SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Rosie Belsham is the only North-East golfer to have secured a coveted place at the Telegraph Vitality Junior Golf Championship.

The competition, recognised as the unofficial ‘major’ of junior golf and hosted in 2018 for the first time at PGA Catalunya Resort, near Girona, has seen 21 hopefuls qualify for the showpiece.

Drawing over 20,000 contenders each year, the boys’ and girls’ competitions reach out to players of all abilities across the UK and Ireland, with the only entry requirements being an official handicap, a competitive spirit, and to be under 18 at the start of the year.

And Belsham, from Whitley Bay, has secured her spot.

The 34-year-old competition has helped produce some of the biggest names in golf, including world No 1 Justin Rose, European No 2 Tommy Fleetwood and three-time Solheim Cup player Mel Reid.

Belsham’s appearance will be covered by Sky Sports.

RICHMOND GC has been ranked as one of the top 50 courses in the UK for value for money.

Research conducted by leading golf review site GolfShake, the North Yorkshire course was among the best rated in that area.

The shortlist of top 50 venues was made from reviews submitted by golfers who have played courses across the country, with a range of price points used to determine the overall score.

Richmond joins illustrious venues like St Andrews Links and Archerfield Links on the list as well as fellow Yorkshire courses Rudding Park, Far Grange, Thornhurst Park, Ganstead Park and Owston Park as the best value for money tracks to play.

CATTERICK GC Ladies’ winter fun Tuesday was won by the team of Margaret Ferguson, Paula Hamer and wild card Marion Palmer. The Seniors’ Thursday stableford was won by Ian McIntosh with 38pts. Anthony Day was second and Dave Brown behind.

The North Yorkshire club’s annual presentation evening was held after a Texas Scramble Shotgun start was won by the ladies team of Ruth Suffell, Val Hay and Pat Weymes. The men’s team of Brian de la Haye, Pip Goodall and Wayne Farrow was victorious.

Captain John Kirkbride and lady captain Tracey Astwood presented additional end of year trophies to Anne Moore for ‘most improved’ lady golfer and to Pat Weymes, who won the Merit Cup for the most medal points of the season.

BEDALE saw a good turn out for the first competition of the Winter league series, with 112 players taking part.

Andrew Lawrence, Gillian Petrie, Ian Morris and Pauline Morris won with 126 pts and Tim Morris, Matthew Day, Darren Brown and Nathan Corner were just behind on 125 pts.