Jamie Donaldson at the Manor

South Wales Argus: Jamie Donaldson from Wales poses with the trophy after winning the golf Czech Masters European Tour Event in Vysoky Ujezd, Czech Republic, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek). (9622371)

4:55pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

JAMIE Donaldson will warm up for his first appearance in the Ryder Cup by spearheading the home challenge at the ISPS HANDA Wales Open at the Celtic Manor from September 18-21.

Dredge targets one more big finish to regain European Tour card

South Wales Argus: SECOND PLACE: Gwent's Bradley Dredge in the inaugural Made in Denmark European Tour event

3:02pm Monday 18th August 2014

BLACKWOOD’S Bradley Dredge is hopeful a strong conclusion to the summer will see him win back his spot on the European Tour.

Bradley Dredge in share of the lead in Denmark

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10:03pm Saturday 16th August 2014

BRADLEY Dredge is in a share of the lead with Marc Warren in the inaugural Made in Denmark event on Saturday.

Monty still in contention to make history but Langer in charge at Porthcawl

South Wales Argus: Colin Montgomerie gestures to the gallery following his putt on the second green during the final round of the U.S. Senior Open golf tournament at Oak Tree National in Edmond, Okla., Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). (8165755)

7:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Double Senior Major Champion Colin Montgomerie's quest to become the second man after Gary Player to win all three Senior Majors in a season got off to a solid start at the Senior Open Championship at Porthcawl, but he was overshadowed by a near perfect round from Bernhard Langer.

Cwmbran's Davies enjoys superb success

South Wales Argus: BURNHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 21: xxx during the Lombard Trophy Midland Regional Qualifier at Lambourne Golf Club on July 21, 2014 in Burnham, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images) (8539523)

2:31pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Cwmbran amateur Tom Davies sealed a place in the Lombard Trophy Final at Gleneagles after a double late show by Celtic Manor.

Price relishing return to Wales

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12:49pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Ryder Cup winner Phillip Price is looking to celebrate his 25th year as a professional golfer by reclaiming the prestigious Welsh National PGA Championship.

Celtic Manor part of charity golf marathon

South Wales Argus: TOUCHDOWN: Roger Southam lands at Celtic Manor as part of his charity golf marathon

1:05pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

AN amateur golfer endured a gruelling test of stamina and patience as he completed 18 holes in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in less than 18 hours.

Jessica Evans retains title

6:05pm Friday 25th April 2014

NEWPORT teenager Jessica Evans today retained her Monmouthshire County Ladies title over the Pontypool course, writes Chris Smart.

Clubs offer deals to get you into golf this summer

South Wales Argus: IN THE SWING: A New2Golf session at Pontnewydd Golf Club, Cwmbran

4:36pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

GOLF clubs around South Wales are gearing up to help beginners and lapsed players find golfing homes through free taster sessions and low cost, fun, group lessons in April and throughout the summer.

Wales Open moved to prime pre-Ryder Cup slot

10:28am Monday 18th November 2013

THE ISPS HANDA Wales Open is to move to a new autumn date on the European Tour international schedule in 2014, when it takes place at The Celtic Manor Resort from September 18-21.

Dredge falls short in Tour bid

6:43pm Friday 15th November 2013

BRADLEY Dredge has fallen short in his bid to return to the European Tour, writes Michael Pearlman.

Bradley Dredge struggling to regain European Tour card

South Wales Argus: PHILOSOPHICAL: Gwent’s Bradley Dredge at the Celtic Manor today before missing the cut along with all the other Welsh hopefuls

4:08pm Thursday 14th November 2013

BRADLEY Dredge’s hopes of regaining his European Tour card took a big hit as he slipped 20 places down the leaderboard in the Tour School Final Qualifying.

Dredge in the hunt but no Tour cards for Price or Bond

12:01am Thursday 14th November 2013

BLACKWOOD’S Bradley Dredge could be set to recapture his European Tour card, but the dream is dead for a pair of Gwent golfers.

Dredge the best placed Gwent golfer at last chance saloon

6:04pm Tuesday 12th November 2013

BLACKWOOD’S Bradley Dredge is still in contention to reclaim his European Tour card, writes Michael Pearlman.

Phil Price aiming for second national title

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9:02am Wednesday 9th October 2013

FORMER Ryder Cup hero and leading European Tour player Phil Price will bid to add a second Welsh National PGA Championship to his name later this month – two decades after last lifting the title.

Welsh trio putt themselves into final showdown

South Wales Argus: MADE IT: Joe Ferguson, Richard Brookman and Sion Bebb

4:11pm Tuesday 10th September 2013

WELSH dragons Sion Bebb, Richard Brookman and Joe Ferguson booked their place in the final of the SkyCaddie PGA England & Wales Inter County Championship – but only after a bruising encounter at Exeter.

