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Hutsby and leading amateurs hit the Wall in Hampshire Open at Hayling

IT TOOK a former county first-team player in the shape of Ben Wall to deny the amateurs a third win in a row against the professionals at the Hampshire Open. Wall, who played in the South East League Final against Essex in 2014, knows the links at Hayling well as a...

Quartet bidding to become county’s first Carris Trophy winner since Darren Wright

HAMPSHIRE are hoping to win the Carris Trophy for the first time since 2006 – and just the fifth time in the county’s history. Four golfers are carrying the county’s hopes as the English Boys’ Amateur Strokeplay Championship gets under way at Bristol & Clifton GC,...

Buenfeld gets captain’s vote of confidence and joins likes of Rose, Porter, Smith and Hutsby

BRAMSHAW’S Jack Buenfeld will join the ranks of stand-out teenagers who have appeared for Hampshire in the South East Qualifier, this weekend. The 2019 European Junior Open winner, from Southampton, has been named in the six-man team bidding to get Hampshire to the...

Dawson goes with young guns believing birdies will be required to win six-man

HAMPSHIRE captain Neil Dawson is backing his young trio to make the birides he believes will be needed to win Saturday’s six-man qualifier at Norwich’s Eaton GC. Dawson has made the toughest decision of his county captaincy so far by deciding to leave out Rowlands...

Slow start hampers Hampshire at South East Boys Qualifier

HAMPSHIRE were left rueing a slow start to the South East Boys Qualifier after producing the best scores of the afternoon. Junior manager Wayne Matthews saw his team fire a brilliant nine-under par total after lunch at Kings Hill GC. But they had effectively taken...

Matthews Green with envy leading in-form Hampshire at South East Boys Qualifier

MEON VALLEY G&CC’s Nick Matthews will lead Hampshire’s bid to reach the English Boys Finals when the South East Qualifier is held in Kent today (Wednesday). Half of Hampshire’s team arrived at Kings Hill GC on Tuesday fresh from playing in the English Schools...

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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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