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Storm is feeling strong at Wales Open

6:16pm Friday 19th September 2014

GRAEME STORM thinks he is well placed to record a strong finish at the Wales Open – provided he can maintain the standards set during the first two days.

Golf: Graeme Storm ends day one at Celtic Manor level

The Northern Echo: Swizz success: Graeme Storm on his way to a great finish at Crans-sur-Sierre last Saturday when he hit a hole-in-one at the 11th during the third round of the Omega European Masters

6:53pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A BIRDIE at the last ensured Graeme Storm will start the second day of the ISPS Handa Wales Open in the top 50 after a topsy-turvy first round at Celtic Manor.

McGinley warming up nicely for Ryder Cup appearance at Celtic Manor but remains wary of American threat

The Northern Echo: Confident mood: Europe's Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley (right) will not take anything for granted against Tom Watson's United States team next week

7:06am Thursday 18th September 2014

FOUR years ago Paul McGinley walked around the Twenty Ten course at Celtic Manor offering up his opinion as one of the vice-captains of Team Europe. Yesterday he was back in South Wales with a different mindset, just eight days before the Ryder Cup heads for Gleneagles.

Golf shorts: Europe enjoy Fightmaster Cup success and Clark Cup victory for Seaton

The Northern Echo: FIGHT MASTERS:Two North-East one-armed golfers, Darren Grey (right) and Steven Hutchinson, are playing in the Fightmaster Cup. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

6:04pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

IN the build up to next week’s Ryder Cup, Europe have already got one over their American counterparts with the help of a couple of County Durham golfers.

Norman ready for a speedy return from injury

The Northern Echo: PUTTING IT RIGHT: Australian golfer Greg Norman uses mental techniques during the course of play

10:27am Tuesday 16th September 2014

TWO-TIME major winner Greg Norman is expected to make a “full, speedy recovery” after injuring his left arm in a chainsaw accident over the weekend.

With pressure off after memorable week, Storm is brewing for further success

The Northern Echo: Swizz success: Graeme Storm on his way to a great finish at Crans-sur-Sierre last Saturday when he hit a hole-in-one at the 11th during the third round of the Omega European Masters

7:32am Thursday 11th September 2014

IT is safe to assume Graeme Storm will never forget his trip to Crans Montana this year, not least because the events of the last week mean he will return to Switzerland again in 2015.

Golf shorts: Ella celebrates while one-armed golfers Hutchinson and Grey take part in Fightmaster Cup

The Northern Echo: FIGHT MASTERS:Two North-East one-armed golfers, Darren Grey (right) and Steven Hutchinson, are playing in the Fightmaster Cup. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

6:05pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

DARLINGTON golfer Ella Crang finally got her hands on the Neasham Goblets mixed competition title after two years of finishing runner-up.

Golf: Satisfied Graeme Storm finishes second after play-off drama in Switzerland

The Northern Echo:

4:08pm Sunday 7th September 2014

GRAEME STORM suffered play-off heartache at the Omega European Masters after threatening to end his seven-year wait for a second Tour title.

Graeme Storm lands a new BMW and the lead in Switzerland

The Northern Echo: Living Magazine: Graeme Storm, professional golfer pictured at Rockliffe Hall. (9077178)

1:48pm Saturday 6th September 2014

AN ECSTATIC Graeme Storm has landed a brand new £140,000 BMW car after hitting a hole-in-one at the Omega European Masters.

Golf: Graeme Storm blows in to contention in Switzerland

The Northern Echo: Living Magazine: Graeme Storm, professional golfer pictured at Rockliffe Hall. (9077178)

6:04pm Thursday 4th September 2014

GRAEME STORM delivered the perfect start at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland – and has his sights on the lead going in to the second round.

Golf: Graeme Storm is clubhouse leader in Switzerland

The Northern Echo: Gone to America: Graeme Storm teed off at Rockliffe Hall on Friday before heading off to Pinehurst (7053382)

2:27pm Thursday 4th September 2014

GRAEME STORM has delivered the perfect start at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland.

