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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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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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Dunstanburgh Castle’s head greenkeeper Stuart Imeson receives the BIGGA Greenkeeping  Greenkeeping Project of the Year from Baroness’ Adam Butler (right)

Greenkeeping award for Dunstanburgh Bunker Camp founder

BIGGA member Stuart Imeson rounded off an outstanding year that saw him become a father for the first time and then be placed in charge of the entire operations at his golf club by winning a prestigious industry award. The general manager and head greenkeeper at Dunstanburgh Castle, in Northumbria, was the winner of the […]

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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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Last year’s winner of the English Disability Open Kevin Harmison 
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Harmison To Defend English Disability Title

Harmison To Defend English Disability Title THE third English Disability Open will return to The Warwickshire Golf Club this weekend, when Northumberland’s Kevin Harmison will defend his title. The championship is open to golfers with a range of impairments and creates one umbrella event for disabled golf in England. It is co-sanctioned by England Golf and […]

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Play Like The Pros With Slaley Hall’s New Course Layout

Play Like The Pros With Slaley Hall’s New Course Layout LUXURY Northumberland hotel and golf club Slaley Hall started the 2018 golfing tournament season with a fresh challenge for its members and visitors, which has seen the front and back nine holes on one of its championship courses be reversed. Following in the footsteps of the professionals […]

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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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Waren Caravan Park

Waren Caravan Park

Waren Caravan Park – An idyllic location Waren Mill is nestled within acres of woodland on the headland above Budle Bay Nature Reserve, with stunning coastal views of Holy Island and Bamburgh. Our family owned park is set within an exceptional natural environment and has superb facilities which means that you have everything that you […]

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The Northumberland Golf Club

The Northumberland Golf Club The Northumberland Golf Club is set in the serenity of Gosforth Park in Newcastle upon Tyne, only 2 minutes from the A1. This Colt & Braid designed heathland course was established in 1898 to provide a challenging test of golf. Renowned for its firm, fast greens and strategic bunkering, the NGC […]

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From left: European Tour Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer Nathan Homer, Close House Owner Graham Wylie, Lee Westwood, and 2017 winner Henry Joynson

Lookers Junior Masters to return at Close House

Lookers Junior Masters to return at Close House Close House and attached tour professional Lee Westwood, in partnership with Lookers Motor Group and PING, have announced that the second annual Junior Masters will be played at Close House on 29th October 2018. Following on from the success of the 2017 tournament, when the event was […]

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The magnificent Close House 13th Hole - Lee Westwood's affiliated course and host to the 2017 British Masters.

Close House Releases a Special Rate for a Special Date

Close House Releases a Special Rate for a Special Date Close House, a championship venue located 10 minutes from Newcastle City Centre and home to the 2017 British Masters, is offering golfers a special, limited group green fee rate this winter. This exclusive offer of £201.70 per fourball comes after it was announced last month […]

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QHOTELS FREEZE GOLF BREAK PRICES FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING QHotels is giving golf groups and societies the perfect reason to get ahead of the game and book their next golf break early after freezing prices for 2017 on stay-and-play packages for the third year in a row. The UK’s largest golf resort operator is offering […]

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Seve Ballesteros has been amongst some illustrious names to have played at Slaley Hall

What could happen if Carlsberg did golf days?

What could happen if Carlsberg did golf days? TIM TAYLOR finds out Slaley Hall has always enjoyed an enviable reputation and around the turn of the century the fashionable golf resort hosted seven straight years of European Tour events. After welcoming big names such as Seve Ballesteros and Colin Montgomerie to Northumberland, Slaley was short listed […]

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Q Hotels Mottram Hall 3rd Hole


GOLFERS INVITED TO TAKE THE QHOTELS ROAD TO SPANISH SUCCESS QHotels, the UK’s largest golf resort operator, has joined forces with renowned international property company Resort Worldwide Properties and the world-famous La Manga Club resort to offer its members the opportunity to win a luxury golf holiday to Spain for up to eight people. Four […]

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Matthew Naylor

Close House Welcomes Arrival of New Head Professional

Close House Welcomes Arrival of New Head Professional Close House, the premier golfing destination in the North East, is delighted to welcome new Head Professional, Matthew Naylor, who will lead the on-site PGA Golf Academy. Matthew gained his PGA status in 2004 whilst working at Championship venue Turnberry in Scotland, before moving to Dubai to […]

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