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The Daily Mail has always covered the Tournament in the newspaper with a weekly column now included on Derek Lawrenson's page during the rounds.

You will continue to see regular news updates on this page and over the years an archive of old stories will develop which users will be able to search through at the bottom of this page.

If you have any stories, or photographs of your own please send them to [email protected].

Downfield pair hope it's 3rd time lucky

16 May 2017

THE SENIORS Amateur runner-up Graham Bell and Downfield partner Richard Scott have unfinished business in The Daily Mail Foursomes, writes Cara Sloman. The duo reached the finals of the world’s largest golf tournament in 2005 and 2012, but have never taken the trophy back to their Dundee club. ... Full Story...

Worthing ladies pair hope to match 2006 success

09 May 2017

FORMER British Stroke play champion Karen Sykes and Kathy Langham are on the charge again for Worthing in the Daily Mail Foursomes, 11 years after they finished runners-up, writes Cara Sloman The pair, who were just pipped to the trophy in 2006 by Manchester, have regained their winning form in the... Full Story...

Matfen pair win through to fourth round

02 May 2017

FORMER England international Lisa Ferrie and Nicola Hawes secured Matfen Hall a spot in the fourth round of the Daily Mail Foursomes after beating Alnmouth Village in a closely fought tie, writes Cara Sloman Scratch golfer Ferrie is married to three times European tour winner Kenneth, who memorably... Full Story...

Copeland brothers make round 2 win a family affair

25 Apr 2017

BROTHERS David and Robert Copeland booked Bourn a place in the third round of The Daily Mail Foursomes after snatching victory at former finalists and neighbours Cambridge Meridian, writes Cara Sloman. It is the first time they have paired up to represent the club in a major competition and they ha... Full Story...

Pyecombe pair under pressure to match 2016 Champions

18 Apr 2017

GARY CAGER and Graham Farmer know they have a lot to live up to in The Daily Mail Foursomes as they go all out to defend the title for Pyecombe, writes Cara Sloman. The pairing won the club’s qualifying competition and they hope to follow in the footsteps of brother-in-laws, Matt Harper and Andy ... Full Story...

Plucky Lansil win on the 19th for fourth round place

17 Apr 2017

Plucky Lansil rallied to produce a spirited sudden-death comeback to knock-out Bentham in the Daily Mail Foursomes second round, writes Cara Sloman. Suzanne Riley and Sandy Armistead recovered from being two down to level the match and force extra holes, before going on to beat Bentham at the 19th.... Full Story...

Seven hole sudden death win for Alresford

04 Apr 2017

ALRESFORD enjoyed a dramatic winning start to this year’s Daily Mail Foursomes with a seven-hole sudden-death victory in the world’s largest golf competition, writes Cara Sloman. In one of the stand out matches of the first round Tim Wootton-Beard and Len Lochrie were the eventual play-off mast... Full Story...

Southsea ladies win at 5th extra after flagpole drama

04 Apr 2017

SOUTHSEA’S Mandy Roberts and Cathy Youngman thought they were down and out at Hayling in the first round of The Daily Mail Foursomes only to sneak a victory at the fifth extra hole in testing conditions, writes Cara Sloman. The pair were one down going to the last but had a lucky break when their... Full Story...

2016 Men's champions - Pyecombe Golf Club

21 Oct 2016

MATT HARPER and Andy Barnes had fallen in the first round in their only other venture into the Daily Mail Foursomes. But last night the Pyecombe pairing were crowned men’s champions at Marriott St Pierre after withstanding a storming fightback from Oak Park’s Ian Hawker and Ken Meister in the... Full Story...

2016 Women's champions - Bromborough Golf Club

20 Oct 2016

Bromborough’s Deirdre Watson, 71, and Janet McGowan, 68, showed remarkable stamina to battle through four rounds in two days on the testing Chepstow course, which has hosted the Solheim Cup, to lift the women’s trophy. Grangemouth’s Janice Bridgeman and Fiona Lawless had never made it past ... Full Story...

2016 Finals results

19 Oct 2016

Men Semi-finals - Oak Park (Crondall) (Ian Hawker & Ken Meister, combined handicap 22) bt The Glamorganshire (Martin Price & Brian Rigby, 6) 4&2, Pyecombe (Matt Harper & Andy Barnes, 9) bt Manor of Groves (Philip Fitch & Gary Chapman, 30) 4&3. Final: Pyecombe bt Oak Park 2up. Women Semi-f... Full Story...

Quarter Finals report

18 Oct 2016

IAN HAWKER and Ken Meister will look to lift their second trophy in three days after reaching the semi-finals of the Daily Mail Foursomes at Marriott St Pierre. Ian, 54, and Ken, 56, were part of the seven-man Oak Park team which won the Hampshire county sevens on Sunday. That meant the golfer... Full Story...

Last 16 and Quarter Final Results 2016

17 Oct 2016

Men Last 16 - Oak Park (Crondall) (Ian Hawker & Ken Meister, combined handicap 22) bt Worsley (Mike Howell & Jonny May, 11) 3&2, Falkland (George Smith & David Sinclair, 22) lost to Prestbury (Matthew Sorrigan & Garry Titchen, 13) 2&1, Airdrie (Alastair Robertson & William Stevenson, 21) bt Ghyll... Full Story...

Last sixteen gather at Marriott St Pierre

16 Oct 2016

SIR NICK FALDO would no doubt recognise the fighting qualities of the golfers who gathered yesterday (Sunday) at Marriott St Pierre for the Daily Mail Foursomes’ finals week. None more so than Judith Moore and Carol Pomroy, who are representing Faldo’s home-town club of Welwyn Garden City. ... Full Story...

Double is still on For Wilton

09 Aug 2016

TWO pairings who were looking to make an immediate return to finals week at the Daily Mail Foursomes saw their hopes come crashing down in the penultimate round of matches before the showpiece. Defeat in the sixth round was particularly hard to take for Hornsea’s Leigh Gawley and Rees Brown, wh... Full Story...

Welsh pride rests on Glamorganshire pair

02 Aug 2016

Penarth's Brian Rigby and MArtin Price restored Welsh pride in the Daily Mail Foursomes as they won through to the round before finals week, which will be played at Marriott St Pierre in Chepstow in October. Wales were second best in tow other cross-border skirmishes in the men's sixth round as Pre... Full Story...

Three keep dream alive

26 Jul 2016

With just two rounds to play before finals week, three clubs are striving to have their men's and women's pairings at the showpiece in South Wales. Grangemouth's David Cunningham and Jason McKinlay roared into the sixth round with a 5&3 triumph over Saline's John and Craig Mellon, with clubmates... Full Story...

Scothern's finals wait goes on

19 Jul 2016

Martin Scothern has failed in his attempt to make another appearance at finals week of the Daily Mail Foursomes. The former Nottinghamshire amateur champion, who reached the showpiece occasion 18 years ago, was edged out alongside Coxmoor club mate Fraser Darrington at the first extra by Mapperley's... Full Story...

Crook & Oakdale still on for the double

05 Jul 2016

CROOK and Oakdale both went into the fifth round of the Daily Mail Foursomes still hopeful of winning both the men’s and women’s trophies. Two weeks later and their chances have been reduced to nothing as both pairings from both clubs went crashing out. Crook’s men and women’s pairing ... Full Story...

Two ladies teams hope to match previous Finals success

28 Jun 2016

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COUNTY have put their name on the Daily Mail Foursomes’ women’s trophy twice in the last eight years, while the ladies of Dunkeld & Birnam have reached finals week no fewer than three times over the same period. And now both clubs are making another concerted effort to take t... Full Story...

Three rounds to extra holes for Middlesborough ladies

21 Jun 2016

MIDDLESBROUGH to Chepstow is one of the longer trips you can make in the British Isles. But two golfers from the Teesside town are intent, it seems, on adding an extra mile or two on to their journey as they bid to reach the Daily Mail Foursomes’ finals week in the South Wales town. Competit... Full Story...