Golf: Durham duo ready to face Americans in Scotland

The Northern Echo: FIGHT MASTERS:Two North-East one-armed golfers, Darren Grey (right) and Steven Hutchinson, are playing in the Fightmaster Cup. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

8:03am Thursday 4th September 2014

WHEN Paul McGinley and Tom Watson confirmed their Ryder Cup teams earlier this week, excitement across Europe increased with many already believing that the Americans can be defeated once more.

US trio will try again

The Northern Echo:

10:23am Thursday 4th September 2014

REDEMPTION was the overriding theme after United States captain Tom Watson named Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson as his wild cards for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

Golf shorts: Race 2 Rockliffe comes to an end, Durham Boys claim second and the Wallers shine in Pro-Am

5:04pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

BEAMISH PARK’S Matthew Watson and Bishop Auckland’s Jessica Hall won the Mizuno Race 2 Rockliffe Grand Final last weekend.

Westwood edged Donald out of McGinley’s team

The Northern Echo:

10:39am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

EUROPEAN captain Paul McGinley revealed Lee Westwood had “slightly pipped”

Golf: Lupton gives Close House something else to celebrate

The Northern Echo:

8:01pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

LEE WESTWOOD, the former world No 1 who has earned a wild card for the Ryder Cup, is not the only golf pro flying the flag for Close House, where he is attached.

Decision time for McGinley

The Northern Echo:

10:17am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

EUROPEAN captain Paul McGinley will leave personal feelings to one side as he weighs up current form against Ryder Cup experience in making his wild card selections today.

Jessica is making progress after a successful year

The Northern Echo:

7:01am Thursday 28th August 2014

Bishop Auckland golfer Jessica Hall has continued her remarkable progress following a record breaking triumph.

Pro-Am Tournament returns to Middlesbrough for second year

The Northern Echo: TEEING OFF: Councillor Tracy Harvey, Middlesbrough Municipal Golf Centre Duty Manager, Steve Pentland, and Gary Frost, Club Captain of Middlesbrough Municipal Golf Club launch this year’s Pro-Am

7:02am Thursday 28th August 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH Municipal Golf Course is set to tee-off with its second Pro-Am tournament.

English Senior Open: Cesar Monasterio crowned champion at Rockliffe Hall

The Northern Echo:

4:57pm Sunday 24th August 2014

CESAR Monasterio has clinched the English Senior Open title at Rockliffe Hall.

English Senior Open: Harrison makes his move as Cesar gets going

The Northern Echo:

1:14pm Sunday 24th August 2014

MATFEN HALL’S John Harrison has made a charge up the leaderboard on the final day of the English Senior Open at Rockliffe Hall.

Live North-East Sport Live: Saturday, August 23

10:41am Saturday 23rd August 2014

It's a busy day of sport for the North-East with football and English Senior Open golf at Rockliffe Hall. Get involved by tweeting #echosport your best pics and posting comments

English Senior Open: Hail Cesar! Argentine equals course record to lead the way

The Northern Echo:

5:21pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

CESAR Monasterio found the magic touch to climb clear of the rest during a blistering second round at the English Senior Open today – and he equalled the course record in the process.

English Senior Open: Woosnam woos Rockliffe with wonderful performance

The Northern Echo:

2:51pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

IAN WOOSNAM came within a shot of equalling the course record at Rockliffe Hall today before claiming he should have obliterated the current best held by reigning English Senior Open champion Steen Tinning.

English Senior Open: Roger Roper returns decent score as Woosnam makes his move

The Northern Echo:

10:34am Saturday 23rd August 2014

ROGER Roper is the first North-East golfer back in the clubhouse at the English Senior Open. The Rockliffe Hall pro made a huge improvement on yesterday's opening 77 to turn in a one-under 71 today.

