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Foursomes key in Colts title showdown — Cherry

HAMPSHIRE Colts manager Lawrence Cherry believes getting his foursomes pairings right will be the key to winning the South East U26 League for the first time since 2016, when they face Bedfordshire on Sunday. Cherry, who was on the losing team against Essex in last...

Solent Salver weekend sees race for Qullen Quaich hot up

THE race to be crowned the 2022 Hampshire Order of Merit winner gathers pace when the Stoneham and Mike Smith Memorial trophies – which make up the Solent Salver – are held at Stoneham and Brokenhurst Manor respectively this weekend. The two 36-hole club opens...

Atkins wants diet made up of more Hampshire golf

AFTER making his unexpected county debut in the heavy defeat against Surrey last weekend, James Atkins is convinced it has only made him more determined to play with the county’s top amateurs more often. The North Hants GC member answered an SOS from Hampshire captain...

Hampshire soundly beaten at Coombe Hill

HAMPSHIRE suffered one of the heaviest defeats in their South East League history as Surrey claimed a 101/2-11/2 win at Coombe Hill, on Sunday, to leave the visitors with just one win in their four South Division games in 2022. The final match in the South Division...

Elliot Groves back in amateur groove

STONEHAM’S Elliot Groves spends most of the summer travelling the length and breadth of the UK watching players he has helped – or is helping – find golf scholarships in the States. Having played professional golf on the PGA South and Hampshire PGA circuit having...

Buenfeld and Forster set for English Amateur showdown

HAMPSHIRE are guaranteed to have one player in the third round of the English Amateur Championship on Friday afternoon. But the disappointing news for Hampshire supporters is that it is because two of their rising stars – Charlie Forster and Joe Buenfeld are drawn...

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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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