Last year's finalists hope to reach St Pierre

14 Jun 2016

TWO pairings are over halfway to making an immediate return to finals week at the Daily Mail Foursomes, having won through four of the seven rounds before this year’s showpiece event. Anne Main and Lynne Thom, of Burntisland Golf House, reached the quarter-finals at the Marriott of Arden in Oct... Full Story...

Change of club changes fortune for former champions

24 May 2016

FORMER champions Linda Reeve and Elaine Meagher flew into the third round of the Daily Mail Foursomes under the radar after moving clubs. But a change of clubs brought an unwanted change in fortunes as the 2013 champions bowed out in that third round. Linda and Elaine represented the Hertford... Full Story...

Worsley GC go to extra holes on four out of six matches

17 May 2016

WORSLEY members embroiled in this year’s Daily Mail Foursomes may be revising their idea of how long a game of golf actually lasts. No fewer than four of the club’s first six matches in this year’s tournament have gone to extra holes, with Michael Howell and Jonathan May having to go all th... Full Story...

Huntswood fight back from five down

10 May 2016

KEN MORTON and Nigel Bass pulled off an amazing comeback to win through to the fourth round of the Daily Mail Foursomes. The Huntswood golfers trailed by five holes with just six to play against Flackwell Heath’s Mark Jones and David Lewzey in the third round. But they turned the tie around to ... Full Story...

Premier singles players team up for Foursomes competition

03 May 2016

THREE golfers better equipped for dropping names than shots are at the forefront of this year’s scramble for honours in the Daily Mail Foursomes. Glenn Campbell was a member of the same Walker Cup squad as Rory McIlroy and Danny Willett, and although he missed the cut for that 2007 team, he wa... Full Story...

Low Laithes miss out on hat-trick of Finals

26 Apr 2016

MARILYN CHAPMAN and Jill Ware saw their hopes of an incredible hat-trick ended in the second round of the Daily Mail Foursomes. The golfers from the Low Laithes club in West Yorkshire had reached finals week in each of the last two years, and they had looked more than capable of making it three i... Full Story...

Former champions on road to return

19 Apr 2016

THREE former champions are looking to repeat their earlier triumphs in different pairings in this year’s Daily Mail Foursomes. Moira Wilson won the women’s trophy with Helen Dobson as long ago as 1989. And, while Helen went on to represent Britain and Ireland in the Curtis Cup before turning ... Full Story...

Previous St Pierre finalists on road to return

12 Apr 2016

CHRIS DRABBLE and Dan Housley walked off with the men’s trophy the last time the finals of the Daily Mail Foursomes were held at Marriott St Pierre in 2013. Now the Horsley Lodge golfers have taken a first emphatic step on the long road back to the Chepstow course, which will again host the sho... Full Story...

50 plus years and still going strong

05 Apr 2016

THOUSANDS of amateur golfers have set out on a path well trodden over more than 50 years in the search for this year’s champions in the Daily Mail Foursomes. The men’s trophy, won as long ago as 1964 by Preston’s Jeff Beswick and Tom Bitcliffe, and the women’s prize, claimed that year by ... Full Story...

Mendip men are 2015 Champions

20 Oct 2015

James Popham and Simon Grant broke the East Midlands stranglehold on the last day of this year’s Daily Mail Foursomes as they lifted the men’s trophy after a 3&2 victory over Cosby’s Luke Burrows and Matt Peyton. The Cosby pairing, who both play in Leicestershire’s second team, were level... Full Story...

Ruddington Grange ladies are 2015 Champions

20 Oct 2015

WENDY KERRY needed acupuncture on a frozen shoulder just to be able to play in finals week at the Daily Mail Foursomes. But last night she was putting the injury to the test by lifting the women’s trophy at the Marriott Forest of Arden. Wendy and her Ruddington Grange partner Loraine Howd be... Full Story...

Women's Quarter Finals report and results

18 Oct 2015

RETIRED Kath Morpeth and Denise Swindlehurst belied their years to win through to the final day of this year’s Daily Mail Foursomes after an eight-and-a-half hour marathon at the Marriott Forest of Arden yesterday. Denise, 59, of the Parklands club, holed a 30-foot putt to beat Burghill Valley... Full Story...

Finals Preview and Last 16 draw

13 Oct 2015

JUST 10 days after the British Masters returned to the golfing calendar, one of its spiritual homes will host the search to find the masters of the Daily Mail Foursomes for 2015. The Marriott Forest of Arden hosted the British Masters five times between 1997 and 2005, numbering Colin Montgomerie ... Full Story...

Low Laithes make finals two years in a row

15 Sep 2015

MARILYN CHAPMAN and Jill Ware will make an immediate return to finals week at the Daily Mail Foursomes. But Ely Walmsley and Denise Baggott missed out on a second appearance at the showpiece within two years by the narrowest of margins. Marilyn and Jill, from the Low Laithes club in West Yorks... Full Story...

St Annes Appleby has close call to reach Finals 12 years on

25 Aug 2015

CHRIS APPLEBY is back at finals week in the Daily Mail Foursomes - and she will be returning to the same venue where she lifted the women’s trophy 12 years ago. Chris won the women’s title with fellow Preston golfer Iris Brattan at the Marriott Forest of Arden in 2003. Now representing St Ann... Full Story...

Walmley's men's and women's teams neck and neck

18 Aug 2015

AS the Daily Mail Foursomes enters its last round of matches before finals week at the Marriott Forest of Arden, two clubs are still in with the chance of sending both their men’s and women’s pairings to the showpiece. Walmley’s Martin Harris and Alex McWhinnie took the scalp of Warwickshir... Full Story...

Previous champions look to Finals return

11 Aug 2015

MARTYN WALKER and Paul Williams made an emphatic statement as they moved within one game of a return to the scene of their greatest triumph in the Daily Mail Foursomes. The Forest Hills golfers lifted the foursomes trophy at the Marriott Forest of Arden in 2012 while representing the Forest of De... Full Story...

A handful of aces

21 Jul 2015

ACES keep flying in during this year’s Daily Mail Foursomes tournament. Hexham’s Kim Steward, Bury St Edmunds’ Fiona Glasswell and Dolgellau’s Sheila Jones all recorded hole in ones during this year’s second round. Now Matt Horton, of Brookfield (pictured), has completed the full set... Full Story...

Famous five hope for men's and ladies finalists

14 Jul 2015

WITH two rounds to play before the finals week line-ups are settled, five clubs still have a chance of sending both their men’s and women’s pairings to the Marriott Forest of Arden showpiece. Stuart Aspinal and Jamie Edgar along with Sally Collier and Jules Tarr, from the Castle Royle club in... Full Story...

Finals rematch on the cards?

07 Jul 2015

Leslie Waddell and Craig Goodwin, of Moss Valley, fought out an epic Daily Mail Foursomes final against Horsley Lodge’s Dan Housley and Chris Drabble at Marriott St Pierre in 2013. Having looked down and out as they stood on the 15th tee four down with four to play, they fought back to win the ... Full Story...

Canmore leave it to the last

01 Jul 2015

SUMMER days are getting shorter again following the solstice, but Stephen and Ryan Smith could be forgiven for thinking theirs are getting longer, especially when they are playing in the Daily Mail Foursomes. The father and son from the Canmore club in Fife had to go all the way to beat another fat... Full Story...

Two former champion pairs hope for Finals return

30 Jun 2015

FORMER champions Martyn Walker and Paul Williams are over halfway to a return to the scene of their triumph in this year’s Daily Mail Foursomes. And the golfers who succeeded them as foursomes champions are matching them stride for stride on the long road to the Marriott Forest of Arden. Martyn ... Full Story...

