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Cams Hall claim first County Sevens title despite selection crisis

CAMS Hall overcame a selection crisis to land the prestigious County Sevens title, beating mighty Stoneham in the final at Bramshaw Golf Club, on Sunday. As Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington was sending out his battered golfers for the Sunday singles at...

Matthews and son pin hopes on first South East U18 League Final win

HAMPSHIRE Boys will contest their first South East U18 League Final at the sixth attempt when they go head-to-head with Bedfordshire and B.B.&O. at Halesworth GC, on Sunday. Newport GC’s Hampshire junior manager Wayne Matthews will take his eight-strong team to...

Burden’s historic treble after Courage on last hole pays off

HAYLING’S Toby Burden became the first player ever to claim the treble by winning the Courage Trophy, Cole Scuttle and the Hampshire Order of Merit in one go. Victory by a shot over Rowlands Castle’s Darren Wright and Stoneham’s Ryan Moody – denying the latter the...

Burden buzzing at prospect of winning Cullen Quaich

TOBY Burden can point to his fair share of bad luck since the COVID pandemic hit golf nearly 18 months ago. He has been beaten by a birdie on the 18th in the last two finals of the Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Channel Islands Amateur Championship. But in 2020, defeat...

Young ready to add to county Mid-Amateur titles record

BROKENURST Manor’s Martin Young will also be looking to win his 11th Hampshire Mid-Amateur Championship – and his fourth in a row – when the county’s over 35s event is held as part of the Courage Trophy, on Sunday.Last year, the Brokenhurst veteran who has won more...

Ryan’s in the Mood-y to retain Courage Trophy

ONLY three players have won the Courage Trophy back-to-back in its 59-year history. But Stoneham’s Ryan Moody knows if he can retain the Hampshire strokeplay title he won 12 months ago on his home course, greater glory probably awaits. For the 30-year-old Southampton...

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ANDREW GRIFFIN has been a journalist for 35 years editing a number of weekly and monthly newspapers in southern England, including the Oxford Courier, This Week in East Hertfordshire and West Essex, the Portsmouth Journal and the Hayling Islander.

For the last 20 years he has also written about amateur and professional golf with strong links to a number of county golf unions after editing Fairway to Green for six years, expanding the covering from Berks, Bucks and Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Hertfordshire, to cover Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex, Essex and his native Hampshire.

In 2008 he became Hampshire Golf’s media man and has overseen a massive increase in golf coverage both in print and online, and can be heard regularly on BBC Radio Solent’s Summer Sports Show broadasting live from the county’s top amateur events.

Over the past decade he has reported on Hampshire’s Scott Gregory and Harry Ellis becoming the first two successive British Amateur Champions from the same county, and their appearances at The Open, the US Open, and the Masters.

For the past two years, he has been contributing regularly to Golf South and Golf North and in December took on the tole of contributing editor. He has been taking pictures at top amateur events since 2001 and has a unique photographic collection – digital images can be purchased here

Andrew has also worked with Brecon Town Council and the Isle of Man Tourism department on increasing visiting golfer numbers and helps promote the Hampshire Hog at North Hants.

 

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