English Senior Open: Torrance still finds room for a joke after frustrating opening round

The Northern Echo:

10:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

AS Sam Torrance walked on to the 18th tee, the galleries up on the green looked down the hill where hundreds of spectators slowly gathered to watch his final drive of the day at Rockliffe Hall.

English Senior Open: Round Two tee times

6:50pm Friday 22nd August 2014

LOCAL golfers Roger Roper and John Harrison will be among the early golfers to tee off when the second round of the English Senior Open gets underway on Saturday.

Three to follow at the English Senior Open

The Northern Echo: Just champion: Former Ryder Cup winning captain Ian Woosnam will grace the Rockliffe stage

2:52pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Ian Woosnam: Date of birth: March 2, 1958. Place of birth: Oswestry, England. Residence: Jersey, Channel Islands. Turned professional: 1976

English Senior Open: Jamie has the magic touch on day one at Rockliffe Hall

The Northern Echo:

4:11pm Friday 22nd August 2014

JAMIE SPENCE will be taking nothing for granted when he tees off in the second round of the English Senior Open on Saturday despite “smashing” his way to the top of the leaderboard at Rockliffe Hall.

English Senior Open: American takes centre stage at Rockliffe

1:15pm Friday 22nd August 2014

AMERICAN Gary Rusnak is the early clubhouse leader on the first day’s play at the English Senior Open at Rockliffe Hall.

English Senior Open: Perfect start for Walton and Roper at Rockliffe Hall

10:17am Friday 22nd August 2014

IRISHMAN Philip Walton has taken the early lead at the English Senior Open at Rockliffe Hall this morning.

Spanish support from Boro for Santiago as English Senior Open gets underway

The Northern Echo: MAKING HIS MARK: Santiago Luna marks his golf balls with felt tip before playing the pro-am tournament at Rockliffe Hall  Picture: ANDY LAMB

6:32am Friday 22nd August 2014

ROCKLIFFE HALL is used to having a Spaniard driving for glory and another wants to be celebrating on the 18th green on Sunday, with the full support of Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka.

Ferrie on song while Storm struggles in Prague

6:13am Friday 22nd August 2014

KENNETH FERRIE has made an impressive start to the Czech Masters and sits two shots off the lead after day one.

Woosnam wonders whether this could be his week at Rockliffe Hall

The Northern Echo: TEE OFF: Ian Woosnam, centre, shares a joke with team mates at the pro-am tournament at Rockliffe Hall. From left Kevin Brown, Stuart Grindlay and caddy Scott Barnes      Picture: ANDY LAMB

6:10am Friday 22nd August 2014

ON the face of it the English Senior Open provides a platform for sports fans from across the region to head for Rockliffe Hall to get a glimpse of golfers who, for decades, have made a career out of hitting the finest greens and lushest fairways around the world.

English Senior Open: Graeme Bell ready to mix it with the best around Rockliffe Hall

The Northern Echo: Competing: Eaglescliffe's Graeme Bell is ready to go at Rockliffe Hall

7:04am Thursday 21st August 2014

ALONGSIDE coveted European Tour names such as Ian Woosnam, Mark James, Ronan Rafferty and Sam Torrance on the leaderboard at Rockliffe Hall over the next four days, there will be three locals trying to spring something of a surprise on the rest of the field.

Golf shorts: Durham boys warm up for finals, Barnard Castle pro-am approaches and Higham clinches crown

The Northern Echo: Finalists: Durham captain Sam Donald with Cameron Wallace, Aaron McManus, James Wilson, James Rogers, Jack Ainscough and Chris Handy along with county coach Andrew Nicholson at Wynyard

7:01am Thursday 21st August 2014

DURHAM County Union’s high achieving team warmed up for a crack at the English Boys’ County Finals later this month with a get-together at Wynyard Golf Club.

