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Moody praised by new champion from Jersey after painful semi-final defeat

STONEHAM’S Ryan Moody could not hide his disappointment of bowing out of the Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Channel Islands Amateur Championship at the semi-finals stage. But the Southampton docks worker, who is a member at Stoneham GC, must take comfort that he lost to...

Hail Jo Hacker after heroic three birdies finish to beat Burden in county final at North Hants

LA MOYE’S Jo Hacker became just the seventh Jersey player to win the Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Channel Islands Amateur Championship, at North Hants GC, the home of Olympic Champion Justin Rose. The Jacksonville Dolphins golfer based at Sawgrass, the home of the PGA...

Can Toby Burden bloom again at Rose’s home and win second county championship?

TOBY Burden’s 100 per cent record in this season’s South East League has been a sure sign that a new family routine – and a second lockdown in a year, which closed the county’s golf courses – has not dulled his appetite. Burden revealed this week: “I put the clubs...

Nappy factor and 2019 wins have lifted Toby’s Burden in top level golf

THEY call it the nappy factor in professional golf… fatherhood turns struggling journeymen into first-time winners, and accelerates players who find it less difficult to get over the winning line. Fatherhood among the younger element in the crème of the country – let...

Hacker heads for Rose’s place looking to press Hampshire claims and end Jersey’s 20-year run

FOUR Jersey players – including two-time Jersey junior champion Jo Hacker – will fly the flag for the Channel Islands at this weekend’s county championship. Last year was the 115th Hampshire Isle of Wight and Channel Islands Amateur Championship – and one of a small...

Forster finds inspiration in Rose’s record as he makes county championship debut at North Hants

PICTURED: North Hants Charlie Forster, the new South West Schools Champion who makes his county championship debut at his home club North Hants on Friday. THE one big title that eluded Justin Rose’s meteoric rise to the top was the Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Channel...

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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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