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Ex-champion Archibald returns to amateur ranks after falling back in love with game

THERE are seven past champions in the field for today’s 36-hole qualifier at the Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Channel Islands Amateur Championship. But there are just two players who have won the Sloane-Stanley Challenge Cup over the county’s illustrious links course...

Freeman and Buenfeld gunning for Carris glory at Broadstone

HAMPSHIRE’S in-form juniors will attempt to claim the Carris Trophy for the first time since 2006 when Darren Wright won at Sherwood Forest. Stoneham’s James Freeman – fresh from winning last month’s Hampshire Boys’ Championship for the second time in three years at...

Will Amateur Championship ‘return to straight knockout format’ at Birkdale?

COULD the Amateur Championship be reverting to a simple knockout format due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic? The R&A has abandoned plans to use two courses – as it has for the past 36 years – to stage its traditional 36-hole qualifier, leading to a knockout...

Woodhall Spa to host both English Men’s and Women’s Amateur Championships

ENGLAND Golf will attempt to break new ground this summer by holding its men’s and women’s national championships at the same time at one venue – at its Lincolnshire headquarters at Woodhall Spa. The national governing body had revealed its plan to try to salvage some...

Harry Goddard puts heart and soul into Portuguese Amateur victory after illness

HERTFORDSHIRE’S Harry Goddard played with real courage and conviction coming down the stretch to win the Portuguese International Amateur Championship. Those characteristics came as no surprise to those who have been by the former England junior international’s side...

County captain Dawson backs old guard but will blood young players during season

NEW county captain Neil Dawson does not envisage too many changes on the playing front for Hampshire in 2020. He worked with the likes of Amateur Champions Harry Ellis and Scott Gregory – and Rowlands Castle’s Spanish Amateur Champion Billy McKenzie as colts. But the...

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About Griffin On Golf

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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