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Westwood is looking to build on Augusta form

The Northern Echo: SPLASHING OUT: Lee Westwood is hoping to follow his best Augusta finish with success in Malaysia

10:58am Thursday 17th April 2014

LEE WESTWOOD will look to shake off the disappointment of another missed major opportunity – not to mention the jet-lag – in an event which provided one of his earliest professional victories.

Masters winner Watson targets Gleneagles glory

The Northern Echo: TROUBLE FOR BUBBA: USA’s Bubba Watson chips out of a bunker during yesterday’s practice round at Muirfield

10:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

BUBBA WATSON believes he will cope with his second spell as Masters champion far better than he did the first as he set his sights on a Ryder Cup victory at Gleneagles in September.

Scott recovers to keep the heat on leader Haas

10:28am Friday 11th April 2014

BILL HAAS claimed the clubhouse lead in the 78th US Masters as the shortest hole at Augusta National had a major impact on two players attempting to enter the record books.

Win a place on Lee Westwood Golf Tour

The Northern Echo: Lee Westwood at his charity golf day, the Lee Westwood Have a Heart CHUF golf day, at Close House near Wylam

7:20am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE Lee Westwood Golf Tour and The Northern Echo have teamed up to offer young golfers the opportunity to play in the competition this summer.

Golf shorts: A Darlington four-ball with a difference in America

The Northern Echo: American way: Simon Calvert, Simon Jones, Tony Madelin and Richard Finch are heading for the last day's play at the US Masters

7:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

AS Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy begin their quest for the Green Jacket later today, four golfers from Darlington will touch down on American soil preparing for a big day out at the US Masters.

English Senior Open should benefit from Ryder Cup buzz

The Northern Echo: English Senior Open should benefit from Ryder Cup buzz

7:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

A MONTH before September’s Ryder Cup heads for Gleneagles, some of the biggest names in the competition’s proud history will descend on County Durham. Mark James, Gordon Brand Jnr, Costantino Rocca and Manuel Pinero are among Team Europe’s former players likely to be heading for the second English Senior Open held at Rockliffe Hall.

McIlroy tips a wide field

The Northern Echo: NO HIDING PLACE: Rory McIlroy suffered at the Open Championship last year

11:52am Thursday 10th April 2014

RORY McILROY believes almost three-quarters of the 97- strong field can win the US Masters, while Justin Rose neatly summed up an unpredictable season so far.

Georgia win for Porteous

The Northern Echo: BIG WEEKEND: Garrick Porteous practising at Muirfield yesterday

11:50am Thursday 10th April 2014

IF there was an ideal warmup to making a first appearance at the Masters then Garrick Porteous must have come close to it last week.

Rose waits to start Masters

The Northern Echo: Justin Rose in action at Doral.

10:37am Wednesday 9th April 2014

US OPEN champion Justin Rose faces a lengthy wait before he can begin his bid for a second major title in the US Masters, which gets under way tomorrow.

Rockliffe Hall gearing up for Senior Tour return

The Northern Echo: CELEBRATION TIME: Steen Tinning after sinking the final putt to win last year’s English Senior Open at Rockcliffe Hall

5:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

EUROPEAN Senior Tour golf will return to Rockliffe Hall this summer, with tournament organisers determined to make sure it is the “biggest” sporting event in the region this year.

Confident Westwood looking forward to his Augusta return

The Northern Echo: MISTY OUTLOOK: Darren Clarke juggles with his golf ball on the practice green

1:03pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

LEE WESTWOOD believes he is finally approaching the form which saw him become world number one, despite arriving at the year’s first major championship 37th in the rankings.

Ambitious Skelton looks to return to pro stage in style

The Northern Echo: BACK IN FASHION: Michael Skelton has returned to golf after spending time working in the fashion industry in London

7:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

FIVE years after putting his clubs away and heading for London for a new chapter in his life, Michael Skelton has his bag back out and is ready to pursue his golfing dreams again.

Golf shorts: Winning start for Durham

6:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

AN opener for the new season went well for Durham County Golf Union when they comfortably out-pointed Teesside Union at Seaton Carew.

Injury sees Woods miss US Masters

The Northern Echo: BACK PROBLEM: Tiger Woods will miss the US Masters due to a back problem, compelting an unwanted career grand slam, having previously been forced out of the other three majors through injury

11:11am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

TIGER WOODS insists he is still targeting Jack Nicklaus’ record haul of 18 major titles despite back surgery forcing him to miss the US Masters for the first time in his career.

Storm keen to get season going after hole-in-one

The Northern Echo: STRIVING FOR CONSISTENCY: Graeme Storm

7:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

IT is not very often a golfer hits a hole-in-one but is not particularly happy when leaving the 18th green. That, though, was exactly how Graeme Storm felt in Morocco recently.

