Leading courses on England schedule for 2015

first_img5 Mar 2013 Leading courses on England schedule for 2015 A string of prestigious venues feature on the England Golf 2015 calendar of events just released, none more so than for the blue riband championships for men and women. The Brabazon Trophy will be hosted by the Notts Golf Club at Hollinwell, the Men’s English Amateur by Alwoodley in Leeds, while Hunstanton and Sheringham will be the scene of the Women’s Amateur Championship and the Girls’ Championship respectively. Hollinwell (image copyright Tom Ward) has staged the Brabazon on four occasions. The first in 1959 saw Doug Sewell beat Michael Bonallack by a shot in an 18-hole playoff. Then in 1975 Sandy Lyle won the first of his two Brabazon titles, while Charlie Banks, now a senior international, won in 1983. On the last occasion in 1992, Ignacio Garrido took the title back to Spain. The qualifying venues for the Brabazon will be Liphook (South) and Clitheroe (North). The Men’s English Amateur has been played only once at Alwoodley, in 2003 when Gary Lockerbie beat Michael Skelton in the final. Then it was a straight match play format but now there is a 36-hole qualifying competition over two courses and the other course in 2015 will be Pannal at Harrogate, which has been the scene of other England Golf competitions including the annual under 16 contest against Spain. This will be the sixth time the English Women’s Amateur Championship has been contested over Hunstanton’s classic links. The Norfolk club first hosted the event in 1922, followed by 1956, ‘68, ‘84 and 2000 when Emma Duggleby (now Brown) of Yorkshire was the winner. The club regularly hosts top amateur events and its honours board includes women’s British championships, the Brabazon Trophy and Home Internationals. North Norfolk neighbours Sheringham and Royal Cromer will play host to around 250 of the country’s leading girl golfers competing for national titles. It will be 15 years since they played similar roles: Sheringham held the millennium English girls’ championship – won by Sophie Walker, who now plays on the Ladies’ European Tour – while Royal Cromer was the venue for the forerunner of the English under 15 and under 13 events. Norfolk will also play host for the Boys County Championship Finals at King’s Lynn, which was the venue for the Men’s Champion Club in 2003. Apart from the Men’s English Amateur, several more England Golf events are scheduled for northern venues. The Logan Trophy, the men’s over 35 championship, will head for Northumberland Golf Club, near Newcastle, the McGregor Trophy, the boys under 16 championship, will be at Wallasey, the Women’s Open stroke play at St Anne’s Old Links, and the Reid Trophy, the boys under 14 championship, at Preston. Northumberland and Wallasey have both hosted the Carris Trophy, the boys under 18 Championship in recent years. In 2004 Pablo Martin from Spain won at Northumberland while Stiggy Hodgson needed a playoff to win at Wallasey in 2008. Little Aston will stage the Carris in 2015. The English women’s open stroke play will make a return after ten years to St Anne’s Old Links in Lancashire, while the English Women’s Open Mid-Amateur will be played at Trentham in Staffordshire for the first time as will Preston for the Reid. Towards the end of the season, England will host the Senior Men’s Home Internationals at Copt Heath near Birmingham, Wychwood Park near Crewe will see the Men’s County Championship Finals, while the Senior Men’s County Championship Finals will be at Robin Hood. 2015 competitions and venues Women’s South Region Medal Final (Royal Blackheath, Kent) Women’s South West Region Medal Final (Weston-super-Mare, Somerset) Senior Women’s Amateur (Oakdale, Yorkshire) Women’s Midlands South Region Medal Final (Wellingborough, Northamptonshire) Brabazon Trophy Southern Qualifier (Liphook, Hampshire, IoW & CI) Brabazon Trophy Northern Qualifier (Clitheroe, Lancashire) Women’s Amateur (Hunstanton, Norfolk) Women’s Midlands North Region Medal Final (Rothley Park, Leicestershire) Women’s North Region Medal Final (Slaley Hall, Northumberland) Men’s Seniors Amateur (Worplesdon and West Hill, Surrey) Women’s Grand Medal Final (Coventry, Warwickshire) Men’s Open Amateur Stroke Play, Brabazon Trophy (Notts Hollinwell, Nottinghamshire) Men’s Open Mid-amateur Stroke Play, Logan Trophy (Northumberland) Boys’ U-16 Open Amateur Stroke Play, McGregor Trophy (Wallasey, Cheshire) Women’s Open Mid-amateur (Trentham, Staffordshire) Senior Men’s and Women’s Midlands Region Tournament (Beau Desert, Staffordshire) Senior Men’s and Women’s South Region Tournament (Saunton, Devon) Boys’ U-18 Open Amateur Stroke Play, Carris Trophy (Little Aston, Stafforshire) Girls’ Open Amateur (Sheringham, Norfolk) Girls’ Open U-13 and U-15 Championships (Royal Cromer, Norfolk) Men’s Amateur Championship (Alwoodley and Pannal, Yorkshire) Women’s Open Amateur Stroke Play (St Annes Old Links, Lancashire) Boys’ U14 Open Amateur Stroke Play Reid Trophy (Preston, Lancashire) Boys’ County Championship (King’s Lynn, Norfolk) Senior Men’s and Women’s North Region Tournament (Harrogate, Yorkshire) PING Grand and Plate Finals (Gainsborough, Lincolnshire) Men’s Champion Club (Brancepeth Castle, Durham) Men’s Senior Home Internationals (Copt Heath, Warwickshire) Men’s County Championhship (Wychwood Park, BB&O) Senior Women’s Brenda King Foursomes (Coxmoor, Nottinghamshire) Men’s Senior County Finals (Robin Hood, Warwickshire)last_img read more

