Born:July 15, 1966 in Cardiff, South Wales.
Original/Home Club:Cardiff, Wales
Played as the WinstonGolf Senior Open (Jul 13-15). Second-placed Jean-François Remésy (Fra) finished 6 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Stephen Dodd (Wales). [Links course, WinstonGolf, Vorbeck, nr Schwerin, Germany].
Played as the inaugural Farmfoods European Senior Masters (Oct 20-22). Second-placed Clark Dennis (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stephen Dodd (Wales), who claimed his second European Senior Tour win. [Arden course, Forest of Arden CC, Meriden, nr Birmingham].
Played as the Senior Italian Open presented by Villaverde Resort (Oct 21-23; last played in 2008). Second-placed Phillip Price (Wales; 50th birthday on first day of the tournament), finished 1 shot behind 50-year-old fellow countryman Stephen Dodd (Wales), who recorded his first European Senior Tour win. [GC Udine, Fagagna, nr Udine, Italy].
Played as the Smurfit Kappa European Open (July 6-9). Second-placed Anthony Wall (Eng) and José Manual Lara (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Dodd (Wales). [Smurfit course, K Club, Straffan, nr Dublin].
Played as the Nissan Irish Open (May 19-22). Dodd (Wales) beat David Howell (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. This was the second straight week that Howell lost in a playoff. [Montgomerie Course, Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare].
Played as the Volvo China Open (Nov 25-28; Asian/European Tours event; Eurpn Tr 2005 season-opener). Second-placed Thomas Bjørn (Den) finished 3 shots behind 38-year-old Stephen Dodd (Wales), who recorded his first European Tour win. [Shanghai Silport GC, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China].
The Amateur Championship (94th). Stephen Dodd (Wales) beat Craig Cassells (Eng) 5 and 3 in the final. [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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