Walmley win against the odds

23 Jun 2015

TWO international golfers fell by the wayside in the fourth round of the Daily Mail Foursomes. Oliver Farrell represented England at the Fairhaven Trophy/Nations Cup last year and has victories in the Midland Youth Championship and Worcestershire Amateur Stroke Play Championship on his resume. But... Full Story...

Comeback Kings from Crondall

16 Jun 2015

PETER RUTLAND and Paul Stevens are fast becoming the comeback kings of this year’s Daily Mail Foursomes. The golfers from the Oak Park club in Crondall, Hampshire came back from two down with three to play in the third round to beat Mark Rietzler and Mike Ward, of Alton, at the first extra hole. ... Full Story...

Two ladies pairs hope to make Finals second year in a row

09 Jun 2015

FOUR women are still striving to make immediate returns to finals week after victories in the third round of the Daily Mail Foursomes. Jill Ware and Marilyn Chapman, from the Low Laithes club at Ossett in West Yorkshire, and Ann Stephenson and Margaret Young, from Gourock in Inverclyde, all made th... Full Story...

Manor's Happy Returns

26 May 2015

BROKENHURST MANOR are still in with a chance of celebrating their centenary in style by lifting the Daily Mail Foursomes trophy in October. But two other clubs saw their last chance of marking their 100-year history with a place at the finals come to an end in the third round. Father and son Malco... Full Story...

It's never over until it's over!

19 May 2015

THE old golf adage states that two up with five to play never wins. Well, it seems even two up with three to play is no guarantee of success in the ever-unpredictable world of the Daily Mail Foursomes. At least three pairings found that out to their cost in this year’s third round. Mark Rietzle... Full Story...

2013 Champions hope to repeat success

14 May 2015

DAN Housley and Chris Drabble are back in the hunt for the Daily Mail Foursomes title, 18 months after lifting the trophy. The Horsley Lodge golfers, who both play for Derbyshire, lifted the trophy at Marriott St Pierre in 2013 when they triumphed over Moss Valley’s Leslie Waddell and Craig Goodw... Full Story...

Experience wins through for South Staffs men

12 May 2015

ROBERT BARRETT and Roger Humpreyson showed there is no substitute for experience as they won through the second round of the Daily Mail Foursomes. The South Staffs golfers conceded 84 years to Liam Butler and Chad Mills, of the Mark Butler Golf Academy. That meant they were often 60 yards short of... Full Story...

Marriot venues put on a show to round 3

28 Apr 2015

MARRIOTT’S championship venues know a thing or two about putting on a show, one of them having hosted the finals of the Daily Mail Foursomes since 1998 as well as tournaments such as the British Masters, English Open, Scottish Senior Open and Solheim Cup Now the women who play those courses each ... Full Story...

Hat-trick of aces in round two

21 Apr 2015

NO FEWER than three players have recorded holes in one during the second round of the Daily Mail Foursomes. However, the hat-trick of aces helped produce winning hands for only two of their pairings. Hexham’s Kim Steward, 52, managed his first hole in one after 25 years playing the game at the f... Full Story...

Early exit for last year's high flyers

14 Apr 2015

If a week is a long time in politics, then six months is an eternity in the Daily Mail Foursomes. Mary Finney and Jean Kelly, of Marriott Worsley Park, were definitely in the red camp as they reached the final last October, running up the red numbers as they closed on the big one before eventually ... Full Story...

The race is under way for 2015

07 Apr 2015

AS the horse racing world gears up for the Grand National, thousands of the country’s amateur golfers are looking forward to the next stage of their own test of skill and endurance. Over 3,000 pairs of men and women set out on the annual eight-month marathon to find two teams of champions in the ... Full Story...

Lancaster lift 2014 Trophy

15 Oct 2014

MICHAEL SLATER wondered whether he would play golf again when he lost his right thumb in an accident with a circular saw. But, 12 years on, Michael and Lancaster clubmate Martyn Kippax lifted the Daily Mail Foursomes trophy yesterday after a thrilling final against Shirehampton Park brothers Paul a... Full Story...

Northants County win trophy for the second time

15 Oct 2014

There’s obviously something in the Scottish air that agrees with the women of Northamptonshire County when it comes to the Daily Mail Foursomes. The finals of the tournament have now been held at Marriott Dalmahoy, just outside Edinburgh, three times - and twice the name of the Northamptonshire c... Full Story...

Northants County hope to make history

30 Sep 2014

OVER 3,000 pairings who started out in the Daily Mail Foursomes at the start of the year have at last been whittled down to just 32, with the line-up of finalists now complete. The last 16 men’s pairings and the last 16 women’s pairings will gather at Marriott Dalmahoy, outside Edinburgh, for t... Full Story...

Last hole matches secure Finals place

23 Sep 2014

AS the finalists in the Daily Mail Foursomes look forward to three days of luxury at Marriott Dalmahoy next month, spare a thought for those who, but for that one putt that lipped out or that one wonky drive, would have joined them. Oxford City’s Sam White and Ryan Allen went all the way to the f... Full Story...

Linlithgow ladies look for Dalmahoy re-match

12 Aug 2014

MARGO GARDNER left frustrated the last time the finals of the Daily Mail Foursomes visited Marriott Dalmahoy in her native Scotland. Now the Linlithgow golfer is just one win away from again making the short 19-mile trip from her home club to the Edinburgh venue when finals week returns to Dalmahoy... Full Story...

2013 men's champions Horsley Lodge ladies team look for 2014 Finals place

29 Jul 2014

HORSLEY LODGE was the club name that went on to the men’s trophy after the finals of the Daily Mail Foursomes last October. Now the ladies of the Derbyshire club are doing their level best to match the feat of Dan Housley and Chris Drabble and etch their name on to the women’s trophy. Sian Man... Full Story...

Lancaster through to sixth round

22 Jul 2014

MARTIN KIPPAX is a well-known name on the golf scene in Lancashire. The former county player, who played in the 1969 Open championship, served as president of the Lancashire Union of Golf Clubs. During three years as chairman of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club’s championship committee, which spanne... Full Story...

Fifth round second year running for Stourbridge

15 Jul 2014

LOUISE BENNETT and Biddy Denton are closing in on an immediate return to finals week in the Daily Mail Foursomes. The Stourbridge golfers reached the last 16 in October, and they are still going strong this time around after a fourth-round victory over Halesowen’s Elaine Povey and Chris Stokes. ... Full Story...

Rhyl men play extra holes three rounds in a row

08 Jul 2014

NOBODY can expect an easy ride in the Daily Mail Foursomes, but Trefor Prytherch (correct) and Cliff Howes are finding out just how difficult it can be. The Rhyl pairing have been taken to extra holes in each of their last three matches, and their fourth-round encounter proved to be their longest m... Full Story...

Hersham Village play away on famous Sunningdale Old Course

20 Jun 2014

THE ladies of Hersham Village knew they were in for a treat when two of Britain’s top clubs clashed in the third round of the Daily Mail Foursomes. The old course at Sunningdale regularly features among Britain’s top 10 golf courses, with the new course not far behind, while Wentworth boasts th... Full Story...

Past champions all knocked out

17 Jun 2014

LESLIE DIAMOND and Moira Sleeman became the last of the former champions to bow out of the women’s tournament in this year’s Daily Mail Foursomes. The 2007 champions, from the Sandy Lodge club in Middlesex, fell in the third round when beaten by two holes by Porters Park’s Anita Healy and Ani... Full Story...

Welsh amateur champion sees Morlais through.

10 Jun 2014

WELSH amateur champion Jack Bush could well be the player to beat after making it through round three in this year’s Daily Mail Foursomes. Jack pulled off a resounding triumph in the Welsh final at Ashburnham last August, when he beat Southerndown’s Mike Hearne 9&8. Now he has teamed up with f... Full Story...

