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Gordon Brand Jnr (1958 – 2019)

  Tributes have been paid to Gordon Brand Jnr, a Ryder Cup and European Tour winner who had a long association with the PGA South West region, following his untimely and sudden death at the age of 60. The Bristol-based Scot, who was attached to The Players Club for 17

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The round of Andy’s life

  To shoot 59 is the dream for any Tour star – indeed any professional golfer, writes Tony Rushmer. And Andrew Pestell came very close to doing it at the Colchester Pro-Am where he signed for the East region’s lowest score in recent times. While Ian Ellis and Mark Baker

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Top tips for senior golfers

  PGA Master Professional Peter Dawson, a former Ryder Cup player and one of Golf Monthly’s top 25 coaches, has written a new book: ‘Now for the back nine’ (, writes Charles DeHaan. Published with help from his partner in this venture, Simon Hawkins, one of Dawson’s 60+ year old

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Crerar rubs shoulders with ‘golden oldies’

  It will mainly be remembered as Tom Watson’s last competitive event on British soil and also for Bernhard Langer claiming a record fourth title triumph. But the Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex at Royal Lytham produced a “bonus” for Panmure PGA Professional Andrew Crerar as well. He played

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PGA Lunches 2019 – don’t miss out!

  In 2001, as part of the PGA’s centenary celebrations, the first PGA lunch was launched at the Grosvenor House in London. Since then, outstanding players from the world of golf have been honoured at this prestigious event including Ryder Cup winning captains Thomas Bjorn, Paul McGinley, José Maria Olazábal, Colin Montgomerie,

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Changes to the PGA Training Programme explained

  Simon Hubbard, The PGA’s head of training, explains the changes to the FdSc/DipHE programmes from October 2019.   In mid-2017 KPMG were commissioned to review the PGA Education Programme with the key findings being presented to Members at the Regional Meetings in 2018.   The review stated that that the

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