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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.

Garcia satisfied after his second-placed Open finish

The Northern Echo:

9:48am Monday 21st July 2014

SPAIN’S Sergio Garcia finished as the Open Championship’s runner-up for the second time in his career but insisted this near miss was a positive experience.

History for McIlroy after leading from start to finish

9:46am Monday 21st July 2014

THIS time there was no procession, but Rory McIlroy still created more history as he held off a spirited challenge from Sergio Garcia to claim his third major title on a thrilling final day of the 143rd Open Championship.

Rory bounces back

9:44am Monday 21st July 2014

A YEAR on from labelling his own play “brain dead”, Rory McIlroy spoke of his pride at winning the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool and immediately targeted more major glory.

The Open: Day two

The Northern Echo: The Claret Jug is presented to each year's winner of The Open Championship

7:40am Friday 18th July 2014

Live updates from Hoylake as the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.

Woods’ solid start

The Northern Echo:

9:50am Friday 18th July 2014

IT was not quite exactly the same as 2006, but it was not far off as Tiger Woods returned to major championship action in the Open at Royal Liverpool.

McIlroy is not worried by poor Friday form

The Northern Echo:

9:49am Friday 18th July 2014

RORY McILROY insists he does not fear Fridays and has no worries about a repeat of the last time he led the Open Championship after day one.

Tales of an Open marshal: Arnold Palmer, the eel and a hole-in-one

The Northern Echo: Open memories: Former Durham Golf Union president Edward Bunting. Picture: TOM BANKS (8267570)

6:03am Thursday 17th July 2014

THERE’S an iconic picture of the legendary Arnold Palmer, standing on the Swilcan Bridge at St Andrews 19 years ago. With a cap in his hand, the true golfing great waved farewell as his final Open Championship neared an end.

While Tiger takes attention, Stenson focuses on major

The Northern Echo:

10:12am Thursday 17th July 2014

THE eyes of the golfing world, not to mention a dedicated TV channel, will be on Tiger Woods in the opening round of the 143rd Open Championship on Thursday.

Woods applies finishing touches in final practice

The Northern Echo:

10:11am Thursday 17th July 2014

THREE-TIME champion Tiger Woods put the finishing touches to his game in a short final practice session in preparation for the 143rd Open Championship which afforded him time for his army of fans at Royal Liverpool.

Golf shorts: Bates clinches Blackwell title and Ryder Cup buses

The Northern Echo: Champion: Blackwell Grange's No 1 Adam Bates (right) pictured with Rebecca Gibson and

8:05pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

ADAM BATES has clinched the Blackwell Grange club championship for a sixth time – only this time on a different course.

Woods sets top target

9:55am Wednesday 16th July 2014

TIGER WOODS needed just one word to describe what an acceptable finishing position would be on his return to major championship action in the 143rd Open Championship.

Mickelson insists his best is yet to come

The Northern Echo:

9:46am Tuesday 15th July 2014

HE has to start and end each day on a physio ball to cope with arthritis and has recorded just one top-ten finish in 2014, but Phil Mickelson still believes the best is yet to come.

Watson backing Woods

9:42am Tuesday 15th July 2014

FIVE-TIME Open champion Tom Watson has warned the doubters that Tiger Woods is a long way from being written off.

Rose is in bloom ahead of The Open

The Northern Echo:

10:30am Monday 14th July 2014

JUSTIN ROSE believes he has enough energy in the tank to challenge for a third win in succession in the Open Championship.

Graeme Storm and Simon Dyson finish positively in Scotland

4:39pm Sunday 13th July 2014

Malton & Norton’s Simon Dyson finished strongly at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open by climbing in to a top 30 finish.

Mixed fortunes for North-East's Tour golfers

5:37pm Friday 11th July 2014

GRAEME Storm's final drive to earn a late place at next week's Open Championship started strongly today.

Ian Woosnam to play at Rockliffe Hall

The Northern Echo:

8:50am Friday 11th July 2014

ANOTHER former Ryder Cup captain will be gracing County Durham next month when he appears in the English Senior Open.



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