Bitter sweet for Sherry

06 May 2014

STEVEN SHERRY was able to toast a cherished golfing achievement while drowning his sorrows after his second-round match in the Daily Mail Foursomes. For while Steven was buying the drinks after pulling off his second hole in one, it was the opposition from Great Torrington who were celebrating a pl... Full Story...

Wonder chip saves North Hants

02 May 2014

MARTYN GRIGGS and Ashley Sharpe launched their Daily Mail Foursomes campaign with one of the more unlikely victories in this year’s first round. The pairing from the North Hants club never led their opponents, East Berkshire’s Richard Leroy and Mark Law, throughout their 18-hole clash. In fact,... Full Story...

2013 Mens Champions suffer early exit

29 Apr 2014

HOLDERS Dan Housley and Chris Drabble saw their defence of the Daily Mail Foursomes’ men’s title come to an end in only the second round of this year’s tournament. The Horsley Lodge golfers, who both play for Derbyshire, lifted the trophy at Marriott St Pierre in October when they triumphed o... Full Story...

Little Hay's Champion Start

15 Apr 2014

THE planet’s elite golfers have already left Augusta down Magnolia Lane, but thousands of Britain’s amateur players have only just set out on the long road to find the masters of the largest tournament in the world. Over 3,000 players won through to the first round of the Daily Mail Foursomes f... Full Story...

Horsley Lodge Men and Little Hay Women crowned 2013 Champions

16 Oct 2013

DAN HOUSLEY and Chris Drabble showed their county class as they survived a late scare to win a dramatic men’s final at the Daily Mail Foursomes. Two birdies and seven pars in the first 14 holes left the Derbyshire county players, from Horsley Lodge, four up with four to play at Marriott St Pierre... Full Story...

Hole in one for Norman doesn't beat Harborne Church

15 Oct 2013

ANDY PODMORE flew almost 2,000 miles especially to take his place in the finals of the Daily Mail Foursomes - then came up against an opponent on cloud nine as he holed in one. Andy, 29, cut short a family holiday in the Canary Isles to tee it up at Marriott St Pierre yesterday, leaving wife Joanne... Full Story...

Results panel

15 Oct 2013

Results MEN SEMI-FINALS - Milnathort (Iain and Donald Brown,combined handicap 18) lost to Horsley Lodge (Chris Drabble and Dan Housley, 4) 4&3; Harborne Church (Andy Podmore and Philip Young, 21) lost to Moss Valley (Leslie Waddell and Craig Goodwin, 16) 2&1. Final: Horsley Lodge bt Moss Valley 2u... Full Story...

Finals preview

14 Oct 2013

HENRY V kept the Crown Jewels in the manor house at St Pierre for safe keeping before the Battle of Agincourt during a previous October almost 600 years ago. Now that 14th century manor house forms part of a luxury hotel at the Chepstow venue and the battles are confined to the property's two adjoi... Full Story...

Finals draw

14 Oct 2013

MEN Bohunt Manor (David Strike and Ian Munday, combined handicap 16) v Thorpe Hall (Mark Hibbitt and Matt Wall, 16); Milnathort (Iain and Donald Brown, 18) v North Berwick (Andrew Madin and Michael Lucas, 23); Worksop (Martyn Coss and David Coates, 16) v Muswell Hill (Tim and Julian Jones, 15); Tei... Full Story...

Heyrose and Horsley dash St Thomas's dream of double glory

24 Sep 2013

ST THOMAS’S PRIORY stood on the verge of sending both their pairings to finals week when the seventh round of the Daily Mail Foursomes teed off. But their men and women suffered the same disappointing fate as both fell at the final hurdle. Michelle McHale and Val Rooney were good enough to toppl... Full Story...

North Wilts pair go through at last minute

17 Sep 2013

MARK ROBERTS and Karl Hatala survived an incredible rollercoaster clash to become one of the last pairs to book their place at the Daily Mail Foursomes’ finals week. The North Wilts golfers looked to be coasting to victory when they won four of the opening five holes against Test Valley’s David... Full Story...

Ely City ladies stride on emphatically

10 Sep 2013

JUST who is going to stop the ladies from Ely City in this year’s Daily Mail Foursomes. That is the question their vanquished opponents will be asking after their all-conquering run of form. Patricia Nixon and Elaine Bertram moved to within one match of finals week with the most emphatic of a ser... Full Story...

Moss Valley pair stage comeback to get one step closer to Finals

03 Sep 2013

By Graham Marsden CRAIG GOODWIN and Les Waddell produced perhaps the comeback of the sixth round to move within one more victory of the Daily Mail Foursomes’ finals week. And that has left Les’ wife, Alison, fretting over a potential clash of dates. The golfers from Moss Valley were four do... Full Story...

Horsley Lodge dash Coxmoors dreams of a Finals return

27 Aug 2013

LIKE stocks and shares, past performance is no guarantee of future success in the Daily Mail Foursomes. Martin Scouthern’s stock, for example, was at its peak almost 15 years ago, when he reached finals week. However, the two-time Nottinghamshire Amateur Champion crashed alongside fellow Coxsmoor... Full Story...

Little Hay slays giants on way to 8th round

20 Aug 2013

LITTLE HAY is unlikely to feature on a list of the most illustrious golf clubs in Great Britain. But the Hertfordshire pay and play can now boast at least one distinction after two of its members became the first to seal a place at finals week in this year’s Daily Mail Foursomes. And Linda Reeve ... Full Story...

Coxmoor's Scothern hopes for Finals after 15 year gap

09 Aug 2013

MARTIN SCOTHERN reached the Daily Mail Foursomes finals week almost 15 years ago, and the Coxmoor golfer is closing on another appearance at the showpiece after coming through a titantic struggle in this year’s fifth round. The two-time Nottinghamshire Amateur Champion and former Great Britain Cl... Full Story...

Worksop and Woburn amateurs out perform professionals

06 Aug 2013

MEMBERS of Worksop and Woburn golf clubs may have felt disappointed as their men came up just short in The Open Championship on Sunday. But, despite the near misses for Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter, both clubs could be celebrating picking up a prestigious piece of silverware when the Daily Mail Fou... Full Story...

Seacroft player sees handicap drop by 5 shots

06 Aug 2013

MOIRA WILSON and Tara Massey moved to within two games of an immediate return to the Daily Mail Foursomes’ finals week, despite a sizeable cut to their handicap. An outstanding performance in her Seacroft club championship meant Tara went into her fifth-round foursomes match with a five-shot redu... Full Story...

Downfield's stable of top players see them through

30 Jul 2013

PERHAPS the most accomplished golfer - on paper at least - at last year’s Daily Mail Foursomes finals week was Downfield’s Graham Bell. And the Scottish club seem to have found a carbon copy replacement this year in Campbell Donaldson. Like Graham, Campbell plays off a handicap at least two sh... Full Story...

Aboyne's bid

02 Jul 2013

WHEN the Daily Mail Foursomes’ finals week was last held at Marriott St Pierre three years ago, William Sutherland was at the forefront of Aboyne’s bid to land the men’s title. Now, as the showpiece prepares to return to the Chepstow venue, another Sutherland is looking to repeat the feat for... Full Story...

Three clubs vying to win Foursomes trophy a second time

25 Jun 2013

THREE clubs are still vying to win the Daily Mail Foursomes’ women’s final for the second time in the last five years. When the finals were last held at Marriott St Pierre three years ago, the name of Sandiways went on the women’s trophy as Isabelle Slater and Dorothy Larmour beat Raglan Parc... Full Story...

Back to back birdies see Birstall through

11 Jun 2013

STUART MARRIOTT and Scott Wormleighton sank back-to-back birdies to complete an unlikely come-from-behind victory in the Daily Mail Foursomes’ fourth round. The Birstall golfers were two holes down with just three to play against Whetstone’s Andy Lee and Karl Garner. But, after winning the 16th... Full Story...

