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


NCAA Division I Men’s Nationals – 2022 Preview & Results (25/05/22)
Scottish Men’s Open Championship – 2022 Preview & Results (24/05/22)
Brabazon Trophy – 2022 Preview & Results (22/05/22)
NCAA Division I Men’s Regionals – 2022 Preview & Results (18/05/22)
France v. England Men’s International Match – 2022 Preview & Results (15/05/22)
Irish Amateur Open Championship – 2022 Preview & Results (15/05/22)


1. Brabazon Trophy (ENG)
Christiaan MAAS (RSA) won the Brabazon Trophy shooting rounds of 65, 70, 67 and 68 on Saunton’s East Course for a 270 (-14) total. Arron EDWARDS-HILL (ENG) -9 finished 2nd, Ireland’s Matt MCCLEAN -8 3rd and defending champion Sam BAIRSTOW (ENG) -6 4th. Fast finishing Swiss pair Maximilien STURDZA and Nicola GERHARDSEN tied for 5th on -4. Eliot BAKER (ENG) +4 took home the George Henriques Salver, the prize awarded to the leading GB&I player in the Championship under the age of 20.  Results (19-22/05/22)


Christiaan Maas (Photo: GolfBible)  

2. France v. England Men’s International Match (FRA)
ENGLAND beat FRANCE 13.5-10.5 in their men’s match at Golf de Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche. Whilst the French out performed the English in the Foursomes on both days the visitors greater strength in depth showed in the more important Singles. John GOUGH, Arron EDWARDS-HILL, Jack BIGHAM and Sam BAIRSTOW crucially won both of their Singles for England.  Results (14-15/05/22)


The Winning England Team (Photo: England Golf)

3. The Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship
Colm CAMPBELL (IRL), now 35, won the Flogas Irish Men’s Amateur Open at The Island Golf Club after a sudden death play-off with Matthew MCCLEAN (IRL). It was Campbell’s second Championship having also picked up the trophy at Royal Dublin back in 2016. Both players finished on 289 (+1) in regulation with McClean coming through the field with a final round 70 which could have been much better. Robert MORAN (IRL) finished 3rd on +3, Marc BOUCHER (IRL) 4th on +4 and recent West of Ireland champion Alan FAHY (IRL) 5th on +5.  Results (12-15/05/22)

4. The 56th Lytham Trophy (ENG)
John GOUGH (ENG) won the Lytham Trophy with a 280 (Ev) total, his fourth major title in the last 12 months. 15 year old Connor GRAHAM (SCO) pushed the much more experienced Englishman all the way with an encouraging final day’s play to secure 2nd place. Ben QUINNEY (ENG) finished 3rd on +3 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes G.C. whilst Connor ROCHON (SCO) 4th and Robert MORAN (IRL) 5th both finished on 285 (+5).  Results (29-01/05/22)


John Gough (Photo: Royal Lytham & St. Annes G.C.)

5. Welsh Men’s Open Stroke Play Championship
17 year old Caolan BURFORD (WAL) won the Welsh Men’s Open Stroke Play with a 287 (-1) total at Ashburnham G.C. He was the first Welsh winner since Rhys Pugh in 2013 and better still for the host nation seven of the top ten finishers were from the principality. Matt ROBERTS (WAL) Ev finished 2nd, David LUNDGREN (SWE) +1 3rd, Paddy MULLINS (WAL) +2 4th and TOM BASTOW (WAL) +4 5th. Results (21-24/04/22)


Caolan Burford (Photo: Wales Golf)

6. West of Ireland Men’s Amateur Open Championship
24 year old Alan FAHY (IRL) beat Liam NOLAN (IRL) by 2&1 in the 18 hole final of the West of Ireland played at County Sligo G.C. Medalist Caolan RAFFERTY (IRL) lost in the first round by 5&4 to Allan HILL (IRL). Hill eventually lost to Nolan in the semi-finals.  MP Results (18-19/04/22)

This year’s event saw a change of format with a 54 hole stroke play qualifying competition over the first three days producing a top 16 match play stage to determine the eventual champion. Caolan RAFFERTY (IRL) was the only player to finish under par on the Rosses Point links; his 210 (-3) total, which included a 6-under 65 on Day 1, earning him medalist honours. Thomas HIGGINS (IRL) +1 finished 2nd, Alan FAHY (IRL) +1 3rd and Liam NOLAN (IRL) +2 4th.  SP Results (15-17/04/22)

7. Hampshire Salver (ENG)
The Hampshire Salver is an aggregate competition combining the results of the Selborne Salver and the Hampshire Hog events, both played over 36 holes on consecutive days.