Roper excited to welcome England Open to Rockliffe

The Northern Echo: HOME COURSE: Darlington's Roger Roper in action at last year's English Senior Open. He has been invited to play in this year's tournament at Rockliffe Hall alongside the likes of Sam Torrence and Ian Woosnam Picture: TOM BANKS

7:03am Thursday 14th August 2014

ONE of the North-East’s top golfing stars is hoping to make an impact in an upcoming major European Tournament.

Roper proud to bring English Open home

The Northern Echo:

10:14am Thursday 14th August 2014

ONE of the north-east’s top golfing stars hopes to make an impact in an upcoming European Tournament.

Bjorn hits home straight in Ryder race

10:13am Thursday 14th August 2014

THOMAS BJORN hopes he can seal his Ryder Cup place on home soil this week at a venue where he claimed his first professional win almost 20 years ago.

Big-hitting Finch admits his stint at Yorkshire was a game changer

The Northern Echo:

10:04am Tuesday 12th August 2014

AARON FINCH may be one of world cricket’s biggest names at present, but the Australian batsman has admitted that he arrived at Headingley to play for Yorkshire earlier this season with an inferiority complex.

Woods up for the Cup

10:02am Tuesday 12th August 2014

UNITED STATES captain Tom Watson insists he can rely on Tiger Woods to tell him the truth about his fitness, but admits a European team “full of star power” will be favourites to retain the Ryder Cup.

McIlroy sets his next goals after triumph in the US PGA

The Northern Echo:

10:01am Tuesday 12th August 2014

RORY McIlroy has set himself the “small” goals of becoming Europe’s most successful player in the modern era and completing a career Grand Slam following his thrilling triumph in the US PGA Championship on Sunday.

Westwood sets the pace with a six-under 65

10:01am Friday 8th August 2014

A REJUVENATED Lee Westwood set the early clubhouse target as Tiger Woods failed to make an impression on the opening day of the 96th US PGA Championship.

Golf shorts: Seaham shine, Hall and Ainscough progress as Lamb earns call-up

The Northern Echo: Runner-up: Jack Ainscough claimed another reputable finish down south last week

7:02am Thursday 7th August 2014

SEAHAM turned on the style to win the Durham County Union Teams Handicap Championship at Whitburn.

Garcia is staying upbeat

The Northern Echo:

11:02am Thursday 7th August 2014

WITH a recent PGA Tour record which reads second, second, second, Sergio Garcia could be forgiven for taking a negative attitude into the 96th US PGA Championship, which gets under way today.

Northern Masters champion plans to crack America

The Northern Echo: FIRST TEE: First off in the Northern Masters amateur golf at Rockliffe Hall are Tynesiders Barry Diton, teeing off watched by from left Michael Stubbs, Dan Beeson and starter Kevan Hall.             Picture: ANDY LAMB (8637951)

6:57am Thursday 31st July 2014

NEWLY-CROWNED Northern Golf Masters champion Sam Donald has put everything else on hold in a bid to ensure he can fulfil his true potential and make the grade in professional golf.

Golf shorts: Jessica adds club title to her list of successes

The Northern Echo: Top joy: Jessica Hall with her club championship trophy

7:03pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

DURHAM champion Jessica Hall is celebrating again after adding the Bishop Auckland Club Championship to her growing list of achievements.

Golf shorts: New coach, Brancepeth's move and young golfers shine

The Northern Echo: New role: John Vallely has taken on a new job as coach at Gateshead College

6:32am Thursday 24th July 2014

GATESHEAD College has recruited a talented sports coach to head up its golf academy.

Dan will not be the man in Northern Masters for a second time

The Northern Echo: Champion: Daniel Shevill was presented with the Northern Masters trophy by Tour golfer Graeme Storm last year

6:03am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE reigning champion will not be defending his Northern Golf Masters title this weekend, but Daniel Shevill does not intend to be keeping a low profile for long.

Woods confident he is worthy of a Ryder Cup spot

The Northern Echo:

9:50am Monday 21st July 2014

TIGER WOODS believes he should be at this year’s Ryder Cup – but accepts he may have to do more to convince United States captain Tom Watson.



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