Rogers turns back the clock

07 Jun 2013

MARK ROGERS has been looking to turn the clock back ever since he appeared in the Daily Mail Foursomes for the first time almost 20 years ago. And now he has overcome a significant psychological barrier in his bid to repeat or even better his first attempt at the tournament. The 39-year-old former... Full Story...

Gatton's Rita plays for St Pierre return

28 May 2013

RITA RICE moved one step closer to a return to Marriott St Pierre in the Daily Mail Foursomes as she ended the ladies of Slinfold’s hopes of a third successive appearance at finals week. The Gatton Manor golfer reached the quarter-finals with Kim Newman when finals week was last at the Chepstow v... Full Story...

Holsworthy see off last of 2012 finalists

21 May 2013

Daily Mail Foursomes By Graham Marsden NOT one of last year’s finalists has made it through the third round in the Daily Mail Foursomes men’s event this time around. Richard Hamilton, from the Treloy club in Cornwall, was the last man standing, having reached the last 16 at finals week in O... Full Story...

Kings of the grandstand finish

17 May 2013

MARTIN BARNES and Mark Barrett are fast building a reputation as the kings of the grandstand finish in this year’s Daily Mail Foursomes. The men from the Crompton & Royton club in Lancashire won the 16th and 17th holes to seal a 2&1 win over Skipton’s Ian Dean and Dean Holmes in round three. B... Full Story...

Eye on the prize for Seacroft ladies

30 Apr 2013

ONE of the senior citizens of the Daily Mail Foursomes is again showing she is far from ready to hang up her clubs. Moira Wilson, who will be 64 on May 1, won the foursomes trophy as long ago as 1989, when she played with future Curtis Cup player Helen Dobson. And she showed she had not lost her to... Full Story...

Nevill launch campaign with new team

30 Apr 2013

WHEN Todd Adcock represented Nevill as English Amateur Champion, he still came up short in the Daily Mail Foursomes. His fourth-round defeat, not for the first time, highlighted one of the strengths of the competition, that the 18-handicapper has as much chance of lifting the foursomes trophy as th... Full Story...

Second round sees extra holes abound

26 Apr 2013

CHRIS VOWLES and David Crewe survived a remarkable collapse before squeezing through their second-round match in the Daily Mail Foursomes. The pairing from Long Sutton in Somerset looked to be on their way to an emphatic victory when they stood five up with only seven holes to play against Rushmore... Full Story...

County ladies continue through to third round

26 Apr 2013

AFTER losing in the final of the Ayrshire women’s county championship earlier this month, Audrey Thompson will be looking to go one better in this year’s Daily Mail Foursomes. Audrey was beaten 3&1 by Troon Ladies’ Connie Jaffrey in the final of her county competition. But Audrey and Elizabe... Full Story...

Champions suffer early exit from 2013 Competition

09 Apr 2013

ANOTHER season of epic struggle in the Daily Mail Foursomes has begun with the early demise of the reigning champions. Martyn Walker and Paul Williams took the men’s trophy back to the Forest of Dean club in Gloucestershire after triumphing in the finals at the Marriott Forest of Arden in October... Full Story...

Mother and daughter win championship

17 Oct 2012

WHEN Liana O’Sullivan encouraged her mother, Hilja, to take up golf again, little could they imagine that they would be winning the world’s largest golf tournament within eight years. But Hilja and Liana, from the Stocksbridge & District club at Sheffield, enjoyed a day out to remember yesterda... Full Story...

Forest of Dean are men's champions

17 Oct 2012

Paul Williams was not even sure he would be able to stick around long enough to play if he made the final of the Daily Mail Foursomes at the Marriott Forest of Arden. His wife, Marie, is expecting their second child in three weeks and 35-year-old Paul had been waiting for the phone call which would... Full Story...

Boyd hoping for a tee party.

16 Oct 2012

SARAH-JANE BOYD was looking to celebrate her 21st birthday by crowning a stellar season with the Daily Mail Foursomes title at the Marriott Forest of Arden. Sarah-Jane, the reigning Cornwall, South West England and British Open amateur champion, and Truro team-mate Nathalie John moved into the semi... Full Story...

Moor Hall eye piece of history

15 Oct 2012

SIMON CARTTER and Craig Sheerin will look to put the Moor Hall name on the men's trophy for the second time in six years at the Marriott Forest of Arden this week and create a first for the Daily Mail Foursomes in the process. John Paul Banbury and Robert Bardsley won the trophy for their West Midl... Full Story...

Downfield head to Forest of Arden

18 Sep 2012

GRAHAM BELL has made it all the way to the Marriott Forest of Arden as he looks to add the Daily Mail Foursomes to an already glittering resume. The Downfield golfer, from the Tayside area of Scotland, won the Angus county strokeplay championship, the county matchplay title and was part of the six-... Full Story...

Final Port of Call for Crew

11 Sep 2012

BERKSHIRE captain Tracy Crew and playing partner Charlotte Keenan again showed their fighting spirit to book a place at the Daily Mail Foursomes’ finals week. The Reading pairing fought back from three down after seven holes to beat Sutton Green’s Trish Lynch and Vicky Hames by one hole in the ... Full Story...

O'Sullivans finally have their day

04 Sep 2012

HILJA and Liana O’Sullivan became the first pairing to qualify for finals week at this year’s Daily Mail Foursomes - four years after their bid ended in crushing disappointment. The mother and daughter from Stocksbridge & District sealed their place at the Marriott Forest of Arden showpiece wit... Full Story...

Sixth round victories and losses for county players

14 Aug 2012

NORFOLK county captain Alex Cowie and England senior international Jo Ashmore saw their hopes in the Daily Mail Foursomes squashed, so to speak, for another year as they went out in the sixth round. Cowie, who in her other guise steered England squash teams to seven world titles, and Ashmore, from ... Full Story...

Rare test for Stewart and Todd

07 Aug 2012

KENNY STEWART and James Todd have enjoyed such a remarkable run in this year’s Daily Mail Foursomes that their sixth-round encounter must have come as a shock to the system. When the pairing from Stirling lost the 15th hole to Balfron’s Stuart Jamieson and Jim Hopes in round six, it was the fir... Full Story...

Extra time for Crieff pair

31 Jul 2012

LIFE at home has been anything but easy for Mike McIntosh and Adam Rennie, even though they stand just one more win away from finals week at the Daily Mail Foursomes. The pairing from Crieff in Tayside made it through the sixth round with a 19th hole victory over Glasgow Victoria’s Jim Robertson ... Full Story...

Two Clubs still in with a double chance.

17 Jul 2012

TWO clubs are still in with a chance of sending both their men’s and women’s pairings to finals week in this year’s Daily Mail Foursomes. The players from Accrington & District and Christchurch all triumphed in their fifth-round matches, meaning they need just two more wins each to reach the ... Full Story...

Great and the good go through to the sixth round

10 Jul 2012

THE great and the good are coming to the fore in the women’s section of the Daily Mail Foursomes as finals week moves ever closer. Pauline Dobson, the Durham county champion, and Lesley Jennings, who also represents Durham and reached the semi-finals in the county championships, moved to within t... Full Story...

Sibling Rivalry possible between Lees Hall and Hawkstone Park

03 Jul 2012

ANNE JERVIS is closing in on an immediate return to the Daily Mail Foursomes finals week - and this year she could have her sister as one of her rivals. Anne and Lees Hall playing partner June Miller represented the Sheffield club at Marriott Dalmahoy last October, and they moved into the fifth rou... Full Story...

