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Essex’s Allan and Knipes bid for Dubai Desert Classic start at MENA Tour’s Journey to Jordan

ESSEX’S James Allan will be looking to make up for the disappointment of missing out on the EuroPro Tour’s biggest prize by claiming the MENA Tour’s Journey to Jordan Tour Championship at Ayla Golf Course. The top 60 players on the MENA Tour’s order of merit tee it...

Hampshire’s Alan Mew takes over from Roy Smethurst as England Seniors captain for 2020

HAMPSHIRE’S Alan Mew has revealed his pride at being named the new England Senior Men's team captain. The 66-year-old from Hampshire takes over the reins from Cheshire’s Roy Smethurst following his retirement at the end of a successful five-year tenure. Mew –...

Rose sponsors Telegraph Junior Championship and record-breaker Schmidt favourite for title

HAMPSHIRE’S Justin Rose has lent his name to the competition that helped him on his way to stardom – The Telegraph Junior Championship. And record-breaker Ben Schmidt is earning similar plaudits that followed the North Hants GC junior in the mid 1990s. The...

Why Texas Midland star George Saunders loves living in America . . .

AMERICA really is the Land of Opportunity for Lee-on-the-Solent Golf Club’s George Saunders.His “American Dream” is proving to be a second successful season at Texas Midland University for last year’s West of England Amateur Champion. And his stellar form has...

Hampshire juniors dominate Mulcahy’s England South U18 squad for 2020

FOUR of Hampshire’s U16 squad have been selected for the England U18 South Region squad for 2020, including South Winchester’s Josh Mulcahy and Hockley’s Tom Chalk. The pair are joined by Meon Valley’s Nick Mattthews and Stoneham’s Drew McKinnon. and were part of...

Ellis picks up winner’s cheque but Josh Hill sets record as youngest OWGR event winner at 15

FORMER Amateur Champion Harry Ellis claimed the first “winner’s cheque” in two years as a pro. But he had to stand and applaud as his push for a first official victory was dashed by Josh Hill, one of England’s hottest amateur prospects, at the latest MENA Tour...

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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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