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Lancashire Union tees up junior golf drive for 2017

LANCASHIRE’S golf clubs are ready to build on a hugely successful 12 months – by focussing their attentions on the next generation of players. The Red Rose county has posted impressive figures – with club membership rising by 1,636 in 2016. The 4.2% increase was the best county performance in the country. Now the Lancashire […]

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St Annes Old Links Golf Club gets Open Qualifying nod

St Annes Old Links Golf Club gets Open Qualifying nod We are pleased to confirm that the R&A have selected St Annes Old Links Golf Club to host The Final Qualifying for the 147th Open in July 2018 (and for the next three years to 2021). The other three Clubs in the UK to host this event […]

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Towering success for Lancashire club’s Get into golf drive

Towering success for Lancashire club’s Get into golf drive The Get into golf drive is proving to be a towering success at one Lancashire club. Staining Lodge Golf Club – which can be found at Dover Lodge Farm, Staining, near Blackpool – has been delighted with the response to the national campaign to encourage more […]

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CHAMPION: Robert Booth

Thanks boss, says champion Booth

Thanks boss, says champion Booth ROBERT Booth landed his first major title when he won the PGA North Region Championship at Carus Green then passed on the credit to his boss Richard Lambert, the head professional at Crosland Heath. “I was attached to the club for two years when he was my full-time coach promoting […]

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Welshmen fly the flag in North Region Championship

Welshmen fly the flag in North Region Championship   GARRY Houston and Mark Pilkington, both with European Tour experience, and fellow Welshman Stuart Runcie, shared the first round lead in the PGA North Region Championship at Kendal club Carus Green on five-under-par 65. They lie a shot ahead of the chasing pack led by St […]

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Archer coasts to victory

Archer coasts to victory   PHIL Archer, back playing PGA North regional events after a successful spell on the European Tour, evoked memories of past successes when he won the Englands Golf Coast pro-am. The long-time Birchwood attached professional closed with a four-under-par 67, which featured four birdies in the last eight holes, in the […]

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England beat France in tense finale

England beat France in tense finale It was tense, it was tight – but England came through to win the weekend international against France by 14-10 at Formby Golf Club in Lancashire.  “It was very tense, as we said it would be, and I am so proud of the boys,” commented England team captain, Kevin […]

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Stanley Park Golf Course

Stanley Park Golf Course Golf in the heart of Blackpool, Stanley Park Golf Course offers the chance to play an Alister MacKenzie design, a man famed for his design of Augusta National, home of the Masters Tournament. It is even said that a group of holes at Stanley Park are loosely based on Amen Corner!! […]

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WIND BEATER: Mark Pilkington

Pilkington breezes to victory

Pilkington breezes to victory MARK Pilkington is determined to get his game back into shape after stepping down from 12 years competing in Europe. And he was as good as his word when he defied a strong wind and rain to win his first event at regional level in the PGA North Assistants’ Championship of […]

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Sandra gets in the swing with Get into Golf drive

Sandra gets in the swing with Get into Golf drive Sandra Brogan has good reason to never forget her first golf lesson – after breaking her club in two! The former civil servant from Wigan decided to take the plunge on a Get into golf beginners’ course after seeing an ad in her local paper. […]

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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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Rowland elected PGA North captain

Rowland elected PGA North captain ALEX Rowland is relishing his role of PGA North captain.  “It’s a great honour and I’m thrilled to bits,” enthused the Hawarden professional who is serves as club manager, secretary and oversees the green staff.             “I’ve never looked back since I came here in 1997,” said Roland, 46, who […]

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NEW FINAL QUALIFYING VENUES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 147TH OPEN IN 2018

NEW FINAL QUALIFYING VENUES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 147TH OPEN IN 2018 24 February 2016, St Andrews, Scotland: Four of the UK’s finest golf courses will become Final Qualifying venues for The 147TH Open in 2018. Qualifying for golf’s oldest and most international Major Championship will take place at Notts (Hollinwell) in Nottinghamshire, Prince’s Golf Club […]

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Fylde homes in on England’s Golf Coast pro-am

Fylde homes in on England’s Golf Coast pro-am THE hugely popular England’s Golf Coast pro-am wends its way from Merseyside to the Fylde for the third staging of the 54-hole event. And, as last year, PGA North are inviting teams from across the country to join them at Fairhaven, St Annes Old Links and fabulous […]

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All to play for in PGA North

All to play for in PGA North PGA North is on course for an action-packed season with several new events on the schedule announced today. And pro-ams figure high on the list with seven clubs joining the fold to add to most of the existing fixtures. They are Moortown, Nefyn, Abergele, High Legh Park, Hallamshire, […]

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David Shacklady in form at Formby

Golf North 2015 Memories: Shacklady in form at Formby

Golf North 2015 Memories: Shacklady in form at Formby November 2015 SERIAL winner David Shacklady reeled off five birdies on his way to a four-under-par 68 in the second of six PGA North Mansell Finishes Winter Series at Formby. The Lancastrian, who represents Mossock Hall, erred only once with a bogey and covered the last […]

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New faces help to drive Lancashire golf

New faces help to drive Lancashire golf Two new faces have been recruited to help the drive to encourage more people into golf in Lancashire. England Golf – the game’s national governing body – has appointed a pair of development officers to support the work of clubs and driving ranges across the county. Debbie Barber […]

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England golfers to compete on three continents

England golfers to compete on three continents A dozen leading golfers will represent England in championships on three continents in the New Year. Four players will tour Australia in January and early February: Adam Chapman of Cumbria (image © Leaderboard Photography), Bradley Moore of Derbyshire, Jonathan Thomson of Yorkshire and Ashton Turner of Lincolnshire. Four […]

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