Slinfold ladies set out to go one better

26 Jun 2012

KAREN ASHCROFT and Cathy Downey may have missed out on a place in the final of the Daily Mail Foursomes by a single shot last year. But, while both of last year’s finalists went out in the early stages of this year’s tournament, the ladies from Slinfold in West Sussex are making a concerted eff... Full Story...

Hosts won't field a team at Forest of Arden

12 Jun 2012

HOME players will be confined to the role of spectators at the finals of this year’s Daily Mail Foursomes after the men and women from the Marriott Forest of Arden both went out in the fourth round. Having a pairing from the West Midlands club at this year’s final week looked an increasingly li... Full Story...

Canons Brook win one lose one on extra holes

05 Jun 2012

ROLES were reversed for Canons Brook’s Sue Packman and Helen Sees in the fourth round of the Daily Mail Foursomes. The women from the Essex club had to go to the first extra hole to beat Nazeing’s Una Amico and Sally Mansfield in the third round. They were taken to extra holes again in round f... Full Story...

Last past champion standing

29 May 2012

MOIRA WILSON came out on top in a second-round battle of the former finalists to become the last woman champion standing in this year’s Daily Mail Foursomes. Moira, a winner in 1989 and finalist in 2005, and Tara Massey, from the Seacroft club near Skegness, pulled off a 5&4 victory against Kenwi... Full Story...

County champions from Cornwall to Durham

29 May 2012

TWO multiple county champions from opposite ends of England are already over halfway along the road to finals week in the women’s section of the Daily Mail Foursomes. Pauline Dobson, who won the Durham title for the eighth time this year, and Sarah-Jane Boyd, whose victory in this year’s Cornwa... Full Story...

Downfield hoping for a shot at the trophy

28 May 2012

GRAHAM BELL is looking to follow up a trophy-laden 2011 by landing the Daily Mail Foursomes title this year. The Downfield golfer, from the Tayside area of Scotland, won the Angus county strokeplay championship, the county matchplay title and was part of the six-man Downfield team that won the coun... Full Story...

Silverdale Hunters continue the chase for the Finals

22 May 2012

THREE members of the Hunter family from Silverdale Golf Club are making a determined charge at the Daily Mail Foursomes titles this year. And Ian Hunter has enlisted some expert help for his run to the fourth round. Ian Rigg and brother Graham lifted the foursomes trophy in Saunton as long ago as ... Full Story...

Mid Kent march on.

17 May 2012

BEWARE the men of Mid Kent when the year ends in an even number. The Gravesend club, who celebrated their centenary in 2009, sent a men’s pairing to the finals week at the Daily Mail Foursomes in 2006, 2008 and 2010. Now Tony Lovell and Kurt Dennison hope they are on their way to extending that ... Full Story...

It's a long haul ride to get through the second round

01 May 2012

NO FEWER than three pairings were taken to the fifth extra hole before they triumphed in the Daily Mail Foursomes’ second round. In the women’s event, Reading’s Tracy Crew and Charlotte Keenan had to go to the 23rd hole before beating Clare Fraser and Sumi Mitsumizo, from Bearwood Lakes. It ... Full Story...

2011 Women's champions make a good start

24 Apr 2012

KAY DALTON and Angela Paton put down an emphatic marker as they launched the defence of their women’s title in the Daily Mail Foursomes. The pairing from the Three Rivers club in Essex lifted the women’s trophy at Marriott Dalmahoy last October when they beat Drayton Park’s Lynn Gray and Juli... Full Story...

No return for 2011 men's Semi-Finalists

17 Apr 2012

ALL four clubs who sent pairs to the men’s semi-finals of last year’s Daily Mail Foursomes have seen their entries go out in the first round this time around. Fulford Heath saw their name go on the foursomes trophy in October when Matthew Burge and Craig Birch beat Wentworth’s Alan Healy and ... Full Story...

Semi Finals Results Panel

22 Nov 2011

THE MAIL ON SUNDAY CLASSIC GRAND FINALS (At El Rompido, Spain) MEN’S SEMI-FINALS Middleton Hall 3½ Cranleigh 1½ Tony Thaxton (6) lost to Danny Adams (6) 3&2 Mike Thompson (6) bt Derek Coward (10) 7&6 Anthony Stannard (6) halved with Chris Marriott (6) Stuart Olley (7... Full Story...

Fulford Heath men and Three Rivers Ladies triumph at 2011 Finals

21 Oct 2011

MATTHEW BURGE gave up his job to appear at the Daily Mail Foursomes finals week - and was rewarded by lifting the trophy at Marriott Dalmahoy. Matthew and Craig Birch, 27, from Fulford Heath, beat Wentworth’s Alan Healy and Alex Paramor, son of chief European Tour referee John Paramor, by one hol... Full Story...

Results panel for 2011 Finals

20 Oct 2011

The last 16 men's and 16 women's teams played the 2011 Daily Mail Foursomes finals at Marriott Dalmahoy's East Course on 17th and 18th October. Severe rain affected play on the first day, so a Stableford competition was played on 18th October. The two highest scoring men's teams and the two highest... Full Story...

Hall has unfinished business

02 Aug 2011

Four players saw their hopes of an immediate return to finals week dashed as the Daily Mail Foursomes showpiece looms closer. Father and son Malcolm and Daniel Cobb from Brokenhurst Manor, reached the quarter-finals at Marriott St Pierre last October. But their bid for a return to finals week was... Full Story...

Porthpean's long haul win

26 Jul 2011

Jeremy Maude and Derek Williams took three days to pull off a record-equalling victory in the Daily Mail Foursomes' fifth round. The pair from the Porthpean Club in St Austell started their match against Carlyon Bay brothers jason and Paul Gay at around 5pm on Friday - and finished it at about 3.... Full Story...

Wood falls at the fourth

21 Jun 2011

IT WASN'T father's day for Richard Wood as he bowed out of the Daily Mail Foursomes in the fourth round. Richard, whose son, Chris Wood, is a well-known player on the European Tour, showed he can also wield a club as he joined David Milton in representing Long Ashton in the foursomes. After beatin... Full Story...

Cobbs target repeat

14 Jun 2011

Malcolm and Daniel Cobb are over halfway to an unlikely double after an emphatic victory in the Daily Mail Foursomes' fourth round. The father and son from Brokenhurst Manor went all the way to the quarter-finals at Marriott St Pierre last October before losing to the eventual champions. Now they ... Full Story...

Dartford duo ease through

07 Jun 2011

MICHAEL SAUNDERS lifted the Kent county title for the second successive year at the weekend, three days after leading Dartford into the fifth round of the Daily Mail Foursomes. The 20-year-old prospect, who successfully defended his county trophy at the Sir Nick Faldo-designed Chart Hills club, par... Full Story...

Final dream for two great Scots

31 May 2011

Marriott Dalmahoy's Brad Muir and Graeme Clyne are still dreaming of being there when their club host the Daily Mail Foursomes finals in October, after beating David Lamb and Mike Pirie from Murrayfield 5&3 in their third round match. Muir and Clyne are the only pair still standing from the thr... Full Story...

Great Scots in final surge

31 May 2011

A TRIO of Scottish lasses are striving to reach a second successive finals week in the Daily Mail Foursomes. And this year they have the added incentive of the finals being held on home soil, at Marriott Dalmahoy outside Edinburgh. Mother and daughter Carol and Gwen Lambie, who reached the semi-fi... Full Story...

Heard brothers fight on

24 May 2011

Three brothers are still battling in the Daily Mail Foursomes after victories in the third round. Colin and Andrew Heard from the Stone Club in Staffordshire beat Haydn Evans and Geoff Cooper from the Manor Club, Kingstone, at the first extra hole. Meanwhile, big brother Keith Heard, 54, who play... Full Story...

Captain Cowie's winning habit

17 May 2011

FORMER England squash coach Alex Cowie is making quite an impact after switching her attentions to golf. Alex, who guided her country to seven world squash titles, has been made Norfolk county golf captain this year. Now Alex, 56, is looking to repeat the feat of Kevin Pratt four years ago and lif... Full Story...

