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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

Diane Milner, left, and Diana Braide both holed in one at Wakefield GCs 16th hole while competing together in the Medals Final  and Braide went on to win the competition (Picture: John Fisher).

Yorkshire golf: Wakefield pair Diane Milner and Diana Braide prove they are ace at same hole

WHEN Diane Milner and Diana Braide stood on the 16th tee at Wakefield GC playing in the club’s Medals Final they had no idea they were about to defy golfing odds of 26,000,000 -1.

Tom Broxup, left, has won the Cookridge Hall club championship for a third year running.

Yorkshire golf: Tom Broxup continues to reign at Cookridge Hall

THERE was an eloquence in Tom Broxup’s hesitation when – after winning his third Cookridge Hall club championship in a row – he was asked if he had lost count of how many events he has won this season.

Gemma Batty with the English womens open match play championship trophy (Picture: Leaderboard Photography).

Yorkshire golf: Leeds-born Batty crowned English women’s open match play champion

LEEDS-BORN Gemma Batty is the new English women’s open match play champion.

Andy Wiltshire, of Pontefract, won both his foursomes and singles matches for Leeds against York, as did Garforths Andy King (Picture: Chris Stratford).

Yorkshire golf: Leeds unable to halt the march of leaders York

the absence of five first-choice players meant that Leeds, hard as they fought against leaders York at Forest Park, were still left waiting for their first Yorkshire Inter-District Union League win of the season.

Up to Scratch Challenge.

Yorkshire golf: Beginners’ chance to be put on right path with free lessons

if you read this page regularly, then the chances are that you play golf regularly.

Yorkshire Boys champion Tom Gray pictured pitching to a green in the Open Championship Regional Qualifier on his home course (Picture: Simon Hulme).

Yorkshire golf: McCarthy and Firth both stand one step from Open

Cookridge Hall's Adam Frontal (Picture: Chris Stratford).

Yorkshire golf: Adam Frontal’s assault to no avail as Nigel McKee’s men are defeated

COOKRIDGE HALL’S Adam Frontal fired a six-under-par salvo in 15 holes as Leeds looked to get their first points of the Yorkshire Inter-District Union League season on the board against champions Sheffield at Horsforth.

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