career history

2014 - Winner - Suffolk PGA Order of Merit

2014 - Winner - Suffolk PGA Matchplay 

2014 - Runner Up - Suffolk PGA Strokeplay

2013 - Winner - Suffolk PGA Order of Merit
2013 - Champions Suffolk - PGA Inter-County Championship


LD PGA Team winners


2013 - Champion - Suffolk PGA

Dodd Suffolk PGA win


2013 - 2nd - Suffolk PGA Town & Country Cup
2013 - 2nd - Suffolk PGA Assistants
2013 - 1st - PGA Assistants Championship qualifier
2012 - Winner - Suffolk PGA Order of Merit
2012 - Champion - Suffolk Open

Lawrence Dodd Suffolk Open winnerLawrence Dodd, the former England amateur international, won the Suffolk Open Championship at Bury St Edmunds where he started his golfing career.

A spectacular third and final round of 66, thought to be a professional course record, left him five shots clear of his closest rivals.

Dodd, who was ineligible to play in this event until he started his PGA training at Bury Golf Range, last October, has now completed the set of Suffolk titles. He won the amateur championship in three times in 2000, 2001 and 2003, the Suffolk match play title in 2001 and 2002 as well as the junior stroke play and match play trophies.

Dodd was the first professional winner of the Faraday Cup since Simon Dainty in 2006. Faraday, incidentally, was the first Suffolk Golf Union president in 1924 and served as president from 1926 to 1935.

Although Dodd started as pre-tournament favourite on course he knows so well it was a different matter after his opening round of 75. He trailed fellow professional Paul Wilby of Haverhill by seven shots with Jack Cardy of Hintlesham lying second with two under par 70 and holder Patrick Spraggs of Stowmarket and Aldeburgh’s Will Wright signing for level par 72.

It was all change on the second day. Spraggs produced a second round of 68 to take the lead at four under par. Few would at that stage have backed against him repeating Robin Mann’s hat-trick of Suffolk Open successes. It was in the final 45 minutes that the real picture emerged. Dodd finished in style with birdies at the final two holes to be five under par for the tournament.

2012 - Champion - Suffolk PGA Assistants Champioship
2012 - Suffolk PGS Stoke Play runner-up
2012 - Suffolk PGS Match Play runner-up
2010 - Champion - 66 Pro Tour Final

Golf professional Lawrence Dodd captured his second tour victory at the Pro 66 Tour Final at Walton Heath Golf Club this week.

Lawrence Dodd 66 Pro Tour WinnerDodd, from Bury St Edmunds won the title on the third hole of a sudden death playoff after a 7 under par round.

Starting in heavy rain Dodd carded a steady front nine of one under par. A change in weather brought sunshine and birdies to Dodd’s back nine. Three birdies saw him move to four under standing on the 16th tee. A look at the score board showed Lloyd Campbell in the clubhouse with a 65. Dodd proceeded to birdie the last 3 holes sinking a swinging 12 foot putt on 18 to force a playoff.

As darkness approached Dodd hit the 18th fairway and made par on the first 2 play off holes matching Campbell. The last minutes of light saw Dodd’s approach finish 6 feet from the hole and when Campbell could only make par Dodd holed out for the win.

Dodd who is sponsored by Bury St Edmunds based G Signs & Design said “I am delighted to win my second title this year. After a near miss in a playoff at the Europro Tour final a few weeks ago I was determined to win this one in front of the Sky Sports cameras! I am confident with my game heading into European Tour school. ”

2010 - Runner-up - Sky Sports Europro Tour Final
2010 - 13th European Tour Qualiflier Stage
2010 - 6th (Tied) Europro
2010 - 10th (tied) Europro
2010 - 12th (tied) Europro
2010 - 78th (tied) Austrian Challenge Tour
2010 - 2nd (tied) Pro 66 tour - Ipswich
2010 - 6th (tied) Lyoness Open - Alps Tour
2010 - 5th (tied) Princes Club - Pro 66 Tour
2010 - 1st Europro Q School 1
2010 - 11th (tied) El Escorpion - Alps Tour

2010 - Champion - Open de Mogador

Lawrence Dodd Maiden WinGolf professional Lawrence Dodd captured his first tour victory in Morocco on the new Gary Player designed Golf de Mogador course. Dodd, from Bury St Edmunds, was making his debut on the Alps Golf Tour and won the event with a stunning 17 under par total of 199.

Gusting high winds affected the event but Dodd and Scotland’s Gavin Dear pulled clear of the field with matching opening rounds of 68 and 64. The final round saw both players locked together until three consecutive birdies from the 14th saw Dodd close out a comfortable three shot victory.

Dodd who is sponsored by Bury St Edmunds based G Signs & Design and Hayden Environment services said “I am delight to win my first professional event. The course and people in Morocco were fantastic and very supportive. It was great to lift the trophy, make so many birdies and see all of the years of practice pay off!” 

2009 - 11th Pro 66 Tour Final
2009 - 9th East Sussex Pro66 Tour
2009 - 3rd East Sussex (66Pro Tour)
2009 - 7th Donnington Grove (Jamega Tour)
2009 - 5th Broome Manor (Jamega Tour)
2009 - 2nd The Players Club (Jamega Tour)
2009 - 8th Mentmore (Jamega Tour)
2008 - 41st Saint-Omer Open (European Tour)
2008 - 26th Kazakhstan Open (Challenge Tour)
2007 - 53rd European Tour Q School Finals
2006 - 4th Lytham Trophy
2005 - Champion - Hampshire Hog
2004 - Gold Medal - Home Internationals
2004 - Silver Medal - European Youths
2003 - Champion - Greek Amateur
2002 - Champion - Suffolk Amateur
2001 - Champion - Suffolk Amateur
2000 - Champion - Suffolk Amateur

COURSE RECORDS:

2014 - Rushmere GC - 66 - 4 under par

2012 - Bury St Edmunds GC Professional Record - 66 - 6 under par
2010 - Golf de Mogador 64 - 8 under par
2009 - Mentmore GC 63 - 9 under par
2005 - Scotscraig GC 67 - 5 under par
2003 - Bury St Edmunds GC Amateur Record - 65 - 7 under par


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