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James Sugrue faces Koen Kouwenaar from the Netherlands for a place in the semi-finals. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Irish hopes rest on Mullarney and Sugrue who reach Amateur Championship quarter-finals

RONAN Mullarney and James Sugrue maintained hopes of home success in the 124th Amateur Championship after sealing places in Friday’s quarter-finals at Portmarnock, in Ireland. Spurred on by large numbers of spectators on the renowned links near Dublin, Mullarney and Sugrue claimed two victories apiece on the fourth day of the championship as they seek […]

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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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