Magical memories of the Gazette Matchplay 2016 in Portugal
Newly crowned Gazette Matchplay Golf champion Justin Hatcher of the Herons Reach club is back home in Blackpool with some great stories to tell about four fabulous days in Portugal, where he won our annual tournament, so generously sponsored by Blacktax and the Airport Transfer group.
Golf lovers the world over will always cherish memories of the late, great Arnold Palmer – and one Fylde coast fan has a magical memento to help her remember ‘The King’, who died on Sunday, two weeks after his 87th birthday.
Royal Lytham and St Annes golfer Ian Crowther knows what it’s like to be plunged into the depths of dismay after being cut down by a crippling ankle condition – but now the transformation in his golfing fortunes, and his health, could hardly be more complete.
Meet our Portugal-bound finalists in the 2016 Gazette Matchplay
Three first-time finalists will soon be packing their clubs for Portugal to contest the grand finale of this year’s Gazette Matchplay ... but standing between them and the coveted trophy is our ace of the Algarve.