GOLF: The hunt is on to find our biggest hitters

The search is on to find the biggest hitter in local golf.

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Heroic Roger Federer isn't perfect.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Heroic Federer, Wenger’s let off, bad guys do win

It’s a shame he benefitted from an obnoxious, partisan Aussie crowd and that he took advantage of the lax rules regarding medical timeouts which halt momentum, but it was still a fine effort by a 35 year-old to win his 18th Grand Slam title

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Stuart Brown.

TURKEY TOURNAMENT: Brown third in European international event

Local golfer Stuart Brown was in the England three-man team that finished third in a big event in Turkey this week.

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Alex Carter and Lee Cameron were big winners in Portugal.

Lee and Alex make the perfect pair in Portugal

Two Greetham Valley players have just won a big national final in Portugal.

Pictured from the left at the 2017 Environmental Golf Awards ceremony are STRI Senior Ecology Consultant Bob Taylor, Greetham Valleys Managing Director Robert Hinch, Business & Marketing Director Dee Hinch, Course Manager Adi Porter and STRI Ecology Consultant Sophie Vukolic.

NATIONAL AWARDS: Greetham Valley wins top environmental prize

Greetham Valley have won a national award fending off a challenge from big names such as Carnoustie Golf Links and The Carrick on Loch Lomond.

Pictured at the Elton Furze Captains Drive-In are the clubs new captains for 2017. They are mens captain David Smith, junior captain Isabel Davies, ladies captain Marilyn Smith and seniors captain Roger Mayhew.

Curly whirly not quite sweet enough for victory

Graham ‘Curly’ Hodson hit a hole-in-one at Peterborough Milton last week.

Jim Weston during his Baker Perkins CC days.

OBITUARY: RIP local legend Jim Weston

One of Peterborough’s best all-round cricketers passed away at the weekend.

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Burghley Park course manager Paul Mills.

BURGHLEY PARK NEWS: Mills on course to improve Stamford club

Burghley Park Golf Club’s first ever course manager is promising improvements to the 18-hole course at Stamford to reflect its superb setting within the grounds of Burghley House.

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Maria Sharapova is a villain of 2016.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: The heroes and villains of 2016

All good columnists use their last page of the year to remember the best and worst from the previous 12 months.

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is the best boss in the Premier League.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Conte is best boss, Tiger needs to quit, stop picking South Africans to play for England

The manager prepared to admit he was wrong and put things right is now leading the Premier League.

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Peterborough Milton Ladies prizewinners.

Prize time for leading ladies

Peterborough Milton Ladies, after a successful year under the leadership of captain Carol Dunn, held their annual presentation night last week.

Andy Murray celebrates his rise to world number one after winning the Paris Masters.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Is Murray the best GB sportsman of all time?

Arise Sir Andy Murray. I assume it will happen at the next opportunity and so it should.

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David Lord (left) and Rob Newns are off to Dubai.

GOLF: Gedney Hill pair are off to Dubai

Two members of Gedney Hill Golf Club have qualified to play in the final of a national competition in Dubai.

USA captain Davis Love with the Ryder Cup.

WORLD OF SPORT: It’s still the greatest sporting event of them all

The Ryder Cup lived up to its billing - well in my house anyway - as the greatest sporting event on the planet.

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Stuart Brown.

Brown finishes seventh in East Anglian Open

Stuart Brown finished seventh in the big East Anglian Open at the Rayleigh Club.

The Milton team team that won the Northants Junior League. From the left are Kai Raymond, Ben Baker, Lisa Johnston, Ben Morris, Sanjay Nithiyalingam and Harry Smith.

Jubilation all-round as Milton juniors contest a county final

It was a proud day for Peterborough Milton on Sunday as they hosted an historic all-Milton Northants Junior League final.

Darren Game.

GOLF AWARD: Lincolnshire pro is DEAFintely on the Mark

Lincolnshire PGA professional Darren Game has achieved golf’s first DEAFinitely Inclusive Mark in England.

The Milton team that won the second Northants Junior League semi-final  by beating holders Collingtree Park 3-1. From the left are Sanjay Nithiyalingam, Ben Baker, Kai Raymond and Harry Smith.

Junior joy for Milton’s marvels

It’s been a wonderful week for Peterborough Milton’s thriving junior section.

Spencer and Julie Gooderson. Picture: Leaderboard Photography

Spalding pair are England Golf champions

Lincolnshire couple Spencer and Julie Gooderson became England Golf’s first PING Family Fourball champions yesterday (September 4) at Gainsborough Golf Club.

Nene Park Ladies held a Three-Ball  Alliance competition at Orton Meadows last week which raised over �300 for the lady captains charity, the Stroke Association. Pictured is the winning team with lady captain Jocelyn Faris. From the left are Barbara Bird, Barbara Newell, Jocelyn Faris and Rebecca Core.

Tilly takes top spot in Four Counties Girls Championship

Spalding’s Tilly Garfoot was the net winner of the 2016 Four Counties Girls Championship at Northampton Golf Club on Sunday with a round of 84-16=68.

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