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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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Frilford Heath’s Eddie Pepperell says he still has not hit the heights so far this season that produced two wins in 2018. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Pepperell confident ahead of British Masters defence

EDDIE Pepperell will defend a European Tour title for the first time in his career as he tees it up at the Betfred British Masters at Hillside Golf Club tomorrow (Thursday). The Englishman won last year’s British Masters at Walton Heath, his second title of the 2018 season, and has arrived at Hillside in a […]

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LET winner Meghan MacLaren with GolfSixes League team players, at Golf at Goodwood. Picture by  SAM STEPHENSON

MacLaren races home for Golf Foundation Ambassador date

THE Golf Foundation has welcomed Meghan MacLaren as an ambassador for the national golf charity that encourages young people from all backgrounds to benefit from the sport. Meghan’s first assignment was performed with skill and style at Golf At Goodwood on Sunday, as she struck the first official shot to launch the foundation’s national GolfSixes […]

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European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington has cut the number of wild card picks from four to three for the 2020 match against America at Whistling Straits. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Harrington cuts Ryder Cup picks to three

EUROPEAN Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington has opted to reduce his number of wild cards from four to three when his team defends the trophy at Whistling Straits in 2020. The European Tour has confirmed the qualification period for Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup team will start at the 2019 BMW PGA Championship – the fourth […]

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Tommy Fleetwood receives the Hero Challenge from chief executive Pawan Munjal (right). Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Fleetwood crowned King of the Docks in Hero Challenge

TOMMY Fleetwood kick-started his Betfred British Masters week with victory in the first Hero Challenge of the 2019 European Tour season, defeating compatriot Matt Wallace in the final at Princes Dock in Liverpool. This year’s British Masters host topped group one and then defeated Ladies European Tour and LPGA star Charley Hull in the semi-final […]

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Essex Curtis Cup star Lily May Humphreys who won the Welsh Women’s Strokeplay Championship at Harlech’s Royal St David’s GC, by four shots. Picture by LEADERBOARD PHOTOGRAPHY

Humphreys adds Welsh Strokeplay title at Harlech

ENGLAND’S Lily May Humphreys added another top title to her collection with a four-shot victory in the Welsh Women’s Open Strokeplay championship at Royal St David’s. The 17-year-old international was 10-under for the 54-hole event at the famouse Harlech links course in North Wales, finishing four shots clear of her England team-mate, Bel Wardle from […]

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Stoke Park’s British Boys Champion Conor Gough will get to play against his European Tour heroes at the Betfred British Masters at Hillside, hosted by Tommy Fleetwood, starting on Thursday.

Stoke Park’s Gough gets invite to Betfred British Masters

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE’S amateur star Conor Gough will make his European Tour debut at Hillside next month after receiving an invite to participate in the 2019 Betfred British Masters next week. The 16-year-old, who won the British Boys Amateur Championship at Royal Portrush and Portstewart last year, will be taking the same first steps on the European […]

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Liverpool legends Sir Kenny Dalglish and Robbie Fowler will help create a Red v Blue rivalry at the Betfred Masters Pro-am at Hillside GC, next week. Picture by GETTY IMAGES

Merseyside football rivals to do battle at Betfred Masters

THE Merseyside red and blue rivalry will be rekindled when Liverpool and Everton footballers take to Hillside Golf Club for the Celebrity Pro-Am on the eve of the Betfred British Masters. The Premier League clubs, who are separated by one mile across Stanley Park, have produced many memorable battles in English football and the latest […]

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Castle Royle’s Cara Gainer who claimed the 47th Hampshire Rose to deny Waterlooville’s Kerry Smith a record fourth victory at North Hants.

Gainer’s blooming after Hampshire Rose victory

ENGLAND Squad member Cara Gainer held off a great field in tough conditions to win the 47th Hampshire Rose. The 23-year-old, from Castle Royle Golf Club, near Maidenhead, shot an impressive 36-hole total of four-under after carding rounds of 72 and 68. That was enough to hold off Hampshire veteran Kerry Smith, from Waterlooville GC, […]

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