This year it was won by Jack BROOKS (ENG) who finished on 277 (-1). Jack beat Freddie MACARTHUR (ENG) by 1-shot after he had posted 278 (Ev) and Joe HARVEY (ENG) & Luke HODGETTS (ENG) 282 (+4).

img_8127 Jack Brooks (Photo: North Hants G.C.)

Max HOPKINS (ENG) won the Hampshire Hog at North Hants G.C. with rounds of 68 and 69 (-3) on Day 2 of the Hampshire Salver weekend. Joe HARVEY (ENG) finished 2nd on -2, Freddie MACARTHUR (ENG) -2 3rd on count back, Jack BROOKS (ENG) -1 4th and Henry HAYWARD (ENG) -1 5th after count back.  Results (10/04/22)


Max Hopkins (Photo: North Hants G.C.)

Luke HODGETTS (ENG) won the Selborne Salver (ENG) at Blackmoor G.C. with rounds of 70 and 67 for a 137 (-1) total. Colin ROOPE (ENG) and Jack BROOKS (ENG) 138 (Ev) finished tied 2nd. Whilst Hodgetts bogeyed his final two holes to make things interesting Brooks may still feel this is one that got away. A double bogey on his closing hole, by coincidence he had also started with a double in Round 1, will clearly not have been what he planned standing on the tee.  Results (09/04/22)


Luke Hodgetts (Photo: Blackmoor G.C.)

8. Duncan Putter (WAL)
Tom BASTOW (ENG) and Sean DAVID (WAL) shared the 2022 Duncan Putter at Southerndown G.C., an event which chooses not to have a play-off, after they both finished on 296 (+16). David entered the final round with a 4-shot lead but was only able to produce a 79 which opened the door to the chasing pack. The surprise was that Bastow was the player to come through it. He started the final round in tied 6th place and 7-shots behind David but his final round 72 saw him move past the faltering leaders. Lloyd WALTERS (WAL) finished 3rd on +17 with 2013 winner Tim HARRY (WAL) also +17 4th on count back.  Results (08-10/04/22)


Tom Bastow and Sean David (Photo: Southerndown G.C.)

9. Men’s European Nations Championship (ESP)
SPAIN (+13) won the Men’s European Nations Championship at RCG Sotogrande. ENGLAND (+35) finished 2nd, WALES (+49) tied 8th, IRELAND (+50) 10th and SCOTLAND (+65) 13th.  Team Results (30-2/04/22)

Spain’s Jaime MONTOJO (Ev) won the Individual competition beating teammate Luis MASAVEU (Ev) in a play-off. Denmark’s Hamish BROWN (+2) bogeyed five of his remaining six holes to effectively lose the tournament. Sam BAIRSTOW (ENG) was GB&I’s leading player finishing in 5th on +6. James ASHFIELD (WAL) +10 was 7th, Olly HUGGINS (ENG) +14 tied 10th, Rob MORAN (IRL)+15 13th, Liam NOLAN(IRL) +18 tied 16th and Matt ROBERTS (WAL) and Lewis IRVINE (SCO) +18 both tied 16th.  Individual Results (30/2/04/22)


Spain (Photo: RFE Golf)

10. The Berkhamsted Trophy (ENG)
Seb CAVE (ENG) won the 61st Berkhamsted Trophy in Hertfordshire with a 208 (-5) total. Harley SMITH (ENG) -2 finished 2nd, Arron EDWARDS-HILL (ENG) & Paddy MULLINS (WAL) +1 tied 3rd and Reis SUART (ENG) & Connor O’BRIEN (ENG) +2 tied 5th.  Results (31-02/04/22)


Seb Cave (Photo: Lauren Duddy)



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 11,675 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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