Name:Kenneth Andrew Ferrie
Born:Sept 28, 1978 in Ashington, Northumberland.
Original/Home Club:Ashington, Northumberland
Played as the Austrian GolfOpen presented by Lyoness (Sept 22-25; Eurpn Tr event). Ferrie (Eng) beat Simon Wakefield (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Diamond CC, Atzenbrugg, Austria].
Played as the Smurfit European Open (Jun 30-Jul 3). Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot) and Graeme Storm (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Kenneth Ferrie (Eng). Thomas Bjørn (Den) lead the field by 4 shots after three rounds, but a final day 86, with an 11 at the par-4 17th, put paid to his chances of winning. [Palmer North course, K Club, Straffan, nr Dublin].
Played as the Canarias Open de Espana (April 24-27). First-time European Tour winner Ferrie (Eng) beat Peter Hedblom (Swe) and Peter Lawrie (Ire) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Golf Costa Adeje, nr Playa de las Américas, Tenerife, Canary Islands].
Played as the Boys Amateur Championship. Ferrie (Eng) beat Mark Pilkington (Wales) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final match. [Littlestone GC, Littlestone, Kent, England].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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