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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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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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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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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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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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Close House

Close House Lee Westwood Colt Course ‘Few perhaps realise how difficult it is to arrange for the natural features to provide to the fullest possible extent the necessary excitement for the course, and to supplement these features without destroying the natural beauty of the site.’ H. S. Colt, 1920 The design of  The Lee Westwood […]

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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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Golf South/Golf North Society Guide 2016

Golf South/Golf North Society Guide 2016 Golf South Society Guide 2015 Golf South/Golf North Society Guide 2016 We are now working once again on the Golf South/Golf North Society Guide 2016. You can view the 2015 edition of this ever popular reference guide to golf society days in the UK by clicking here. The Golf South/Golf […]

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Golf North Magazine UK

Golf North Magazine UK Golf North Magazine is a local golf news and lifestyle magazine for golfers in Scotland, North England and North Wales which launched in April 2015. Read the latest issue of the Golf North Magazine here.  

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Home countries unite to drive women’s golf

Home countries unite to drive women’s golf A nationwide drive – coinciding with the build-up to the Solheim Cup – is underway to get more women and girls playing golf in Great Britain and Ireland. As the top women professionals of Europe and the USA prepare to do battle this weekend, golf’s governing bodies in […]

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Golf club “adopts” Pop Robson’s grandson

Golf club “adopts” Pop Robson’s grandson Football legend Pop Robson is back in the public eye at the age of 69 now his grandson Joe Robson has been “adopted” by a golf club. The former Sunderland, Newcastle and West Ham centre-forward is caddying for Joe in the North of England Under-14 Open at the South […]

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County Durham club hits the mark with national golf award

County Durham club hits the mark with national golf award Houghton-le-Spring Golf Club in Durham, which is backing the drive to grow the game, has won a national award from England Golf. The club, which was founded in 1908 and can be found at Copt Hill, Houghton-le-Spring in Tyne and Wear, has just received the […]

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