Epic victory for Alresford

26 Apr 2011

JANE SCOTT and Lin Travers triumphed after one of the longer games in the Daily Mail Foursomes. The ladies from the Alresford club, near Winchester, had to go to the fifth extra hole before seeing off Bowood's Hilary Marsh and Margaret McLauchlan in this year's second round. Jane, 47, said: 'I hav... Full Story...

Cleckheaton put an end to hopes for another Willow Valley double

12 Apr 2011

JOHN REDDY and Tom Branker, semi-finalists last year, bowed out of the Daily Mail Foursomes at the first hurdle this time around. And the demise of the Willow Valley golfers highlighted the continuing strength of the world's larget golf competition. Cleckheaton & District's Peter Fenton, who teame... Full Story...

Semi Finals and Finals Match Report

19 Oct 2010

DOROTHY LARMOUR sparked a double family celebration last night after winning the Daily Mail Foursomes at Marriott St Pierre – the day after her son announced his engagement. Dorothy and partner Isabelle Slater, from the Sandiway club in Cheshire, pulled off an emphatic 5&4 final victory over Ragl... Full Story...

Semi Finals and Finals Results

19 Oct 2010

MEN SEMI-FINALS - Marriott Dalmahoy (Steven Lees, Gary Tillbrook, combined handicap 15) lost to Mid-Kent (Darren and Barry Smith, 14) 3&2; Willow Valley (John Reddy, Tom Branker, 9) lost to Boldon (Stuart Pinder, Lee Chape 19) 4&2. Final: Mid-Kent lost to Boldon 3&1. WOMEN SEMI-FINALS - Dunkeld &... Full Story...

Quarter Finals Results

18 Oct 2010

Results MEN LAST 16 - Yelverton (Alan Rice, Dennis Birrell, combined handicap 19) lost to Longridge (Steven Eccles, John Maddock, 21) 6&5; Marriott Dalmahoy (Steven Lees, Gary Tillbrook, 15) bt Maesteg (Ian Hall, Andrew Llewellyn, 15) 3&2; Lincoln (Eddie Smith, Keith Taylor 28) bt Woburn (Jeremy S... Full Story...

Quarter Finals Match Report

18 Oct 2010

Carol Lambie's decision to give up a holiday in Spain is paying dividends after the 61-year-old Scot reached the semi-finals for the first time in her fourth appearance at the Daily Mail Foursomes' finals week. The Dunkeld & Birnam golfer had not made it past the last 16 in her previous three fina... Full Story...

Ferry can't take referee for a ride

06 Sep 2010

FINALS referee Paul Stewart has warned the ladies of Felixstowe Ferry not to expect any favours after qualifying for the Marriott St Pierre showpiece. Ann Maskell and Anna Fairs, from the Suffolk club, reached the last 16 with a seventh-round success over Nazeing's Una Amico and Sally Marshall in t... Full Story...

Willow Valley Ladies may be matched by Men's team

03 Aug 2010

FORMER England cricket internationals Janet Tedstone and Linda Burnley have become the first pairing to win through to this year's finals week – and that has left their Willow Valley club halfway to achieving a remarkable double. The West Yorkshire establishment were the only club in the country ... Full Story...

Former Scotland international golfer sees Duddingston through to round six

26 Jul 2010

FORMER Scotland international Stuart Smith is just two games away from finals week after victory in round five. But former professional Michael Franklin is out after he and Stuart Trigwell, from Staverton Park in Northamptonshire, were beaten at the same stage. Newsagent Stuart, 43, is looking to ... Full Story...

Former footballers face each other in Foursomes round five

26 Jul 2010

KENNY BURNS swapped his life in football for his love of golf as he launched a typically committed assault on this year's Daily Mail Foursomes. The former Scotland defender, who won two European Cups and a League championship with Nottingham Forest, earned the right to represent Kedleston Park in t... Full Story...

West Byfleet stride on

26 Jul 2010

GOLFING success seems to be second nature to Keith Waters. As a professional, he survived for 17 years on the European Tour until 1995, playing for 15 of them without recourse to tour school. Then he was responsible for the tour’s phenomenal development into Asia and Australasia after becoming t... Full Story...

Kirkintilloch defy the elements to reach fifth round

28 Jun 2010

GEORGE KENNEDY defied the elements, two talented opponents and old father time to win through the Daily Mail Foursomes' fourth round after producing an outstanding outward nine. Driving rain greeted the 76-year-old and son Stewart, 51, when they arrived at their Kirkintilloch club, near Glasgow, to... Full Story...

Previous winners Oakridge fall at Leamington hurdle

28 Jun 2010

KATIE BEALE became the last of a hat-trick of former champions to exit this year's Daily Mail Foursomes when the Oakridge golfer and partner Andrea Mace were beaten in the fourth round on Saturday. Katie and Patricia Holt won the trophy at Marriott Forest of Arden in 2004. Katie said: 'It was a fan... Full Story...

Denbigh win 3 from 3 to take match to extra holes

28 Jun 2010

ANY pair will have to put in the hard yards if they go the distance in the Daily Mail Foursomes. But James and Stanley Roberts have already gone the extra mile to win an extraordinary fourth-round match at Holywell. The father and son, from Denbigh in North Wales, trailed the home club's Tim Saunde... Full Story...

Finals hosts Marriott St Pierre knocked out by Llanwern

28 Jun 2010

MARRIOTT ST PIERRE'S hopes of contributing more than the venue at this year's finals week were ended by two defeats within a matter of days in the fourth round. Club captain Graham Smith, an international rally driver in the 1970s, and Jim Campbell crashed out in a 6&4 defeat at Llanwern while imme... Full Story...

Whitburn beat England Golf Team Captain to go through

24 May 2010

Faye Sanderson, who captained the England Girls' golf team to success in the home internationals last year, had her hopes of reaching the Daily Mail Foursomes' finals at Marriott St Pierre ended in the third round. Faye and Janet Ross, from the Heworth club in Gateshead, were beaten 5&4 by Whitburn... Full Story...

Cowglen succeed after extra 3 holes

24 May 2010

WILLIAM BALLINGALL and John Smith are finding out just how hard it can be to win matches in the Daily Mail Foursomes. William and John became the first pair to win the two-ball trophy at Cowglen in the 87 years since James Braid designed the 18-hole Glasgow course. The winners go on to represent t... Full Story...

Cheshire big guns match sees Stockport win

24 May 2010

DAVID PEEL was the one celebrating after three of Cheshire's big guns clashed in the third round of the Daily Mail Foursomes. David, who represents Stockport, and Hazel Grove pair Mark Rogers and Andrew Hill have run up around 300 appearances for Cheshire between them. David, 35, is a former county... Full Story...

Woking through to round three

04 May 2010

BEWARE the injured golfer, they say, and Sally Burke took that statement at its words as she made her way through to the Daily Mail Foursomes' third round. The Woking golfer broke a toe two days before her second-round match against West Surrey sisters in law Sue and Chris Monger. But she sold... Full Story...

ALASTAIR TROW holes in one to win for Wyre Forest

03 May 2010

ALASTAIR TROW found the perfect way to close out his second-round match in the Daily Mail Foursomes and turn himself into a racing cert at Ludlow. Alastair and Lee Robinson, from Wyre Forest, arrived at the 17th hole of their game against James Russell and Mark Rogers two up with two to play – an... Full Story...

Disruptions in second round

27 Apr 2010

VOLCANIC ash is still casting a cloud over the Daily Mail Foursomes, with players stranded abroad missing the deadline for second-round matches. Frances Millar will not be able to fly back from Colorado until Thursday, and that has forced her and Claire Penman, from Carnoustie Caledonia, to give ... Full Story...

