Ed Battye

Ed founded Golf Empire to help UK amateur golfers find out where and when competitive golf will be played. He currently plays off a handicap of one and lives in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Having spent much of his golfing career playing off scratch he has competed in Open Championship qualifying, the British Mid-Amateur Championship and several World Amateur Ranking Golf tournaments (...quite unsuccessfully in most of them it must be said!).

Nowadays most of his time is spent playing open events all over the UK as well as travelling far and wide to carry out golf course reviews for the Golf Empire website. In total he has played well over 400 golf courses, mostly under competitive conditions, and has a love for pure links golf.

Reviews


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Tenby 18/05/2017

1st West Wales - Best in Area 7th Wales Ranking
Golf courses such as Tenby are very few and far between. For me they capture the absolute essence of links golf.They provide not only a true test of the game but give you...

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Ashburnham 05/05/2017

2nd West Wales - Best in Area 8th Wales Ranking
The links at Ashburnham contains some wonderful golf holes on a sandy tract of land that has played host to many notable championships.As recently as 2014 it was chosen a...

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Machynys Peninsula 18/04/2017

3rd West Wales - Best in Area 11th Wales Ranking
The opening of Machynys Peninsula to a blaze of publicity in 2005 hasn’t quite changed the golfing landscape in South Wales but it has certainly provided something differ...

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Borth & Ynyslas 16/03/2017

4th West Wales - Best in Area 18th Wales Ranking
Borth & Ynyslas is a classic ‘out and back’ true links course. It may not be in the same class as its near neighbour, Aberdovey, located on just the other side of the Dov...

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Cardigan 07/03/2017

5th West Wales - Best in Area 19th Wales Ranking
Cardigan is not a golf course that is easy to build into a golfing itinerary of Wales. It is a bit of an outlier in terms of location tucked away in the south-west corner...

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