A hidden test behind Aycliffe industry

The Northern Echo: CLEAR VIEW: A fairway at Ineos Golf Club in Newton Aycliffe

6:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

FIFTY-FIVE years ago employees at a chemical plant in Newton Aycliffe started to play golf on a course constructed as part of a sports and social club.

Beamish Park aims to give North-East golf a brighter future

The Northern Echo: Double act: Mark Rayson and Brian Ridley have teamed up to launch a new concept at Beamish Park

7:50am Thursday 20th March 2014

THERE has long been a theory, up and down the country, specifically across this region, that junior golf needed something of a helping hand. Regardless of the standard of the coaching on the driving ranges or on the putting greens, places for the youngsters to actually test their skills on a course have been few and far between.

Golf shorts: Top five finishes for college golfers

6:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

TWO North-East colleges finished top five in a national competition at St Andrew’s.

Woods missing from field

The Northern Echo: PRACTICE ROUND: Tiger Woods gets reacquainted with St Andrews yesterday

11:01am Thursday 20th March 2014

INJURY has prevented Tiger Woods from seeking a record ninth title at Bay Hill this week – and tournament host Arnold Palmer believes the world number one will also find it ‘‘tough’’ to match Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 majors.

American dream to continue for North-East golfer

The Northern Echo: LEARNING CURVE: Jackson Kneeshaw, from Newton Aycliffe, has been on a golfing scholarship in Texas

7:00am Thursday 13th March 2014

THE first stage of Jackson Kneeshaw’s American adventure is almost over, but you get the sense the promising golfer has only just started his drive to achieve his goals.

Golf shorts: New sponsorship deal for Tyneside

7:00am Thursday 13th March 2014

NEWCASTLE-based chartered surveyors, Harrow Consulting LLP has renewed its sponsorship of Tyneside Golf Club for the next 12 months.

Headmaster McGinley puts faith in old heads

The Northern Echo: RELAXED OUTLOOK: Des Smyth, left, with captain Paul McGinley, and Sam Torrance

10:43am Friday 7th March 2014

SAM TORRANCE and Des Smyth will act as the buffer between the players and ‘‘headmaster’’ Paul McGinley after being named Ryder Cup vice-captains.

North-East students heading to St Andrew's in search of glory

The Northern Echo: LEARNING CURVE: Hartlepool College of Further Education’s assistant academy coach Jeff Musgrove, Tom Nicholson, Robbie Bailey, Matthew Davison, James Richardson and academy coach Clifford Jackson who take part in the British Colleges Sport Open Champion

7:00am Thursday 6th March 2014

FOUR groups of North-East golfers are heading to the home of golf in search of glory.

Golf shorts: 'I could miss out on world title shot' admits Grey

The Northern Echo: Darren Grey

7:00am Thursday 6th March 2014

ONE of the world’s best one-armed golfers is in danger of missing out on the Fightmaster Cup later this year as he struggles for funding.

Dyson marches on while two others bow out in South Africa

4:08pm Friday 28th February 2014

YORKSHIREMAN Simon Dyson remains nicely placed at the Tshwane Open after shooting a solid 68 in his second round in South Africa.

Dyson takes lead

The Northern Echo: BACK ON THE TEE: Simon Dyson returns to the European Tour this week

10:46am Friday 28th February 2014

SIMON DYSON hit the headlines for the right reasons as he claimed the clubhouse lead in the Tshwane Open before play was suspended due to bad weather yesterday.

Another Dinwiddie aiming to hit the top on the Tour scene

6:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

WHAT started as something of a hobby has turned in to a full-blown career path and, a little like his elder brother, Douglas Dinwiddie is determined to break in to the world’s top golfers in the years ahead.

Golf shorts: Hole-in-one for Seaton Carew teenager

6:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

WYNYARD Golf Club’s latest recruit has celebrated by hitting his first ever hole-in-one.

Poulter’s woes continue

10:42am Thursday 20th February 2014

RYDER CUP star and former champion Ian Poulter suffered his third first-round exit in four years from the WGCAccenture Match Play Championship.

Dinwiddie ends in the money again

4:13pm Sunday 16th February 2014

BARNARD CASTLE'S Robert Dinwiddie was rewarded for four solid rounds of golf at the African Open to the tune of around £6,000.

Flawless Santos leads the way in Africa Open

11:29am Friday 14th February 2014

PORTUGAL’S Ricardo Santos carded a flawless 62 to claim the lead after a day of low scoring in the Africa Open in East London.

Which Durham courses made the top ten?

The Northern Echo: BEST AROUND: Seaton Carew’s course has been named County Durham’s finest

6:50am Thursday 13th February 2014

THROUGHOUT England there are around 1,900 golf clubs. Which of those has the best course? Debates have raged for decades, numerous rankings have been published and many of them disputed.

Golf shorts: Paisley focused on nurturing talent

6:00am Thursday 13th February 2014

ANDREW Paisley has promised to practise what he preaches by indulging in a few rounds of golf this season.

