith is tied 58th after the first round of the US Amateur Championship.

GOLF: Brookline chance

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith will contest the US Amateur Championship in Massachusetts next week

9:00am Saturday 10th August 2013

DERRY Hill ace Jordan Smith believes his game is in fine fettle as he tries to follow in the footsteps of the sport’s most famous names next week.

GOLF: Ben toasting Trophy win

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Marlborough’s Ben Amor celebrates his national U18 triumph with the Carris Trophy at West Lancashire Golf Club (Picture: Leaderboard Photography)

5:00pm Friday 2nd August 2013

BEN Amor is aiming to keep his blossoming career on an upward curve after emulating some of golf’s most famous names by lifting the England U18 title.

GOLF: Smith makes English Amateur exit

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith lifts the Brabazon Trophy at Formby (Picture by leaderboardphotography.com)

7:53pm Thursday 1st August 2013

BOWOOD'S Jordan Smith bowed out of the English Amateur Championship this afternoon after a tense battle in the last 16.

GOLF: Smith through to national last 16

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith lifts the Brabazon Trophy at Formby (Picture by leaderboardphotography.com)

12:54pm Thursday 1st August 2013

BOWOOD'S Jordan Smith booked his place in the last 16 of the English Amateur Championship at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire this morning.

GOLF: England call for Ben

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ben Amor

11:36am Wednesday 31st July 2013

MARLBOROUGH'S newly-crowned English Boys champion Ben Amor is among three new caps named in the England team that will defend the Boys Home Internationals at Forest Pines, Lincolnshire, next week (August 6-8).

GOLF: Smith leads Wiltshire charge at Frilford Heath

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith lifts the Brabazon Trophy at Formby (Picture by leaderboardphotography.com)

9:45am Wednesday 31st July 2013

JORDAN Smith eased through to the matchplay stages of the English Amateur Championship at Frilford Heath yesterday with the second best score over two strokeplay rounds.

GOLF: Amor leads Trophy hunt

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ben Amor

8:34am Thursday 25th July 2013

A SECOND-HOLE eagle helped Marlborough teenager Ben Amor take the halfway lead at the Carris Trophy at West Lancashire Golf Club yesterday.

THE OPEN: Muirfield magic for Ben despite missed cut

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

5:46pm Friday 19th July 2013

BEN Stow was determined to savour his experience of playing in the Open Championship despite missing the cut at Muirfield today.

THE OPEN: Stow bullish over cut prospects

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ben Stow hits his tee shots at the third at Muirfield, which he birdied, during his first round

9:37pm Thursday 18th July 2013

BEN Stow will go into Friday's second round at the 142nd Open Championship believing he still has a fighting chance of making the cut.

THE OPEN: Opening 76 at Muirfield for Stow

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

11:34am Thursday 18th July 2013

WILTSHIRE amateur Ben Stow carded a 76 in his opening round at the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield this morning.

THE OPEN: Accuracy the key for Stow

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: 9347066-1.jpg

9:30am Wednesday 17th July 2013

BEN Stow admits keeping the ball away from Muirfield's fearsome rough will be the key to a good performance in the 142nd Open Championship this week.

GOLF: Early Open start for Stow

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ben Stow

12:38pm Monday 15th July 2013

WILTSHIRE amateur Ben Stow will begin his bid at the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield at 6.43am on Thursday morning.

GOLF: Beal claims Hills crown again

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Andy Beal with the Hills trophy

4:50pm Friday 5th July 2013

ANDY Beal (Salisbury and South Wilts) ended on three over par to win the 33rd Hills Wiltshire Professionals Golf Championship for the fourth time in the last 22 years at Marlborough GC yesterday.

GOLF: Mill thrill as Swales lands first pro title

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Matt Swales

10:30am Friday 5th July 2013

WILTSHIRE golfer Matt Swales is hoping his first-ever professional tour win will be the first of many.

GOLF: Smith gets Trophy lift

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith lifts the Brabazon Trophy at Formby (Picture by leaderboardphotography.com)

9:00am Friday 5th July 2013

BOWOOD golfer Jordan Smith hopes winning the English Strokeplay Championship will boost his chances of a spot in the Great Britain & Ireland team for this year’s Walker Cup.

GOLF: Stow qualifies for the Open

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ben Stow

9:57pm Tuesday 2nd July 2013

WILTSHIRE amateur Ben Stow has earned a sensational spot in this year's Open Championship.

GOLF: Jordan bounces back with Brabazon win

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jordan Smith with the Brabazon Trophy (Picture by Leaderboard Photography)

9:55am Monday 1st July 2013

JORDAN Smith put the disappointment of not being selected by England for the forthcoming European Team Championships by lifting the Brabazon Trophyat Formby.

GOLF: Nick's cup of cheer

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bowood professional Nick Brennan will be a member of the Great Britain & Ireland team to take on the USA in the PGA Cup – the club professionals’ equivalent of the Ryder Cup in September

9:00am Saturday 29th June 2013

BOWOOD’S Nick Brennan will achieve one of his long-term career aims later this year after being selected to represent Great Britain & Ireland in the club professionals’ version of the Ryder Cup.

GOLF: Bond claims Bowood prize

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Liam Bond with the Microsoft Services Masters trophy and Bowood's Paul McLean and Microsoft's Malcolm Cole

3:48pm Friday 28th June 2013

LIAM Bond, the 42-year-old Marriott St Pierre-based Lancastrian, made it back-to-back victories by hanging on to take the Microsoft Services Masters at Bowood after winning the Total Triumph Classic at Oake Manor.

GOLF: Bond leads the way at Bowood

11:41am Thursday 27th June 2013

LIAM Bond (Marriott St Pierre Hotel) made up for the disappointment missing the cut in the Scottish Hydro Challenge Tour event at Aviemore last week by taking the halfway lead in the Microsoft Masters at Bowood Golf & Country Club yesterday.

GOLF: Wiltshire duo's fourball joy

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Barry Forster and Dan Carter are congratulated by Teign Valley owner Simon Lister after their w

11:18am Wednesday 26th June 2013

DAN Carter (Upavon) and Barry Forster (North Wilts) finally won the West PGA Fourball Championship at Teign Valley after coming so close last year, writes PETER GODSIFF.




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