Brilliant Bourdy triumphs at Wales Open

South Wales Argus: France's Gregory Bourdy celebrates with the trophy after winning the ISPS Handa Wales Open at Celtic Manor, Newport. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 1, 2013. See PA story GOLF Wales. Photo credit should read: Tim Ireland/PA Wir

8:02pm Sunday 1st September 2013

A SENSATIONAL final round with a spectacular climax saw Frenchman Grégory Bourdy crowned the 2013 ISPS Handa Wales Open champion.

Bourdy wins Wales Open

5:21pm Sunday 1st September 2013

FRENCHMAN Grégory Bourdy has won the ISPS Handa Wales Open at the Celtic Manor.

Michael Pearlman's Wales Open diary

2:01am Saturday 31st August 2013

WHILE I can legitimately claim to have supported the career of Liam Bond for a long time, I can’t blame the guy if I’m not his favourite reporter in the Wales Open media centre this week.

Price heads list of Ryder Cup casualties at Celtic Manor

10:01pm Friday 30th August 2013

NEWPORT’S Phillip Price was among a host of Welsh and/or Ryder Cup players to exit the ISPS Handa Wales Open at the Celtic Manor yesterday, writes Michael Pearlman.

Bond in dreamland at Wales Open

South Wales Argus: Liam Bond drives on 14 (988794)

9:12pm Friday 30th August 2013

CHEPSTOW’S Liam Bond admits he is in dreamland after his superb round of 67 put him right in contention at the ISPS Handa Wales Open, a tournament he was invited to play in only 18 hours before it started.

Brilliant Bond leading and seeing fortune turn in his favour

4:40pm Friday 30th August 2013

A complete transformation in the weather conditions have provided Chepstow's Liam Bond with yet another piece of good news.

Sensational Bond moves to second

1:13pm Friday 30th August 2013

CHEPSTOW'S Liam Bond isn't ranked in the world's top 1500, but he's motored up to second in the ISPS Handa Wales Open.

Bond on the move again

12:01pm Friday 30th August 2013

LIAM Bond was the early mover this morning at the ISPS Wales Open.

Price leads the way for Welshman at the Celtic Manor

9:01am Friday 30th August 2013

NEWPORT’S Phillip Price was a satisfied man despite another over par round at the start of yesterday’s ISPS Handa Wales Open, writes Michael Pearlman.

Great Dane and Twenty Ten course steal the show

9:00pm Thursday 29th August 2013

THE Twenty Ten course stole the show on day one of the ISPS Handa Wales Open, along with another unheralded Dane.

Brilliant Bond finishes day one in top ten

8:10pm Thursday 29th August 2013

CHEPSTOW’S Liam Bond produced one of the best rounds of his entire career on the opening day of the ISPS Handa Wales Open.

Hole-in-one golfer is one to watch

6:02pm Thursday 29th August 2013

A BLACKWOOD golfer has won a limited edition watch after scoring a hole-in-one during a recent competition at his club.

Mixed fortunes for Gwent golfers at Wales Open

South Wales Argus: Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez during the ISPS Handa Wales Open at Celtic Manor, Newport. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday August 29, 2013. See PA story GOLF Wales. Photo credit should read: Tim Ireland/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject

5:28pm Thursday 29th August 2013

GWENT duo Richard Dinsdale and Liam Bond are still in contention as the ISPS Handa Wales Open.

Kofstad produces dazzling finish to opening round

12:22pm Thursday 29th August 2013

DANE Espen Kofstad produced a sensational finish to his first round at the ISPS Wales Open, and he did it in front of the European Ryder Cup captain, writes Michael Pearlman.

Rock sets early pace at Wales Open

12:01pm Thursday 29th August 2013

ENGLISHMAN Robert Rock was the early leader at the ISPS Wales Open, writes Michael Pearlman.

Newport's Phil Price predicts dire future if Wales Open is lost

South Wales Argus: GOLF Open 16 (970620)

7:02am Thursday 29th August 2013

NEWPORT’S Phillip Price has issued a stark warning on the future of Welsh golf.

Wales Open a chance for rookies to shine, says Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley

6:01am Thursday 29th August 2013

EUROPEAN captain Paul McGinley says the ISPS Handa Wales Open is the perfect opportunity for a rookie to stake an early claim for a Ryder Cup spot.

O'GRADY LEADS THOMAS TRIBUTES

2:24pm Wednesday 28th August 2013

European Tour chief executive George O'Grady has led the tributes to former Ryder Cup player and renowned course designer Dave Thomas, who died on Tuesday, aged 79.

