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

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December 2018 Men’s Amateur Rankings (05/01/19)
My Review Of GB&I Men’s Amateur Golf In 2018 (29/12/18)
South Beach International Amateur – 2018 Preview & Results (22/12/18)


1. South Beach International Amateur
Pierceson COODY (USA) won the South Beach International Amateur in Miami Beach, Florida with a 272 (-11) total. Jake BURNAGE (ENG) was our leading performer, finishing 3rd on 275 (-8). There were 19 GB&I players in the field but just five made the 36 hole cut. Jake BOLTON (ENG) (+1) finished tied 21st, Joe PAGDIN (+3) tied 26th and Max MARTIN and Ben JONES (+10) tied 62nd.

2. Men’s Home Internationals
ENGLAND beat IRELAND on the final day to win the Raymond Trophy. SCOTLAND were third and WALES fourth. David HAGUE (ENG) and Tiarnan MCLARNON (IRE) both finished the tournament with 100% records, winning all 6 of their games. Tom PLUMB (ENG) was also unbeaten, winning four of his games and halving two of his foursomes.  Results (14/09/18)


England Team (Photo: Wales Golf)

3. Men’s World Amateur Team Championship
DENMARK won the Men’s World Amateur Team Championship at Carton House in Ireland with a record 541 (-39) team score. The UNITED STATES finished 2nd on 542 (-38) and SPAIN third two shots further back. ENGLAND (-31) finished 8th, IRELAND (-27) tied 10th, SCOTLAND (-26) tied 12th and WALES (-20) tied 18th.  Results (08/09/18)

Spain’s Alejandro DEL RAY was the low individual with a superb -23 final score, beating Japan’s Takumi KANAYA by 1-shot. Robin DAWSON and Gian-Marco PETROZZI (-14) both finished tied 13th to share low GB&I honours.  Results (08/09/18) 


Denmark With The Eisenhower Trophy (Photo: International Golf Federation)

4. The Jacques Léglise Trophy Match
Great Britain & Ireland (GB&I) today won the Jacques Léglise Trophy match against Continent of Europe 15.5 – 9.5. GB&I won three of the four series and halved the other in a comprehensive victory. Conor GOUGH and Robin WILLIAMS were unbeaten for GB&I winning two matches and halving another two.  Results (01/09/18)


The Great Britain and Ireland Team With The Jacques Léglise Trophy

5. Carrick Neill Scottish Men’s Open Championship
Victor VEYRET today won the 2018 Carrick Neill Scottish Men’s Open Championship on the Kings Course at Gleneagles. Four under par rounds of 69, 65, 67 and 67 gave the tall Frenchman a 268 (-12) total and an impressive 6-shot victory. Ireland’s Conor PURCELL (-6) finished second and Scotland’s Euan WALKER (-5) third. Joe LONG (ENG), Thomas PLUMB (ENG) and Stuart EASTON (SCO) all finished tied 4th on -2.  Results (29/08/18)


Victor Veyret (Photo: Scottish Golf / Kenny Smith Photography)

6. The U.S. Amateur Championship
Viktor HOVLAND (NOR) beat Devon BLING (USA) 6&5 in the 36-hole Final of the U.S. Amateur Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Three of the seven GB&I entrants progressed from the Stroke Play Qualifying; these were Eoin LEONARD (IRE) 145 +2, Harry HALL (ENG) 146 +3 and Alex FITZPATRICK (ENG) 146 +3. Whilst Leonard and Hall both lost in the first round of Match Play Fitzpatrick reached the Quarter finals, losing to in form Cole Hammer (USA) 3&2. Holland beat Hammer in the Semi-Finals.  Results (19/08/18)


Viktor Hovland (Photo: USGA)

7. The Welsh Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship
James WILSON (SCO) beat Tom SLOMAN (ENG) on the first sudden death play-off hole to secure the Welsh Stroke Play title at Pyle & Kenfig G.C. Both players had finished on 284 (Ev) after 72 holes. Will POOLE (ENG) finished 3rd on 285 (+1).  Results (19/08/18)


James Wilson (Photo: Wales Golf / Hamish Stuart)

8. The Boys’ Amateur Championship
15 year old Conor GOUGH (ENG) won the Boys’ Amateur Championship at Royal Portrush G.C. He beat another 15 year old Jose Luis BALLESTER (ESP) 3&1 in the 36 hole Final. Gough beat Jensen HULL (ENG) and Ballester Joe PAGDIN (ENG) in their Semi-Final matches. Robin WILLIAMS (ENG) and Mark POWER (IRE) were co-medalists in the earlier stroke play qualifying. Stroke Play Qualifying – Results and Match Play – Results (19/08/18)


Conor Gough (Photo: The R&A / Getty Images)

9. The Boys’ Home Internationals
ENGLAND won the Boys’ Home Internationals at Royal Dornoch G.C. narrowly beating IRELAND 8-7 in their ‘winner takes all game’ on Day 3. I am sure Ireland will be disappointed as the result could very easily have fallen in their favour. Unfortunately they let three of the close singles games drift away from them over the finishing holes, allowing England to retain the title. SCOTLAND were third and WALES fourth.  Results (09/08/18)


England Boys (Photo: Mark Pagdin)

10. The Irish Men’s Amateur Close Championship
Robbie CANNON won the Irish Close at The European Club defeating Eoin LEONARD 2&1 in the 18 hole Final. Rounds of 72 and 67 gave Ronan MULLARNEY medalist honours in the stroke play qualifying at the start of the Championship.
Stroke Play Qualifying – Results and Match Play – Results (08/08/18)


Robbie Cannon (Photo: @RobbieCannon)



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 8,000 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.


You may also want to take a look at the GolfBible Pinterest account. There’s over 3,250 golf photos to flick through here with some of the more recent additions shown below (slide photos upwards to view more).

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

Mark Eley.

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