McIlroy’s Scottish Open plan

The Northern Echo: NO HIDING PLACE: Rory McIlroy suffered at the Open Championship last year

10:43am Tuesday 11th February 2014

RORY McIlroy is aiming to follow in Phil Mickelson’s footsteps after confirming his return to the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open following a five-year absence.

Top 25 finishes in South Africa for North-East pair

3:33pm Sunday 9th February 2014

ROBERT DINWIDDIE and Graeme Storm earned their biggest cheques of the year so far with solid top 25 finishes at the Joburg Open.

No luck in the Algarve for North-East trio

5:00am Friday 7th February 2014

COUNTY Durham golfer Roger Roper suffered disappointment on the final day at European Tour Qualifying School yesterday.

Ellie Givens hits first hole-in-one

The Northern Echo: Darlington's Ellie Givens

9:14am Thursday 6th February 2014

DARLINGTON’S Ellie Givens hit the first hole-in-one of her 18 years playing golf this morning - and she chose the perfect platform to deliver.

Roper not looking to bow out after bright start at Q-School

The Northern Echo: Darlington's Roger Roper with his caddy on the 10th tee

7:00am Thursday 6th February 2014

IT was a day of contrasting emotions for the North-East contingent at European Senior Tour qualifying school yesterday – with Darlington’s Roger Roper in sight of securing a full card for 2014.

Golf shorts: Ellie looks to continue promising start

The Northern Echo: Darlington's Ellie Givens

7:00am Thursday 6th February 2014

DARLINGTON’S Ellie Givens will look to build on a confident start to her Ladies European Tour season today when she starts her first professional appearance in Australia.

Golf shorts: Ellie Givens set for season opener

The Northern Echo: Darlington's Ellie Givens

6:00am Thursday 30th January 2014

GOLF SHORTS

Middlesbrough ready for a big 2014

The Northern Echo: GOOD TIMES: Middlesbrough Golf Club opened in 1939, designed by renowned golf course designer James Braid, is looking forward to an important 2014

6:00am Thursday 30th January 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH Golf Club are teed up for an exciting drive in to 2014 after receiving confirmation that a prestigious tournament is heading to Teesside.

Broad stays upbeat after another loss

12:01pm Thursday 30th January 2014

CAPTAIN Stuart Broad believes England can still take something away from their forgettable tour of Australia, despite a 13-run defeat in their Twenty20 series opener in Hobart.

Bello shines in Qatar

11:40am Friday 24th January 2014

RAFAEL Cabrera-Bello made the most of an opportunity to impress Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley as he stormed into the lead in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

Durham looking for region's talent to become elite golfers

The Northern Echo: TOP TIPS: A coaching class in progress at the Durham Golf Partnership County Academy, who help young players fulfil their potential

7:00am Thursday 23rd January 2014

DURHAM County Golf Union is working hard on unearthing the next generation of promising young golfers.

Golf shorts: Westwood Tour ready to hit the region again

6:00am Thursday 23rd January 2014

THE Lee Westwood Golf Tour is heading in to a second year and more than 500 young golfers are expected to battle it out for their place at the national final - and the opportunity to meet former world number 1 and Ryder Cup star Lee Westwood.

Garcia unhappy with the cut of the Abu Dhabi rough

The Northern Echo: CUT OF THE ROUGH: Sergio Garcia

10:36am Friday 17th January 2014

SERGIO GARCIA predicted more players would suffer injuries in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship after labelling the rough ‘‘dangerous’’.

Harrogate's Tour pro keen to drive for top 50

The Northern Echo: US DREAM: John Parry, left, from Knaresborough, who tees off in the US Open today

7:00am Thursday 16th January 2014

AS far as professional golf is concerned, John Parry is still years from reaching his peak. Yet when he tees off at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club this morning he will embark on his fourth European Tour campaign – and is intent on making further progress.

Focused McIlroy is ready for new start

The Northern Echo: NO HIDING PLACE: Rory McIlroy suffered at the Open Championship last year

10:18am Wednesday 15th January 2014

TWELVE months ago, Rory McIlroy’s year kicked off in a blaze of fireworks to mark his multi-million pound switch to Nike, only to fizzle out amid poor form and courtroom confrontations.

Dyson’s Tour return is causing a problem

The Northern Echo: BACK ON THE TEE: Simon Dyson returns to the European Tour this week

10:38am Tuesday 14th January 2014

SIMON DYSON faces an uncertain reception when he returns to action for the first time since he was given a suspended two-month ban from the European Tour at this week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

Ellie heading Down Under to give year perfect start

6:00am Thursday 9th January 2014

ELLIE GIVENS has a long term wish to return to the United States to further her golfing career, but first it is about making sure she builds on an encouraging start to life on the Ladies European Tour.



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