Jaidee believes Wales Open can be fantastic

6:51am Wednesday 28th August 2013

DEFENDING champion Thongchai Jaidee believes the ISPA Wales Open is one of the most difficult to predict tournaments on the entire European Tour, writes Michael Pearlman.

Former Open champion Darren Clarke to star at Celtic Manor

2:43pm Thursday 22nd August 2013

FORMER Open Champion Darren Clarke is among the late entries for the ISPS Handa Wales Open at Celtic Manor next week.

It’s a non-stop marathon effort keeping Parade pitch playable

South Wales Argus: DEMANDING: It's hard work keeping the Rodney Parade pitch playable with three teams using it

9:00am Wednesday 31st July 2013

LIKE a marathon runner, head of operations Mark Jones knows it’s inevitable that they will hit the wall at Rodney Parade, he just hopes the end will be in sight when it arrives.

Rodney Parade pitch drainage work is not finished

South Wales Argus: ON PARADE: Work to improve drainage being carried out this summer. It will be completed next summer

6:00am Wednesday 31st July 2013

THE Rodney Parade pitch is primed and ready for the first game of the season – but the £80,000 drainage improvement work is only partly done.

Ryder Cup race to start at Wales Open

11:36am Sunday 25th November 2012

THE Wales Open will kick off the race for qualification for the 2014 Ryder Cup when it switches to a new date in August.

Blackwood's Bradley Dredge loses his European Tour card

South Wales Argus: Blackwood's Bradley Dredge loses his European Tour card

11:10pm Friday 16th November 2012

BLACKWOOD’S Bradley Dredge is facing up to life away from the top tier of golf in Europe after losing his European Tour card yesterday.

GWENT GOLF: Bond reigns in Spain to move closer to Tour return

10:00am Thursday 15th November 2012

LIAM Bond was the man with the golden touch at the Spanish resort of Lumine as the St Pierre pro sealed consecutive European Tour qualifying stage wins in style.

Ferguson takes title after anxious wait

4:00pm Thursday 27th September 2012

ALTHOUGH Celtic Manor Resort’s Joe Ferguson finished in a tie for 15th place in the final match of the Titleist-Footjoy Young Professionals League at Woodbury Park, he was still able to celebrate winning the title.

Monmouthshire Ladies crowned champions

South Wales Argus: MOMENT TO SAVOUR: The Monmouthshire team that won the Welsh Ladies’ County Final.  Pictured from left to right are: Cerys Jenkins, Rhiannon Thomas, Chris Harries, Jessica Evans, Angharad Evans, Lauren Hillier, Ann Booth (captain) and Patricia Fernon

1:00pm Thursday 27th September 2012

MONMOUTHSHIRE were crowned Welsh Ladies County champions for the first time after beating Mid Wales in a rematch of last year’s final.

Late lapses cost Bond

8:00am Thursday 27th September 2012

LIAM Bond’s hopes of winning a second Welsh PGA Championship, 14 years after clinching his first, look remote following bogeys on the last two holes of his opening round yesterday, writes David Williams.

Dredge hoping for Dunhill improvement

South Wales Argus: Dredge hoping for Dunhill improvement

7:00am Tuesday 18th September 2012

BLACKWOOD’S Bradley Dredge admits he has plenty of work to do before heading to Scotland for the Dunhill Links despite a solid four days in Italy.

Hot putter keeping Dredge in title contention in Italy

5:58pm Friday 14th September 2012

BRADLEY Dredge was thankful for his short game keeping him alive in Italy as he chases a third Euro-pean Tour victory.

Gwent golf round-up

3:00pm Thursday 13th September 2012

CHRISTINE Harries had to relinquish her Welsh Senior Ladies’ Open title as she could only finish fourth behind winner Ann Lewis in this year’s championship at Langland Bay.

Future looking grim for the Wales Open

6:00am Saturday 9th June 2012

THE WALES Open golf tournament at the Celtic Manor is likely to come to an end in 2014 with the resort keen to upgrade to a bigger event.

Sir Terry committed to Wales Open, but wants to change timing

South Wales Argus: MAN ON A MISSION: Sir Terry Matthews

6:40am Tuesday 5th June 2012

SIR Terry Matthews says the Wales Open remains an important part of the long-term business strategy for his Celtic Manor Resort but admits the current scheduling of the event is hampering its success.

Crowning moment for joyful Jaidee

7:26pm Sunday 3rd June 2012

THAILAND’S Thongchai Jaidee hailed the best moment of his career after he defied the weather to win his fifth European Tour event last night.






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