Stoneham Golf Club host of the 2022 Hampshire, Isle of White & Channel Islands Amateur Championship

May 27-29  2022

Developing grassroots
and elite golfers

Developing grassroots
and elite golfers

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...

Bell wins ding-dong play-off for Hampshire Hog

THE amateur career of Connor Bell has largely been played in the shadow of his older brother Jonathan, who was an England  Boys international as a teenager, having been crowned a Wee Wonders Champion several times before he was even 11. But now it is the turn of the...

Hampshire fall at final Challenge hurdle

HAMPSHIRE were denied a first South East double since 1994 as Essex snatched the Challenge League trophy out of their hands in a see-saw final at Mill Hill GC, on Sunday. For the second time in five years Sam Parsons was leading by one with two holes to play in a...

Daily Telegraph Salver win ‘for Keith’

LAWRENCE Cherry became the youngest county captain to pick up the Daily Telegraph Salver in 60 years, with a comprehensive victory over Berks, Bucks and Oxfordshire in the South East League Final, on Sunday. After Cherry’s side had wrapped up a crushing 81/2-31/2...

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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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