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Category: Connect 21

Under starter’s orders

  Award-winning coach Anders Mankert is set to realise a long held ambition by opening his own golf course, writes Adrian Milledge. Anders Mankert is very particular about the coffee served at Leicester Golf Centre. So much so that he has sourced the coffee beans from Brazil and has them

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Club record for evergreen Sharkey

  John Sharkey has recently become the longest-serving club professional at The Links Golf Club, Newmarket. Jim Griffiths was the previous holder of the record, working at the Suffolk club from 1944 to 1971. But Sharkey is now in his 28th year at The Links, having started back in 1991.

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No rest for Shacklady

  THERE’S never a dull moment in the busy life of David Shacklady who has just returned from Jordan after competing in a week of mixed competitions comprising the top 40 from the women’s, challenge and senior tours, writes David Birtill. “We were all playing for the same prize-fund and there

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Holland back home after international adventure

  Roy Holland has returned to Somerset after an exciting international adventure which he will never forget for many reasons, writes Peter Godsiff. The former teaching professional at Long Ashton has been appointed head professional at Cricket St Thomas Golf Club, near Chard. Previous pro Paul Fiddes moved to Hartbourne

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Latest jobs for PGA Members

  Are you looking for a fresh challenge? There are many job opportunities open to PGA Members within the golf industry, both in the UK, Ireland and overseas. If you’re interested in placing a job advert with The PGA email Situations vacant PGA qualified golf professional, The Golf Club and JamGolf

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The battle of the YouTube stars

  The world’s first YouTube Golf Day is being hosted by PGA Professional and social media superstar Rick Shiels. The event is taking place this Sunday (May 6) at Formby Hall Golf Resort and is supporting Prostate Cancer UK, an official charity of The PGA. Limited tickets are available to watch some

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