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Rough justice for the average golfer . . .  Alan Ainscough working on South Moor’s 18th hole
Picture taken by Ian Horrocks

Never mind Hazeltine, Europe are Ryder Cup winners in County Durham

Never mind Hazeltine, Europe are Ryder Cup winners in County Durham Europe’s golf team may have been second best at Hazeltine. But in County Durham the South Moor club were winners in every sense at their Ryder Cup Showcase Tournament. Held on the same weekend as the big show in America, members represented Europe and […]

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Ramside Golf Club’s record breaking golf team – L to R
BACK ROW: John Kirkpatrick, Paul Atkinson, Matthew Moore, Chris Hewitt, Steven Dance, Stephen Foster, Michael Finley
FRONT ROW: Jake Heron, Joe Hellens, Captain David Heckles, Neil Heilbron – FIAT Chrysler (Sponsor), Vice Captain Trevor Bowman, Gordon Dance, Matthew Stephenson, Graeme Willis.

Ramside crowned North East’s best golf team after record trophy haul

Ramside crowned North East’s best golf team after record trophy haul Durham golf club marks 20th anniversary by winning four major team trophies in 2016 (RAMSIDE HALL, DURHAM – September 12, 2016) Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club, Durham, is celebrating a historic haul of trophies after winning an 18-hole shoot-out to decide the best […]

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Herts golfers are the young masters

Herts golfers are the young masters THE man who created South Moor’s golf course in County Durham, Yorkshireman Alister MacKenzie, also designed Augusta National. And it was talented youngsters from Hertfordshire who turned out to be the masters when the dust had settled on the North of England Under-14 Open, played over three days at […]

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Record entry at MacKenzie Masterpiece course in North England

Record entry at MacKenzie Masterpiece course in North England A COUNCIL decision to sponsor a golf tournament in the North this month has led to a record entry and an appeal for more community projects worthy of support. Players are travelling from as far afield as Dubai and South Africa for an event known as […]

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Golf Club gives wings to Maggie’s world title dream

Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club is helping ten-year-old golf prodigy Maggie Whitehead to fulfil her dream of competing in the US Kids World Golf Championships, in North Carolina U.S.A, next month. Maggie, from Belmont, Durham, qualified to play in the prestigious championships when she became the US Kids Golf British Junior Champion in 2015. […]

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Billingham Golf Club is one of the course in Durham involved with Golf Express.

DURHAM GOLF DEVELOPMENT GROUP NEWS

DURHAM GOLF DEVELOPMENT GROUP NEWS Golf clubs in Durham are proving quick off the mark – by backing a national campaign to speed up the sport. Golf Express – which promotes 9-hole golf to inspire busy people to play more often – has been rolled out by England Golf. The launch follows a successful eight-month […]

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New Get into golf drive in Durham

New Get into golf drive in Durham A major drive to encourage more girls and women to take up golf is being launched across Durham. Clubs across the county are backing the scheme with special free taster sessions and low cost coaching and membership packages. The women’s Get into golf programme will run throughout the […]

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Football legends in in tribute to a golfing great

Football legends in in tribute to a golfing great FOOTBALL legends Peter Beardsley, Bob Moncur, Bryan “Pop” Robson and Ritchie Pitt are among the stars competing in the inaugural South Moor Masters celebrity and media golf day on June 1. The tournament has been created in memory of a member of the World Golf Hall […]

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Have a go at golf for free at South Moor Golf Club

Have a go at golf for free at South Moor Golf Club Women and girls can enjoy free “taster” sessions at South Moor Golf Club in County Durham during  May and June. All equipment is provided and you can wear what you like. Girls under 18 who enjoy their free taster session can go on […]

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South Moor Golf Club 15th Hole. Picture by Ian Horrocks: The signature 15th hole at South Moor Golf Club, where the course was designed by the man who created Augusta National, home of the US Masters

MacKenzie expert Andrew Mair writes about South Moor

MacKenzie expert Andrew Mair writes about South Moor NOWHERE on the fascinating heathland course at South Moor is Dr Alister MacKenzie’s influence more evident than in the free flowing greens which were to become his trademark on future courses, including Augusta National. Fast and mainly vast, the speed adds to the challenge of negotiating the […]

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Abu Dhabi Matchplay 2016

The Yorkshire Golf Tour Order of Merit

The Yorkshire Golf Tour Order of Merit The Yorkshire Golf Tour Order of Merit is a season long pairs Stableford Betterball competition offering an exciting and professional experience for all golfers. Played throughout all 4 Yorkshire regions the eleven regular events will deliver an order of merit format with the top twelve pairings at the end of […]

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PGA Pro Captains Challenge 2016

PGA Pro Captains Challenge 2016 Traditionally the PGA Pro-Captain Challenge has always been one of the most popular dates on the calendar and a close inspection of its history reveals why. In the early years, back in the 90’s, the event enjoyed close ties with Wentworth when finalists would arrive to see the last day […]

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Some of the Durham Ambassadors for Girls Golf Rocks (© Leaderboard Photography)

Girls’ golf is about to get rocking in Durham!

Girls’ golf is about to get rocking in Durham!  Girls’ golf is about to get rocking in Durham with the launch of a campaign to inspire new players. Girls Golf Rocks is all about attracting beginners to have fun, learn a new sport, get active and play alongside friends – with no pressure. Girl golfers […]

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South Moor Golf Club 15th Hole. Picture by Ian Horrocks: The signature 15th hole at South Moor Golf Club, where the course was designed by the man who created Augusta National, home of the US Masters

Great North Air Ambulance Golf Tournament at South Moor Golf Club

Great North Air Ambulance Golf Tournament at South Moor Golf Club MALE and female golfers who admire the heroics of the Great North Air Ambulance experts have the opportunity to enter a tournament in County Durham to support the life saving service. The flying doctors and paramedics are heavily dependent on donations and race into […]

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South Moor Golf Club Awarded National Lottery Funding

South Moor Golf Club Awarded National Lottery Funding South Moor have been awarded £4,926 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Flood Relief Fund to take the County Durham golf club’s total of grant aid past the £100,000 mark in  five years. Just over half the total assistance has been funded by Sport England with the […]

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Unsung heroes of Durham golf saluted at awards night

Unsung heroes of Durham golf saluted at awards night DURHAM golf has paid a special tribute to the unsung volunteers who do so much to help grow the game in the region. The Durham Golf Development Group’s third Development Awards evening – held at Durham County Cricket Club’s ground in Chester le Street – presented […]

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Race 2 Rockliffe Winners

Matthew is feeling champion!

Matthew is feeling champion! Matthew Watson is the new Mizuno Race 2 Rockliffe champion – but only after a nail-biting finale. The grand final of Durham’s successful junior golf order of merit at Rockliffe Hall saw the overall winner decided on a card play-off. Beamish Park Golf Club member Matthew Watson, 15, returned an excellent […]

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