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O’Grady’s looking to hit right notes on route to Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA is more than 4,500 miles distant, but for Howley Hall’s Becki O’Grady it could prove less than a 300-yard drive away.

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New Yorkshire champion Ben Hutchinson receives the trophy from Yorkshire Union of Golf Clubs' president Jonathan Plaxton.

Yorkshire golf: Howley Hall’s Ben Hutchinson is new White Rose champion

HOWLEY Hall’s Ben Hutchinson went lower with each round to come from three shots back and win the Yorkshire amateur championship at Moortown.

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Leeds battle but just come up short in fierce fight at Filey

Leeds battle but just come up short in fierce fight at Filey

LEEDS came within a last-hole, final match chip of gaining a hard-fought draw from their latest Yorkshire Inter-District Union League match, going down 19-17 to East Riding at Filey.

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Hanging Heaton's Scot Minto.

Yorkshire golf: Hanging Heaton’s Scot Minto merits full marks with Cobble Hall victory

TEACHER Scot Minto set himself the target of sharpening his golf game this year so that he could enter and “do well” in a few Yorkshire Order of Merit events.

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Yorkshire golf: Leeds captain Nigel McKee bloods two debutants

Yorkshire golf: Leeds captain Nigel McKee bloods two debutants

TWO players will make their Yorkshirer Inter-District Union League debuts for Leeds against East Riding at Filey on Sunday as the team look to build on their recent derby triumph over Bradford.

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‘Undiscovered’ Morley golfer closes in on World Championships

‘Undiscovered’ Morley golfer closes in on World Championships

A Morley golfer is on the cusp of qualifying for the World Long Drive Championships after winning a regional competition for undiscovered talent.

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Masham's Dan Brown in action at Ganton yesterday (Picture: Leaderboard Photography).

Yorkshire golf: Masham’s Dan Brown holds nerve to reach English men’s amateur final at Ganton

YORKSHIRE’S Dan Brown will face good friend Derbyshire’s George Bloor on Saturday in the final of the men’s English Amateur Championship at Ganton.

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Some of the Up to Scratch Challenge pupils with staff from the Leeds Golf Centre.

Yorkshire golf: Response to Challenge is big surprise to Leeds Golf Centre

WHEN Leeds Golf Centre launched its Up to Scratch Challenge last month, it was looking for 16 beginners to volunteer for a course of free tuition.

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Cookridge Hall's Tom Broxup (Picture: Chris Stratford).

Yorkshire golf: Cookridge Hall’s Tom Broxup first among 13 White Rose qualifiers in English amateur

THIRTEEN Yorkshire players have battled their way through to the match play stages of the English men’s amateur championship after two days of stroke play qualifying at Ganton and Scarborough South Cliff.

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The English men's amateur championship getting underway at Scarborough South Cliff on Monday (Picture: Richard Ponter).

Yorkshire golf: Moortown’s Ben Firth is leading the way in the hunt for English amateur match play places

MOORTOWN’S Ben Firth sits at the top of the pile in stroke play qualifying for the English men’s amateur championship after shooting a five-under-par 67 at Scarborough South Cliff.

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Lindrick's Joe Dean with the English men's amateur championship trophy at Alwoodley last August (Picture: Chris Stratford).

Yorkshire golf: White Rose chase third English win on the spin

YORKSHIRE will look to lay claim to the English men’s amateur championship for the third year in a row without the pair of players who have triumphed in the past two years.

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Wakefields winning trio with YUGC president Jonathan Plaxton, left, and Sand Moor captain Ian McMeeking.

Yorkshire golf: Neil Kinghorn’s bold call leads to Wakefield title victory

ONE of the arts of good captaincy is knowing who to select for your team and who to leave out.

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Wetherby will stage the Wharfe Trophy on Sunday, August 14.

Yorkshire golf: Wharfe Trophy all set for its fifth staging

ENTRIES are invited for the Wharfe Trophy at Wetherby, a Yorkshire Order of Merit event that saw Moortown enjoy a one-two last year.

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Henrik Stenson celebrates after his birdie putt at the last fell into the cup making him the 2016 Open champion (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire).

The Open: Henrik Stenson is proud to have heeded Jesper Parnevik’s call to get job done

Open champion Henrik Stenson fulfilled a boyhood dream in lifting the Claret Jug at Royal Troon.

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Sweden's Henrik Stenson with the Claret Jug after winning the Open Championship at Royal Troon (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire).

The Open: Henrik Stenson’s stunning display holds Phil Mickelson at bay

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson produced a record-breaking performance to claim his first major golf title after coming out on top in a stunning shootout with American Phil Mickelson to win the 145th Open Championship.

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Sweden's Henrik Stenson during day two of The Open Championship at Royal Troon. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA.

The Open: Henrik Stenson remains in the frame after superb second day push

Henrik Stenson timed his second round of the Open Championship to perfection, but admits he may not be so fortunate when it comes to winning a major championship.

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Spain's Sergio Garcia during day two of The Open Championship at Royal Troon. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA .

The Open: Time is now for Sergio Garcia to make his bid in order to claim prize

Sergio Garcia feels now is the time to step up after a second solid but unspectacular round at the Open.

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Mickelson felt like crying after missing out

Former champion Phil Mickelson admitted he felt like crying after going agonisingly close to recording the lowest score in major history in the Open Championship at Royal Troon.

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Sheffield's Danny Willett getting some last-minute practice in on Wednesday at Royal Troon ahead of today's first day at The Open. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA.

The Open: ‘Honour’ for Rio-bound Danny Willett as the main action gets underway at Royal Troon

Preparations for today’s Open Championship at Royal Troon may have been overshadowed by the debate over the sport’s place at the Olympics – but Sheffield’s Danny Willett is “honoured” to be named as part of the Great Britain team heading for Rio.

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Hands up if you want to go off first: Colin Montgomerie, who will hit the first shot in the 145th Open championshiop, talks to the media during Monday's practice day at Royal Troon (Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire).

The Open: Colin Montgomerie to strike first blow at Royal Troon

HONORARY member Colin Montgomerie will hit the first shot of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on Thursday.

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