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David Lloyd's great shot of Dutchman Joost Luiten and Ireland's Shane Lowry heading down the last hole on day three of the Wales Open.  (Photo - David Lloyd/www.golffile.ie)

Dutch Delight For Luiten As He Birdies Three Of Last Four To Go Two Clear Wales Open.

Holland’s Joost Luiten birdied three of closing four holes in a round of 65 for a two shot lead on day three of the Wales Open at Celtic Manor Luiten came from a stroke back at the start of the overhaul Ireland’s Shane Lowy and move to 14-under par in ideal scoring conditions on the Twenty-Ten course. The 28-year old arrived in Wales having finished fifth in his defence of last week’s KLM Open title and is now primed to become the first Dutch-born winner of the Wales Open. “I am very happy, ...
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy accepts keys to his new house in County Down and three years after selling his previous Northern Ireland abode.

Rory McIlroy Returns Home To Accept Keys To New Belfast Abode.

After selling a prior house he owned in Northern Ireland, World No. 1 Rory McIlroy returned this week to accept the keys to a new dwelling now in his possession in County Down. Confirmation of McIlroy again becoming a Northern Ireland home owner was confirmed when he was photographed with a local estate agent, who was handing over the keys to his new property. The estate agent posted a picture on their Facebook page yesterday stating that they were “delighted to have assisted our local superstar ...
Scotland's Stephen Gallacher unconcerned despite missing the cut in the Wales Open.  (Photo - David Lloyd/www.golffile.ie)

Westwood Pleased To Make Wales Open Cut As Gallacher Says No Alarm Bells Leaving Early.

Ryder Cup stars Lee Westwood and Stephen Gallacher were pleased with their respective games despite Westwood just managing to make the Wales Open halfway cut but with Gallacher falling five shots short. Westwood, and now just a week away from making his ninth straight European Team appearance, birdied two of his closing four holes in a round of a two under par 69 for a level par score in overcast conditions on the Twenty-Ten course at Celtic Manor. If left the 41-year old English golfer trailing ...
Shane Lowry using an Odyssey 2Ball 'Tank' putter for a first time this week leads by one after two rounds of the Wales Open.  (Photo - David Lloyd/www.golffile.ie)

Shane Lowry ‘Tanked’ For Wales Open Success.

Bearded Shane Lowry is ‘tanked-up’ to end a two year winless drought after muscling his way to the top of the board on day two of the Wales Open at Celtic Manor. Lowry did not drop a shot in a round of six-under par 65 to move to nine under par in overcast conditions on the Twenty-Ten Course. It is easily the Carton House golfer’s best display in four appearances in Wales. Prior to this week, the two-time Tour winner averaged 74 strokes for his seven rounds that included a first round 81 in ...
Rory sits down for interview with Darren and McDowell - Sept 2014

McIlroy & McDowell To Clear The Air In Joint Interview Ahead Of Ryder Cup.

The Northern Irish born duo of Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell are set to ‘clear the air’ over their relationship in an interview to be screened on BBC Northern Ireland next Wednesday. Joining the duo will be 2011 Open Champion Darren Clarke. And in a promo ahead of the screening of the interview the question is asked that if golf fans are worried about the possibility of a rift between McIlroy and McDowell then those fans will be delighted to see them sitting down together for ...
Even a supercaddy needs some rest - John 'Ronnie' Roberts takes a well-earned shut eye after steering Steve Webster to a first round of 68 in the Wales Open.  (Exclusive photo  - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

Even A ‘Supercaddy’ Needs His Beauty Sleep.

Even a ‘supercaddy’ needs his beauty sleep. John ‘Ronnie’ Roberts is caddying for fellow Englishman Steve Webster for a first time in many years. And ‘Ronnie’ was naturally delighted to kick start a return to working for Webster when he posted an opening round of a three under par 68 on the Twenty-Ten course at Celtic Manor. However after the usual enthusiastic preparation work ahead of the opening day of the ISPS Handa Wales Open, the Bournemouth-born bagman was ...
15,220 kilometers - the distance from the Alice Springs GC in Wales to it's golfing cousin in the very heart of Australia.

Alice Springs GC, Australia & Alice Springs GC, Wales – Same Name But 15,220 Klms Apart.

I achieved a golfing first this morning. Not far from our place of residence this week in Wales is the Alice Springs Golf Club.  The club was founded in 1989 and is located in the stunning Usk Valley in Monmouthshire County, South Wales and just 15 minutes from Newport and venue for the ISPS Handa Wales Open. The club was named after the wife of the owner, who’s name naturally was Alice, and with course laid out among a number of springs to be found about the two courses – the Usk Course ...