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Lee Westwood and Close House owner Graham Wylie announce the Betfred British Masters will return to the Newcastle course in 2020. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Westwood to resume British Masters host role at Close House

THE Betfred British Masters will return to Close House, in Newcastle upon Tyne, in 2020 with former World Number One Lee Westwood becoming the first player to host the European Tour tournament twice. Following the success of this year’s event at Hillside Golf Club in Southport, where Ryder Cup star Tommy Fleetwood took on the […]

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PGA Professional Philip Redpath at Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club

Ramside Hall Appoints PGA Professional Phil Redpath To Golf Academy

Ramside Hall Appoints PGA Professional Phil Redpath To Golf Academy Class AA PGA Professional Phil Redpath joins Ramside after Arabian Adventure in Dubai and Qatar Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club, County Durham’s leading 36 hole golf resort, has appointed PGA Professional Phil Redpath to its academy coaching team. Redpath, from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, joins Ramside after […]

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Stoke Park Conor Gough is the youngest member of the GB&I Walker Cup squad named this week. Picture courtesy The R&A

Gough is youngest named in Walker Cup squad at 16

STOKE Park’s reigning British Amateur champion Conor Gough heads a strong contingent of 12 players from England included in the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup squad, named today. The R&A has announced an initial squad of 26 players who are in contention for selection for the GB&I team to play against the United States […]

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Hexham’s Matty Lamb broke the course record with a six-unde par 63 including eight birdies at North Hants in the Hampshire Hog. Picture by ANDREW GRIFFIN / AMG Pictures

Lamb puts Hampshire Hog to slaughter

NORTHUMBERLAND’S Matty Lamb travelled further than any of the 72 competitors vying to put their name alongside Justin Rose’s on the Hampshire Hog honours board at North Hants GC. And the plus-five handicapper, who is currently not a member of the England squad – gave the biggest hint possible that he should be on the […]

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Caption: (from left) Mike Greener, England Golf Club Support Officer for County Durham; Steve Watkin, club Manager; Alyson Chapman, Charter champion; Alan Pearson, club Captain; and Chris Pascall from the Durham Ladies' Association.

Boldon are first club to sign Women in Golf Charter

COUNTY Durham’s Boldon Golf Club is leading the way to grow the women’s game by becoming the first club in England to sign up to The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter. The club has made a series of pledges which include running events to encourage more women and girls to play golf, to have at […]

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The British Junior Golf Tour

The British Junior Golf Tour The UK’s leading Junior Golf Tour The British Junior Golf Tour, a not-for-profit organisation, is the leading Junior Golf Tour in the UK. We provide junior golfers with outstanding opportunities to experience great competitions, on wonderful courses, at top class venues. Our events are fun, competitive, affordable and open to […]

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Northern Junior Golf Tour 2018

Northern Junior Golf Tour 2018 The North’s mini tour for junior golfers goes from strength to strength with Team Northumberland winning the Junior Golf Tour Cup for the second time. The competition is now in its ninth year and features a string of qualifying events in Durham, Cumbria and Northumberland before the leading players from […]

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Golf – Bringing Families Closer Together On Father’s Day

Golf – Bringing Families Closer Together On Father’s Day With Father’s Day just around the corner, we’re catching up with three sets of fathers and their children, with the help of our friends at American Golf, to take a look at golf’s unique ability to bring families closer together and give parents a bond with […]

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Ramside Hall

Ramside Hall Ramside Hall – The Only Gold Awarded AA Rated & 4 Star Spa Hotel in Durham Offering the perfect blend of traditional features, luxury accommodation and first-class service, Ramside Hall is the ideal setting for a break in County Durham. Situated on the outskirts of Durham City, the hotel boasts 127 luxurious bedrooms and suites, […]

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Birtley Golf Club Charity Day 3rd August 2018

Birtley Golf Club Charity Day 3rd August 2018 On 3rd August 2018 Birtley Golf Club will be holding their annual charity day raising funds for two local charities, North East Children’s Cancer Research and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation which has been chosen by this year’s club captain Mr Craig Barras. In recent years the […]

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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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