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Moody dreams of qualifying for 150th Open at St Andrews

STONEHAM’S Ryan Moody is through to Final Open Qualifying after finishing tied in fourth place at The Buckinghamshire in Regional Qualifying on Monday. The runner-up in last year’s Hampshire Order of Merit who reached the semi-finals of the county championship for a...

Forster finishes fifth at Berkshire Trophy

NORTH Hants GC’s Charlie Forster finished fifth in The Berkshire Trophy – one of England’s most historic and important amateur strokeplay championships – on Sunday. The 19-year-old, who is the reigning Hampshire Junior Champion after his victory last summer just days...

Hampshire young guns aiming for Berkshire Trophy win

HAMPSHIRE’S young guns are bidding for glory at the Berkshire Trophy – one of the country’s most famous and historic amateur competitions – which gets under way at The Berkshire Golf Club on Saturday morning. Rowlands Castle’s Billy McKenzie became just the third...

Cherry’s picks minus top talents for Essex clash

HAMPSHIRE Colts have the chance to gain some revenge for two final defeats in a row when they entertain Essex – the reigning South East Champions – at Barton-on-Sea GC, on Sunday. But they will have to do it without the two players who starred in last month’s county...

Stoneham – all four semi-finalists for Sloane-Stanley showdown

STONEHAM Golf Club provided all four semi-finalists in the 117th Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Channel Islands Amateur Championship, after their members dominated Saturday’s quarter-finals. Harrison Pake – the least well-known of the quartet – ended Hayling’s Toby...

Moody made up by Pechell Salver win

RYAN Moody has only one reason to be playing in this weekend’s 117th Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Channel Islands Amateur Championship – it is his last chance to claim the Sloane-Stanley Challenge Cup. The county crown will be awarded to the winner of Sunday’s final...

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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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