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This Week In Golf: Aug 21 - 27
Centurion Club Members’ Day raises nearly £25,000 for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance
A fundraising day held in honour of Rick Garg, a much-loved Golf Monthly Forum and Centurion Club member, has raised nearly £25,000 for the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.
Rick Garg sadly passed away on August 17th 2016 at the age of 56 after suffering a heart attack on the golf course; despite the exemplary care of the staff at Harefield Hospital.
Rick, originally from Huddersfield, was a passionate golfer who was a real family man and highly thought of by his fellow members at Centurion Club.
Foxhills Pro has two winners at Oceanico World Kids Golf Championship
Foxhills PGA Teaching Professional, Pedro Lemos, took the opportunity to inspire some of England’s most promising young golfers with a recent overseas expedition to the Oceanico World Kids Golf Championship at Amendoeira Golf Resort.
Lemos, who joined the Surrey venue at the start of this month, travelled to the Portuguese destination with seven budding golfers, who tested their mettle across Amendoeira’s Faldo and O’Connor Jnr courses.
Amongst Lemos’ stable, Sarah Mardani and Eleanor Lichtenhein emerged victorious in their respective age groups.
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!
Elliott is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TSR4
3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max
Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max
Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW
Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Two-Time Champion Dustin Johnson Out Of Saudi International
Former winner Dustin Johnson is forced to withdraw from the Saudi International after tweaking his back
By Paul Higham • Published
7 Things I Wish I’d Known About Golf Before I Started
PGA Professional Emma Booth on what new golfers should expect when they begin their golf journey
By Emma Booth • Published