Home of England International Joe Long

Joe Long, 21, Joined Lansdown Golf Club as a junior in 2008 and has represented the Club at every team level, he won his first County Honours in 2012 and the Club Championship in 2014 & 2015.

In 2018 was runner-up in the English amateur championship, fourth in both the Scottish open and Dutch Junior Open and fifth in the Hampshire Salver. He was also a member of England’s winning team at the men’s Home Internationals. Joe started 2019 by representing England at Costa Ballena in an Octagonal Match, the eight competing countries were: England, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. 

Joe's season has been one of ups and downs, and after having started well in South Africa he suffered an injury on his return at the start of the UK golfing season. This set Joe back and it took quite a few events for him to get back to full fitness. When his form returned, he started to trend in the right direction with an excellent result at the European Amateur Championship. 

Joe has gained valuable experience this year and intends to play in more elite amateur competitions next year before considering turning Professional. 

Highlights of Joe's Year

  • South African Amateur T6th in the stroke play and quarter finalist in the match play played at King David Mowbray GC.
  • Tied 6th in the prestigious Hampshire Salver played at North Hants Golf Club.
  • T3rd in the European Amateur Championship played at the Diamond Club in Austria.
  • T7th in the Scottish Amateur Championships played at St. Andrews (Duke's). This resulted in Joe's playing handicap being +4.