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Golf Bible focuses on Great British and Irish men’s elite amateur golf, providing competition, rankings and other related information.

GB&I Initial Walker Cup Squad Announced (24/04/19)
The Peter McEvoy Trophy – 2019 Preview & Results (18/04/19)
The Masters – 2019 Amateur Results (14/04/19)
Men’s European Nations Championship – 2019 Preview & Results (13/04/19)
The Lytham Trophy – 2019 Preview (07/04/19)


1. The Battle Trophy (SCO)
Following up his win at the previous weekend’s Craigmillar Park Open Joe BRYCE (SCO) won the Battle Trophy played on the Craighead Links at Crail. Again a strong final day was responsible for the victory – this time he shot 66 and 68 for a 276 (-12) total. George BURNS (SCO) -9 was second, Darren HOWIE (SCO) -5 third and Jim JOHNSTON (SCO) and Jake HAPGOOD (WAL) -4 tied fourth.  Results (20-21/04/19)


Joe Bryce (Photo: Crail Golfing Society)

2. The Trubshaw Cup (WAL)
Rhys EVANS (WAL) won the Trubshaw Cup by 8 shots in South Wales, winning both of the constituent events.  Results (20-21/04/19)

On Saturday he won the Carmarthenshire Open at Ashburnham G.C. with a score of 140 (-4). Paddy MULLINS (WAL) -2 was 2nd and Max BAXENDALE (ENG) Ev was third.

Rhys then travelled west to Tenby G.C. to win the Golden Eagle on Sunday. Rounds of 68 and 69 giving him a -7 36 hole score. Daniel LLOYD (WAL) and Kieron HARMON (WAL) shot 140 (-4) to finish second and third respectively after count back.


Rhys Evans With His Three Trophies (centre) (Photo: Tenby Golf Club)

3. The Peter McEvoy Trophy (ENG)
Tom MCKIBBIN (IRE) won the 39th Peter McEvoy Trophy after chipping in on the second sudden death play-off hole. Runners-Up Aaron MARSHALL (IRE) and Melan DHAUBHADEL (ENG) had also finished the 72 hole tournament at Copt Heath G.C. on 277 (-7). Luke O’NEILL (IRE) was 4th on -6 and Max HOPKINS (ENG) 5th on -2, both battled back well after disappointing opening rounds. Results (17-18/04/19)


Tom McKibbin (Photo: GolfBible)

4. Hampshire Hog and Hampshire Salver (ENG)
A final round 63, the best of the day, helped Northumberland’s Matty LAMB (ENG) to the Hampshire Hog title at North Hants G.C. It was certainly worth the long journey south ! His 133 (-5) total was two better than Sam BAIRSTOW (ENG) and Ryan BROOKS (ENG) who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively. Darren WRIGHT (ENG), who shot a 64 in Round 2, and Jake BOLTON (ENG) finished 4th and 5th on -2.  Results (14/04/19)


Matty Lamb – Hampshire Hog (Photo: Mark Sandom / North Hants GC)

The Hampshire Salver, awarded to the player with the lowest aggregate score in both the Selborne Salver and Hampshire Hog, was won by Sam BAIRSTOW (ENG). Sam beat Jake BOLTON (ENG) on count back after both finished on 270. Matty LAMB (ENG) 271 was 3rd, Ryan BROOKS (ENG) 272 4th and Charlie STRICKLAND (ENG) 274 5th.  Results (13-14/04/19)


Sam Bairstow – Hampshire Salver (Photo: Mark Sandom / North Hants GC)

5. Duncan Putter (WAL)
George BRYANT (ENG) led the Duncan Putter through three rounds before a final round 77 opened the door to the chasing pack. Shergo AL KURDI (JOR) and Jacob DAVIES (WAL) were only too happy to come through it. Both shot a 73 in Round 4 which saw all three finish on 296 (+16) at Southerndown GC. With no play-off the 2019 Putter was shared.  Results (12-14/04/19)


Shergo Al Kurdi, George Bryant and Jacob Davies (Photo: Southerndown GC) 

6. Selborne Salver (ENG)
Charlie STRICKLAND (ENG) beat Jake BOLTON (ENG) in a play-off to win the 36 hole Selborne Salver at Blackmoor G.C. Both players shot 67 in both rounds for a 134 (-4) total. Sam BAIRSTOW (ENG) and Harry GODDARD (ENG) finished 3rd and 4th respectively after finishing on 135 (-3).  Results (13/04/19)


Jake Bolton, Charlie Strickland, Harry Goddard & James Byers (Photo: @Golfing4Life_ )

7. Men’s European Nations Championship (ESP)
Defending champions ENGLAND (+14) retained the European Nations Championship in Spain. Their 878 total was 8 shots better than The Netherlands (+22).


Gareth Jenkins (Manager), Tom Plumb, Tom Sloman, Bailey Gill and Ben Jones
(Photos: @EnglandGolf)

IRELAND (+23) were third and WALES (+29), who recorded the lowest final day score (213), were an encouraging 4th. SCOTLAND (+37) had a poor final day and fell to 8th.   Team Results (10-13/04/19)

Tom SLOMAN (ENG) won the Individual competition with a 294 (+6) total.


Tom Sloman (Photos: @Golfing4Life_)

Caolan RAFFERTY (IRE) +8 finished 4th, Euan WALKER (SCO) and Ben CHAMBERLAIN (WAL) +9 tied 5th and Tom PLUMB (ENG), Jake HAPGOOD (WAL), Bailey GILL (ENG)  and Conor PURCELL (IRE) +10 tied 11th.  Individual Results (10-13/04/19)

8. West of Ireland Open Championship
Caolan RAFFERTY (IRE) won the West of Ireland at County Sligo G.C. by 4 shots after posting scores of 71, 66, 67 and 72 (-8). Arron EDWARDS-HILL (ENG) and Conor PURCELL (IRE) finished tied 2nd on -4 with Jack MCDONNELL (IRE) -2 the only other player to finish under par.  Results (4-7/04/19)


Caolan Rafferty (Photo: @2019woig)

9. Berkhamsted Trophy
Joss GOSLING (ENG) won the 72 hole Berkhamsted Trophy with a 283 (-1) total.  His final round 70 enabled him to beat James NEWTON (ENG), Harvey BYERS (ENG) and Ben FIRTH (ENG) who all finished on 285 (+1).  Results (4-6/04/19)


Joss Gosling (Photo: @BerkhamstedGolf / Ian Hall)

10. The South of England Youths’ Championship (for The Bernard Darwin Salver)
Harvey BYERS (ENG) shot rounds of 68, 68, 70 and 69 (+3) to win the Darwin Salver at Rye Golf Club by 9 shots. Harrison KING (ENG) pipped Luke NORTHWOOD (ENG) to second place on countback after both players finished on 281 (+9); King’s final round 67 one better than Northwood’s 68.  Results (26-27/3/19)


Harvey Byers (Photo: Golfing4Life)



A separate Golf Bible Walker Cup website covers the biennial men’s amateur team match between Great Britain & Ireland and the United States of America.



The @GolfBible Twitter account, which now has over 8,500 followers, provides daily updates on both men’s and women’s amateur competitions. The twitter feed can be accessed by clicking either the above link or Menu tab.


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I hope you will find something of interest and enjoy exploring the various parts of Golf Bible.

Mark Eley.

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