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Nations Cup double for England

first_img6 May 2014 Nations Cup double for England England internationals Annabel Dimmock, Gabriella Cowley and Alex Peters, completed a team double at the weekend with victory in the Nations Cup at the Welsh women’s open stroke play championship. They won the trophy by five shots over Scotland. The event was decided by the best two scores in each of the three rounds of the championship. The previous weekend Annabel and Gabriella won the Nations Cup for England at the Helen Holm Scottish open stroke play at Troon. Annabel (Wentworth, image © Leaderboard Photography) also came within a whisker of completing a remarkable personal double. After winning the Helen Holm, she challenged strongly for the Welsh title, eventually finishing on eight-under par and runner-up, by a shot, to Scotland’s Eilidh Briggs. English players were on impressive form throughout the championship, with six in the top ten. Following Annabel were Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest) and Emma Goddard (Royal Liverpool), who tied third on seven-under; Bethan Popel (Long Ashton) seventh on six-under; Gabriella Cowley (Hanbury Manor) eighth on five-under; and Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) who was among those tied ninth on four-under. Click here for the full scoreslast_img read more

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Amazon Web Services Moves into New Territory…Again

first_imgBarr goes into some depth about how these recipes work. The conversation on Twitter was buzzing on the topic. Christian Reilly (@reilly) tried the service this morning and he was impressed with it. He said it is a solid end-to-end service from virtual machine to app. It’s free and in part for that reason it could be a killer in the market as the lines blur in terms of the differentiation between it, Chef and other services.But after just a day, it is already spawning integrations with Chef. A post on Hacker News details how this can be done.Reaction has been generally positive. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Amazon Web Services is on an aggressive development cycle. Its latest announcement comes today with what it calls AWS CloudFormation, a service that Amazon’s Jeff Barr describes in a manner that makes it feel quite similar to cloud management technologies such as Puppet and Chef.With AWS CloudFormation, developers can create their own templates for provisioning the resources needed for their applications. Barr’s descriptions show how far the “recipe” metaphor has spread through the cloud computing world. It’s related to Chef, which serves as a configuration environment. He tells a story about how much cooking is done in his house and the need to be precise in measurements when baking. The recipe has to be just right. In this case, the recipe automates the creation of the stack for the developer.Christopher Peter replied to my question about how this can integrate with WordPress: “…I was referring to the example template. I like the programmatic approach to convert manual setup into 1 efficient command.” That’s exactly it: AWS is programmable. Now it’s becoming automated to some extent, too.Barr:To date, many people have used AWS in what we’ll have to think of as cooking mode. They launch some instances, assign some Elastic IP addresses, create some message queues, and so forth. Sometimes this is semi-automated with scripts or templates, and sometimes it is a manual process. As overall system complexity grows, launching the right combination of AMIs, assigning them to roles, dealing with error conditions, and getting all the moving parts into the proper positions becomes more and more challenging.The mechanisms allows the developer to describe what resources are required. AWS CloudFormation then configures the setup accordingly. Barr:Using CloudFormation, you can create an entire stack with one function call. The stack can be comprised of multiple Amazon EC2 instances, each one fully decked out with security groups, EBS (Elastic Block Store) volumes, and an Elastic IP address (if needed). The stack can contain Load Balancers, Auto Scaling Groups, RDS (Relational Database Service) Database Instances and security groups, SNS (Simple Notification Service) topics and subscriptions, Amazon CloudWatch alarms, Amazon SQS (Simple Queuue Service) message queues, and Amazon SimpleDB domains. Here’s a diagram of the entire process: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market alex williamscenter_img Tags:#cloud#news AWS has been on a tear lately. Last week it announced hosting for static websites. It launched Elastic Beanstalk, a PaaS environment earlier in the month. These are all new efforts.But there are lots of other movements in the market that AWS has to be watching. OpenStack and hosting providers are starting to build their own cloud environments.In any case, these are fast moving times. I wonder what it will be from AWS next week? Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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‘We’re here to fight, learn’: Valdez, PH volleybelles unfazed after loss

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—The Philippines just absorbed a disappointing loss at the hands of Kazakhstan in the Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship, 25-23, 25-20, 25-19, but Alyssa Valdez remains unfazed.“We’re here to learn, we’re here to fight, we’re here to win,” said Valdez Friday at Alonte Sports Arena here. “Teamwork will bring us to a good finish, and we’ll give our 101 percent to achieve that.”ADVERTISEMENT “That’s what we want to show to the people, that we will fight.”The Philippines finished the group stage with a 1-1 record and trail the 2-0 Kazakhs in Pool A.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsValdez, who scored a combined 28 points in the both games, hopes they can bring whatever lessons they learned in their loss to Kazakhstan in the quarterfinals where they are set to face Pool C leaders Korea.“There comes a point where you just tell yourself that we should just accept the challenges and learn the lessons we need to advance,” said Valdez in Filipino. “This is still a long tournament, this isn’t the end.” “This is the first time that this group has been together to represent the country and I hope this continues until we achieve that perfect chemistry.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Co rues dwindling number of Mapua players due to injuries Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

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