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All criminal charges against Scottie Scheffler have been dismissed to bring to an end an extraordinary fortnight for the world number one. Scheffler’s bid to win the US PGA Championship earlier this month was thrown into chaos on May 17 when he was arrested ahead of his second round after he tried to drive into Valhalla Golf Club in heavy traffic, which had been caused by an unrelated accident in which a male pedestrian died. Masters champion Scheffler briefly spent time in jail before returning to the course to play his second round and had faced charges of second-degree assault…

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Basingstoke Golf Club has outlined plans for a phased reopening period that will begin in June, as the Hampshire venue tees off on its journey to a full reopening following a £15million development project. The club, which first opened for play in 1907, relocated to a new site in the village of Dummer in 2021 – acquiring the land that was home to Dummer Golf Club on the outskirts of the town – before development on a new 18-hole championship course began last year. DOWNLAND COURSE The previous layout at Dummer Golf Club has been totally redesigned by Weller Designs,…

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Get Golfing the UK’s leading charity operating golf and hospitality venues will host the inaugural G4D Women’s Golf Championship at the Festival of Golf. Last month Get Golfing and the European Disabled Golf Association (EDGA) announced a ground breaking partnership establishing the Get Golfing G4D Series that will provide playing opportunities for golfers with disabilities at three leading Get Golfing venues in the UK. The Get Golfing G4D Women’s Golf Championship marks the very first female-only disabled golf event to be delivered in the world. This landmark event underscores the global efforts of EDGA in promoting golf for disabled individuals…

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Golfers with an appreciation of the fine arts should put a date in the diary to visit an exhibition of golf course landscape oil paintings being held in London in June. Chinese artist Hudson Shaoxia Zhang has been a golf fan for over three decades, alongside his influential role as a professor of art history, and over the last six years has dedicated himself to capturing the landscapes of golf courses worldwide through drawing and painting, blending his twin passions of golf and art to create a distinctive and unparalleled body of work. Mauna Kea Golf Course by Hudson Zhang…

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If you’re looking for a better way to arrange your regular golf outings with friends, manage your golf society’s schedule at home and abroad, or find new golfing partners at your home club or in the local area, then look no further than Quick9, a handy free app that takes the legwork out of coordinating and organising golf with playing partners both new and old Like many people during the pandemic, with more time on their hands, no daily commute and needing a break from endless Zoom and Teams calls, Rob MacAdam found himself drawn back to golf. Like many…

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England’s Richard Bland carded a closing 63 to win the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship on Sunday. Playing in his first senior event, Bland bounced back from a third round of 74 to finish 17 under par at Harbor Shores Resort in Michigan, three shots ahead of Australia’s Richard Green. Bland won his first DP World Tour event in his 478th start in the 2021 British Masters at The Belfry. The 51-year-old joined LIV Golf during its debut season in 2022. New Zealand’s Greg Chalmers, who shared the 54-hole lead with Ernie Els, finished third on 13 under par, with Els two strokes…

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Gregor Graham became the first Scot in 19 years to win the Brabazon Trophy, as his -9 overall secured victory at Hollinwell Golf Club in Nottinghamshire. The Blairgowrie golfer had a brilliant final round until a three-putt bogey on the final hole meant a tense finish in front of the clubhouse crowd, as nearest competitors Daniel Hayes (Bramhall) and Sweden’s Wilhelm Ryding had opportunities to take it to a play-off. England Boys’ star Hayes birdied 15, 16 and 17 to set up a grandstand finale, while Ryding eagled the 17th, but on 18 the Swede couldn’t quite make birdie and…

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Grayson Murray’s parents have urged people to be “kind to one another” following the death of their son, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour. Murray withdrew from the Charles Schwab Challenge with two holes remaining of Friday’s second round and died on Saturday morning at the age of 30. “We have spent the last 24 hours trying to come to terms with the fact that our son is gone,” Eric and Terry Murray said in a statement released on their behalf by the PGA Tour. “It’s surreal that we not only have to admit it to ourselves, but that…

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American golfer Grayson Murray, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, has died at the age of 30. Murray’s death was announced by the PGA Tour a day after he withdrew during the second round of the Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas. PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said in a statement: “We were devastated to learn – and are heartbroken to share – that PGA Tour player Grayson Murray passed away this morning. I am at a loss for words. “The PGA Tour is a family and when you lose a member of your family, you are never the same.…

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A series of Twilight Golf Leagues have been launched by England Golf providing golfers across the country with new opportunities to play regular golf through a unique and fun format. The format for eight of the leagues will be a pairs betterball stableford, where each round will be played at the same host venue over nine holes, with each pair’s best five rounds of six counting towards their final league position.The final two leagues will follow a four-person team betterball format, offering larger groups the opportunity to compete. “Twilight Golf Leagues is a fantastic chance for us to support all…

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