Successful start for Steve

20 Apr 2010

STEVE SIDNEY'S long-running bid to recapture the Daily Mail Foursomes trophy has been given extra incentive by the choice of this season's finals venue. Steve and Nigel Knight put the name of Queens Park on the trophy as long ago as 1997 at Royal Porthcawl. It took eventual champions Ian Dona... Full Story...

Record entry in 2010

13 Apr 2010

ANOTHER record-breaking season in the Daily Mail Foursomes has teed off, with over 3,000 pairings entering this year's competition. Over, 1,700 pairings have entered the women's event, the largest number since Irish teams left to play in their own competition, while almost 1,500 pairings will con... Full Story...

Walton Heath women triumphant

21 Oct 2009

Nicola Smith, 20, showed she is making good use of a second gap year following her A levels as she partnered Jane Burrage to the Daily Mail Foursomes' women's title at the Marriott Forest of Arden. In stark contrast to the men's final, there was never more than two holes between the pairs as the... Full Story...

Donaldson's Final Glory

21 Oct 2009

IAN DONALDSON replaced the disappointment of 12 months earlier with delight as he and Stephen Smith lifted the Daily Mail Foursomes trophy at the Marriott Forest of Arden. The pair from Beacon Park, near Liverpool, triumphed 8&6 in a one-sided final against West Bradford's Steve Hollis and Iain ... Full Story...

Beaten Steve's Beacon of hope

20 Oct 2009

STEVE SIDNEY relinquished his chance of repeating his 1997 triumph in the Daily Mail Foursomes, then tipped his conquerors to lift the trophy today. Steve and Matthew Doughty, from the Queens Park club in Bournemouth, were beaten 4&3 in yesterday's quarter-finals at the Marriott Forest of Arden ... Full Story...

No Olds Barred in Top Pairs' Final Tilt

19 Oct 2009

EXPERIENCE has come to the fore in this year's Daily Mail Foursomes, with eight of the 64 players who will contest finals week over the next two days having reached the same stage in previous years. Bacup's Dorothy Beaumont, 65, made it to the semi-finals as long ago 1979 while Steve Sidney, 45,... Full Story...

Letham Grange reach Last Sixteen

29 Sep 2009

LETHAM GRANGE will be sending a pair to the Daily Mail Foursomes' finals week at the first attempt after the Scottish club realised this season they had been missing an opportunity. The Tayside set-up had entered the Mail on Sunday Classic regularly over the last few years, but their officials d... Full Story...

Queens Park pair through to Finals

22 Sep 2009

STEVE SIDNEY is daring to dream again of Daily Mail Foursomes success 12 years after lifting the men’s trophy. Steve, 43, and Nigel Knight put the name of Bournemouth club Queens Park on the trophy at Royal Porthcawl in 1997. But, despite qualifying to represent the club in all but three seaso... Full Story...

West Kent knock-out Champion

04 Aug 2009

TODD ADCOCK is working towards a big future in the game of golf after landing the English Amateur Championship last September. But his hopes of adding the Daily Mail Foursomes to his list of honours was ended this year by a player with a proud past in the competition. Matt Hopkins made finals ... Full Story...

Robbery in the Park

28 Jul 2009

IAN DONALDSON helped pull off a piece of ‘daylight robbery’ to keep alive his hopes of a quick return to the Daily Mail Foursomes finals week. Ian and Beacon Park partner Stephen Smith had never led before the final putt of their 22-hole fifth-round marathon at Bolton’s Regent Park. In fac... Full Story...

Former finalists out in the fourth

21 Jul 2009

TWO more leading lights have gone out in this year's Daily Mail Foursomes at the fourth-round stage. Wales international Hannah Jenkins was part of the Cradoc pairing beaten by Kington's Anita Dart and Phillippa Frost, while former foursomes champion Elaine Clark and former finalist Karen Clayton... Full Story...

Torrington not so Great

07 Jul 2009

TONY GOOCH and Mark Hill saw their hopes of retaining their Daily Mail Foursomes title finally ended on the last green of their Great Torrington club where their journey began 16 months earlier. The Devon pairing, who went into last year's tournament as the county's handicap foursomes champions,... Full Story...

Thirsty for glory at the 19th

30 Jun 2009

SHOULD their wives accuse Mike Hughes or Terry Parkinson of spending too much time at the 19th hole, they have every right to say: 'Don't blame us — it's the Daily Mail's fault.' The Preston pair won through to the fourth round of the Daily Mail Foursomes, having been taken to the first extra h... Full Story...

Elaine's treble bid

16 Jun 2009

ELAINE CLARK is closing on a third appearance in the last four finals weeks at the Daily Mail Foursomes. And the Manchester golfer and partner Karen Clayton sent out a warning to their rivals by winning the Northern Foursomes title at Formby Ladies earlier this season. Elaine, who won the Daily ... Full Story...

Millbrook pair march on

02 Jun 2009

SOMETHING incredible happens when Sandra Gardner and Nikki Jackson play in the Daily Mail Foursomes. This is the third year running the two fifty-something women have represented Millbrook in the Daily Mail Foursomes - and they have yet to lose a match outside of finals week. That means they hav... Full Story...

Champion start for Gooch

26 May 2009

HOLDERS Tony Gooch and Mark Hill are attracting plenty of attention as they look to defend their Daily Mail Foursomes title. The pairing from Great Torrington in Devon, who lifted the men’s trophy at Marriott Dalmahoy last October, kicked off their defence after a first-round bye with a 2&1 vic... Full Story...

Party over for Paddison

19 May 2009

GRAHAM WALKER helped to end Andrew Paddison’s incredible adventure in the Daily Mail Foursomes, then paid tribute to his extraordinary opponent. Andrew, a 46-year-old victim of the Thalidomide drug, was the toast of Llanymynech when he and Bob Hardy won the qualifying competition to represent the... Full Story...

Sidney back on the title track

12 May 2009

Steve Sidney is darling to dream again of Daily Mail Foursomes success 12 years after lifting the men’s trophy. Steve, 43, and Nigel Knight put the name of Bournemouth club Queens Park on the trophy at Royal Porthcawl in 1997. This season he is enjoying probably his best run since winning th... Full Story...

Hot-shot Hannah the danger now

05 May 2009

After the early demise of champions Kelly Hanwell and Kirstie Jennings, one of the more prized scalps in the women’s competition of this year’s Daily Mail Foursomes will be that of Cradoc’s Hannah Jenkins. Hannah, 24, was a member of the Wales side who won the home internationals series at ... Full Story...

Champions stumble at the first

28 Apr 2009

Kelly Hanwell and Kirstie Jennings went out in the first round of this year’s Daily Mail Foursomes to continue an astonishing run of disappointment for defending champions in the women’s event. The Northamptonshire County pair lost by two holes to Northampton’s Jackie Turner and Theresa Eas... Full Story...

Trish still an inspiration in defeat

21 Apr 2009

PEOPLE can go to the most extraordinary lengths to play in the Daily Mail Foursomes. Trish Garland lost the lower half of her right leg to cancer 22 years ago. But that did not stop her taking up golf in her retirement - and even breaking a toe on her left foot wasn’t going to stop her representi... Full Story...

Andrew beats the odds

14 Apr 2009

ANDREW PADDISON has surprised everyone with his success in the Daily Mail Foursomes. Andrew, 46, is a victim of the Thalidomide drug, which has left him with two shortened arms, one leg and hands at right angles to his wrists. However, he has found a way to play golf at Llanymynech, the club wher... Full Story...

Just champion for Adcock

07 Apr 2009

THE world’s largest golf competition can this year boast the country’s top amateur player. Todd Adcock, who won the English Amateur Championship last September, is representing Nevill in this year’s Daily Mail Foursomes. And the bad news for the thousands of others trying to reach finals w... Full Story...

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