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Forster eyeing European glory

THE European Amateur Golf Championship has been won by the likes of Rory McIlroy and Sergia Garcia – while in the last six years Ryder Cup sensations Ludvig Aberg and Viktor Hovland have both been within a whisker of claiming the trophy, which dates back to 1996. But...

Forster in last 16 of Amateur Championship

CHARLIE Forster is bidding to become the first Hampshire player to land the Amateur Championship since Harry Ellis seven years ago, after knocking out one of the favourites at Ballyliffin, on Thursday morning. The 21-year old from Basingstoke GC came through the first...

Pake takes reign of Challenge League side

HARRISON Pake is targeting going one better than his predecessor after taking over the reins of Hampshire’s Challenge League side, which now acts as the feeder to the county men’s team. Last year county captain Lawrence Cherry, from Stoneham GC, became the...

History maker Henley denied by Snips

HAMPSHIRE’S defending champions’s hopes of writing even more pages in the record books were undone by Blackmoor’s Sam Parsons, whose 3&1 victory prevented Ryan Henley from becoming the second most successful player in the county championship’s 130-year history....

Sam can go extra Milo since becoming a dad

NEWLY-crowned amateur champion Sam Parsons believes his newborn son Milo can take a lot of the credit for his superb victory over defending champion Ryan Henley, denying a fifth Sloane-Stanley Challenge Cup in the county veteran’s quest to write more pages in the...

Pompey’s Parsons denies Henley more history

HOPES of Ryan Henley writing even more pages in the 130-year-old county championship record books were undone by Blackmoor’s Sam Parsons, who piled on the pressure on the defending champion down the back nine in the final to secure a 3&1 victory. Parsons put his...

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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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