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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...

Cherry quits for dream Dubai job

LAWRENCE Cherry will bow out as Hampshire’s captain on Sunday, just three months into his second season in the role – having landed his dream job in Dubai. The 27-year-old – who moved to North Hants as assistant general manager in September 2022 – is moving to one of...

Saunders back for Channel Islands clash

HAMPSHIRE captain Lawrence Cherry has called up former England U16 international George Saunders (above) for the annual match against the Channel Islands, at Hayling GC, at Sunday. The warm-up match – played over two days – will give Cherry a chance to check on a...

Darren in Hampshire Salver countback heartbreak

DARREN Walkley suffered heartbreak on countback for the second time in a year, as he missed out on the biggest win of his amateur career by a whisker. Liphook GC’s former player on Europe’s mini-pro tours lost out by virtue of a worse score in the Hampshire Hog, as...

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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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